The Magic Of Mantovani



5CD Set
Released January 1992
Cat No.: B92002BB3 (RDC90111-3)
RD Code: MAN 261
Compilation by H Heymans

This original collection was first released in Belgium (hence the unusual CD Catalogue Number). It was released in the UK with a different RD Code and cover. The picture used on the UK version (above) is identical to the Bonus disc given away with "Great Stars Sing Their Greatest Songs" issued in 1989 and titled "The Unforgettable Mantovani".


CD1 Mantovani's Golden Hits

1 - Charmaine
2 - Song From The Moulin Rouge
3 - Swedish Rhapsody
4 - Greensleeves
5 - Lonely Ballerina
6 - Unchained Melody
7 - Fascination
8 - Around The World
9 - I Love Paris
10 - Diane
11 - Main Theme From "Exodus"
12 - White Christmas

The World's Most beautiful Melodies
  
13 - Ramona
14 - More
15 - Fly Me To The Moon
16 - Born Free
17 - O Mein Papa
18 - La Vie En Rose
19 - Three Coins In The Fountain
20 - Londonderry Air
21 - Home On The Range
22 - My Way
23 - Arrivederci Roma
24 - Auld Lang Syne

CD2 The Magical Sound Of Mantovani
 
25 - Summertime
26 - Smile
27 - Beautiful Dreamer
28 - Stranger In Paradise
29 - Stardust
30 - Embracable You
31 - Song Of India
32 - Italian Fantasy
33 - Autumn Leaves
34 - September In The Rain
35 - By The Sleepy Lagoon
36 - You Only Live Twice

Magic In 3/4 Time
 
37 - La Ronde
38 - Wunderbar
39 - Parlez - Moi D'Amour
40 - Chim Chim Cher - ee
41 - Hi - Lili, Hi - Lo
42 - Tenderly
43 - Most Beautiful Girl In The World
44 - Try To Remember
45 - This Is My Song
46 - Que Sera, Sera
47 - Carousel Waltz
48 - Tulips From Amsterdam

CD3 Mantovani Plays Great Romantic Favourites
 
49 - Some Enchanted Evening
50 - April Love
51 - It's Impossible
52 - When I Fall In Love
53 - Maria Elena
54 - Golden Earrings
55 - If I Love You
56 - My Prayer
57 - I Wish You Love
58 - Indian Love Call
59 - Gigi
60 - Leaving On A Jet Plane

Lush, Lovely And Lively
 
61 - Yellow Rose Of Texas
62 - I Feel Pretty
63 - Never On Sunday
64 - Perfidia
65 - Granada
66 - Besame Mucho
67 - Love Me With All Your Heart (Quando Caliente El Sol)
68 - Valencia
69 - Jealousy
70 - April In Portugal
71 - Malaguena
72 - Donkey Serenade

CD4 Magic By Candlelight
 
73 - Misty
74 - Mona Lisa
75 - Softly As I Leave You
76 - Jamaica Farewell
77 - Summertime In Venice
78 - Bewitched
79 - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
80 - Always
81 - Windmills Of Your Mind
82 - Theme From 'Romeo And Juliet'
83 - Tammy
84 - I Will Wait For You

A Treasury Of All-Time Favourites
 
85 - True Love
86 - Terry's Theme (From "Limelight")
87 - Moon River
88 - Over The Rainbow
89 - Shadow Of Your Smile
90 - Tonight
91 - Zorba The Greek
92 - A Man And A Woman
93 - People
94 - Alfie
95 - As Time Goes By
96 - Somewhere, My Love

CD5 The Most Beautiful Strauss Waltzes
 
97 - Blue Danube
98 - Tales From The Vienna Woods
99 - Voices Of Spring
100 - A Thousand And One Nights
101 - Wine, Women And Song
102 - Roses From The South
103 - Village Swallows Waltz
104 - Treasure Waltz
105 - Acceleration Waltz
106 - Emperor Waltz

Mantovani's Favourite Concert Encores
 
107 - Theme From 'Elvira Madigan'
108 - Mattinata
109 - Air On A G - String
110 - Gipsy Dance (From "Carmen")
111 - Count Of Luxembourg Waltz
112 - Theme From 'Swan Lake'
113 - Barcarolle
114 - Espana
115 - Theme From 'Capriccio Italien'
116 - Tristesse (Etude No. 3)
117 - Nessun Dorma
118 - Cradle Song

It's All Right Now




5CD Set
Released July 1998
Cat No.: RDCD1891-5 (RDC93561-4)
RD Code: ALL 422 (2CD ALL2 485) (3CD ALL3 486)

With this collection, I had the biggest battle with the 'Powers That Be' and lost at every turn. My idea was to create a collection that would capitalise on the recent success of the Quentin Tarantino film soundtracks. Using this as it's basis, I took a more British take on the recordings of the late 60s and early 70s. Centering around the Free hit "All Right Now", the problems started when I tried to explain the pack to marketing and management who hadn't seen the films. The picture with the girl and the car was how I saw the set, but everyone tried to push it into a hole marked 'Bubblegum Pop', hence the denim cover and lava lamps that featured heavily in the marketing. The final death knell tolled when I couldn't obtain the Free track, and so I was forced to add Aretha Franklin's cover of the Stones "Jumping Jack Flash" at the last minute which, at least, included the line "It's All Right Now". Despite releasing the set in 2 and 3 CD versions, the collection inevitably failed, and so very few of these actually exist. I still think of it as my favourite set from my time at RD.




1 Top 10 Showcase

01 - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
02 - Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
03 - Tommy Roe - Dizzy
04 - Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
05 - Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
06 - Hotlegs - Neanderthal Man
07 - Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
08 - Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
09 - Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
10 - Cat Stevens - Matthew And Son
11 - Status Quo - Ice In The Sun
12 - Turtles - Elenore
13 - Medicine Head - One And One Is One
14 - Crispian St Peters - Pied Piper
15 - Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
16 - Hollies - I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top
17 - Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
18 - Herman's Hermits - Sunshine Girl

2 Love Is All Around

19 - Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash
20 - Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
21 - Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
22 - Joe Tex - S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)
23 - Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
24 - Neil MacArthur - She's Not There
25 - Link Wray - Rumble
26 - Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
27 - Bo Donaldson And The Haywoods - Billy Don't Be A Hero
28 - Peter Noone - Oh You Pretty Thing
29 - McGuinness Flint - When I'm Dead And Gone
30 - Vanity Fair - Hitchin' A Ride
31 - Jimmy James And The Vagabonds - Red Red Wine
32 - Hollies - Jennifer Eccles
33 - Troggs - Love Is All Around
34 - Ray Stevens - Along Came Jones
35 - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman
36 - Scaffold - Thank U Very Much

3 Hooked On A Feeling

37 - Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In the Middle With You
38 - Neil Sedaka - Standing On The Inside
39 - Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
40 - Chris Andrews - Something On My Mind
41 - Alan Price - Don't Stop The Carnival
42 - Reperata And The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship
43 - George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
44 - Blue Mink - Randy
45 - Robert Knight - Everlasting Love
46 - Sandie Shaw - Reviewing The Situation
47 - Cream - Badge
48 - Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
49 - Albert Hammond - Free Electric Band
50 - Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone
51 - Robert Knight - Love On A Mountain Top
52 - Stealer's Wheel - Star
53 - Burundi Steiphenson Black - Burundi Black
54 - Box Tops - The Letter
55 - Hollies - The Air That I Breathe

4 Rock Me Gently

56 - Joe Tex - I Gotcha
57 - Sandie Shaw - Walking The Dog
58 - Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People
59 - 10cc - Wall Street Shuffle
60 - Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn
61 - Chris Andrews - Pretty Belinda
62 - The Moody Blues - Question
63 - Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance
64 - Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun
65 - Cozy Powell - Na Na Na
66 - Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
67 - Hurricane Smith - Don't Let It Die
68 - Donovan - Mellow Yellow
69 - Free - My Brother Jake
70 - Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
71 - Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
72 - Traffic - Paper Sun

5 Turn Your Radio On!

73 - Nilsson - Coconut
74 - Sweet - Poppa Joe
75 - Hot Butter - Popcorn
76 - Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke
77 - Chris Andrews - Whatcha Gonna Do Now
78 - Georgie Fame And Alan Price - Rosetta
79 - Tom Jones - Help Yourself
80 - Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey
81 - Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
82 - Move - California Man
83 - Fortunes - Storm In A Teacup
84 - Sweet - Funny Funny
85 - Middle Of The Road - Samson And Delilah
86 - Pickettywitch - That Same Old Feeling
87 - Hurricane Smith - Who Was It
88 - Ray Stevens - Turn Your Radio On
89 - War - The World Is A Ghetto

Some Enchanted Evening



6CD Set
Released February 1991
Cat No.: RDCD351-6  (RDC91661-4)
RD Code: SEE 170
Compilation by M. Moritz



CD1
THE MAGICAL MUSICALS

1 - Some Enchanted Evening from 'South Pacific' - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
2 - Wunderbar - Bryan Johnson and Doreen Hume with Hill Bowen and his Orchestra
3 - If I Loved You from 'Carousel' - Margot Moser and Robert Peterson with Robert Mandell and his Orchestra
4 - People Will Say We're In Love from 'Oklahoma' - Robert Bentley and his Orchestra
5 - Till There Was You from 'The Music Man' - Rosemary Squires with Wally Stott and his Orchestra
6 - Somewhere from 'West Side Story' - Robert Mandell, his Chorus and Orchestra
7 - Do Re Mi from 'The Sound Of Music' - James Walker Chorus and Orchestra
8 - And This Is My Beloved from 'Kismet' - Rosalind Page, Jack Blackton, Stanley Grover and Robert Peterson with Wally Stott and his Orchestra
9 - Hey There from 'The Pajama Game' - Daniel Michaels and his Orchestra
10 - Wand'rin' Star from 'Paint Your Wagon' - Mike Sammes with Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Roland Shaw
11 - People from 'Funny Girl' - Rosemary Squires with Ken Thorne and his Orchestra
12 - On The Street Where You Live from 'My Fair Lady' - Robert Mandell, his Chorus and Orchestra
13 - If Ever I Would Leave You from 'Camelot' - Robert Peterson with Lee Roberts and his Orchestra

MUSIC FOR A ROMANTIC EVENING TOGETHER

14 - It's Magic - Robert Lindup and his Orchestra
15 - Hands Across The Table - Robert Bentley and his Orchestra
16 - I Hadn't Anyone Till You - Robert Lindup and his Orchestra
17 - Maria Elena - Robert Mandell and his Orchestra
18 - The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful - Richard Alden, his Piano and Orchestra

CD2

19 - I'm In The Mood For Love - Ken Barrie with Johnny Gibbs and his Orchestra
20 - Body and Soul - Gordon Langford, his Piano and Orchestra
21 - You Go To My Head - Daniel Michaels and his Orchestra
22 - Time After Time - Romantic Strings and Orchestra
23 - Solitude - Ken Thorne and his Orchestra
24 - Someone To Watch Over Me - Rosemary Squires with Ken Thorne and his Orchestra
25 - By The Fireside - Hill Bowen and his Orchestra
26 - You'll Never Know - Ken Barrie with Johnny Gibbs and his Orchestra
27 - These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) - Gordon Langford, his Piano and Orchestra

THE ROMANTIC MOODS OF TCHAIKOVSKY

28 - Love Theme From 'Romeo and Juliet' - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
29 - Romance in F Minor - Christian Steiner, Piano with the RCA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Gerhardt
30 - Song Without Words - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
31 - Scene Dansante from Act 1 of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
32 - None But The Lonely Heart - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
33 - Waltz from Symphony No. 5 - New Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein

CD3

34 - April from 'The Seasons' - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
35 - Waltz from 'Serenade for Strings' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia
36 - Andante Cantabile - London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia
37 - Valse Sentimentale - Sidney Sax, Violin, with the RCA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
38 - Waltz from 'Swan Lake' - New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

GOLDEN FILM FAVOURITES

39 - Moon River from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' - Henry Mancini, his Piano and Orchestra
40 - Tara's Theme from 'Gone With The Wind' - Hill Bowen and his Orchestra
41 - Stella by Starlight from 'The Uninvited' - Wally Stott and his Orchestra
42 - Where Is Your Heart from 'Moulin Rouge' - Hill Bowen and his Orchestra
43 - Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Billy May and his Orchestra
44 - Man That Got Away from 'A Star Is Born' - Peter Knight and his Orchestra
45 - Laura - RCA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
46 - My Foolish Heart - RCA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hill Bowen
47 - Golden Earrings - Norman Percival and his Orchestra
48 - The High and the Mighty - Hill Bowen and his Orchestra
49 - Moonglow Theme from 'Picnic' - Joe Riesman, his Orchestra and Chorus
50 - An Affair To Remember - Richard Alden, his Piano and Orchestra
51 - Island In the Sun - Gary Hughes and his Orchestra
52 - Born Free - Romantic Strings and Orchestra

CD4 
STARLIGHT SOUVENIRS

53 - Anniversary Song - Fireside Singers
54 - Alice Blue Gown - Fireside Singers
55 - The Missouri Waltz - Fireside Singers
56 - Down By The Old Mill Stream - Fireside Singers
57 - In The Evening By The Moonlight - Fireside Singers
58 - On The Banks Of The Wabash, Far Away - Fireside Singers
59 - You Are My Sunshine - Fireside Singers
60 - At Dawning - Stardust Singers
61 - Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland - Stardust Singers
62 - I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Stardust Voices
63 - In The Blue Of Evening - Stardust Voices
64 - Harbour Lights - Stardust Voices
65 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Stardust Voices
66 - It's Easy To Remember - Stardust Voices

CANDLELIGHT CLASSICS

67 - Duet from 'The Pearl Fishers' - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
68 - Meditation from 'Thais' - RCA Italiana Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rene Leibowitz
69 - Fur Elise - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
70 - O Silver Moon from 'Rusalka' - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
71 - Nocturne In A Flat - Christian Steiner, Piano, with the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
72 - Serenade from 'The Student Prince' - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein

CD5

73 - In Chambre Separee from 'The Opera Ball' - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
74 - Duet from 'Lakme' - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
75 - You Are My Heart's Delight - Henri Rene and his Orchestra
76 - Estrellita - Henri Rene and his Orchestra
77 - Ave Maria - Sunset Strings
78 - Love Duet from 'Madame Butterfly; - London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
79 - Warsaw Concerto - Hill Bowen and his Orchestra

EVENING REFLECTIONS

80 - Bless This House - Sunset Strings
81 - Songs My Mother Taught Me - Sunset Strings
82 - Ave Maria - Stardust Singers
83 - I Love You Truly - Sunset Strings
84 - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Sunset Strings
85 - Panis Angelicus (O Lord Most Holy) - Sunset Strings
86 - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - Sunset Strings
87 - Lost Chord - Sunset Strings
88 - Beyond The Sunset - Sunset Strings
89 - Oh, Promise Me - Sunset Strings

CD6

90 - Old Rugged Cross - Sunset Strings
91 - How Great Thou Art - Sunset Strings
92 - Softly and Tenderly - Sunset Strings
93 - Now The Day Is Over - Sunset Strings

MAGICAL VIENNESE NIGHTS

94 - Blue Danube - Vienna Promenade Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
95 - Gold and Silver Waltz - Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Victor Desarzens
96 - Roses from The South - Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Victor Desarzens
97 - Perpetual Motion - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
98 - Schonburnner Waltz - Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Josef Leo Gruber
99 - Overture: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Vienna Voksoper Orchestra conducted by Josef Leo Gruber
100 - Wine, Women and Song - Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Josef Leo Gruber