Percy Faith was one of the most popular easy listening recording artists of the '50s and '60s. Not only did he have a number of hit albums and singles under his own name, but Faith was responsible for arranging hits by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis, and Burl Ives, among others, as the musical director for Columbia Records in the '50s.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Faith was a child piano prodigy, giving his first recital at Massey Hall at the age of 15 and playing various movie theaters, providing the soundtrack to silent films. His career as a concert pianist was cut short when he injured his hands in a fire when he was 18. Faith moved into arranging, beginning with local, hotel orchestras but quickly moving to radio. It was here where he developed his lush pop-instrumental style. For most of the '30s, he worked on Canadian Broadcast Company. At the end of the decade his radio show, Music by Faith, was also being aired within the United States.
Acoustic 70s takes you back to some of the greatest song writing of all time in the decade that spawned some of the bestselling artists and groups in history featuring massive Number 1’s from Rod Stewart ‘Maggie May’ , Chicago ‘If You Leave Me Now’ and Harry Nilsson ‘ Without You’. Acoustic 70s focuses on the stripped back acoustic guitar and piano led tracks of the decade with iconic tracks from legends Elton John ‘Your Song’, Bob Dylan ‘ Knocking on Heavens Door’, John Lennon ‘Imagine’, Dolly Parton ‘Jolene’ and Simon & Garfunkel ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ spread over 3CDs. The greatest songs of all time combining the popularity of acoustic led packages with the legendary artists of the 70s.
There are a lot of good songs on this five CD compilation that take you back to better times and real music. This is definitely a great companion CD set when taking a road trip…you can rock for hours!