Syd Lawrence And His Orchestra - Command Performance - Contour - Easy Listening
Track ListingA1 Johnson Rag
A2 The Nearness Of You
A3 My Hero
A4 Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
A5 Rhapsody In Blue
B1 Bugle Call Rag
B2 Moonlight Sonata
B3 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
B4 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
B5 Rainbow Rhapsody
Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
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Information on the Easy Listening GenreEasy listening (also known as orchestral pop) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s. It is related to middle-of-the-road (MOR) music and encompasses instrumental recordings of standards, hit songs and popular non-rock vocals. It was differentiated from the mostly instrumental beautiful music format by its variety of styles, including a percentage of vocals, arrangements and tempos to fit various day parts during the broadcast day.
Easy listening music is often confused with so-called elevator music provided by Muzak Holdings and other music services for malls and elevators, or lounge music, but while it was popular in some of the same venues it bore only modest resemblance to the background sound of this kind of music.
A significant portion of easy listening music is purely instrumental and included some big band and orchestral arrangements of standards, themes from movies, bossa nova hits and small instrumental ensembles playing instrumental versions of popular songs, including light jazz and even some soft rock and roll.