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The Real... Percy Faith

The Real... Percy Faith

Disc 1

  1. Blue On Blue
  2. Anyone Who Had A Heart
  3. Spanish Harlem
  4. You Don't Own Me
  5. Wives And Lovers
  6. I Will Follow You
  7. Show Me
  8. Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliet"
  9. All My Love
  10. Delicado
  11. Embassy Waltz
  12. Stella By Starlight
  13. Tara's Theme
  14. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Disc 2

  1. The Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema)
  2. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
  3. Baia (Na Baixa do Sapateiro)
  4. Samba De Orfeu (Samba From Black Orpheus)
  5. Carnaval
  6. The Minute Samba
  7. Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
  8. Atrevido (Bem Te Vi Altrevido)
  9. Little Dreamer (Tutu Maramba)
  10. The Bandit (Theme from "O Cangaceiro")
  11. Maxixe (Dengoza)
  12. Tu Sabes
  13. Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce)
  14. Amorada (Brasileirinho)
  15. Ba-Tu-Ca-Da
  16. Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)

Disc 3

  1. There's Always Something There To Remind Me
  2. The "In" Crowd
  3. Ebb Tide
  4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  5. The Sound Of Music
  6. MacArthur Park
  7. Theme for Young Lovers
  8. Since I Fell For You
  9. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  10. The Love Goddess
  11. The Rain In Spain
  12. The Song From Moulin Rouge
  13. Return To Paradise
  14. Camelot
  15. Moonlight In Vermont
  16. Theme From "A Summer Place"

About This Album

Released in Europe, April 2016.

Doug's comments

This 46 track is a great value for the casual fan. I paid US $12 which amounts to about 26 cents per song. Unlike many of the “unofficial” European compilations, the sound quality is good. It appears that Sony used the same digital transfers as was used on USA compact disc reissues.

I only wish that the track selection was more balanced. Percy Faith recorded more than 70 original albums during his 25 years at Columbia yet this set includes 10 tracks from Music Of Brazil, 6 from Latin Themes for Young Lovers, and 5 from More Themes From Young Lovers. Many great albums were completely overlooked.

What Sony could have done to make this set more desirable to "hard core" fans would have been to include a few tracks that haven’t yet made it to CD. The re-recordings of “Swedish Rhapsody” and “Show Me” (from Percy Faith’s All-Time Greatest Hits) would be welcome additions. Alan Bunting’s discography also shows many Percy Faith tracks that remain unissued such as “Delicado” (1975, HCO 123955), “El Cumbanchero” (1966, HCO 87787). “Get It (While The Getting's Good)” (1974. HCO 119679) and “Who Will I Be Loving Now?” (1974, HCO 119678).