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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mary Poppins

Selections From Mary Poppins
Modern Sound MS 537

Selections from Mary Poppins? Well... MS couldn't afford to fill out the entire record with actual Mary Poppin songs so they threw in a few lounge tunes and a surf-like track titled Lodestar... what?

It's Super-Cali-Fragil-Istic-Expi-Ali-Docious!


  1. Bizarre to have a tune like this on a record of this sort! Were the Mary Poppins ones done Surf Rock style, too?

  2. No... just the one. There were a few "lounge" sounding tracks. Modern Sound did this sort of thing... filled out an album with whatever...

  3. ahem ... just a minor niggle or two if i may, kind sir. this here track is named 'Lodestar' in the download, but is titled 'Speaking Of Broken Hearts' on your blogpage. which one is correct? i realize it's a stupid question, but being the nerd that i am, i find pleasure in asking these.

    secondly (and please, please, please don't take this as a criticism) ... is there a benefit to encoding mp3's to a bitrate of 192kbps and a frequency of 32000Hz? it's a bit puzzling, i must say - why not use the more common 44100?

    ah well, the stuff you post is like a thick slice of ham (and i absolutely lurrrve my bit o'ham) : it's beefy, yet it melts on the tongue :-)

    1. Thanks! Lodestar it is. Apparently there was another track that I considered before Lodestar, which was the last track on the album. I'm not sure why I originally selected 192... guess I didn't know that there was a standard. I'll see about switching the rate.


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