(Is This The Way To) Amarillo? & Other Retro Classics
- Alexander L'Estrange
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- FABER MUSIC
The love of all things retro is a collective cultural obsession through which we celebrate a fondness for bygone days. This collection represents three of the best-known and classic retro hits that, over time, have captured hearts and imaginations everywhere.
Although written by Americans Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, '(Is this the way to) Amarillo?' was a massive UK hit in 1971 when it was recorded by Tony Christie. The song was re-released in 2005 when comedian Peter Kay teamed up with Christie to record it for Comic Relief. 'Dream a little dream of me' was a classic 60s hit made famous by 'Mama' Cass Elliot of the Mamas and Papas, although it was originally written in the 1930s. The collection is completed with 'Can't take my eyes of you' that first became a hit in 1967 with top 'easy listening' crooner Andy Williams.
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