The Swingle Singers discography

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The Paris-based Swingle Singers recorded regularly for Philips in the 1960s and early 1970s and the successor London-based group continued to record, for Columbia / CBS, Virgin Classics and other record labels from 1974 to the present.

The Swingle Singers (Paris, 1962 – 1973)[edit]

Swingle II / The Swingles / The (New) Swingle Singers (London, 1974 – present)[edit]

  • Madrigals / Love Songs for Madrigals and Madriguys (1974) CBS / Columbia
  • Words & Music (1974) CBS
  • Rags and All that Jazz (1976) CBS
  • Lovin' You: Words and Music Vol. 2 (1976) CBS
  • Baroque (1976) CBS
  • Luciano Berio and Swingle II - A-Ronne / Cries Of London (1976) Decca
  • English and French Songs (1977) RCA
  • Pieces of Eight (1977) CBS
  • Swingle Bells (1978) Moss Music Group / EMI
  • No Time to Talk (1979) CBS
  • Swingle Skyliner (1979) Moss Music Group / EMI
  • Folio (1980) Moss Music Group / EMI
  • The Swingle Singers "Live" in New York '82 (2006) Swing CD R01 (archive release)
  • Reflections (1985)
  • Instrumentals (1986), Polydor
  • Live at Ronnie Scott's (1987)
  • The Swingle Singers Christmas Album (1987) Swing CD 3 - Made in England
  • Azio Corghi: Mazapegul, Ballet for vocal octet and oboe composed in 1985, recorded on Dischi Ricordi CRMCD 1006 (1988)
  • 1812 (1989) Swing CD4, reissued by Virgin Classics (1995) – a mix of 8 studio and 7 live tracks
  • The Bach Album (1991) Swing CD5, reissued by Virgin Classics as Bach Hits Back (1994) augmented of 5 tracks
  • A Cappella Amadeus, A Mozart Celebration (1991) Virgin Classics
  • Around the World, Folk Songs (1991) Virgin Classics – aka (Around the World) Folk Music
  • Luciano Berio: Sinfonia, Eindrücke (1992) Erato – performance with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Pierre Boulez
  • Notability (1993) Swing CD7
  • The Story of Christmas (1994) Swing CD8, reissued by Primarily A Cappella (1998)
  • Pretty Ring Time (1994) Swing CD9
  • New World (1995) Swing CD10
  • The Swingle Singers Sing Irving Berlin (1996) Sanctuary Records - aka Nothing But Blue Skies, The Irving Berlin Songbook, aka A Celebration of the Voice aka Top Hat White Tie and Tails
  • The Swingle Singers, Live! (1997) Swing CD11
  • Screen Tested (1998) Swing CD12
  • Ticket to Ride - A Beatles Tribute (1999) Swing CD15, reissued by Primarily A Cappella (2002)
  • Keyboard Classics (2000) Swing CD16, reissued by Primarily A Cappella (2002) – aka Dabadaba Classics, King
  • Live in Japan (2001) Swing CD17 (recorded in December 2000)
  • Mood Swings (2002) Swing CD18 – Primarily A Cappella, aka Dabadaba Swing, King
  • Retrospective: The 40th Anniversary Show (2003) Swing CD19 - Primarily A Cappella (live)
  • Unwrapped (2004) Swing CD20 - Signum – aka Just Voices: A Cappella Christmas (Evosound)
  • Dido's Lament (2005) Swing CD S01 – EP
  • Beauty and the Beatbox (2007) Signum – with beatbox artist, Shlomo
  • Ferris Wheels (2009) Swing CD22
  • Yule Songs (2011) Swing CD23 – EP
  • Weather to Fly (2013) World Village
  • The 50th Anniversary Album (???) - to be released probably end 2013

Notable compilations[edit]

  • Anyone for Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi? (1986) Philips / Phonogram France – a single disc combining Anyone for Mozart? (aka Swinging Mozart) and Going Baroque (aka de Bach aux Baroques), minus one track from the latter ("Allegro" from Händel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6)
  • Compact Jazz: The Swingle Singers (1987) Mercury – a single disc compilation of the complete Place Vendôme collaboration of the Paris-based Swingle Singers with the Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Encounter), complemented with 6 tracks from Getting Romantic and 3 tracks from Spanish Masters / Sounds of Spain
  • Compilation Album (Reflections & Live at Ronnie Scotts) (1989) Swing CD1/2
  • Jazz Sebastian Bach (2000) Philips / Phonogram – a single disc combining Bach's Greatest Hits (aka Jazz Sébastien Bach) and Back to Bach (aka Jazz Sébastien Bach 2)
  • Swingle Singers (2005) Philips – 11 disc boxed set of all 11 Philips recordings (from 1963~1972) by the original Swingle Singers
  • (Best of) The Swingle Singers (2005) Virgin Classics – a single disc compilation of 15 tracks from the 4 albums from the London-based group published in the early 1990s by Virgin Classics: 1 track from 1812, 5 tracks from Bach Hits Back, 5 tracks from Around the World, Folk Songs and 4 tracks from A Cappella Amadeus, A Mozart Celebration. The same compilation had been published by Virgin France in 1991 with the title Swingle Singers La Compilation
  • The Swingle Singers: Anthology (2009) Virgin Classics – 4 disc boxed set of the 4 previously released Virgin Classics albums from the London-based group of the late '80's / early '90's
  • Swing Sing (2009) Sony – a single disc compilation of tracks from Swingle II (London) recordings of the 1970s on CBS Records, culled from Rags and All that Jazz (complete), Lovin' You: Words and Music vol. 2 (6 tracks), Words and Music (2 tracks) and No Time to Talk (1 track)

Other recordings[edit]

  • Idsteiner Schloss Konzerte 79/80
  • Sonnets of Desolation / Visions and Spels (1984) Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) SD 515 – "features The New Swingle Singers on side one performing Ben Johnston's "Sonnets of Desolation" and the New Verbal Workshop on side two performing Johnston's "Visions and Spels"
  • Let's All Get Together (1984) – with Ad Libitum and The Bengt Hallberg Trio

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