Obscure, and often ridiculed during his lifetime, Erik Satie, the most unusual protagonist of the early 20th century French avant-garde, has transcended cult status and is now a composer whose modernity is at last appreciated. In this edition, Satie for Two Guitars is complimented by an intensely coloured, very French recording of the composer's music for the controversial ballet Parade in a performance by the conductor Louis Fremaux with the Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo.
The legendary Annie Ross is arguably the finest jazz singer Britain has produced. This two-cd edition combines A Handful of Songs with A Gasser!, where Annie is joined by Zoot Sims and Bill Perkins on tenor, pianist Russ Freeman, and guitarists Billy Bean and Jim Hall and by the original London Production of the surrealist musical, Cranks, the brainchild of choreographer John Cranko, with music by John Addison, a set designed by John Piper, a production in which Annie features alongside Hugh Bryant, Gilbert Vernon, and a young Anthony Newley.
Ths edition comprises Lita Roza's much admired 1958 debut LP for Pye, “Me On A Carousel”, combined with selections from the sublime “Love Songs for Night People”, which she recorded for Ember in 1963; ‘Love Is A Beautiful Stranger’ from The Ginger Rogers film, Twist of Fate, ‘Leave Me Alone’, which Lita performs in Cast A Dark Shadow and a handful of her personal favourite Decca singles.
In February 1966, José Feliciano flew from New York to appear before seventeen thousand people at the Mar del Plata Festival in Argentina. He sang and played guitar and the crowd "almost went out of their minds". The impact was so great that he was rushed into a local studio to create these, his first, Spanish-language recordings. All across Latin America these albums were smash hits, and the prelude to a successful international career.
This Two disc set is completed by the original British cast recording of Anthony Newley's revolutionary musical, one of the biggest hits of the '60s, STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF and a selection of satirical sketches and songs and from THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS and THE ESTABLISHMENT; which include the performances by Millicent Martin, David Frost, Roy Kinnear, Lance Percival, Willie Rushton, Eleanor Bron and John Fortune.
Goal is the film documentary of the eighth World Cup, held in England in 1966; famously (and controversially) won by the host nation, with commentary by Brian Glanville, the world’s foremost authority on international football, and narrated by Nigel Patrick. Our edition marks the 50 year anniversary of the tournament and celebrates England and Alf Ramsey's successful campaign to bring the World Cup back to where football began.
Anita Kerr was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound, the production phenomenon which re-invented the country music in the late '50s and early 1960s. Her extraordinary musical versatility, the wit and economy of her arrangements (sometimes written under great time pressure) and the clean, modernising verve of her singers were essential factors in this historic musical development.