Collection: The Great British Experience

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COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: 50 original light music classics
PERFORMER: Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra, Melachrino Orchestra, Sidney Torch and his Orchestra, Eric Coates and Symphony Orchestra, etc
CATALOGUE NO: CD GB 50 ADD mono/stereo

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These light music gems were recorded between 1933 and 1970 – mostly on mono 78rpm records. The quality of sound extracted from their grooves, to make up this CD, is astonishingly good. All the period charm and vitality of the original music that introduced 26 radio and TV programmes are here, including: Dr Finlay’s Casebook, The Archers and Down Your Way, etc and news programme themes – plus favourites like Toye’s The Haunted Ballroom and Melachrino’s Starlight Roof Waltz. Fabulous! Ian Lace