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Swedish Rhapsody (2nd arrangement)

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Submitted by Doug Mitchell on Fri, 2021-11-12 11:39

While reviewing Alan Bunting's Percy Faith discography, I noticed a notation that Percy's second arrangement of "Swedish Rhapsody," the uptempo stereo recording which first appeared on  All-Time Greatest Hits, was reissued on a various-artists compilation CD in the United Kingdom: "Remember when..." was released in 1990 by Campbell Connelly & Company Limited (CCD502). The leaflet includes copyright notices for CBS, EMI and others. There are no recording details or liner notes.

I suspect that the inclusion of Percy's 1972 recording was a mistake; it seems very out of place in this collection. They most likely intended to use the original 1953 recording for this compilation.

If Sony Music ever releases another collection of Percy Faith tunes, they really should include not only the second arrangement of "Swedish Rhapsody" but also Show Me and a few other rarities that haven't made it to CD.

  1. Remember When (Campbell Connelly & Company Limited, CCD 502)I Left My Heart In San Fancisco
    Tony Bennett
  2. Give Me Your Word
    Tennessee Ernie Ford with orchestra conducted by Billy May
  3. I'm Looking Out The Window
    Peggy Lee
  4. Maria (from West Side Story)
    PJ Proby
  5. Am I A Toy Or A Treasure
    Kay Starr
  6. Sippin' Soda
    Guy Mitchell
  7. A-Round The Corner (Beneath The Berry Tree)
    Jo Stafford with the Norman Luboff Choir
  8. Where Will The (Baby's) Dimple Be?
    Rosemary Clooney with The Mellowmen
  9. Rock Of Gibraltar
    Frankie Laine
  10. Dreamboat
    Alma Cogan with orchestra and vocal group conducted by Frank Cordell
  11. Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil)
    Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  12. Sugarbush
    Eve Boswell with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
  13. Shot Gun Boogie
    Tennessee Ernie Ford with Cliffie Stone's Orchestra
  14. The Ferry Boat Inn
    The Beverly Sisters with orchestra conducted by Philip Green