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Rondor sampler of the works of Julius Wechter and some other homegrown composers for the purposes of potential use in movies, TV, and advertising. This sampler came out in 1998, roughly the same time as the Herb Alpert PORTRAIT IN MUSIC from Rondor as well. Like Herb's, it's a fold-out cardboard pack, but housing just the one disc.
This compilation was unfortunately mastered from LP needledrops with four of the tracks in mono. When this first surfaced, it was one of those highly sought-after items on eBay, but once its mastering truths were revealed, it's been not as desirable. I found the one I'm reviewing here for around $5 shipped from Germany.
Truly, the best part of this compilation is its track list. All of these tracks give a sampling of what made the Baja Marimba Band great, the local compositions from Julius and the gang. There are only a couple of cover tunes here. The list is good enough that I've mastered my own version using whatever digital sources were available and cleaned-up needledrops that sound better than what was used here.
I've also added the compilation to Discogs, as it wasn't found there at all.