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The Popular Previn - Plays Today's Hits  - Andre Previn - 1966
Label: CBS RM52085 (UK)
Format: LP
From: USA
My rating: 7/10

Entered: 11/07/2004
Last updated: 11/07/2004

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A very nice LP with a cool cheesecake cover. There's actually a clue to the record's content on the cover - while there's a large grand piano with a reclining girl on it, Andre actually sits at a harpsichord, which sounds very cool and can be heard on several tracks.

The arrangements are by Marty Paich, and are excellent. There are a several different themes on the album. There's a strong bossa nova presence, with very tasty versions of 'One note samba', 'Corcovado', 'The Girl from Ipanema' and 'Manha de Carnaval'. 'One note samba' and 'Girl from Ipanema' highlight the harpsichord. There are three excellent jazzy originals, 'Kiss Me Stupid', 'Never you mind' and 'Goodbye Charlie'. 'Kiss me stupid' has some silly girly 60s vocals which are entertaining. 'Never you mind' is excellent - a moody piece with jazz piano, percussion and strings. 'Goodbye Charlie' starts off like a Lalo Schifrin big band piano piece, but then brings on the 60s female vocals as well.

An interesting LP. I would like to hear more of Previn's work from the late 60s.

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