101 STRINGS - 2 LP SETMILLION SELLER HITS & GREATEST HITS101 STRINGS - 2 LP SET - MILLION SELLER HITS & GREATEST HITS * ALSHIRE RECORDS PRESS - NM 9/10 *101 STRINGS - 2 LP SET MILLION SELLER HITS & GREATEST HITS * NM 9/10 * One of the most prolific and reliable names in instrumental easy listening music, the 101 Strings Orchestra has literal...18.00


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101 STRINGS - 2 LP SET MILLION SELLER HITS & GREATEST HITS * NM 9/10 * One of the most prolific and reliable names in instrumental easy listening music, the 101 Strings Orchestra has literally recorded hundreds of albums since its inception in 1957. Their trademark sound is built on a reverence for melody, pristine production, and a pleasant, relaxing ambiance; while occasional albums have concentrated on brass, piano, guitars, and even mild rock & roll rhythms, the string section -- true to the group's name -- nearly always remains front and center, because of its lush, soothing sound qualities. Most of their albums were built around some unifying theme, whether the work of a well-known artist or songwriter, a specific topic (patriotism, holidays, et al.), TV/ movie themes, songs from a particular country, revampings of familiar tunes from other genres, and so on. The group was founded by producer/engineer Dick L. Miller, who was searching for a way to mimic the sound and style of orchestras led by "name" conductors like Mantovani, without the expense involved in securing their services. He hit upon the idea of recruiting unknown European groups at a much lower cost, and made the 101 Strings Orchestra into something of a brand name (since the personality of the group rested with the arrangements, the individual musicians were somewhat interchangeable, so long as they could play in the preset style). The orchestra's first home was Miller's own Somerset label and their first arranger was Robert Lowden; he was followed by Joseph Kuhn and Monte Kelly in turn, all of whom wrote occasional original numbers as well. In 1964, Miller sold the whole 101 Strings package to the Alshire label, which continued to turn out product with assembly line regularity over the next few decades. During their first decade, the 101 Strings would occasionally offer a more experimental album as a change of pace, but that all stopped after their fan base's reaction to 1968's futuristic and at times unsettling Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 (which became a sought-after item among latter-day space age pop fans). In 1995, Madacy Entertainment purchased the Alshire label and began reissuing a great deal of the 101 Strings back catalog on CD, not to mention new material. (AMG) A Note on ALSHIRE RECORDS: Record company - Not a label! - founded by Al Sherman in 1964, who bought the Somerset catalog from David L. Miller. Now defunct, it is also known as Alshire International. Please use the label as displayed on your release, either Alshire or A/S Records. In 1973, Alshire Records established a facility for manufacturing their own product and that of related labels, including a vinyl pressing plant. The firm became an audio CD and DVD duplication company in 1995. In 2006 it was acquired by Reel Picture Productions, LLC from San Diego and has been completely absorbed by the new owners. Sublabel A/S Records Contact Info: Alshire International, P.O. Box 7107, Burbank, 91505 California (DSC) 101 Strings ‎– 101 Strings Play Million Seller Hits Of Today Label: Alshire ‎– S-5156 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1969 Track List: A1 Mrs. Robinson A2 Feelin' Groovy A3 Homeward Bound A4 When The Trees That Are Green Turn To Brown Written-By – Monty Kelly A5 Scarborough Fair B1 The Boxer B2 The Sounds Of Silence B3 I Am A Rock B4 Orange Grove Avenue Written-By – Monty Kelly B5 Trav'lin' Again Written-By – Monty Kelly Manufactured By – Alshire International Directed By [Recording] – Jack Dorsey Orchestra, Strings – 101 Strings Written-By, Composed By – Simon And Garfunkel* 101 Strings ‎– Greatest Hits Of The 101 Strings Label: Alshire International, Inc. ‎– S-5299 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo Country: US Released: 1973 Track List: A1 Malaguena A2 Havah Nagilah A3 Zorba The Greek (Theme) A4 Polish Folk Song-Medley A5 A Taste Of Soul B1 Meadowland B2 Manhattan Rhapsody B3 Hawiian Magic B4 Blue Danube B5 Guatanamera CLEANED ON VPI HW-27 TYPHOON [6-STEP PROCESS] LP’s RE-SLEEVED IN AUDIOPHILE QUALITY INNER SLEEVES JACKETS PROTECTED BY HIGH QUALITY JACKET PROTECTORS STORED HVAC SHIPPED IN DEDICATED LP BOX/MAILER ***TERMS OF SALE*** 1) Buyer responsible for PayPal Fees & Shipping costs. 2) MEDIA MAIL/TRACKING/INSURED [USA ONLY] 3) ASK ABOUT COMBINED SHIPPING 4) NOTE: I will not ship to certain "high risk" countries. ASK before you buy/bid. 5) Subject to prior sale on other sites, forums, & blogs 6) If you have received NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, you MAY NOT BID/BUY. 7) NO RETURNS ON SEALED LP’s FOR ANY REASON 8) !! ASK ABOUT FEE FREE OPTIONS !! *** AURALIC AUDIO FULL LINE DEALER ** *** RYAN SPEAKERS – A FULL LINE DEALER *** ~ LP SALES & COLLECTION ACQUISITIONS ~ “WE BUY LP COLLECTIONS” Thank you for looking.
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