Martin Denny ‎– Exotic Moog

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Tracklist

Quiet Village 3:50
I Talk To The Trees 3:00
Yellow Bird 2:07
The Enchanted Sea 2:25
Delilah 2:45
Let Go (Canto De Ossanha) 2:44
Midnight Cowboy 2:20
Cast Your Fate To The Wind 2:29
Let It Be Me (Je T'Appartiens) 2:27
A Taste Of Honey 3:02
Was It Really Love 3:18
Love Me Tonight (All Fine Della Strada) 2:30

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LST-7621 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(LP, Album) Liberty LST-7621 US 1969 Sell This Version
SUAL 933520, SLYL 933.520 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records SUAL 933520, SLYL 933.520 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
LST-7621 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(LP, Album) Liberty LST-7621 US 1969 Sell This Version
LST-7621 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(LP, Album) Liberty LST-7621 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
STL 7621-B Martin Denny Exotic Moog(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Liberty STL 7621-B US 1969 Sell This Version
JPR-061 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) Jackpot Records (3) JPR-061 USA & Canada 2020 Sell This Version
C-0982 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(Cass, Album) Liberty C-0982 US Unknown Sell This Version
SUAL-933,520, SLYL-933,520 Martin Denny Exotic Moog(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records SUAL-933,520, SLYL-933,520 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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rharris07

rharris07

September 4, 2020
referencing Exotic Moog, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, JPR-061

A much better description can be found below from b0ssh0gg. All I’ll say is that this is a fun listen, and the colored vinyl sounds really crisp and clear! I had low hopes for an RSD, colored vinyl reissue of a novelty album like this but it’s really nice and enjoyable!
b0ssh0gg

b0ssh0gg

August 31, 2020
referencing Exotic Moog, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, JPR-061

A love of Moog synthesizers in 60s music partially caused a blind purchase of this album, coupled with a desire to find new music. With no prior knowledge of the artist, I spun the album up and gave it a good listen. The album was impressive to say the least, and easily warranted another listen in the future. The presence of such a wide array of musical styles gives the album plenty of power to guide the listener through to the end. This album is diverse: rock & roll, classical, sunshine pop, British Invasion, world (mostly South American and Middle Eastern), psychedelic, jazz, country, electronic, and what at times sounds like a precursor to disco are all easily identifiable. Typically, it is contained individually but at times does cross-over within a song.

This is all presented via Moog synthesizer, as the title of the album would suggest, which can give it a bit of a cold feeling at times. Contrasting the colder feeling of synthesizers is the intricacy of the compositions, which brings the music right back into something warmer and more pleasing for an entire album's worth of listening. The backing rhythm section and the melodies are executed quite skillfully, and if it weren't for the fact that it's all-instrumental with a heavy reliance on synthesizers, the album might actually feel like it has more of a direction. The lack of cohesion between most of the songs brings the album down a bit, as at times it can feel like more of a display of ability rather than a unified musical endeavor. However, as this type of music was somewhat in its infancy in 1969, the album certainly gives off the impression of innovation.

For people who enjoy music, I'd say it's worth a listen. And for people who love synthesizers and that trademark late-60s sound that goes with them, it is sure to be an enjoyable listen.

8/10 first listen, not the 9/10 advertised on the hype sticker.
ladominatrixdelritmo

ladominatrixdelritmo

August 6, 2020
referencing Exotic Moog, LP, Album, LST-7621
Worth it just for the Quiet Village version which is phenomenal and haunting. Might be my favorite Moog record, for sure when it comes to the more conventional ( not experimental ) Moog records, it doesn't have nor need the quirky style of a Gershon Kingsley or Dick Hyman but it makes up for that with very fun, catchy, sharp and well performed and arranged 60s pop standards gone Moog.
Brantly

Brantly

December 16, 2019
referencing Exotic Moog, LP, Album, LST-7621
Sometimes I am unsure if the Moog organ is a stoner's best friend or a sober person's muzak, but irrespective, sautéing some veggies and listenig to this very loudly makes my dog howl, my head swim in intergalactic sitcom-esque credits-rolling kitsch, Scooby Doo cosmic exotica, moon landing cartoons, and is a great soundtrack to a hungover / lazy Monday off of work
berb

berb

July 9, 2019
referencing Exotic Moog, LP, Album, LST-7621
In 1997, in an interview with Dana Countryman Martin Denny confessed he never played a note on the Exotic Moog album. Clark Gassman played the Moog in a certain Denny style here. And still a sought-after piece it is.