One of a string of big selling easy listening albums from Percy Faith and his orchestra, this album focused on a dozen well known songs from musicals on stage and screen. Issued in 1965 by CBS across North America, Europe and Australia in a swirling cover, featuring the same model head and shoulders in a variety of poses, photographed by Henry Parker in the label’s own studio. Faith only merited a single sleeve, with a set of mono photos from the studio recording sessions on the back. The curious thing is how did the designers come up with the curved titles on the front? I thought at first some sort of rephotographing on a curved surface but tend to think it was an italic typeface and just cut by hand then pasted down. Nice day’s work!
My British pressing is mono but there was a stereo release and the album has been reissued on CD in recent years. Although he died in 1976 Faith continues to inspire fans and there are at least three comprehensive sites devoted to his music and even some recent SACD issues of his quad format mixes. There is another Percy Faith cover on this site, Continental Music.