Mel Torme California Suite DMM 180g Import LP
180g Vinyl LP!
Mel Tormé first wrote this suite dedicated to the Golden State as a
twenty-minute piece in 1949 arranged by Neal Hefti and Billy May, with Peggy Lee
providing vocals. Eight years later he recorded this LP-length version arranged
and conducted by Marty Paich, with much more jazz influence than was evident in
the original recording.
Although there are many sections in California Suite that stand as individual
musical entities suitable for playing and enjoying in themselves -- the
interludes "Poor Little Extra Girl," "Got The Date On The Golden Gate" and "They
Go To San Diego," for example -- the composition is a complete work that
deserves to be listened to in that way.
• 180g Vinyl
• Direct Metal Master
• Made in the E.U.
1. The Territory (The Soil Was Good)
2. West Coast Is The Best Coast
3. La Jolla
4. Coney Island
5. Atlantic City Boardwalk
6. They Go To San Diego
1. San Fernando Valley
2. Got The Date On The Golden Gate
4. Six O'Clock (It's Time To Leave the Set)
5. Nothing To Do (But Shed A Tear)
6. Poor Little Extra Girl
7. West Coast Is The Best Coast (Reprise)
Recorded March 19, 1957 in Hollywood, California