“Orientalism” may sound quaint. But it it ain’t. And Edward will tell you why. The exotic is also a word he doesn’t like as he explains, with his usual passion and fire, on this new series of selections from the original 1978 text.
The hit parade for the now generation!
Think cool beats and timely accents. The most exciting sounds ever suscitated, the sounds of today, you dig. Many of the titles are traditional, with their origins lost in the mists of time. Others are hot and new. But they all swing.
Here for the first time we offer selections from the spectacular and exciting Classical Gas catalogue. What names! Names that are bound to crop up wherever aficionados make the scene to talk the freshest ideas. Those who have heard these hep cats perform will need no sales talk to get down with these records.
Consistency, nostalgia and polish. These are the ingredients which, when blended together, result in the finished product, for which the key word is entertainment—pure honest-to-goodness, straightforward entertainment! The amateur listener and expert alike can join in the chorus, firmly convinced that their efforts are of equal merit.
These recordings, which can be played with excellent results on monaural as well as today’s stereophonic equipment, break down the barriers between warring sects and reach every age group and listeners of all tastes.
Even classical ideas swing in these arrangements. They make the crazes of our grandfathers sound like they were born yesterday. The whole joyous trip is filled with rare imagination, an all-fun mood. You’ll want to twirl your key chain.
In a few short years, Classical Gas has become one of the most wild and sought-after series in the disc business. And don’t just take our word for it!
The Deutches Volksblatt, Berlin, wrote: “Really excellent. Performances of artistic merit fully deserving of the tumultuous applause it has been accorded”.
Said the London Daily mail: “Zingy! This is what we have been waiting for. It has reminded us of the old days!”
The Stuttgart Zeitung enthused: “These are some of the most requested selections, every one with new appeal, new verve. Every move a picture”.
International Herald Tribune: “A library distinguished by unflagging devotion to high standards of recording excellence that will reward audiences with pure listening pleasure”.
Bert Kaempfert: “This represents the best Classical Gas has to offer. Well, some of it anyway. Probably the best is yet to come. No-one could have forseen the fantastic effect this series has had on the paying public”.
Life can be really wild with Classical Gas. Get in the groove!