Introducing Stereo 70


A&M Records should always be commended for making the extremely difficult task of transferring live sound to wax seem effortless. One could certainly be convinced that this was the pinnacle of stereo sound technology in 1970, and it still sounds pretty impressive nearly 40 years later. 50p well spent!

A&M’s studio, housed in a building situated on La Brea Avenue facing Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, was originally built by and for Charlie Chaplin in 1919 – hence the cheeky Chaplin visual reference on the sleeve.

This handsome collection features A&M co-founder Herb Alpert and his hugely influential Tijuana Brass (which spawned a whole industry of cut-price imitators), the legend that is Burt Bacharach, the voluptuous latin-pop of Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, the honey-toned harmonies of The Sandpipers and the Gallic charms of Claudine Longet – all legitimate brand-leaders in the world of easy listening .

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