Heavy Weight 180 gram LP Audiophile Recording!
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Tara's Theme, Speak Softly Love, Theme From A Summer Place, Cavatina, The Music of The Night, Moon River, Where Do I Begin, Some Enchanted Evening and more!
The Hi-Fi Sound Of Orchestra is filled with familiar, romantic numbers; performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Arrangements are lush, and delivered passionately.
Formed in 1946 by flamboyant maestro Sir Thomas Beecham, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has enjoyed more than sixty-five years of success, giving first-class performances of a wide range of musical repertoire all over the world with artists of the highest calibre.
"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its first performance by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. It also won Mancini the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Mercer the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Since its original performance, the song has been covered by many other artists. Comments about the song have noted that it is particularly reminiscent of Mercer's youth in the Southern United States. An inlet near Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer's hometown, was named Moon River in honor of him and this song.
"Cavatina" is a classical guitar piece by Stanley Myers and the theme from The Deer Hunter. Following the release of The Deer Hunter in 1978, Williams' instrumental version of "Cavatina" became a UK Top 20 hit.
"Some Enchanted Evening" is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. It is the single biggest popular hit to come out of any Rodgers and Hammerstein show.
"Evergreen" is the theme song from the 1976 film A Star Is Born. It was composed and performed by Barbra Streisand with lyrics by Paul Williams, and arranged by Ian Freebairn-Smith. The song was released on the soundtrack album to A Star Is Born. Streisand earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song, her second Oscar overall, as composer of the song. With "Evergreen", Streisand also earned a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. She and Williams also won Golden Globes in the category of Best Original Song for the song.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra