"The Love Goddesses" is the title to a movie about early female "sex stars;" Percy scored the silent parts of this film and its opening and closing credits. The first six tracks are songs taken from this documentary. The next six tracks are all Faith originals, including his hit theme for the television show, "The Virginian." All the tracks on this album from 1964 are Faith original compositions. "Hollywood's Great Themes" from 1962, features strong themes arranged and recorded in a straightforward manner by Faith - a quick rundown of some of the composers is a who's who of the greatest: Micklos Rosza, Leonard Bernstein, David Raksin just to mention a few. (Bill Halvorsen)
1.The Love Goddesses
9.The Monaco Theme
13.El Cid (Love Theme)
15.Theme From "The King Of Kings"
16.Splendor In The Grass
18.It Might As Well Be Spring
19.Over & Over Again
21.Too Late Blues
22.I Enjoy Being A Girl
23.The Four Horsemen
24.Light In The Piazza
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2 LPs on 1 CD: THE LOVE GODDESSES (1964)/HOLLYWOOD'S GREAT THEMES (1962).
Originally released on Columbia.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Recording information: 01/10/1962-04/20/1964.
The combination of these Percy Faith albums (Hollywood's Greatest Themes from 1962 and Love Goddesses from 1964) provides pleasant interpretations of Broadway and Hollywood standards. The love theme melodies from Ben Hur, Splendor in the Grass, and El Cid coupled with "Maria" (West Side Story), "Moon River" (Breakfast at Tiffany's), and "I Enjoy Being a Girl" (Flower Drum Song) hold up exceptionally well. These LPs were originally released on Columbia Records and had been out of print until Collectables reissued them in 2002. ~ Al Campbell