Glen Innes, NSW, Seasons Greetings, Music, CD, Rocket Group, Nov20, Real Gone Music, Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin, Christmas, Holiday & Wedding

He was the concertmaster of choice for Nat King Cole, George Shearing, and especially Frank Sinatra, who simply would not accept anybody else sitting in the first chair for his legendary album sessions at Capitol. He also helped Sinatra found Reprise Records, took over Glenn Miller?s band when Glenn died in the tragic plane crash, and was a nonpareil musician to boot, as first violinist in the renowned Hollywood String Quartet. So Felix Slatkin already had quite the musical legacy when Sy Waronker hired him to become the house conductor and arranger at Liberty Records. There, Felix produced and conducted a number of hit albums, but really hit his stride with Liberty?s invention of The Premier Series, which was their answer to RCA?s Living Stereo series aimed at promoting the newfangled hi-fi stereo sound. As leader of The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin, Felix and his ensemble put out an album about every three months, performing everything from Hawaiian music to Hollywood soundtracks. But the most memorable of those albums, and the one that folks have been waiting for, was the Fantastic Strings? 1961 Christmas record, Seasons Greetings. For this record, Felix had the idea of utilizing two separate string sections, one in the right channel, and one in the left. The result was one of the most lush and sonically stunning Christmas albums of all time?but don?t take our word for it?the Vatican heartily approved of this record after being sent a copy! For this CD debut, we got

Tracks

1~1~God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
1~2~Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
1~3~Joy To The World
1~4~O Holy Night
1~5~Adeste Fideles
1~6~Deck The Halls
1~7~It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
1~8~The First Noel
1~9~O Come Little Children
1~10~Away In A Manger
1~11~Silent Night

Details

Format: CD
Artist: Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin
Release Date: 06 November 2020
Genre: Christmas, Holiday & Wedding
Label: Real Gone Music
Distributor: Rocket Group

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