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Songs for Swinging Sweethearts  - The Michael John Mood - 1967
Label: Marble Arch MALS 672 (UK)
Format: LP
From: UK
My rating: 4/10

Entered: 03/21/2004
Last updated: 03/21/2004

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I picked this up in a charity shop last week. I was hoping for some groovy bossa nova sounds, but was mostly disappointed. The arrangements are by Pete Moore, and the whole thing sounds very British. The mood is far more mid-60s than late 60s though, and some of the tracks are so peppy that they're rather maddening. A few of the tracks do have a Brazilian flavour, and 'Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars' is probably the best of those. I can almost imagine a few of these tracks popping up on one of those Japanese 'Cafe Apres-Midi' compilations, but perhaps they're not quite late enough. The liner notes imply that this is going to be a jazzy vocal LP, and while it is, the group vocals and track choices give it more of a Mike Sammes Singers feel than I would have liked.

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