Magic Voices

Magic Voices

by The Singers Unlimited


Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/1998
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453913028
catalogNumber: 539130


Disc 1

  1. Sesame Street
  2. It Never Entered My Mind
  3. Children's Games
  4. The Gentle Rain
  5. A Child Is Born
  6. The Shadow of Your Smile
  7. Catherine
  8. Once Upon a Summertime
  9. Here's That Rainy Day
  10. Both Sides Now
  11. London by Night
  12. Here, There & Everywhere
  13. Lullaby
  14. Michelle
  15. The Fool on the Hill
  16. Emily
  17. Since You Asked
  18. More I Can Not Wish You
  19. Try to Remember

Disc 2

  1. Just in Time
  2. My Foolish Heart
  3. Stone Ground Seven
  4. Sleep Loved
  5. Someone to Watch Over Me
  6. Honeysuckle Rose
  7. Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah
  8. Prelude to a Kiss
  9. It Had to Be You
  10. Impossible
  11. Spring Is Here
  12. But Beautiful
  13. We Could Be Flying
  14. Violets For Your Furs
  15. Invitation
  16. Cherry
  17. Ecstasy
  18. Let There Be Love
  19. My One and Only Love
  20. Wave
  21. Goodbye

Disc 3

  1. The More I See You
  2. Sleepy Time Gal
  3. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  4. Angel Eyes
  5. As Time Goes By
  6. I'll Remember April
  7. If I Didn't Care
  8. Sentimental Journey
  9. In the Still of the Night
  10. Clair
  11. Killing Me Softly With His Song
  12. Yesterday
  13. My Romance
  14. Lost in the Stars
  15. April in Paris
  16. Girl Talk
  17. Nature Boy
  18. I Don't Know Where I Stand
  19. Autumn in New York
  20. Like Someone in Love
  21. Indian Summer

Disc 4

  1. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  2. A Time For Love
  3. On Green Dolphin Street
  4. So Many Stars
  5. Feeling Free With Patrick B.
  6. Ja-Da
  7. Skylark
  8. On a Clear Day
  9. I'm Shadowing You
  10. Where Is the Love
  11. Bye Bye Blues
  12. 'Round Midnight
  13. Cry Me a River
  14. Born to Be Blue
  15. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  16. Mood Indigo
  17. Gotcha
  18. Why Don't You Do Right?
  19. When I Fall in Love

Disc 5

  1. Sweet Georgia Brown
  2. When April Comes Again
  3. Just Friends
  4. The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye
  5. I Got Rhythm
  6. Don't Get Around Much Any More
  7. When the Sun Comes Out
  8. Eleanor Rigby
  9. She Was Too Good to Me
  10. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
  11. Deep Purple
  12. Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)
  13. I Loved You
  14. Mona Lisa
  15. Feelings
  16. Gymnopedies No. 1
  17. Yours Truly, Rosa
  18. Marlies
  19. How Beautiful Is Night
  20. Eventide

Disc 6

  1. We've Only Just Begun
  2. It Could Happen to Happen to You
  3. Soon It's Gonna Rain
  4. Where Is Love
  5. My Ship
  6. You've Got a Friend
  7. Jennifer's Rabbitt
  8. Look Around
  9. Snowfall
  10. If
  11. Air (From the Suite in D)
  12. Tangerine
  13. Laura
  14. Lullaby of the Leaves
  15. You Are My Sunshine
  16. Sophisticated Lady
  17. Beautiful Friendship, A, (This Is the End of)
  18. It Might as Well Be Spring
  19. Chelsea Morning
  20. Dindi
  21. Pieces of Dreams

Disc 7

  1. Anything Goes
  2. The Way We Were
  3. One More Time, Chick Corea
  4. Sweet Lorraine
  5. Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
  6. Someone to Light up My Life
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Entertainer
  9. All the Things You Are
  10. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  11. I Wish You Love
  12. Easy to Love
  13. Where or When
  14. Close Enough For Love
  15. Mountain Greenery
  16. Lullaby of Birdland
  17. Fallin' in Love With Love
  18. Nina Never Knew
  19. Bass-Ically Speaking
  20. Willow Weep For Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Singers Unlimited   Primary Artist
Ed Bickert   Guitar
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Vibes
Louis Hayes   Drums
Roger Kellaway   Piano,Celeste
Dave McMurdo   Trombone
Bill Perkins   Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Tom Scott   Reeds
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Shew   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Don Thompson   Bass
Eberhard Weber   Bass
Hooper   Piano
Moe Koffman   Reeds
Sam Noto   Trumpet
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Charly Antolini   Drums
Guido Basso   Trumpet
Danny Stiles   Trumpet
Eugene Amaro   Reeds
Jim Atlas   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Drums
Bruce Cassidy   Trumpet
James Dale   Piano
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Len Dresslar   Vocals
Robert Farnon   Conductor
Dan Ferguson   Guitar
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Clare Fischer   Conductor
Gary Grant   Trumpet
John Guerin   Drums
Bonnie Herman   Vocals
Jim Hughart   Bass
Ron Hughes   Trombone
Bob Livingston   Trombone
Warren Luening   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bob Magnusson   Bass
Ian McDougall   Trombone
Marty Morell   Percussion
Gary Morgan   Reeds
George Mraz   Bass
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Porcaro   Percussion,Drums
Gene Puerling   Vocals
Tom Radtke   Percussion,Drums
Emil Richards   Percussion
George Roberts   Trombone
George Stimpson   French Horn
Erich Traugott   Trumpet
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Rick Wilkins   Reeds
Pat Ferreri   Guitar
Bobby West   Bass
Pat Williams   Conductor
Jerry Coleman   Drums
Steven Schaeffer   Drums
David Duke   French Horn
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Sergio Mendes   Composer
Judy Collins   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Brown   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Scott Joplin   Composer
Charles Mingus   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Claude Thornhill   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Morris Albert   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Lionel Bart   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
David Bennett   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Carroll Coates   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Robert Farnon   Composer
Toby Foster   Engineer
Charles Fox   Composer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Bud Green   Composer
Don Hahn   Engineer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Christian Kellersmann   Executive Producer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Charles Mitchell   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Gene Puerling   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
David Raksin   Composer
Joe Raposo   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Rolf Donner   Engineer
Ian Grant   Composer
Chauncey Gray   Composer
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
Bert Lown   Composer
Dirk Rudolph   Art Direction
Bob Carlton   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Ruth Lowe   Composer
John Klenner   Composer
George Cory   Composer
Milton Drake   Composer
Anne Schulte   translation
Roger Nichols   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Stephen Weiss   Composer
Tom Jones   Composer
Frederick Hamm   Composer
Pat Johnston   Composer
Lionel Rand   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
G. Wood   Composer
Paul Mann   Composer

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Magic Voices 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I disagree entirely with Jim. Anyone with any interest in vocal music would pay this amount or more to get 7 CD's worth of textbook vocal music. There are colleges that are now offering courses on Mr. Puerling's arrangements and when you pick up these CD's, you'll hear why. You have heard nothing like it before and you will hear nothing of its kind again. Immerse yourself in a world where 4 actual singers become 8, 16, 24, or even a hundred! Multi-harmony overdubbing begins and ends here, folks. It doesn't get any better. Mr. Puerling is also the father of open-harmony. Without him, you don't have harmony the way we know it today. This box set should be required listening for any music theory class. On top of that, it is absolutely fun to listen to. The arrangements don't get so caught up in themselves that they cease to be fun or to feel. Rather, the cerebral approach to these standards actually enhances the romanticism and the fun of the individual songs. The sound on this package is also first rate. The clarity is quite a stunning thing to behold. The booklet that is enclosed is also beautifully annotated and comes with interviews from Bonnie Herman & Gene Puerling, as well as an interview with the original engineer, Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great music- Does not get any better than this - But much to expensive Jim
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are currently colleges offering courses on Gene Puerling's vocal arranging style and, once you take in this magnificent boxed set, you'll understand why. The man who invented open-harmony vocal arranging, Gene Puerling, Len Dresslar, Don Shelton, & Bonnie Herman created many albums during their ten year existence during the 70's and they're all collected here (save the Xmas album which remains in print separately). Gene also did the arrangements and sang with the group, The Hi-Lo's. They are also worth checking out. The arrangements are simply as good as it gets and the vocals are flawlessly executed in all cases. In Gene's hands, four voices turn into nearly a hundred (check out "Fool On The Hill"). The song choices are also first rate in most cases. The quality of the sound on this boxed set is breathtaking. The original engineer, Hans Bruner-Schwer, digitally remastered all the original MPS albums and restored them to pristine clarity and fullness. For anyone interested in imaginative vocal arrangements and pitch-perfect singing, this boxed set is for you. You'll also very clearly hear where the arrangers for Take 6, The Manhattan Transfer, and other popular vocal groups got their style. Just listen to Take 6's first album and you'll be amazed by how directly they rip off the Singers Unlimited's vocal sound. As far as the price is concerned, I promise it's worth it..:)