Martin Denny

Album Title: Exotica

Artist(s): Martin Denny

Year: 2005

Label: Rev-Ola

Country: UK

Genre(s): Exotica

Format(s): Compact Disc

Availability: Still in Print, Limited Availability

Track Listing:

  1. Quiet Village
  2. Return To Paradise
  3. Hong Kong Blues
  4. Busy Port
  5. Lotus Land
  6. Similau
  7. Stone God
  8. Jungle Flower
  9. China Nights
  10. Am Me Furi
  11. Waipo
  12. Love Dance
  13. Quiet Village
  14. Return To Paradise
  15. Hong Kong Blues
  16. Busy Port
  17. Lotus Land
  18. Similau
  19. Stone God
  20. Jungle Flower
  21. China Nights
  22. Am Me Furi
  23. Waipo
  24. Love Dance


A rare gem in my opinion--This CD release features both the mono and stereo versions of this seminal album.  Denny actually recorded both versions separately as this was the time when stereo sound was just being introduced.  The album was originally recorded in mono.  Then Denny went back into the studio and re-recorded the album note for note.  So, subtle differences are present in each version of the recording.  This is truly a CD for the geek collector who wants to have it all.  I'm a geek so I recommend it.  GEEK NOTE:  Arthur Lyman played on vibes in Denny's band on the mono recording of "Exotica."  Lyman left the band and was replaced by Julius Wechter on vibes when the stereo version was recorded, although the liner notes from the albums don't indicate that at all.

Sample Track: 01 Quiet Village (mono ver.)

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