|Posted: 05/21/06 11:57 AM|
|early 80s classical instrumental, need title|
Artist/Title: Hooked On Classics
1. Hooked On Classics (Parts 1 & 2) Click to hear
2. Hooked On Romance
3. Hooked On Classics (Part 3)
4. Hooked On Bach
5. Hooked On Tchaikovsky
6. Hooked On A Song
7. Hooked On Mozart
8. Hooked On Mendelssohn
9. Hooked On A Can Can
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Hooked on Classics
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Hooked on Classics was a series of record albums first introduced in 1981, toward the end of the Disco era's peak in popularity.
Louis Clark, former arranger for Electric Light Orchestra, conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in producing a collection of very recognizable classical music samples. The samples were produced in such a way that they fit a pre-determined, underscore beat (sometimes an overtly disco fast beat, sometimes a slower and more subtle rhythm) which linked the segments together.
The first cut of the initial album was a very successful single, reaching Number 2 on the UK singles chart and Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981. At least two more "Hooked on Classics" albums were produced by Louis Clark in 1982 and 1983, as well some other "Hooked on..." albums on subjects such as swing music. The series was still running as late as 1988, when "Hooked On House" placed classical music extracts against a synthesised bassline and house music-style drum pattern. In 1989, the orchestra released "Mixed Up Classics", dropping the "Hooked On..." name but recognisably continuing the same style of medley.