CD Reviews: Songs From The Swinger By Ann-Margret

CD Reviews: Songs From The Swinger By Ann-Margret

Songs from The Swinger /The Pleasure Seekers
Ann-Margret (Cherry Red)


Fans of 60s pop movies will welcome this reissue of two rare Ann-Margret film soundtracks.
The Swedish actress who stole the show from co-stars Dick Van Dyke in 1962’s Bye Bye Birdie and Elvis in 1963’s Viva Las Vegas quickly became a box office draw in her own right.

As this album featuring music from The Swinger (1966) and The Pleasure Seekers (1964) proves, she could hold her own as a singer too and you don’t necessarily need to have seen either movies to enjoy the music.

Following the upbeat opening of The Swinger there is a mixture of lively instrumentals and vocal tracks. Ann-Margret’s own highlights include her renditions of The Good Life, I Just Want To Make Love To You and a Beatle-riff version of You Came A Long Way From St Louis.

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Valentines Programme At St David's Hall

CD Review: Can I Have My Money Back (Expanded Edition) by Gerry Rafferty

CD Review: Can I Have My Money Back (Expanded Edition) by Gerry Rafferty