LP 284: Norrie Paramor and The Midland Radio Orchestra – Radio 2 Top Tunes Volume 2 (BBC, 1975)

21 Aug

Side 1
01 The Dambusters March
02 Ebb Tide
03 Who’s In The Strawberry Patch With Sally?
04 The Harry Line Theme
05 Popcorn
06 Love In Bloom
07 The Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves

Side 2
08 Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer
09 The Way We Were
10 Georgy Girl
11 She
12 Go Before You Break My Heart
13 Minuetto Allegretto

The third collaborative album between Norrie Paramor and The Midland Radio Orchestra was released during 1975 and is confusingly titled Radio 2 Top Tunes Volume 2. Key tracks include the stark and lonely Ebb Tibe, a reflective Love In Bloom and a stirring She.

The Harry Lime Theme is wonderfully evocative especially when listened to with closed eyes while Norrie’s bash at Popcorn is fabulous stuff – slowed down beats yet still funky. You’ll find yourself standing to attention when the opening strings of The Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves kicks in and then being nicely surprised by the shimmering orchestral take on classic 1960s staple Georgy Girl.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


10 Responses to “LP 284: Norrie Paramor and The Midland Radio Orchestra – Radio 2 Top Tunes Volume 2 (BBC, 1975)”

  1. nlgbbbblth August 21, 2011 at 12:05 AM #


    • Melachrino October 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM #

      I didn’t even know that Norrie Paramor was active this late into the game. Had not heard his “Now Sound” phase. Thanks for you efforts, unfortunately the link is now dead.

      • nlgbbbblth October 15, 2011 at 3:53 PM #

        Emailed you Melachrino

  2. Ed August 21, 2011 at 3:07 AM #

    Norrie Paramor is a wonderful Artist, and this album shows he was in top form. Thank you very much for the chance to hear this great music..

  3. Tune Smith August 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM #


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  4. Jane Morrison February 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM #

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