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Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Pt. 1

Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Pt. 1


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Extending their kitschy Ultra-Lounge series to its logical conclusion, Capitol Records prepared its own variation of Rhino's Golden Throats discs with the two volumes of On the Rocks. The idea is to gather a number of '60s rock & roll staples -- "Light My Fire," "Mellow Yellow," "A Hard Day's Night," etc. -- as they were covered by mainstream pop and easy listening acts, from Mel Torme, Martin Denny, and Julie London to the Lettermen, Buddy Morrow, and Zacharias. In short, it's supposed to be a laugh riot, since these artists are so, you know, square. However, the concept reads better than it plays -- ten tracks of this stuff is entertaining, 22 winds up being an endurance test. A handful of cuts are quite funny -- after all, it's hard not to be amused at London's "Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)," Wayne Newton's "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)," and the Lettermen's unbelievable Doors medley, "Hello, I Love You/Touch Me" -- and the song selection on whole is more entertaining than Pt. 2, yet On the Rocks remains a disc that can only be enjoyed in moderation.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/1997
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724385516122
catalogNumber: 55161
Rank: 69851


  1. Light My Fire
  2. Sunshine Superman
  3. Incense and Peppermints/A Beautiful Morning
  4. Uptight (Everything's Alright)
  5. Green Tambourine
  6. Tired of Waiting for You
  7. Mellow Yellow/We Gotta Get out of This Place
  8. Gimme a Little Sign
  9. A Hard Day's Night
  10. A Whiter Shade of Pale
  11. Heartbreak Hotel/Don't Be Cruel
  12. As Tears Go By
  13. Evil Ways
  14. Get Back
  15. Hello, I Love You/Touch Me
  16. Dizzy
  17. Theme from Shaft
  18. Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
  19. A Day in the Life/I Am the Walrus
  20. Daydream Believer
  21. Winchester Cathedral
  22. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  23. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Lettermen   Track Performer
Julie London   Track Performer
Wayne Newton   Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Track Performer
Buddy Morrow   Track Performer
Martin Denny   Track Performer
Sitar   Track Performer
Hollyridge Strings   Track Performer
David McCallum   Track Performer
Henry Jerome   Track Performer
Mariano Moreno   Track Performer
DeLory   Track Performer
Nelson Riddle   Track Performer
John Tartaglia   Track Performer
Little Big Horns   Track Performer
Royal Blue   Track Performer
William Gutierrez   Track Performer
Zacharis   Track Performer
Stu Phillips   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Stewart   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Tommy Durden   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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