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 -
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.
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.
Album released in Spain, reissuing the original of 1959, by the famous American musician, arranger, trombonist and bandleader Joseph Raymond Conniff (Massachusetts, 1916-2002), aka 'Ray' Conniff. In 1954 he began as an arranger for the Columbia label and in 1956 debuted with his own band, "The Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers', which incorporated additional choral voices as orchestra instrumental element. Its success grew and fired his musical career. He recorded more than 100 works and sold over 70 million albums internationally, with over 10 gold albums, 2 platinum and one Grammy. This studio album, inevitable on these holidays, is the tenth of his career.
This album is just like a greatest hits album since all tracks are smash hits of the 60's by the originals artists. Ray Conniff did it even better than the original versions. I mean I've never heard such harmonies like this before, it just blows me away. Ray Conniff really did a great job for this.