The very mention of “Arabian Nights” brings to mind a picture of the romance and fabulous riches of the mystic East. Ron Goodwin, already famous for his brilliant orchestrations, has obtained his inspiration for this record from the wealth of Lebanese folk music. Not only has he adapted and arranged the actual melodies but he has captured the authentic atmosphere and colour of the country. Such is the meticulous care taken by Ron Goodwin, that this re-cording has taken over two years to perfect. Most of that time has been spent in finding the twelve beautiful melodies heard on this record and arranging them. Take your place, then, on Ron Goodwin’s Magic Carpet and be transported to the realms of the Romantic East.
Label: Parlophone PMC 1109