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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Best Of 1972 - Terry Baxter

Theme From Shaft
Mother And Child Reunion
Without You

  Rocket Man
My Sweet Lord

The Best Of '72
Terry Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Betsy Cohen and Ron Lockhart
Columbia House Musical Treasury

Arrangers: Terry Baxter, Dean Christopher, Peter Dino, Johnny Gregory, Ron Lockhart and Ed Shanaphy

Three record box set filled with impossible and fantastic covers. Also see Baxter's 1970 and 1971 box sets.

Theme From Shaft
Amazing Grace
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
A Horse With No Name
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Morning Has Broken
American Pie
A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done
Mother And Child Reunion
Ask Me What You Want
I Saw The Light
The Candy Man

Softly Whispering I Love You
Family Of Man
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Music From Across The Way
Without You
Love Theme From The Godfather
Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
It's Going To Take Some Time
Day By Day

Puppy Love
Going Down
Automatically Sunshine
I Can't Help Myself
Little Bitty Pretty One
Precious And Few
Too Late To Turn Back Now
Rocket Man
My Sweet Lord


  1. Wow.

    It appears to my ears that this version of "My Sweet Lord", the one you previously posted from Love Songs For A Late Evening, and the one I have on his Yesterday: The Wonderful Music Of The Beatles set are all different mixes of the same recording! The Love Songs one is the most different, with denser instrumentation, but it sounds to me that the others are different, too. It's possible that they're even different recordings of the same arrangement, I suppose.

    Then there's the version on The Best Of '71, which you also posted...that's a completely different arrangement, much more guitar-heavy.

    You have to be impressed that they went to such trouble rather than just recycling the same recording. Thanks so much for bringing these different versions to my ears.

  2. Fringed vest over turtle neck, that woulda sold me a copy of this in 1972!


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