Dancing on a Cloud follows the formula of the Three Suns' 1958 album Let's Dance With the Three Suns by presenting a large number of melodies (41 in this case) as a series of short medleys. The format of the medleys is tightly regimented, with exactly four song excerpts packed into each two- or three-minute piece. Deviating from the formula, each side also contains one complete Cole Porter song, but the album is primarily a source of utilitarian dance music. The Three Suns' arrangements sparkle at times, but Dancing on a Cloud is one of the group's least interesting records, tailored for a society ball 40 years in the past.
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