Music of Desire + A Musical Touch of Far Away Places (2 LPs on 1 CD)
  • Warner Bros. WS-1364 Warner Bros. WS-1364
  • Warner Bros. WS 1308 Warner Bros. WS 1308
  • Warren Barker Warren Barker

Warren Barker

Music of Desire + A Musical Touch of Far Away Places (2 LPs on 1 CD)

Blue Moon 800 Series

Personnel:
Warren Barker (arranger, orchestral conductor)

Reference: BMCD 873

Bar code: 8427328008730

· Collector’s Edition
· Issued in Digipack
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art and Liner Notes
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

The exotic sounds and interpretations present throughout these two albums were created by the celebrated Warren Barker, one of the most prolific Hollywood arranger and conductors. The first, “Music of Desire,” is Barker’s thrilling approach to recording the strings in his orchestra. To his new string sound, he added the warmth of wood- winds, the power of horns, and, most important, the compelling rhythms created by his seven-man percussion section. These are sen- suous Latin rhythms tempered by the tenderness of Barker’s caress.

For “Far Away Places” actor William Holden contacted Barker and producer Bill Stewart to put together an album that would musically portray Eastern lands, from Japan to the Philippines, India to Bali. As for the instrumentation, in addition to a full string section, woodwinds, rhythm, and harp, you’ll hear there’s quite a variety. In all, it is an exciting and exotic trip with Oriental and Latin (by way of the Philippines) musical flavor, treated with a velvet touch.

Tracklisting:
01. Where Are You Now (Prisionero del mar) (Cortazar-Yarnall-Arcaraz-Marcotte) 2:50
02. Magic is the Moonlight (Te quiero dijiste) (Grever-Pasquale) 4:08
03. Mexican Moon (Walter Gross) 3:25
04. Noche de ronda (Maria Teresa Lara) 2:54
05. Flores negras (Sergio DeKarlo) 2:26
06. Orchids in the Moonlight (Youmans-Eliscu-Kahn) 2:25
07. Amapola (José M. Lacalle) 2:31
08. Maria Elena (Russell-Barcelata) 3:17
09. Time Was (Duerme) (Russell-Prado-Luna) 2:06
10. The Moon Was Yellow (Leslie-Ahlert) 2:13
11. Monique (Luiz Bonfa) 2:36
12. By the Light of Your Eyes (Tres palabras) (Drake-Farrés) 2:54
13. Malayan Nightbird (Warren Barker) 2:13
14. Tokyo Trolley (Martin-Blane) 2:08
15. Junk City Hong Kong (Warren Barker) 3:05
16. Shojoji (Traditional) 2:28
17. Lotus Land (Cyril Scott) 4:23
18. Kowloon to London Express (Warren Barker) 1:44
19. Carnavalito(EdmundoP.Zaldívar)2:32
20. Javanese Valley (Warren Barker) 2:48
21. Kyoto Merry-Go-Round (H.Carmichael) 2:22
22. Moonflowers (Burke-Van Heusen) 2:33
23. Petite (Traditional) 2:42
24. Mountain High, Valley Low (Raymond Scott) 2:01

Sources:

Tracks #1-12, from the album “Music of Desire” (Warner Bros. WS-1364)
(The fire of the tropics...the warmth of Latin Nights...the rhythms of tribal drums...)
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, 1960

Tracks #13-24, from “A Musical Touch of Far Away Places” (Warner Bros. WS 1308)
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, 1959


Original recordings produced by Warren Barker and Bill Stewart
Cover photo: Tommy Mitchell

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
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$10.94  (tax incl.)

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