From its title, one might reasonably expect that this Australian compilation would contain some of the Ray Conniff Singers' best-known recordings, such as "Invisible Tears" and "Somewhere, My Love." It doesn't, but it what it does contain is even more surprising. Put simply, this 14-track album consists of seven songs each from two of the Conniff Singers' albums of 1968: the first half from Honey and the second half from Turn Around Look at Me. Versions of many of the big hits of the era – "Love Is Blue," "This Guy's in Love with You," "Mrs. Robinson," etc. – are included and performed with the choral group's usual earnestness as Conniff recreates the arrangements used on the original hit recordings. But the album title is confusing, to put it mildly.
SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE" has always been one of my favorite Ray Conniff albums. I have all his albums (more than 100!) and this is specially delightfull because the choice of songs is excellent and, in my oppinion, the Singers featured in this album are simply the best group that ever worked with him. Listen to "LOVER COME BACK TO ME", "BEYOND THE SEA" and "THE SWEETEST SOUNDS" and you'll agree with me. - Amazon -
The Real… Ray Conniff is an exhaustive three-disc collection from Columbia Records celebrating the smooth and joyful sounds of the king of 1960s easy listening. Ray Conniff debuted as a trombonist for several prominent big bands before becoming a staff arranger at Columbia in the '50s.
Incredible adaptations of songs from Mary Poppins to the much acclaimed and original style of the wonderful Ray Conniff Singers! .From the first song you hear, you fall on the disc and do not want this to end
Whoever thought of putting together the 'oldies' albums , (under the brand name of 'Collectables'), as one joint collection in a cd, honestly needs to be awarded a prize. This is one of Ray Conniff's finest contributions to the music of the 70's era. The mellow, refreshing voices of the Ray Conniff Singers & the superb clarity of sound lend a special blend of irresistable charm to this CD.
I really just wanted to buy It's the Talk of the Town as a single download but could not find the song anywhere except as part of a CD. The CD actually had 2 albums in it - It's the Talk of the Town and Young at Heart. Ray Conniff music is one of those old time groups that had a distinctive sound.
This album recorded in O'Henry Studios, Burbank, CA from 13 to 18 of july 1998 , is mostly a tribute to Sinatra´s songs , and also includes many old themes like Young At Heart with the same musical arrangement from many years ago that in this new recording sessions sounds great !