Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Francis Scott and His Orchestra - Moods for Candlelight


Well, Happy New Year! I hope y'all had a great holiday season and that 2007 brings only good things to you! I took a little holiday from the blog, but I'm ready to get going again! Thanks to all who have been leaving comments - I have read them, but I just haven't gotten a chance to respond. Thank you all for your nice wishes and comments.

The first album I'm posting for the new year is called "Moods for Candlelight" by Francis Scott and His Orchestra. It's a very soothing album - perfect to listen to when you're all stressed out and need to relax. After all the hectic-ness (is that a word?) of the holidays, I know I needed something soothing to listen to, so that's why I picked this album. It's also great to listen to while reading or working (I'll be loading it to my MP3 player so I can listen to it at work). I couldn't find any information on it as to what year is was produced, but it's on the Capitol label, number T304, if that helps. Here are the liner notes:
The beauteous hue of radiant candlelight Reflected on the face of one so dear... Treasured moments that reach their height of rapture ... amid soft strains of music near.

Picture a setting of gleaming candlelight... alluring melodies painting a romantic backdrop for these lovely leisure moments with one close to your heart.

In this album, the talented young arranger-conductor Francis Scott, has carefully preserved the melodies of these songs you know so well... yet has artfully fashioned them into exquisite and sentimental musical moods.

Capitol presents this very special music for that very special occasion. Romantic, mood-inspiring melodies to provoke softly-spoken words and understanding glances.

Light your candles - enjoy your Moods for Candlelight!
Track listing for Francis Scott and His Orchestra - Moods for Candlelight:

Side 1:
1. The Touch of Your Lips
2. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
3. It's a Blue World
4. It Had to Be You
5. How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)
6. My Heart Stood Still

Side 2:
1. Just a Memory
2. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
4. More Than You Know
5. Remember
6. This Love of Mine

5 comments:

mel said...

Hi esther,

Lovely share - right up my street.

Thanks so much and all the best for 2007.

Esther said...

Thanks, Mel! Glad you like it! And Happy New Year to you!

VinylFinder63 said...

Hi Esther
I just found your blog and I love it!. I also have this Lp but in it's 10" version which only has 8 tracks. My guess is that Moods for Candlelight was released in the early 50's (50-53) as by the middle of the decade, most labels stopped making 10"Lps and concentrated on 12" Lps. But I also could be totally wrong. In any case, the music is very enjoyable and I thank you for posting it. I cant wait to hear the rest of the songs!.
Cheers
Luis

Jim Bruce said...

Esther hello. I remember buying two Scott 10" LPs in the early 1950's after hearing them played over the radio. The other LP is Moods for Twilight. I played them a lot. The orchestra and arrangements are great. I can post a list of songs for "Twilight" if anyone is interested. I would like to know more about Scott and the people in the orchestra. It's interesting that there are no vocals.
Jim

DBQPAUL said...

Now that I know there's an interest, I'm going to post MOODS FOR FIRELIGHT by Francis Scott & His Orchestra on my blog.

http://niceandeasy-dbqpaul.blogspot.com/

I have quite a few other interesting titles that you might find interesting. And, plan to post my entire collection of Longinnes Symphonette tracks - some really excellent arrangements.

dbqpaul@mchsi.com