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LP 270: Victor CD-4 Sounds Orchestra – Golden Screen Theme (Yung Feng, 1972)

2 Aug

Side 1
01 Shaft
02 Les Parapluis De Cherbourg
03 The Windmills Of Your Mind
04 What’s New Pussycat?
05 The Shadow Of Your Smile
06 The Big Country

Side 2
07 Mission Impossible
08 Speak Softly Love
09 Love Story
10 Vivre Pour Vivre
11 Romeo Et Juliet
12 Baby Elephant Walk

Golden Screen Theme is a mysterious quadraphonic release. From what I can ascertain it got a promotional release in Japan before being picked up by Chinese label Yung Feng later on during 1972.

It’s a simple enough formula – film hits of the era. The Victor CD-4 Sounds Orchestra play a blinder from the off with a nifty take on Shaft. A groovy Windmills Of Your Mind is the other high point of the first half. Les Parapluis Des Cherbourg and The Big Country make rare appearances and are most welcome here.

Mission Impossible starts side two with a funky flourish. The romantic vibes kick in with superb takes on Love Story, Love Theme From The Godfather and Romeo Et Juliet. The greatest surprise is kept until the end – a swinging psychedelic version of Henry Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk.

Any additional background information would be appreciated.

Comments and feedback are welcome.