Sounds Like


Format: CD
Catalog: 329952
Genre: Blues & Jazz
Rel. Date: 08/16/2005
UPC: 826663299526

Sounds Like
Artist: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Format: CD
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Sounds Like... Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass is the eighth album released by the popular 1960s instrumental group. The album had its first CD release in 2006 on the Shout!Factory label.

The best-known song on this album is probably the Burt Bacharach composition that was used as the title theme for the 1967 James Bond spoof ''Casino Royale''. According to liner notes in the Shout!Factory CD, the song was originally recorded with a vocal, but Bacharach was dissatisfied with the recording. He sent the tapes to Herb Alpert, who overdubbed some trumpets and some Tijuana Brass instruments (most prominently marimba and percussion) and sent the song back to Bacharach. This version, with the Bacharach orchestra rather than the Brass members providing most of the backing, is the one included on the Sounds Like album.

"In a Little Spanish Town" includes audience participation, which was worked into the stage version of their act in a humorous way. Alpert would ask the audience to clap hands twice at the end of each bar of the chorus. On stage, trombonist Bob Edmondson would attempt to join the hand-clapping, having to hurriedly put down and pickup his trombone each time.

The song "Wade in the Water" was also a popular concert number, according to Alpert, and was featured in the TJB's first television special in 1967. - Wikipedia