Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Listen To Nine New PianoSoft Albums Including the Greatest Hits of the 60's & 70's

With so many new PianoSoft albums available this week there's no time to waste: let's jump right in! The nine new albums include classics from the 50's, movie soundtracks, timeless duets, as well as five new records spanning the greatest hits of the 60's and 70's.



Let the Sunshine In - Flower Power


The music of the late 60s will always be tied to the feeling of peace and love that characterized the time, and this album of new PianoSoft recordings from Joel Plimmer recognizes that fact wholeheartedly. Drawing on some of the greatest examples of the energy and vision in 60's pop, including the psychedelic classic "Time of the Season" and the effecting protest song "Eve of Destruction", this album hearkens back to a complicated time that spawned some great pop music.

Somebody to Love - In a 60's Mood


A wonderful companion to "Flower Power", this album gives a more panoramic view of the 60's pop music. Including the Jefferson Airplane's hard rocking "Somebody to Love", the Mamas and Papas' classic "California Dreamin'" and Otis Redding's heartbreaking soul classic "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay", the album gives a wisftul look back at some of the 60's greatest hits.

Close to You - Carpenter Faves


Of course, the recklessness creativity of the 60's were doomed to come to an end, and the precise, melodic soft pop of 70's quickly took over. The Carpenters were one of the most popular soft pop groups of the time, writing songs that sounded just as good on the radio or in a concert hall. With this PianoSoft album, you can now enjoy the music of the Carpenters in a totally new way - with songs like "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close to You" played back note for note on your Yamaha piano. Pianist Robert Theis is faithful to the and plays with a loving touch that brings out the dynamics of each song, without sacrificing the beautiful clarity that marks them as Carpenters' classics.

Make It With You - Hits of David Gates


The Carpenters maybe have been the biggest soft pop group of the 70s, but Bread and their front man and songwriter, David Gates, were a close second. This new PianoSoaft album includes Bread classics like "Make It With You" and "Baby I'm-a Want You", arranged lovingly for solo piano and performed with care by Yamaha artist, Sue Downs.

Lovin' You - One Hit Wonders of the 70's


While the legacy of the 70's may be the soft pop of Bread and the Carpenters, the decade also saw the emergence of singer-songwriters, disco, and the one-hit-wonder. This collection brings together thirteen hits that you'll no doubt remember, even if you don't remember who sang them. Tom Zink's solo piano arrangements capture the wide stylistic range of 70's pop music, from the romantic touch of "Don't Give Up On Us" and the title song, to the good time blues of "In the Summertime" and the tense funk of "Smiling Faces Sometimes".

Click here for a full list of this week's new PianoSoft albums.

New PianoSoft Albums

The Great Duos
Lovin' You - One Hit Wonders of the 70's
Let's Go to the Movies
Somebody to Love - In a 60's Mood
Let the Sunshine In - Flower Power
Heart and Soul - Fantastic Fifties
Close to You - Carpenter Faves
Make It With You - Hits of David Gates


- Doug