Killing Me Softly
- Also Sprach Zarathustra
- Send In The Clowns
- Killing Me Softly With His Song
- Last Tango In Paris
- The Summer Is Coming
- Love Theme from "Lady Sings The Blues"
- Try Again
- Night Sounds
- Living Together, Growing Together
- Don't Ask Me Why
About this album:
Lp recorded May 24-25, 1973 except "Last Tango In Paris" which was recorded on February 9, 1973.
Produced by George Butler
Arranged by Ferrante & Teicher
Recorded at National Recording Studio, N.Y., N.Y.
Recording Engineer: Frank Kulaga
"Last Tango In Paris" arranged by Nick Perito and recorded at T.T.G., Inc., Recording Studios, Los Angeles, Calif. Engineer: Ami Hadani
Solo on "Love Theme From Lady Sings The Blues" by Lois Winter
Ferrante & Teicher With Their Orchestra
Ferrante & Teicher Play Baldwin Pianos
Cover Painting by Peter Green
Album Design by Lloyd Ziff
Art Direction by Mike Salisbury
Lp (stereo): United Artists UA-LA118-F
8-Track (Quad): United Artists UA-DA118-H
CD: Vocalion CDLK 4491 (2-on-1 with In A Soulful Mood)
In the late-1970s, I discovered Ray Conniff while combing through my father's collection of reel-to-reel tapes. I passed over a dozen tapes before the cover girl of Young At Heart caught my eye.
My first experience with Ferrante & Teicher was similar. Sometime during the 1970s, my father graduated from open reels to 8-tracks. He must have gotten a great deal on Reader's Digest tapes because he sure had a lot of them. One Hawaiian album is bad enough but who buys a box set? Fortunately, I found something a bit more "cool" in his 8-track storage case: Ferrante & Teicher's Killing Me Softly with "quadrasonic" sound!
Then one day I heard a radio station broadcast of the title song in stereo and it sounded awful, as if I was hearing only half the music. Years later I found the stereo Lp and I still feel it is much weaker than the original quad mix I heard as a kid. If anyone has transferred the four discrete channels of the 8-track to DVD, please let me know! I’d love to hear it again.
The sequence of songs was a bit different on the two channels of the quad 8-track: