f you are a fan of great music and of Ray Conniff,then this is the C.D. for you. The orchestra and voices bring out the best in this C.D. which was first released as an album over 40 years ago. The stylings on 'Bali Hai', "A Wonderful Guy", "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" and "People Will Say We're in Love" are as fresh and exciting when they first came out on L.P. The music on this Ray Conniff C.D. is a must especially if you like Broadway!
SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE" has always been one of my favorite Ray Conniff albums. I have all his albums (more than 100!) and this is specially delightfull because the choice of songs is excellent and, in my oppinion, the Singers featured in this album are simply the best group that ever worked with him. Listen to "LOVER COME BACK TO ME", "BEYOND THE SEA" and "THE SWEETEST SOUNDS" and you'll agree with me. - Amazon -
From its title, one might reasonably expect that this Australian compilation would contain some of the Ray Conniff Singers' best-known recordings, such as "Invisible Tears" and "Somewhere, My Love." It doesn't, but it what it does contain is even more surprising. Put simply, this 14-track album consists of seven songs each from two of the Conniff Singers' albums of 1968: the first half from Honey and the second half from Turn Around Look at Me. Versions of many of the big hits of the era – "Love Is Blue," "This Guy's in Love with You," "Mrs. Robinson," etc. – are included and performed with the choral group's usual earnestness as Conniff recreates the arrangements used on the original hit recordings.
Ray Conniff was at his very best in the early 60s. His style of orchestral pop produced dozens of charting albums. This collection features two original LPs from that era plus bonus tracks. The fabulous trumpet of Billy Butterfield is also showcased on the popular recordings Beyond The Blue Horizon, South Of The Border Down Mexico Way and A Love Is Born.
One of the best albums of the great arranger Ray Conniff!!! very nice collection of great songs like the great tune NEVER ON SUNDAY (my favourite), the beautiful songs I'LL WALK ALONE and GIGI, the precious CHANSON DE AMOUR, the powerful rhythms of VOLARE, YELLOW ROSE and MACK THE KNIFE, nice songs like MOULING ROUGE and BLUEBERRY HILL and the Platters classic MY PRAYER… THIS IS THE HAPPY BEAT!!!
One of the talented musical arrangers is Ray Conniff, hands down in my opinion. This collection proves that in these selections of songs popular in the early 1970s. I especially enjoyed his renditions of Dueling Voices and the theme from 2001:A Space Odyssey! A nice two fer set of Conniff's best!
Whoever thought of putting together the 'oldies' albums , (under the brand name of 'Collectables'), as one joint collection in a cd, honestly needs to be awarded a prize. This is one of Ray Conniff's finest contributions to the music of the 70's era. The mellow, refreshing voices of the Ray Conniff Singers & the superb clarity of sound lend a special blend of irresistable charm to this CD.