Various Artists

Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica

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This Él Records single-disc collection provides a fun glimpse into the exotica music of the late '50s and early '60s. Alongside pioneers of the genre like Arthur Lyman, Les Baxter, and Martin Denny are lesser-heard tracks from Paul Conrad, Robert Drasnin, and Markko Polo Adventurers. Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica is a well-chosen primer for casual listeners.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:48 Spotify
2 3:18 Spotify
3 4:10 Spotify
4 2:07 Spotify
5 3:07
6 2:33 Spotify
7 2:18 Spotify
8
2:26 Spotify
9 2:49 Spotify
10 3:33 Spotify
11 2:25 Spotify
12 4:36 Spotify
13 2:47 Spotify
14 3:06 Spotify
15 2:50 Spotify
16 3:32 Spotify
17 1:57 Spotify
18 2:46 Spotify
19 2:54 Spotify
20 4:25 Spotify
21 4:40 Spotify
22 4:30 Spotify
23 3:57 Spotify
24 2:09 Spotify
25 4:03 Spotify
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