Percy Faith

The Legend at His Best

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THE LEGEND AT HIS BEST is a pair of CDs housed in a sturdy wooden box. However, for those who have no particular need for sturdy wooden boxes, both CDs, CAMELOT/MY FAIR LADY and TARA'S THEME/JEALOUSY, are available separately. Faith's instrumental arrangements of songs from the Lerner and Loewe musicals MY FAIR LADY and CAMELOT are two of his most popular albums, and this 78-minute CD combines the complete contents of both. TARA'S THEME and JEALOUSY, two later albums, are respectively a collection of movie themes (including the 1961 hit "Theme From A Summer Place," probably Faith's best-known song) and one of Faith's concept albums, this time of broodingly romantic love songs. Other highlights include an idiosyncratic reworking of the theme from the 1958 Jacques Tati film MON ONCLE.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:58
2 1:57
3 2:38
4 2:17
5 4:14
6 2:19
7 1:53
8 3:31
9 3:32
10 2:22
11 3:50
12 2:28
13 2:17
14 3:59
15 3:00
16 2:29
17 3:39
18 2:46
19 3:20
20 3:39
21 2:56
22 3:28
23 2:32

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:12
2 2:37
3 2:43
4 3:58
5 3:14
6 2:43
7 2:24
8 3:19
9 2:38
10 3:02
11 2:52
12 2:45
13 3:56
14 3:07
15 4:07
16 3:09
17 4:36
18 3:58
19 3:53
20 4:09
21 3:16
22 4:19
23 3:43
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