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Saturday, May 23, 2009

THE MUSIC OF CLEOPATRA ON THE NILE



MOUNT VERNON MUSIC
MVM 102
Circa 1950s
MONO


Cleopatra was synonymous with all things exotic since the memory of red blooded man was first recorded. Her famed beauty and charm are legendary. In this album of oriental music, we have recreated the musical atmosphere that surrounded the fabulous Cleopatra where ever she went.

The aura of lush living is confirmed via the sensuous sound created by native musicians playing the authentic instruments of the time of Cleopatra.

Dancing girls with mysterious motions, stir gentle breezes with their perfumed veils as they sway to the strains of this, the most exotic music of all time.

Imagine yourself bedecked in golden finery, attended by gleaming Nubians whose only mission is to cater to your every whim, and you will have completed the picture of “The Music of Cleopatra on the Nile”.


SIDE A:

LOVE BARGE


EGYPTIAN MOON


OASIS


DANCE OF THE PERFUMED VEILS


EXOTICA





SIDE B:

THE NILE


PALM RENDEZVOUS


PASSIONATA


SONG OF THE PYRAMIDS


CLEO'S DREAM




Editor's note: A big sound, Madonna's charcoal art doppleganger and album cleavage: What more can you ask for?

Side A is pretty good for an no-musician roster album and especially the first two tracks, "Love Barge" and Egyptian Moon". "Egyptian Moon" could easily be the theme song for some NPR show intro. Entertaining mood music to say the least. Too bad nobody is putting out stuff like this these days!

Oh yeah, keep your ears on for the band leader shouting encouragement to the players! Bravo.

6 comments:

pat said...

I think the "Madonna charcoal art doppleganger" is supposed Liz Taylor as Cleopatra, from the 1963 film Cleopatra.

R. O. said...

I imagine so since it's basically a generic soundtrack taking advantage of the movie. I'll have to take a listen and see if the music in that film was half as good as this stuff.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Sorry to bother you but could there be a re-upload on this one?
Thank you very much for your time!

R. O. said...

This is another of the lost records of mine though I did put the entire album on YouTube if you're interested in hearing it. Search the link below an you will eventually find it: http://www.youtube.com/user/recordoobscura

R. O. said...

Actually...it looks like they deleted my account so click here and the others will show up in related videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsfBJ0Lm3BQ

Dirk Bill said...

Wow, great post! I had no problems with the files except for some reason A side tracks 4 & 5 and B side track 4 will not download. Just so you know. Still finding more and more on your blog; thank you again!