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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 3: Space Capades ()


In the late 1950s and early 1960s, this was the easy listening music that tried to anticipate the space age. Utilizing theremin or spooky organ figures helped, as did then-novel tricks like stereo separation and then-exotic instruments and hi-fi effects. It wasn't just novelty artists that got in on the act; bandleaders Les Baxter and David Rose, who perform some of the 18 tracks assembled here, also tried their hands. This compilation still falls closer to novelty than either innovation or period kitsch (although there's ...

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  1. Gay Spirits
  2. Lover
  3. Moon Moods
  4. Powerhouse
  5. Drivin' Around the Block
  6. Calcutta
  7. Holiday for the Strings
  8. You're the Top
  9. Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
  10. Stumbling
  11. Sabre Dance
  12. This Room Is My Castle of Quiet
  13. I Get a Kick Out of You
  14. Satan Takes a Holiday
  15. Puttin' on the Ritz
  16. Blues in the Night
  17. Saturday Night on Saturn
  18. The Lonesome Road
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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 3: Space Capades
1996, Capitol

UPC: 724383517626


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