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The Very Best of  - Gunter Kallman Choir (Compilation) - 1969
Label: Polydor 2371 072 (UK)
Format: LP
From: Germany
My rating: 5/10

Entered: 07/20/2002
Last updated: 12/17/2010

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'Daydream' by the Wallace collection was a big hit in Europe in 1968. It's a nice simple song. The verse contains what would now be described as a Portishead-style chord sequence. The chorus is taken from a Tchaikovsky piece. Some time around 1970, Polydor released a 2 LP set in England that included a version of this tune by the Gunter Kallman choir. I don't know how many millions of copies were sold, but the record is still everywhere, in spite of the fact that a couple of guys from Sheffield sampled the Kallmann choir version, making that record a bit more desirable.

This best-of record features this now-famous version of 'Daydream'. I'd hoped that the other tracks might be pretty nice too, since I like the version of 'Windmills of your mind' featured on the 'Mad mad world of soundtracks volume 2' CD. There's nothing else that immediately grabs me though. 'The 59th Street Bridge song (feeling groovy)' is another good track, as is the version of 'It's getting better' is also good (I love the Cass Elliot version of this track even more though). The rest is pleasant enough, but the versions of 'the more I see you' and 'La mer' are rather unambitious.

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