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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Far Away Places - Enoch Light

Bali Ha'i (RS 33-882)
Far Away Places
Enoch Light And His Orchestra
Featuring Harpsichord and Exotic Percussion
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Associate Producer: Julie Klages
Recording Chief: Robert Fine
Mastering: George Piros
Designed by Charles E. Murphy
Command Records RS 33-882 / RS 822SD

From Billboard March 6, 1961: Here's another standout recording, bound to grab a lot of attention. The sound here features a harpsichord with various types of percussion. Strong wax for sound and mood buyers with a cover which carries out the theme with names of countries set into blocks of different colors and shapes. This one merits a lot of attention.

This set is Light's early 60s light pop twist on many of your late 50s exotica favorites.

Waltzing Matilda
Banana Boat Song
The Third Man Theme
Sunrise Over Sumatra
Bali Ha'i
The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kanuakakai
Theme From The Sundowners
Lisbon Antigua
How Are Things In Glocca Morra
The Poor People Of Paris

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