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Our latest release

We’ve been quiet for a while, but there’s been plenty going on behind the scenes and we now present the fruits of our labours – a bumper crop of titles for the June 2015 release. As ever, many of the biggest and brightest names from the golden era of easy listening, singers and jazz are represented, with Vocalion regulars Henry Mancini, Paul Mauriat, Werner Müller, Peter Nero and Caterina Valente all putting in an appearance among others.
We proudly present the premiere CD reissues of two Henry Mancini albums, 1976’s A Concert of Film Music, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, and 1969’s Debut!, recorded with The Philadelphia Orchestra Pops and containing Mancini’s beautiful Beaver Valley – ’37 suite. There are three generously filled Paul Mauriat “2 albums on 1” CDs charting the Gallic maestro’s mid-70s and early ’80s output. One includes a rare bonus track, which is in fact a recording of a mixing session and thus offers a fascinating insight into just how those Mauriat masterpieces were originally constructed. Virtuoso American pianist Peter Nero returns with another two delightful albums from his large discography; and German orchestra leader Werner Müller is heard in two Japanese-themed albums, one of them a live recording made at Tokyo’s Koseinenkin Hall.
Among the other delights are Caterina Valente’s superb 1963 albums Caterina in Italia and Caterina Valente canta Luiz Bonfa in which she demonstrates her multilingual skills by singing in Italian. The world-famous “Nashville Sound” is offered up in two CDs featuring pianist Floyd Cramer and guitarist Chet Atkins, while the music of Swiss-born bandleader Teddy Stauffer is heard in the 1964 album Holiday in Acapulco, its fourteen titles – a mixture of standards and originals – evoking exotic, far-off locations. Recorded with an all-British band at Decca’s Broadhurst Gardens Studios (London), Holiday in Acapulco is very much in the “exotica” mould – and those who appreciate Decca’s “Phase 4” sound will find it especially appealing.

There’s also our perennial selection of vintage British dance band releases as well as four CDs concentrating on rarely heard BBC Radio transcription recordings of the late 1950s and early ’60s. Of these latter, there are two volumes of BBC Jazz Club broadcasts showcasing the Tony Kinsey Quartet, the Vic Ash Quintet and the Tony Crombie Band among others. The eighth volume in our ongoing series devoted to the Ted Heath Orchestra’s transcription recordings is now available, and the piano artistry of Semprini (accompanied by the BBC Revue Orchestra) is the subject of the fourth transcription CD in this release.

Jazz
June 2015

Jazz, Blues & Soul

BBC Jazz Club
BBC Jazz Club
Volume 1
Ted Heath & His Music
Ted Heath
Rare Transcripts
Volume 8
Great Day
BBC Jazz Club
BBC Jazz Club
Volume 2
Easy, Light and Latin
June 2015

Easy, Light and Latin

Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
Big Screen -
Little Screen
& A Concert
of Film Music
Paul Mauriat
Paul Mauriat
Je Pense a Toi
& From Souvenirs
to Souvenirs
Peter Nero
Peter Nero
I'll Never Fall
in Love Again
& The First
Time Ever
Werner Mueller
Werner Mueller
Melody in the
World "Japan"
& Werner Mueller
in Japan
Paul Mauriat
Paul Mauriat
Magic
& Wild Spring

Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer
Class of '66
& Class of '67
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
Theme from "Z"
and other Film
Music
& Debut!
Paul Mauriat
Paul Mauriat
Goodbye My Love, Goodbye
& Viens Ce Soir
+ Bonus tracks
Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops & Peter Nero: Peter Nero Goes Pops & Fantasy and Improvisations
Chet Atkins
From Nashville with Love
& Solo Flights
Teddy Stauffer
Teddy Stauffer
Holiday in
Acapulco
Semprini
Semprini
Semprini Serenades
BBC Transcripts
Personalities and Vocals
June 2015

Personalities and Vocals

Caterina Valente
Caterina Valente
Caterina in Italia
& Canta Luiz Bonfa

Demis Roussos
Demis Roussos
Demis Roussos
& Ainsi Soit-Il

Dance Bands
June 2015

Dance Bands

Carroll Gibbons
Carroll Gibbons
Volume 15
May I?
Jack Hylton
Jack Hylton
Volume 14
Wembling at Wembley
Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson
Volume 6
Wedding
on the Air
Carroll Gibbons
Carroll Gibbons
Volume 16
When I Look
at You
 
 
Hum Dono vinyl LP now available

Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva: Hum Dono

To complement our CD reissue and digital download, Vocalion now presents this vinyl LP reissue of a landmark recording in the British jazz pantheon.

Released in 1969, the Joe Harriott-Amancio D’Silva Quartet’s “Hum Dono” album represents a startling blend of Indian, Caribbean and Western influences and in the 21st century sounds as fresh and as contemporary as it did the day it was recorded. Harriott is regarded as a pioneer of the free-jazz movement of the 1960s, with a string of classic albums to his name; D’Silva was among the most adventurous jazz guitarists of his generation, having recorded in a variety of styles and with such albums as “Integration,” “Cosmic Eye” and “Konkan Dance” to his credit. On “Hum Dono,” the two leaders are accompanied by a stellar line-up comprising Ian Carr (flugelhorn), Bryan Spring (drums), Dave Green (bass) and the inimitable Norma Winstone (vocals). Together, these remarkable musicians create inspired, forward-looking jazz throughout the album’s six titles, leaving us in no doubt as to why “Hum Dono” is so highly regarded.

Cut direct from analogue stereo tapes by renowned mastering engineer Noel Summerville and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl, “Hum Dono” has never sounded better.

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Other Vocalion vinyl LPs still available

August 2012 marked Vocalion’s first foray into the world of vinyl LP reissues. In this instance, we produced LP reissues of the Father’s Children and Chain Reaction albums.

Vocalion’s vinyl reissues are produced to the same exacting standards as our CD reissues. They are cut direct from the original tapes and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl to ensure the very best sound quality


Father's
Children
FATHER'S
CHILDREN

Chain Reaction
INDEBTED TO
YOU
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Re-issue by popular demand

Roy Fox
RISE 'N' SHINE
Carroll Gibbons
Carroll Gibbons
OH! THAT KISS
with Hildegarde

Ted Heath & His Music
Ted Heath
& His Music
THE BIG ONES
& SATIN, SATIN AND BOUNCING BRASS

Ted Heath & His Music
Ted Heath
& His Music

TED HEATH AT
THE LONDON
PALLADIUM
& 100TH
PALLADIUM
CONCERT

Ted Heath & His Music
Ted Heath
& His Music
BIG BAND BLUES
& BIG BAND
DIXIE SOUNDS

Ted Heath & His Music
Ted Heath
& His Music
TED HEATH'S
FIRST AMERICAN
TOUR
& TED HEATH AT
CARNEGIE HALL

Re-issue by popular demand

Jack's Back! And so are Bert, Lew and Geraldo! Due to popular demand ... a number of the earliest Vocalion dance band CDs are now available to buy once again. Originally issued in the late 1990s and early 2000s, this is the ideal opportunity to acquire these titles if you missed them first time around


Gary Williams
with John Wilson's Orchestra
Alone Together
Amancio D'Silva: Konkan Dance
Amancio D'Silva
Konkan Dance

Henry Hall
The Music Goes 'round and Around

The Ray Noble Orchestra
HMV Sessions
Volume 2
Featuring
Al Bowlly

The Ray Noble Orchestra
HMV Sessions
Volume 3
Featuring
Al Bowlly

The Ray Noble Orchestra
HMV Sessions
Volume 4
Featuring
Al Bowlly

Carroll Gibbons
The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Dinner at Eight

Mantovani
Tangos, Concertos & Other Light Music
VOLUME 1

The Queen's Hall
Light Orchestra
VOLUME 1

Jack Hylton
Jack's Back

Ambrose
Volume 2
Power House

Lew Stone
I'll B.B.C.ing You

Jack Payne
Remembers

Ambrose
Volume 4
Just One More Chance

Geraldo
Featuring
HMV Al Bowlly
Recordings
Volume 2
Summer's End
What's new?
Updated 22 June 2015

Demis Roussos (1946-2015)

James Last

In June 2015, legendary singer Demis Roussos (1946-2015) makes his first appearance on the Vocalion label with two albums – Ainsi Soit-Il (1977) and Demis Roussos (1978) – both of which are receiving their premiere CD reissue.
Roussos first came to prominence in the late 1960s as part of the progressive rock band Aphrodite’s Child, of which future synthesizer pioneer Vangelis was a member. Recorded for the French market, Ainsi Soit-Il is typical of Roussos’ romantic, emotionally charged style and saw him reunited with Vangelis, who produced the sessions, as well as several key figures from his early career, notably arranger-keyboardist Lakis Vlavianos and songwriter and lynchpin of the euro-disco sound, Alec Costandinos.
In 1978, Roussos journeyed to America to make the Demis Roussos album. Overseeing the project was a leading figure in soul and R&B music – Grammy Award-winning producer-songwriter Freddie Perren whose numerous credits included Minnie Riperton and Gloria Gaynor. Perren’s influence is keenly felt, especially in the energetic disco grooves of L.O.V.E. Got a Hold of Me and I Just Live as well as the soulful pleading of That Once in a Lifetime.
Backed by Don Peake and Wade Marcus’ superb arrangements and an orchestra comprising Los Angeles’ first-call studio musicians, Roussos’ powerful voice is shown off to excellent effect. The result is one of his best albums of the 1970s.

Demis Roussos
Demis Roussos
Demis Roussos
& Ainsi Soit-Il
   
   
James Last (1929-2015)

James Last

In June 2015, James Last, one of the greatest names in easy-listening – and someone whose music played a large part in defining the genre – passed away at the age of 86.
In the late 1960s and ’70s, his self-proclaimed “happy music” achieved worldwide popularity and his relentless touring enabled him to maintain a global fan base. He also recorded prolifically – at his peak, he was creating two albums a month – and at Vocalion we are very happy to have been able to reissue some of those albums.
Goodbye Hansi, and thank you for the music.


James Last: Happy Summer Night &Rock Me Gently
James Last
Happy Summer Night
& Rock Me Gently
James Last: World Hits & Hair
James Last
World Hits
& Hair

James Last
James Last
Voodoo Party
& Well Kept Secret
Arthur Butterworth (1923-2014)

Manchester-born composer-conductor Arthur Butterworth, who died in November 2014 at the age of 91, recorded several of his most substantial works for Dutton Epoch, including his Fourth Symphony and Viola Concerto.

To mark this we are offering an Arthur Butterworth bundle of 3 recent recordings for the price of 2.
Normal postage charges apply.

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Epoch - new classical recordings

"... one of our most adventurous labels"
David Gutman, Gramophone, June 2014

Epoch - International
JANUARY 2015

Epoch - International
Epoch - British music


Charles Martin
Loeffler



SACD Hybrid
Plays on all CD players

Charles-Marie
Widor
VOLUME 3


Walter Braunfels
Volume 2
Epoch - British music


SACD Hybrid
Plays on all CD players

Havergal Brian


Hebert Howells
&
Ronald Corp


SACD Hybrid
Plays on all CD players

Malcolm Arnold

Chappell & Bruton Music
November 2014

Film, Show & Library

Following Vocalion’s reissue series that focused on the KPM 1000 Series – one of the world’s most famous recorded music libraries – we now present another selection of original albums and compilations taken from two other leading recorded music libraries: the Chappell Library and Bruton Music. Established in 1941, the Chappell Library has to its credit numerous well-known television and radio themes. Founded in 1977 by Robin Phillips, who had previously steered the KPM 1000 Series to such great success, Bruton Music rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s premier music libraries.

Recorded in the 1970s and ’80s, the music here was used extensively in films and documentaries and on television and radio. Several of Britain’s most gifted arranger-composers are featured, among them Roger Webb, Pete Moore, Steve Gray, Johnny Pearson, Keith Mansfield, John Scott, Francis Monkman, David Lindup and Brian Bennett. The music ranges from lush, orchestral easy listening, up-tempo jazz-fusion and soundtrack-styled orchestral suites through to dramatic, Sweeney-style cop-show music and futuristic, electronic music à la Vangelis, Tomita and Tangerine Dream. Much of this material is receiving its first commercial release and these CDs represent the beautifully realised, high quality music that was Chappell and Bruton’s hallmark.


Steve Gray, David Lindup, Keith Mansfield et al - Bruton Compilation: The Good Life
Steve Gray, David Lindup, Keith Mansfield et al - Bruton Compilation
The Good Life
Brian Bennett - Bruton Music Library: Drama Montage Vols 1 & 2
Brian Bennett - Bruton Music Library
Drama Montage Vols 1 & 2
John Scott - Bruton Music Library: Theme Sets & Life's Ritual
John Scott - Bruton Music Library
Theme Sets & Life's Ritual
Francis Monkman & Paul Hart - Bruton Music Library: Energism & Futurism
Francis Monkman & Paul Hart - Bruton Music Library
Energism & Futurism
Roger Webb, Pete Moore, James Clarke, Tony Osborne - Chappell Recorded Music Library: The Hustlers
Roger Webb, Pete Moore, James Clarke, Tony Osborne - Chappell Library compilation
The Hustlers
Historic classics
Most recent release

Historic classics
Opera, oratorio and song

Fritz Kreisler
ONLY £2.99
Sergei Rachmaninov
CONDUCTS
Rachmaninov
Fritz Kreisler
Elly Ney
PLAYS
Mozart & Brahms

Arthur Bliss
CONDUCTS
Bliss
2 CD SET

Carl Schuricht &
Clara Haskil
PERFORM
Beethoven

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