2014-10-23


the botticelli orchestra
- ...the sound of today (1977)
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the reason i gave this late seventies release a second glance was because it is a phase 4 stereo release. i guessed it would be instrumental, and hoped it would be orchestral and not just generic disco. the guess paid off - it is a wonderful record, lush superb arrangements involving a full orchestra and some tasteful background vocals.
the sound for me is reminiscent of bert kaempfert's "tropical sunrise" (a masterpiece!) so i'm pleased to have another late seventies release i can love.
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01 - botticelli's theme
02 - fernando
03 - save your kisses for me
04 - this melody
05 - besame mucho
06 - je vais t'aimer
07 - right back where we started from
08 - could it be magic
09 - avant de nous dire adieux
10 - come prima
11 - t'aimer encore une fois
12 - theme from mahogany
13 - tu sais je t'aime
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15 comments:

Vinyl Room said...

Hi Detour,

Another great sounding album from you, they get better and better.

Come have a look at see my latest album on offer.

VR

detour said...

wow VR, the tom stringer album you've posted is absolutely Fantastic. p-lease can i have the missing three tracks...
almost got ken moule. thanks for the heads up.

detour said...

the ken moule is fantastic!!!! what a wonderful duo. i love this era so very much, and these lps you have posted are absolutely choice.

http://vinylroom.blogspot.com/

Vinyl Room said...

Hi,

You are asking about 3 missing tracks from the tom stringer album, are you saying that when you completed the extraction three tracks were missing?

If so which tracks were missing?

VR

detour said...

sorry VR, i must've hit cancel or something the first time around - just re-extracted the rar and all 12 tracks are there. thank you.

THXjay said...

I've never heard of The Boticelli Orchestra before!

The cover put me off a little but I trusted your taste and gave it a go.....WOW! what a great album!

Who are these guys? is it an alias for someone else (has a touch of Geoff Love about it)
A really wonderful blend of Lounge with a Disco twist :)

Awesome!

detour said...

yeah i know what you mean THXJay - it looks like some producer took a photo of his girlfriend on a bad hair day. initially i did not even listen to the lp past the opener which i found arb, but discovered it's a lovely lp after all. glad someone else feels the same ;). i know what you mean - i get the strong feeling this is someone we know doing a late seventies lp under psuedonym.

hatem said...

!!!!! this album is EXTREMELY rare i have another album of boticelli on cassette called 'classics in latin' and it features some of the tracks here, i tried to search for mp3 versions on the net but there were no satisfactory results
GREAT POST!!!

detour said...

hatem, it's a pleasure, glad you like it. any idea who botticelli is?

hatem said...

:( No, I couldn't find any info on the web about him and your post is probably the FIRST and ONLY
evidence that there was a guy named boticelli

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Never heard of this before. Absolutely brilliant.
-bobbyh

Anonymous said...

The Botticelli Orchestra is the same as the Dick Bakker Orchestra.
Great sound. There music is very hard to find. Mark

detour said...

I can see why they changed their name ;). thanks for this.

bobbyh said...

Man I love this stuff!

Door handles said...

sounds like great........
great sounding album from you..