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James Last – legend, phenomenon, a musician heart and soul. When you talk about James Last, the “Gentleman of Music”, the superlatives just keep coming. As a composer and arranger, he is considered to have been the inventor of the “easy listening” genre. He sold millions of records, his melodies set the tone in numerous feature films and TV shows, his sold-out tours took him and his legendary James Last Orchestra to every continent. He wrote hits for many world-famous stars and became the world’s most successful band leader. His music made him one of Germany’s best-known ambassadors.
Happy Heart, Happy Music, Biscaya, the Lonely Shepherd and Fool are just a few of the countless pieces borne of his boundless creativity and professionalism. Synonyms of his worldwide success. James Last coined the “Happy Sound” and made a lasting impression on many generations of musicians all across the world. Keeping track of just how many trophies and awards he was presented with over the course of his career is difficult. His work, impact and success have continued unabated for over 50 years and transformed him into an inimitable, exceptional artist who wrote music history.
His credo: “Music knows no borders.“
Non Stop Dancing Box – the complete collection – out now!
With “Non Stop Dancing” the legendary arranger and composer Hansi “James” Last created a new sound and made pop and rock music accessible to all generations through his arrangements. He added party noises, clapping and a singing audience and thus created a lively party with every record. For decades, James Last has been delighting fans around the world, making “Non Stop Dancing” an internationally acclaimed series. Now, for the first time ever, the complete collection of 34 albums curated on 20 CDs is made available as a limited fan box. This exclusive collector’s item also comes with rare archive photos, a double poster with all the original artworks and the whole story of “Non Stop Dancing” as liner notes in the booklet.
James Last – Legende, Phänomen, Vollblut-Musiker. Superlativen häufen sich, wenn von James Last, dem „Gentleman of Music“, die Rede ist. Als Komponist und Arrangeur gilt er als Erfinder des Genres “Easy Listening”.