The Many Moods Of Mad Men

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
£8.99
Release date: 10 Apr 2013

'Fun, camp, joyous and often quite brilliant'  Record Collector

 

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CAT No: FVDD159UPC TEXT: 5055311001593

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A Musical Companion

Rarely has an off-beat television drama managed to captivate global audiences quite like the sharp-suited Mad Men with its exquisitely crafted characters, heart-stopping storylines and painstaking attention to historical detail.  Depicting the ups and downs of a fictional Manhattan advertising agency in the early 1960s, Matthew Weiner’s creation is every bit a visual feast for retrophiles as it is an audio smorgasbord gleaned from the farthest recesses of Pop’s golden age.  The series has attracted legions of “Maddicts”, devotees who yearn to learn where the truth lies.

As integral to Mad Men’s success as its superb casting and pinpoint perfect costumes, is the deft use of original recordings from the 1930s up to and including the present day.  While not always adhering to strict chronology, each well-chosen track nonetheless succeeds in fleshing out a scene or exploring a character from the point at which the script leaves off; the unspoken magic ripe with nuance and emotion. Conveying the dramatic twists, turns, triumphs and tribulations with imagination and flair, Mad Men’s eclectic soundtrack is never less than authentic or thought-provoking.

Being both music lovers and “Maddicts” we at Fantastic Voyage couldn’t resist the challenge to come up with the ultimate collection for fans of the series. Charting the show’s first five seasons, The Many Moods of Mad Men is the most thorough compilation of the period music which has featured so effectively to evoke several generations of characters interacting within the agency’s cut and thrust milieu and in their New York homes.  Researched and annotated by Lucky Parker, and  accompanied by a 20pp booklet illustrated with contemporaneous adverts, this 2CD set presents a richly diverse four-decades-spanning selection of pop, jazz, lounge, folk, country and easy listening, all in the original versions included in the series.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Band Of Gold (Don Cherry)
  2. Caravan (George Jenkins)
  3. On The Street Where You Live (Vic Damone)
  4. I Can Dream, Can’t I? (The Andrews Sisters)
  5. Manhattan (Ella Fitzgerald)
  6. Blue In Green (Miles Davis)
  7. You (The Aquatones)
  8. Non Dimenticar (Percy Faith)
  9. There Will Never Be Another You (The Bud Powell Trio)
  10. Night And Day (Luiz Bonfá)
  11. Botch-A-Me (Rosemary Clooney)
  12. Concierto De Aranjuez (Miles Davis)
  13. Choo Choo Cha Cha (Rinky Dinks)
  14. The Twist (Chubby Checker)
  15. My Special Angel (Bobby Helms)
  16. Volare (The McGuire Sisters)
  17. Gopher Mambo (Yma Sumac)
  18. Metro Polka (Frankie Laine)
  19. Let’s Twist Again (Chubby Checker)
  20. Congratulations Honey (Baby Washington)
  21. Ue o Muite Aruko (Sukiyaki) (Kyu Sakamoto)
  22. Lollipops And Roses (Jack Jones)
  23. Blue Room (Perry Como)
  24. The Theme From A Summer Place (The Percy Faith Orchestra)
  25. I’m In Love (The Pentagons)
  26. Break It To Me Gently (Brenda Lee)

CD2

  1. Early In The Morning (Peter, Paul and Mary)
  2. I’m Through With Love (Marilyn Monroe)
  3. Swingin’ Saints (The Gigalos)
  4. Telstar (The Tornados)
  5. Misirlou (Martin Denny)
  6. What’ll I Do (Johnny Mathis)
  7. Cup Of Loneliness (George Jones)
  8. Stranger On The Shore (Acker Bilk)
  9. To Be Loved (The Pentagons)
  10. Memories Of You (Big Sid Catlett Quartet and Ben Webster)
  11. Song To Woody (Bob Dylan)
  12. I Followed My Heart (Pete Mann)
  13. Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
  14. There’s A Small Hotel (Bobby Van and Kay Coulter)
  15. So Young (Clyde Stacy)
  16. The End Of The World (Skeeter Davis)
  17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Teresa Brewer)
  18. Old Cape Cod (Patti Page)
  19. I Enjoy Being A Girl (Doris Day)
  20. Trust In Me (Etta James)
  21. Zou Bisou Bisou (Gillian Hills)
  22. Ebb Tide (Ken Griffin)
  23. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) (The Crystals)
  24. I Should Not Be Seeing You (Connie Conway)
  25. Sweepin’ The Clouds Away (Maurice Chevalier)