Quiet Village/The Enchanted Sea

Quiet Village/The Enchanted Sea

by Martin DennyMartin Denny


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Martin Denny is rightfully known as the king of exotica/lounge music. The music is defined by breezy, middle of the road, early-60's pop arrangements buttressed by sound effects of ocean, wildlife, birds, and other natural phenomenon. Scamp Records out of New York has done an excellent job of reissuing his original albums, and this CD, which contains two albums on one disc, is one of the best of the lot. The first album, Quiet Village, has a distinct Hawaiian air, with songs like "Hawaiian War Chant," "Pagan Love Song," "Paradise Found," and others. It's a gorgeous mood album, wonderfully recorded and produced (by Simon Waronker). The second set, The Enchanted Sea, is equally exotic, using the ocean as a motif. The packaging is excellent, with extensive liner notes by Denny himself. With lounge music enjoying a resurgence in the past years, this disc is quite obviously the place to start.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/1997
Label: Scamp
UPC: 0017046971522
catalogNumber: 9715
Rank: 30865

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin Denny   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Brown   Composer
Martin Denny   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Si Waronker   Producer
Ted Keep   Engineer
George Forrest   Composer
Bill Cogswell   Composer
Johnny Noble   Composer
Jack Pitman   Composer
Tommy Harrison   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Hal Johnson   Composer

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