Leo Addeo & His Orchestra

A Sound Spectacular in Total Dynamics

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"The best sound around...the excitement of sound in motion" is what the album promises. It's half a decade after the RCA Stereo Action series, and Leo Addeo is still going strong. With only ten tunes, A Sound Spectacular in Total Dynamics is a little light, but Addeo fans will not be disappointed. All tracks are at least good, and "Ain't We Got Fun" is remarkable. While it must have been hopelessly square in 1968, there is a timelessness to these old standards. Freshness in the arrangements must be entirely the product of Addeo's "space-age" enthusiasm. The barrels roll in "Beer Barrel Polka," and "The Old Gray Mare" makes horsey sounds. Unnecessary as it may be to return to the Stereo Action experience, A Sound Spectacular in Total Dynamics is passable, at least if you like Leo Addeo.