Yet another welcome light music compilation from EMI's vaults: 21 tracks
dating from 1933-70. Eric Coates is represented by three pieces (but he was
especially popular as a source for radio signature tunes), Robert Farnon
and Sidney Torch by two each; of the 14 others, most are very familiar from
other compilations, though a few, like JohnFortis' Dancer at the Fair,
Woolf Phillips' Parisian Mode and maybe Clive Richardson's "trainpiece"
Running Off the Rails and Donald Phillips' Skyscraper Fantasy,
are rather less well known nowadays, however popular they were in British
light music's palmy days. On this CD Charles Williams, Eric Coates, George
Melachrino, Sidney Torch, Ray Martin and Woolf Phillips figure both as composers
and conductors. The transfers are well managed.
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