A Musical Touch of Far Away Places

Warren Barker with William Holden

Album Title: A Musical Touch of Far Away Places

Artist(s): Warren Barker with William Holden

Year: 2010

Label: Hallmark

Country: USA

Genre(s): Exotica


Availability: Still in Print

Track Listing:

  1. Malayan Nightbird
  2. Tokyo Trolley
  3. Junk City Hong Kong
  4. Shojoji
  5. Lotus Land
  6. Kowloon To London Express
  7. Carnavalito
  8. Javanese Valley
  9. Kyoto Merry-Go-Round
  10. Moonflowers
  11. Petite
  12. Mountain High, Valley Low


A wonderful album where the title says it all.  This album is lush orchestral style exotica with a real Asian tinge to it--a real jewel.  This release seems to be from a stereo LP source. But that doesn't really detract much.  The audio is sparkling clear with minimal surface noise and pops.  It is definitely worth the price of the download if you don't wanna go through the trouble of finding a good stereo LP copy and digitizing it yourself.  GEEK NOTE: nobody really seems to know what William Holden had to do with this release, other than the cover photo.  He provided liner notes, but Warren Barker is the composer here.  Barker did work on "The World of Suzie Wong" with Holden.  Perhaps they were friends.  I just don't know.  But a nice cover nonetheless and they retained it for this reissue. Kudos!

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