CD The Best Of The Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition (CD 646303), Audio Other
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The Best Of The Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition


  • 1. Dialog / In The Mood - (bonus track)
    2. Lover
    3. Nola
    4. Tennessee Waltz
    5. Mockin' Bird Hill
    6. How High the Moon
    7. World Is Waiting For the Sunrise, The
    8. Whispering
    9. Just One More Chance
    10. Tiger Rag
    11. In the Good Old Summertime
    12. Meet Mister Callaghan
    13. Lady of Spain
    14. My Baby's Comin' Home
    15. Bye Bye Blues
    16. I'm Sitting on Top of the World
    17. Vaya con Dios (May God Be With You)
    18. I Really Don't Want to Know
    19. I'm a Fool to Care
    20. Whither Thou Goest
    21. Hummingbird
    22. Brazil - (bonus track)
    23. Excerpt From the les Paul Show: The Case of the Missing les Paulverizer: Avalon / Hawaiian War Chant / Where Or When / I'll See You In My Dreams - (bonus track)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11411

  • Credits
    ProducerLes Paul; Rob Christie (Compilation)
    Engineer

    This is a compilation of the best songs contained on the Les Paul box set, THE LEGEND AND THE LEGACY.
    Les Paul & Mary Ford: Mary Ford (vocals); Les Paul (guitar).
    Liner Note Author: Les Paul.
    Die-hard Les Paul fans will need to own THE LEGEND AND THE LEGACY, a four-disc archival set of Paul's work with Capitol, but those not willing to make that leap might consider BEST OF THE CAPITOL MASTERS: 90TH BIRTHDAY EDITION. A distillation of that same set, BEST OF is a concise and economical alternative to THE LEGEND. By the time Paul was recording for Capitol, he was already branching out into radical experimentation with recording and engineering techniques, and many of those experiments are featured here.
    One of the first to use multi-track technology, Paul would layer tracks of his own guitar work to create an expansive, chamber-pop sound. Moreover, Paul manipulated tape speeds to augment the sound of his playing, and would often mix different speeds together to create a freaky choral effect. BEST OF THE CAPITOL MASTERS also represents the fruitful partnership Paul developed with singer Mary Ford (also his wife), who sings on many of these tracks. Mary's nimble vocals give the tunes (especially the jazz standards) an accessible charm that offsets Paul's experimentation, making this fine single-disc overview a fun listen (in addition to its value as a historical document).

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