Martin Denny ‎– Hypnotique

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LST-7102, LST 7102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty LST-7102, LST 7102 US 1959 Sell This Version
LST-7102, LST 7102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty LST-7102, LST 7102 US 1959 Sell This Version
LRP 3102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty LRP 3102 US 1959 Sell This Version
LRP-3102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty LRP-3102 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
LRP-3102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty LRP-3102 US 1959 Sell This Version
LRP 3102, LRP-3102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty, Liberty LRP 3102, LRP-3102 US 1959 Sell This Version
LST-7102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album, RP) Liberty, Liberty LST-7102 US 1963 Sell This Version
TOCP-8324 Martin Denny Hypnotique(CD, Album, RE) Toshiba EMI Ltd TOCP-8324 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MSIG 0184 Martin Denny Hypnotique(CD, Album, Mono, RE, Jap) MSI (2) MSIG 0184 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
CR REV 106 Martin Denny Hypnotique(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Rev-Ola CR REV 106 UK 2005 Sell This Version
715892 Martin Denny Hypnotique(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Hallmark Music & Entertainment 715892 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
LRP-3102 Martin Denny Hypnotique(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Liberty LRP-3102 US Unknown Sell This Version

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keefy6

keefy6

July 12, 2019
referencing Hypnotique, LP, Album, LST-7102, LST 7102
I dig Martin Denny…

I think it best to impart impressions of the encompassed catalog vice a singular release

The Media – Fortunately, for some reason all albums that I’ve found second-hand are in pristine condition. Liberty pressings are high, high quality of this era (late 50s – mid 60s). Heavy vinyl, not less that 150g average and heavier, even the 60s represses. As far as pressings, the late 50s GrN DG Label is Mono 1st Pressing, BlK Gloss DG Label is (1st) Stereo-2nd pressing and Rainbow Liberty (60s) is Stereo reissue or repress.

The Music – Even if one prefers a certain type of music, I would wager to anyone, that in a Martin Denny LP, there will be a song, phrase, moment that will resonate with your taste or liking. Each album and its songs can range from Jazz (a la Coltrane & Pharaoh, Miles & Evans or Wynton K & Adderly or Hancock), to improvisational (any Strata East/Black Jazz or a CTI Fusion release) to world/Bossa Nova (a la Getz & Gilberto) to African (a la Fela K.) and obviously instrumental and all in between. Also, if you’re even half-way intrigued or familiar Sun-RA..…there are a few songs on more than one album that are uncanny to his musical style, melodic piano composition and percussive arrangements of the Orchestra. So much so it sounds like he was at least sitting in and is uncredited or possibly had a hand in the arrangements themselves however unlikely.

The Sound – Throughout the spectrum of Mono to Stereo, playback in either format is exceptional. I don’t own poor 'Denny pressings so my impressions are based off of GMStandard VG+ to NM. Mono - wonderful imagery, detail and focus with a great soundstage, Stereo its own stereophonic stage. Neither to me is better than the other but better in specific aspects to each other. Ever-present is the clarity of dynamic bass, delicate sounds of wooden instruments and percussion along with decay of string instrument and wind instruments alike - indicative of these early Liberty pressings.
High on my list of artistic Album Covers as well the photography of Garrett-Howard. Recommended.