Thursday, December 17, 2020

Walter Carlos "By Request"

(Columbia, 1975) This record is so good! A nice stretch after "Hooked on Bach," and a few years after the Clockwork Orange soundtrack, Carlos delivered the equivalent of a crowd-pleasing lounge set, covering some Classical greatest hits (I have heard enough low budget canned Nutcracker soundtracks that these versions don't even sound particularly electronic to me), a Beatles cover, "What's New Pussycat," the actual wedding march song, and some delightful originals that are just endearingly pleasant. She woul make magnificent space age futuristic art sounds soon after (not to mention a record with Weird Al) but this is just old fashioned fun!

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