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Pure Exotica: As Dug by Lux & Ivy


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• Focussing on the recent resurgence of interest in exotica, space age bachelor pad music and the weird side of easy listening.

• Both variations of the exotica genre as dug by much loved record collectors The Cramps’ Lux And Ivy.

• Featuring the celebrated masters of the art; Martin Denny, Lex Baxter and Arthur Lyman plus rarities from the jazz world and journeymen exploitation experts including film composer Henry Mancini and sonic explorers Stan Kenton and Phil Moore.

• One disc of sound effect-infiltrated easy listening plus a fine selection of darker, more intense sounds veering towards the weird and wonderful world of Nexotica.

• Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

Tracklist

DISC ONE – EXOTICA LITE
1. BALI HA’I – Martin Denny
2. MAGIC ISLANDS – Arthur Lyman
3. EBB TIDE – The Living Strings
4. BALSA BOAT – Elisabeth Waldo
5. MOON OF MANAKOORA – Henry Mancini
6. DAY DREAM – Phil Moore
7. I TALK TO THE TREES – Ruth Welcome
8. VOODOO DREAMS – Martin Denny
9. SINGING BAMBOOS – Martin Denny
10. PAPAGAYO – Les Baxter
11. CARAVAN – Tak Shindo
12. PALM SPRINGS – Ray Anthony
13. TEMPLE DANCE – Webley Edwards
14. STONE GOD – Martin Denny
15. ALGIERS – Bianchi
16. MOON OVER A RUINED CASTLE – Arthur Lyman
17. NOW IS THE HOUR – Leo Addeo
18. DAWN UNDER THE SEA – Les Baxter

DISC TWO – EXOTICA DARK
1. ROOM 43 – Ray Anthony
2. DESPAIR – Les Baxter
3. OCHUN – Johnny Richards
4. HAIL THE KING – Olatunji
5. POLYNESIAN SUITE – Buddy Collette (with narration by Robert Sorrels)
6. BESAME MUCHO – Ralph Font
7. LEGEND OF THE RAIN – Arthur Lyman
8. VOODOO – Robert Drasnin
9. HEAD HUNTERS – John McFarland
10. FOGGY RECOLLECTIONS – Jack Fascinato
11. HYSTERIA – Richard Shores
12. 125TH STREET PROPHET – Phil Moore
13. LA SUERTE DE LOS TONTOS (FORTUNE OF FOOLS) – Stan Kenton
14. PERDIDO – Marty Gold
15. ANGER – Bill Russo
16. INCANTATION – Richard Hayman