REB 204 Radio 2 top tunes - Volume 3 by Norrie Paramor and the Midland Radio Orchestra

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Catalogue numberREB 204
TitleRadio 2 top tunes - Volume 3
Artist(s)Norrie Paramor and the Midland Radio Orchestra
Cover conditionVery Good Plus
Record conditionVery Good Plus
BBC records label codeD
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byPolydor Limited
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreRadio
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesREB 204 A A//1v420 05 11 3
REB 204 S B//1v420 05 11 1
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Godfather II [N. Rota]
A2M*A*S*H [Mandel / Altman]
A3Raindrops keep falling on my head [Bacharach]
A4Secret love [Fain / Webster]
A5A Christmas Dream [Webber / Rice]
A6My Little Friend [R.Budd / S. Cahn]
A7The Frightened City [N. Paramor]
B1Cabaret [J. Kander]
B2Scarborough Fair [Arr. A. Gould]
B3The Railway Dream [J. Douglas]
B4Murder on the Orient Express [R. R. Bennett]
B5Whistle down the wind [M. Arnold]
B6Little Nird, Little Bird [Leigh]
B7The Big County [J. Moross]
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Since it was formed in 1973, the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra has achieved great status in the world of popular music. The Orchestra now contributes some seventy tunes every week to Radio Two prgrammes. As well as having its own Saturday evening programme, the M.R.O. can be heard seven days a week somewhere on Radio Two.

On this, the Orchestra's fourth L.P., under the expert musical direction of its resident conductor, norriw paramor, our attention is focused on the cinema and some of the great music that has been composed for the 'big' screen.

The M.R.O. brings its own style to fourteen favourite themes that cover twenty years or so of movie-making. "Secret Love" which featured in the film "Calamity Jane" takes us back to 1953. The theme "Love Said Goodbye" from "Godfathe II" brings us right up to date, to 1975. Westerns, gangsters, musical comedies, detechive thrillers are represented.

Included on the record is "The Frightened City" which Norrie composed for the film of the same name in 1961. The Orchestra also plays "More Than Ever Now", the haunting theme from the 1971 film "The Railway Children", composed by John Douglas. John has been responsible for many of the M.R.O.'s superb orchestrations that are fun to playand so popular with Radio Two listeners.

We hope that you will find enjoyment in listening to this, the Orchestr'a latest offering. It is the kind of music that you can hear from Norrie Paramor and the Midland Radio Orchestra, as we said, any day of the week, somewhere on Radio Two.
David Welsby
BBC Birmingham

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BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

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