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Percy Faith Bon Voyage! / Carefree

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CD Details

  • Reissue Producer: Jeff James
  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Columbia CS 8214 (1960)
  • Original Album #2: Columbia CS 8360 (1961)

Description by OLDIES.com:

A magazine long ago called "Bon Voyage" a collection of "Paris and Rome favorites." So it is, and the collection is subtitled "Continental Souvenirs." "Carefree" tells us more about Percy Faith's personality than his travelogues - with all selections written AND arranged by Faith. "Go-Go-Po-Go," a strongly rhythmic AND melodic Faith original that was the "B" side of the single of "Summer Place;" now it's in this collection with several other great Faith originals, including "Lisa," taken from a radio play Faith scored years ago. (Bill Halvorsen)

Tracks:

  • 1.Guaglione
  • 2.Morgen
  • 3.L'Eau Vive
  • 4.Piccolissima Serenata
  • 5.Anema E Core
  • 6.Souvenir
  • 7.Ciao, Ciao, Bambina
  • 8.Mon Oncle
  • 9.Petite Fleur
  • 10.La Vie En Rose
  • 11.Under Paris Skies
  • 12.Arrivederci, Roma
  • 13.Goin' Home Train
  • 14.Quia Quia
  • 15.Pizzicato Polka
  • 16.Go-Go-Po-Go
  • 17.Brazilian Sleigh Bells
  • 18.Carefree
  • 19.Lisa
  • 20.No One But You
  • 21.Caress
  • 22.Blue Is The Night
  • 23.Bouquet

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: BON VOYAGE (1960)/CAREFREE (1961).
Originally released on Columbia.
There is no doubting that Percy Faith was one of the great arrangers in contemporary American music, but the nice side of the two-fer Bon Voyage/Carefree is that it not only explores Faith's delightful arrangements, but also showcases his clever compositions. Of the two records, combined here on one CD, it is Carefree where the too often overlooked Percy Faith as composer is explored. Every song in this section is a soundtrack for happy walking through the park on a beautiful snowy day. The first section of the disc, the album Bon Voyage, is a bit more serious, with Faith's renditions of several complex and challenging themes by a slew of composers, but no less cinematic. In fact, the whole 68 minutes serve as a magical aural theme park perfect for conducting imaginary orchestras while driving to and from the grocery store. Bon Voyage/Carefree is a fun listen. ~ Gregory McIntosh
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  • Sales Rank: 9,905
  • UPC: 090431756324
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