Original Album: Sony Custom Marketing A-52074 (2001)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 10-track collection of favorites from Percy Faith. All original recordings.
1.Theme From "A Summer Place"
2.Sons And Lovers
3.We All Need Love
4.Theme From "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs"
5.The Sound Of Surf
7.Return To Paradise
10.Theme For Young Lovers
Easy Listening Classics provides an accurate insight into what made up a portion of Percy Faith's work, even including a rare appearance of a tune penned by Faith, but it accounts for none of the innumerable popular songs Faith became famous for turning into easy listening classics. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Faith's versions of pop songs are not for everyone, and this collection is clearly marketed towards exposing the less kitschy side of Faith's output, of which there was plenty. The album cover Columbia slapped onto this collection is worth a smile. It might as well state: a presumed fan of the music contained herein is so motivated by the sounds of Percy Faith that she feels the need to get gussied up to either go out on the town, sadly away from her home stereo and Mr. Faith's inspiring crescendos, or possibly entertain guests at her home with Easy Listening Classics as the catalyst for pleasant atmosphere." One thing is for sure, Percy Faith makes one feel fancy. ~ Gregory McIntosh