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Mon, 18 Jul 2005

Bond & Beyond / Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops
Bond & Beyond Many, many years ago a friend and I were regular visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which was a chance to see and sometimes play with all manner of electronic wonderfulness. Back then the show was limited to people in the industry. But through some connections (his), we were able to get in when the rest of the riffraff couldn't.

Anyway, on one trip we were wandering the halls of the Riviera Hotel, where all the high end audio firms had their displays. And I remember hearing the James Bond theme from somewhere. But I knew it wasn't a version I'd heard before. And, being the kind of person I was then (and still mostly am today), I had to track it down. Turns out to have been a track on a not quite released Telarc CD from the Cincinnati Pops. Needless to say, the moment I could get my hands on a copy, I did.

There's lots of good stuff on here, especially if you like classic themes given the full pops orchestra treatment. And not just from the Bond movies, although they're well represented. Lots of other movies, and some TV stuff too.

I'm glad to see Telarc finally represented on the iTMS. Now if we can just get some of their science fictional CDs...

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