Far Away Lands: The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains

Gene Rains Group

Album Title: Far Away Lands: The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains

Artist(s): Gene Rains Group

Year: 2014

Label: Real Gone Music

Country: USA

Genre(s): Exotica

Format(s): Compact Disc

Availability: Still in Print, Good Availability

Track Listing:

  1. Hana Maui
  2. Harbor Lights
  3. Ringo Oiwake
  4. Lotus Land
  5. Africa
  6. Jungle Drums
  7. Far Across the Sea
  8. Love Theme from the World of Suzie Wong
  9. Strange Cargo
  10. Sayonara
  11. Caravan
  12. Bangkok Cockfight
  13. Tiki
  14. Song of Delilah
  15. Mapuana
  16. Soshu Night Serenade
  17. Lonely Winter
  18. Flamingo
  19. Jasmine and Jade


The third man of Exotica finally gets his day in the digital sunshine.  This compilation draws from all three of Rains' LP's and presents a full disc with 19 tracks.  According to the label, the master tapes were destroyed in a fire years ago.  So that means that LP's out there are all we have of Rains.  This compilation was sourced from stereo LP's as pristine as possible.  The resulting sound quality is very very good.  The audio sparkles and is very clean without pops and clicks.  Some releases of LP sourced vintage music lately has been very poor and in some cases, mono when stereo copies existed.  This one is all stereo.  Obtaining Rains' LP's today is only for those with deep pocketbooks, so this compilation is a bargain!  A must have!!

Sample Track: Love Theme from "The World of Suzie Wong"

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