Vince Hill: Edelweiss / Look Around (& You'll Find Me There)
Artist: Vince Hill
Title: Edelweiss / Look Around (& You'll Find Me There)
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the British vocalist on one CD. An era defining easy listening singer and stalwart of British TV light entertainment, crooner Vince Hill's plethora of pleasing 1960's and 1970's orchestrated albums have remained in the archive since their initial release. Strike Force Entertainment are delighted to restore to the back catalog, on CD for the very first time, two of Vince Hill's most beloved albums 1967's Edelweiss and 1971's Look Around (And You'll Find Me There). Both albums are contained on one CD and the enclosed CD booklet comes with an introduction by Vince Hill himself. The reissue of the Edelweiss album celebrates the 50th anniversary of the million selling #1 UK hit single 'Edelweiss'. The album contains a wealth of show tunes; as well as 'Edelweiss' and 'The Sound Of Music' from The Sound Of Music, there's 'One Hand, One Heart' and 'Maria' from West Side Story, 'I Love You, Samantha' from High Society, 'Stranger In Paradise' from Kismet, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King And I and many others. Show tunes and film theme songs also abound on his 1971 album Look Around (And You'll Find Me There. On it, he pays homage to some of the world's finest songwriters, among them Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Michel Legrand, Francis Lai, Rodgers & Hart and Bacharach & David with compositions as varied as 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?' from "The Happy Ending", '(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story' from Love Story and an intriguing cover of the songbook standard '(They Long To Be) Close To You'" made famous by The Carpenters just the year previously to Vince's very own version. The bonus track on this compilation of these two Vince Hill albums is a another intriguing cover version, a spirited loungecore take on Leonard Cohen's 'Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye', recorded originally as a stand-alone single in 1970.
1.1 The Sound of Music from 'The Sound of Music'
1.2 One Hand, One Heart from 'West Side Story'
1.3 I Love You, Samantha from 'High Society'
1.4 Till the End of Time
1.5 I Have Dreamed from 'The King and I'
1.7 Stranger in Paradise from 'Kismet'
1.8 Maria from 'West Side Story'
1.9 Smile from 'Modern Times'
1.10 Forgotten Dreams
1.11 Take Me Back Again
1.12 Edelweiss from 'The Sound of Music'
1.13 All the Things You Are
1.14 What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? from 'The Happy Ending'
1.15 My Own True Love from 'Gone with the Wind'
1.16 (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story from 'Love Story'
1.17 I Will Wait for You from 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
1.18 If You Love Me (I Won't Care)
1.19 Look Around (And You'll Find Me There)
1.20 Where or When from 'Babes in Arms'
1.21 A House Is Not a Home from 'A House Is Not a Home'
1.22 Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) from 'DR. Zhivago'
1.23 (They Long to Be) Close to You
1.24 A Time for Us (Love Theme) from 'Romeo and Juliet'
1.25 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye