Great Contemporary/Teach The WorldGreat Contemporary Instrumental Hits / I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing

  1. Happy Together
  2. It's Too Late
  3. I Don't Know How To Love Him
  4. A Taste Of Honey
  5. Never Can Say Goodbye
  6. Conniff's Dance Of The Hours
  7. Tijuana Taxi
  8. Put Your Hand In The Hand
  9. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  10. Delilah
  11. Superstar
  12. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
  13. Baby, I'm A Want You
  14. Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves
  15. Theme From "Summer Of '42" (The Summer Knows)
  16. Go Away Little Girl
  17. Brand New Key
  18. I've Found Someone Of My Own
  19. Imagine
  20. An Old Fashioned Love Song
  21. Hey Girl
  22. Cherish

This 2-on-1 CD was released on May 21, 2002 (Collectables COL-CD-7456 / Sony A-53868). Tracks 1-11 recorded and released in 1971 on Columia C 30755; tracks 12-22 recorded and released in 1971 on Columbia KC 31220.

This reissue includes the Lp liner notes, credits, and session dates. Omissions have been reproduced in red below:

From Great Contemporary Instrumental Hits:

Produced by Jack Gold
Arranged and Conducted by Ray Conniff
Sound Supervision by Bob Ballard
Engineered by Jack Lattig, Bob Breault and George Beauregard
Front cover photo by Don Peterson / Back cover photo by Brian Hennessey

This album is especially designed to please the many, many fans throughout the world who have recently written asking me to once again do arrangements without lyrics, featuring the same Ray Conniff Singers. I hope you will enjoy the album.
— Ray Conniff

The above picture shows Ray with his A C Cobra sports car which is his pride and joy, since he is an avid auto racing fan, as well as an occasional race driver.

From I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing:

Produced by Snuff Garrett for Garrett Music Enterprises
Engineered by Eric Prestidge and George Beauregard
Arrangements by Ray Conniff
Front cover photo by Sherman Weisburd / Back cover photo by Don Hunstein

Ray Conniff experiences music as most people experience sunshine — with warmth and gladness. While many artists choose to express the gray areas of living — and many of them do so effectively — this was never Conniff's way. He finds his fulfillment in the bright colors that coexist with the gray. Fortunately for us, there is more than enough space in music for all outlooks. Thus it is a matter of choice and mood. If you want music that will accentuate moments of happiness, or bring you up when you're down, then Ray Conniff is your man and this is your album. Conniff's enormous and long-lasting popularity is no accident. You can absolutely count on him and his music for a smile. Fittingly, Conniff's new album uses a contemporary approach. Not only does he bring us a fresh selection of songs, he also utilizes a fresh, friendly group of young singers. These are the singers heard in many of today's television shows and commercials. Indeed, the title song, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, is based on an already familiar and popular TV commercial. Ray Conniff is a man who believes in cheerfulness and hope as well as music, and this album expresses his feelings beautifully.
—Morgan Ames

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