Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Retro Vinyl Finds: Great Film Themes by The New Hollywood Orchestra (Music For Pleasure, 1967)
The first of these appeared in 1967 with Great Film Themes No1 (MFP1204) and No2 (MFP1218).
There was no real premise to these albums except that the music had to be featured in a popular movie.
The first album featured music from Lawrence of Arabia, Gone With The Wind, Exodus and Bridge on The River Kwai while the second release featured The James Bond Theme, Alfie, A Man Could Get Killed and Black Orpheus.
From 1969 onwards most film theme albums were recorded by Geoff Love and His Orchestra so it seems The New Hollywood Orchestra soon became redundant.
The name of The New Hollywood Orchestra sounds fairly generic, so I'm assuming the releases were compiled by Music For Pleasure in order to give an identity to the album series, but if anyone knows anymore information or indeed if you knew of someone who worked on these releases I'd be more than pleased to hear from you!