Words & Music (Swingle II album)

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Words & Music
Swingle II Words & Music.jpg
Studio album by Swingle II
Released 1974
Genre Adult Contemporary
Label CBS
Producer Ward Swingle & Terry Edwards
Swingle II chronology
Madrigals / Love Songs for Madrigals and Madriguys
(1974)Madrigals / Love Songs for Madrigals and Madriguys1974
Words & Music
(1974)
Rags and All that Jazz
(1975)Rags and All that Jazz1975

Words & Music is the second album by the London-based Swingle II singers released in 1974 on the CBS label. The original Paris-based The Swingle Singers recorded regularly for Philips in the 1960s and early 1970s and the successor London-based group (Swingle II) continued to record, for Columbia/CBS, Virgin Classics and other record labels from 1974 to the present.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "The Windmills of Your Mind" (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 2:22
  2. "The Way We Were" (A. Bergman, M. Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) – 2:21
  3. "Maple Leaf Rag ('Satchmo')" (Scott Joplin; arr. Tony Vincent Issacs) - 2:35
  4. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional; arranged by Ward Swingle) - 4:17
  5. Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox) – 3:35
Side 2
  1. "The Entertainer" (Joplin; arr. Isaacs) - 3:36
  2. "Try to Remember" (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) - 2:40
  3. "The Fool on the Hill" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:29
  4. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" (Pete Seeger) – 2:53
  5. "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) – 4:23[1]

Singers[edit]

  • Mary Beverley & Olive Simpson – sopranos
  • Carol Hall & Linda Hirst – contraltos
  • John Potter & Ward Swingle – tenors
  • John Lubbock & David Beavan - basses[1]

Musicians[edit]

  • Ward Swingle – keyboards
  • Daryl Runswick – bass guitar
  • Chris Karan - drums[1]

Production[edit]

  • Arrangements and adaptions: Ward Swingle
  • Producers: Ward Swingle & Terry Edwards
  • Recorded at: CBS Srudios, London
  • Engineer: Bernie O’Gorman
  • Album art direction: Roslav Szaybo (CBS Records)
  • Album photography: Colin Gibbs & Alan Jones

References[edit]

  • CBS S 80554 original album sleeve notes