CD Durations (Combined): 135.11 (2 hours 15 minutes) / Year: 2016
July 2016 release. 37 tracks (87 tunes) taken from 19 LPs with tracks from 1975-1989 (following on where ‘Maestro’ left off). This is on the same label as the ‘Absolutely Wunderlich’ set from earlier in the year.
Klaus, a skilled and innovative sound engineer, eventually cast aside his trusted solo Hammond organ sound and became the inventor of the ‘Pop Organ Sound’ by, at first, the simple combination of three instruments: Hammond, Lowrey & Wersi. His “Pops” albums assured his place on the world stage. This release is a perfect opportunity for those who have never heard some of his early LPs to enjoy selected tracks from them, possibly for the first time.
Disc One (Running Time: 67.08):
Bonjour mon Amour / In Einem Polenstädtchen / O Sole Mio
La Paloma / Alle Liebe Dieser Erde
The Entertainer / Si / I’m Leaving it (All) Up to You
Tränen Lügen Nicht / She
Fancy Pants / I Can Do It
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do / Sing A Happy Song / Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi
Only Yesterday / Bye Bye Baby
January / Never Can Say Goodbye
The Hustle / The Puzzle
What A Difference A Day Makes / I’m On Fire / Hell Wie Ein Diamant
Maria Elena / Feelings / I Can’t Stop Loving You
I Write the Songs / Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez / A Little Love and Understanding
Daddy Cool / Girls, Girls, Girls / Aber Bitte mit Sahne
Dancing Queen / I Love to Love
Living Next Door to Alice / Beautiful Noise / Anita
Be My Boogie Woogie Baby / Under the Moon of Love
Einsamer Hirte / Ballade Pour Adeline
Oxygene IV / Magic Fly / I Feel Love
Disc Two (Running Time: 68.03):
Rasputin / Summer Nights / You’re the Greatest Lover
The Disco - Beathoven (Symphony No.5) / Take a Chance on Me / You’re the One That I Want
Angel of Mine / Strings of Paradise
Celebration / All Over the World / Ich Steig’ Aus.
Dance Little Bird / This Ole House / Making Your Mind Up
Hands Up / Loreley / You Drive Me Crazy
Mamma Maria / Juliet / Together We’re Strong
Wir Beide Gegen den Wind / Eye in the Sky / Love Isn’t Love
Blue Night Shadow / Mein Tuut Tuut (My Toot Toot)
Comment Ca Va / Am Strand von Griechenland / Männer Brauchen Liebe
Fings Ain’t Wot They Used to Be / Lambeth Walk / Down at the Old Bull & Bush
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Bamsens Fødselsdag / Det Var Pa Frederiksberg Og Andre Steder
Spanish Guitars / Yes, We Have No Bananas
One Night in Bangkok / Ghostbusters
When Day is Done
This collection includes tracks from 19 LPs, including two from each of:
Wunderlich Pops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 (1976-78).
Wunderlich Pops International 1 & 2 (1975-76).
Pop Party 1 (1979).
Pop Organ Hit Party 1 & 2 (1981).
28 Top Hits (1983).
New Wunderlich Pops (1986).
Tour of Britain (1989).
Klaus Wunderlich in Scandinavia (1977).
Strictly for Dancing (1985).
On The Sunny Side of The Street (1984).
…and one track from Romantic Melodies (1984).
KLAUS WUNDERLICH “MAESTRO”
This double CD set contains material from his “Hammond Pops” and “Hits Again” series of LPs released between 1967 and 1974. so compliments this “The Great Pop Organ Sound Of...” set which covers 1975 to 1989. A total of thirty tracks are included, with two medleys from each of volumes 1-10 of “Hammond Pops” and two medleys from each of volumes 1-5 of “Hits Again”.