Thursday, January 6, 2011

LES BAXTER - THE EXOTIC MOODS OF LES BAXTER





















Disk 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?6tqgw0ikiuhk25m
Disk 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3b9kn3a05hkmmgb

Disk 1

Track 1 - Quiet Village
Track 2 - Jungalero
Track 3 - Temple Of Gold
Track 4 - Hong Kong Cable Car
Track 5 - Oasis Of Dakhla
Track 6 - Taboo
Track 7 - Amazon Falls
Track 8 - Jungle Flower
Track 9 - The Ancient Galleon
Track 10 - Zambezi
Track 11 - Tahiti: A Summer Night At Sea
Track 12 - Congo Train
Track 13 - Acapulco
Track 14 - Stone God
Track 15 - Voodoo Dreams
Track 16 - Mozambique
Track 17 - City Of Veils
Track 18 - Bacoa
Track 19 - Mombassa After Midnight
Track 20 - Mood Tattooed

Disk 2

Track 1 - Simba
Track 2 - Pyramid Of The Sun
Track 3 - Harem Silks From Bombay
Track 4 - Papagayo
Track 5 - Jungle River Boat
Track 6 - Temptation
Track 7 - Pantan
Track 8 - Lost City
Track 9 - Pool Of Love
Track 10 - Busy Port
Track 11 - Spice Islands Sea Birds
Track 12 - Go Chango
Track 13 - Nightingale
Track 14 - Love Dance
Track 15 - Safari
Track 16 - Sunken City
Track 17 - Tehran
Track 18 - Blue Jungle
Track 19 - The Left Arm Of Buddha
Track 20 - Procession Of The Princes

This double CD collection cost me $75 when I bought it about 12 years ago but I saw it as an investment in my music collection. And what an investment it is, 40 wonderful tracks that chart the exotica output of legendary Les Baxter. These instrumental gems take you on a magic carpet ride to such far flung destinations as Hong Kong, Tehran, Bombay and Mozambique. My vocabulary doesn't stretch far enough to describe the music properly but what I can say is that the production is exceptional, you would never know these tracks are decades old. They burst out of the speakers and draw you into their web of adventure with a depth of sound rarely heard on exotica recordings.

Les truly was a musical powerhouse and is rightly considered to be in the same class as Mancini, Denny and Schifrin; his vast career was acknowledged with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. This collection would be an ideal starting point for anyone who is curious about exotica and the work of Les Baxter.

2 comments:

Caveman said...

could upload the file again. :( I heard later on this album. greetings

matthewchart said...

yes please - i head one of his track in the coffee shop 7 would love to hear more!