Robert Maxwell

Let's Get Away from it All

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Let's Get Away From It All continues the series of fantastic stereo Decca recordings based on themes suitable to the harp, especially the playful harp of Robert Maxwell.

"Canadian Sunset" is bombast including brass, electric organ, and the eerie, abstract vocals of Lois Winter, who adds a sirenish, exotic dimension to four tracks. That alone sets this record apart from Maxwell's other works. "Carioca" is an entirely fresh interpretation only Maxwell could devise: slow tempo but with heavy, almost rock bass.

There are three originals: "Song of the Nairobi Trio" (which was covered by Command percussionist Terry Snyder), an umpteenth version of "Ebb Tide" -- this time with abstract vocals -- and "Sequoia," also with vocals. And some very interesting, spacy things happen in "Let's Get Away From It All."

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