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Arthur Fiedler "Superstar"

In the 70's, anyone could be a hippie!

Wow! Check out Arthur Fiedler, dressed up in his best 70's flower power, conducting the Boston Pops in a whirlwind tour of the music of the day. This all-hit lineup starts with Jesus Christ Superstar and delivers such favorites as Proud Mary, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Let It Be. Those might be standard fare on albums of this type, but you really have to hand it to Fiedler for covering the Partridge Family's I Think I Love You and the Piero Umilani tune Mah-Nah Mah-Nah, both of which are on this album.

Arthur Fiedler is no slouch. A lesser conductor might have taken the conservative road with tunes like these, but Fiedler gives real meaning to the word "interpretation". I particularly like the way he covers Let It Be, taking it all over the map with sudden changes in mood and tempo and extra notes thrown in during the bridge sections for good measure. I guess that's why Fiedler got to appear on album covers with beams of stars coming out of his forehead while his stuffier colleagues stuck to tuxedos and Beethoven. Bravo!

Arthur Fiedler
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Songs:

Let It Be (MP3) A great interpretation of the Beatles hit!
I Think I Love You (MP3) Classical music meets the Partridge Family! Did somebody ask for this?



Your Comments:

jb (jbbsun@aol.com) says:
We have a number of Arthur Fielder/Boston Pops LPs and one 78 from my mother's collection that we're selling. Here's the list. Anyone interested can e-mail me at jbbsun@aol.com.
1) Les Sylphides, Boston Pops w/Arthur Fiedler. Three-record set. 119551. RCA Victor. 78.
2) A Taste of Honey, Boston Pops, RCA, stereo, LP.
3) Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler, Boston Tea Party, RCA Victor. LP.
4) Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, RCA Victor. LP.
5) Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler, 90 Minutes with Arthur Fiedler, Realistic. LP.
6) Boston Pops, Greatest Hits of the 40s, Arthur Fiedler, RCA Stereo. LP.
7) Boston Pops, Arthur Fielder, Play Glenn Miller?s Biggest Hits, Red Seal Stereo. LP.
8) Boston Pops, Arthur Fieldler, What the World Needs Now, Burt Bacharach Songbook, Polydor. LP.
9) Boston Pops, The Best of Arthur Fieldler and the Boston Pops, RCA Victor. Stereo. LP.
10) High Five Fiedler, Boston Pops, RCA Victor, high fidelity, LP.
11)1812 Overture, Boston Pops, RCA, high fidelity, LP.
12) Selections from My Fair Lady, Boston Pops, RCA Victor, mono, LP.
13) Greatest Hits of the 60s, Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops, RCA, stereo, water damage.
14) High Five Fiedler, Boston Pops, RCA Victor, high fidelity, LP.
15) 1812 Overture, Boston Pops, RCA, high fidelity, LP.

(01-03-2002)

John Wayne (Johnwayne_102@hotmail.com) says:
I think it's a joke to use the gigantic symphony orchestra for popular music (10-31-2001)

Justin says:
I'm still kind of partial to my "Saturday Night Fiedler" on 8-Track! (10-30-2001)

Ron Burns (rjburns@spectranet.ca) says:
I have this album. I am willing to sell to best offerer. I have just about all the albums listed on this site. My contact information is included. Ron Burns
550 CHILDS DR
MILTON,ONTARIO,CANADA L9T 3P3
1-(905)-876-3245 (07-25-2001)

Romina (rombarnie@hotmail.com) says:
troppo mistico :-) (06-17-2001)

The Lone Beatnik (cujoe76@yahoo.com) says:
Not to mention that Fiedler has a bad case of pinkeye. (I spelled Fiedler right this time *pat on the back*) (06-14-2001)

The Lone Beatnik (cujoe76@yahoo.com) says:
Fielder is the antichrist! Fielder is the antichrist! Look at him.. so Einstein-esque. That smile says one of two things: a) I have gas. b) I am the antichrist and I have gas. Did you notice the stars coming out of his forehead? Rumour has it that those stars were originally pentagrams, but the record execs decided against it. (06-14-2001)

ole (olings@hotmail.com) says:
cheesus!Plumbers at the rythm section and prostitutes with the brass!!This thing alone is good enough reason to invent the time machine.I mean,to prevent that the world gets influenced in some kind of way.... (09-13-2000)

Vynyl Junkie (SASdj@Yahoo.com) says:
Hey, Darrin - I too have the "Saturday Night Fiedler" LP. Pretty bad. You can actually tell that the musicians resented having to do the disco tunes of the day. Their playing is atrocious on the record! The really scary thing is, the record company mixed a 20 minute disco montage of the symphonic disco to that beat as if club DJ's across the land would play this thing! This is to the 70's what albums like the 'Beat Generation', 'Now Generation', and 'Nashville Country Singers'was to the 60's. Bad, bad, bad. I think Feidler is fabulous and love a lot of the Pops stuff, but this project was a mistake. A good album of orchestral rock music is a Polydor release from 1979 called 'Classic Rock' done by the London Symphony Orchestra. It contains classics such as 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Nights In White Satin', and 'Paint It Black' which are reasonably well done. One that is very humorous to hear is Led Zep's 'Whole Lotta Love' on which the chellists practically saw their instruments in half trying to mimic Jones' electric riff. Think ELO's '10538 Overture' on acid and you get the idea. Far out, man... (08-09-2000)

Vynyl Junkie (SASdj@Yahoo.com) says:
Hey, Darrin - I too have the "Saturday Night Fiedler" LP. Pretty bad. You can actually tell that the musicians resented having to do the disco tunes of the day. Their playing is atrocious on the record! The really scary thing is, the record company mixed a 20 minute disco montage of the symphonic disco to that beat as if club DJ's across the land would play this thing! This is to the 70's what albums like the 'Beat Generation', 'Now Generation', and 'Nashville Country Singers'. Bad, bad, bad. I think Feidler is fabulous and love a lot of the Pops stuff, but this project was a mistake. A good album of orchestral rock music is a Polydor release from 1979 called 'Classic Rock' done by the London Symphony Orchestra. It contains classics such as 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Nights In White Satin', and 'Paint It Black' which are reasonably well done. One that is very humorous to hear is Led Zep's 'Whole Lotta Love' on which the chellists practically saw their instruments in half trying to mimic Jones' electric riff. Think ELO's '10538 Overture' on acid and you get the idea. Far out, man... (08-09-2000)

Darren Hacker (hackerhut@earthlink.net) says:
This is the same man who brought us "Saturday Night Fiedler" during the height of disco. The cover art parodies the origianl SNF soundtrack art with Mr.Fiedler dressed as John Travolta on the dance floor striking the now infamous pose. I have an extra copy for trade or sale. If anyone's interested, please email. (05-13-2000)

oldtimer (carwrightcan@netscape.com) says:
To the guy that says this is a waste of time. This is fun Chat lines with extremely rude people are a waste of time! (03-10-2000)

A. C. Milner (acmilner@uswestmail.net) says:
If you like the Arthur Fiedler recording of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" -- (and I do) -- be sure to check out the Hollyridge Strings' renditions of Beatles music. Also, please note the name Andre Kostelanetz, who I believe travelled the same musical road as Arthur Fiedler. Arthur and Andre took classical music to the general public by eliminating the boring stuff. Thus, light classical music was born and real (serious) music was not just for "long hairs" anymore. With the help of Mantovani, Percy Faith, Paul Weston, Frank Chacksfield and others, the Beautiful Music radio format evolved. It came to be known by its enemies as "elevator music." But, what the hell, elevator music gives me a L-I-F-T! (12-03-1999)

Vynyl Junkie (SASdj@Yahoo.com) says:
Back when cars cost under $10,000, my grandparents bought a new one every other year. Because they took long trips frequently, they always ordered tape players. Well, back in the good old days of 8 tracks, when stereo in the car was a major breakthrough, you'd always get an 8 track from the car company to demonstrate the "surrounding sound of stereo" (according to Pontiac in 1974). Well since my grandparents weren't into rock, they always got the easy listening demo tape from the dealer which always contained (you guessed it) TONS of instrumental elevatorized pop tunes of the day from Arthur Fielder, Percy Faith, Enoch Light, etc. My favorite one was Percy Faith doing Isaac Hayes "Shaft" (darn right!) Anybody have that on Vinyl? (09-28-1999)

andrew (tingles@deal-maker.com) says:
i have this albulm in minty fresh condition... email me if you're interested in it.... (08-27-1999)

mister-x says:
I am a jackass. I meant to tell you all that there is a great contest going on over at the Backstreet Boys website where you can win one of the guys' boxers! Hey, now THAT is interesting! (05-07-1999)

Guest (JPorro@aol.com) says:
I have an old original recording of Fiedler doing Classic Juke Box and Syncophated Clock. The record is accompanied with his autograph. Is anyone interested. I also have a record by Frank Yankovic and his yanks as well as Two Ton Tucker. I also have an Original Alan King and Shelly Berman. (05-04-1999)

Scott W (swarm007@aol.com) says:
Sir Droopy Drawers wrote, "He had a great line of Fish & Chips restaurants!" That was Arthur Treacher, a crusty Brit who used to be on the Merv Griffin Show all the time. (02-22-1999)

a real parakeet says:
A favorite album for Chick and I to drop acid to, particularly his psycahdelic rendition of "Let It Be." wow. However, the tune REALLY comes alive when you play it backwards! Or while sticking your head underwater. (02-20-1999)

harold dehart (heart50@webtv.com) says:
we got this web tv thing but it seems that nothing can be done with hearing any music without having a computer or the windows program thru memory. What good is WEB TV PLEASE RESPOND signed VERY DISAPPOINTED (01-21-1999)






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