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Paradise: The Sound of Ivor Raymonde

bella union

2lp + download

Released: 3rd Aug 2018



Released: 3rd Aug 2018


a long-overdue celebration of Ivor Raymonde, collecting his work as an arranger, musical director, producer, singer and songwriter, including Classic singles like Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and The Walker Brothers’ ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’.

As their arranger, and in the case of ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ songwriter too, he shaped the final recordings, deciding on the orchestration and backing vocals, choosing the instruments and determining what was heard on the radio: ergo, what record buyers bought. The 26 selections balance the well-known with collectable rarities and tracks drawn from - until now - barely heard-of singles. Each is a gem and each shows the magic of an Ivor Raymonde recording.

Paradise: The Sound of Ivor Raymonde

  1. Halfway To Paradise - Bill Fury
  2. I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
  3. He Doesn't Love Me - The Breakaways
  4. He Knows How To Love Me - Helen Shapiro
  5. Giving Up On Love - Sonny Childe
  6. Black Is Black - Los Bravos
  7. Love You Till Tuesday - David Bowie
  8. Make It Easy On Yourself - The Walker Brothers
  9. Mylene - Ivor Raymonde
  10. Chahawki - Burr Bailey
  11. Little Lonely One - Tom Jones
  12. He's Sure The Boy I Love - Cindy Cole
  13. Jealous Heart - Ottilie Patterson with The Ivor Raymonde Group
  14. Your Hurtin' Kinda Love - Dusty Springfield
  15. I Got The Feeling - Dave Berry
  16. Now It's My Turn - Jon Gunn
  17. I Love Her - Paul & Barry Ryan
  18. Grotty - Ivor Raymonde and His Orchestra
  19. Beautiful Friendship - Barbara Ruskin
  20. Sueperman's Big Sister - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
  21. (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone - The Flies
  22. It's The Real Thing - The Ivor Raymonde Orchestra
  23. Wait By The Fire - The Majority
  24. She Sold Blackpool Rock - The Honeybus
  25. I Found Out Too Late - Alan David
  26. My Ship Is Coming In - The Walker Brothers