- Released: January 31, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Delicado" is a collection (early 50's!) arranged by Canadian Percy Faith of tunes from the Latin American locale, deftly applied to his full orchestral sound. "Amour, Amor, Amore" from 1955, is truly romantic and nostalgic, beginning with a lovely vocal by Bernadine Read, written by Georges Auric of "Song from Moulin Rouge" fame. (Bill Halvorsen)
- 2.Gaviotta (A Peruvian Waltz)
- 3.Jungle Fantasy
- 4.Caribbean Night
- 5.Wow! Wow! Wow!
- 6.Oye Negra
- 7.Jamaican Rhumba
- 8.Minute Samba
- 9.Ching Ching-A-Ling
- 10.Funny Fellow (Bicharada)
- 11.Cu-Tu-Gu-Ru (Jack! Jack! Jack!)
- 12.Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)
- 13.If Hearts Could Talk (Theme From "Abdullah The Great")
- 15.Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)
- 16.One Night Of Love
- 17.Petite (Mon Petit Monde A Moi)
- 18.Loveliest Night Of The Year
- 19.All My Love
- 20.Dream, Dream, Dream
- 21.Amorada (Brasilerinho)
- 22.Baubles, Bangles And Beads
- 23.Valse Huguette
- 24.My Shawl
2 LPs on 1 CD: DELICADO (1953)/AMOUR, AMOR, AMORE (1955).
Includes original release liner notes.
Adapters: Percy Faith; Irving Aaronson.
The sequels-in spirit if not in name-to Percy Faith's earlier albums EXOTIC STRINGS, VIVA!, DELICADO and AMOUR, AMOR, AMORE continue the Toronto-born orchestra leader/arranger's exploration of Latin and southern European rhythms and styles. On DELICADO, Faith adds Brazilian sambas and Caribbean rhumbas to his repertoire, while the more sedate AMOUR, AMOR, AMORE finds Faith delving into French chanson and Italian romantic ballads alongside the Spanish and Portuguese styles he'd worked with before. All of the different styles work quite well with Faith's lush orchestral sense, and it's all very agreeable to those disposed to this sort of thing. Unlike some of the other two-fer CDs of Faith's albums, this 71-minute CD didn't require any songs to be excised from the original vinyl.