CD Duration: 68.33 / Year: 2014
2014 release at the Yamaha Tyros 5.
All Tracks In Sequence and suitable for Ballroom Dancing [IS/ST].
[Swing] At Sundown / I’m Sitting on Top of the World
[Swing] The Woodpecker Song / Somebody Stole My Gal
[Foxtrot] Love is Like a Violin / Mam’selle
[Foxtrot] Tears / Once
[Waltz] May Each Day / Scarlet Ribbons
[Waltz] It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie / Unless
[Cha Cha] Everything I Have is Yours / I Apologise
[Cha Cha] Lavender Blue / In a Little Spanish Town
[Rhumba] Only Love
[Rhumba] Try to Remember / Unforgettable
[Quickstep] We’re Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line (Medley)
[Quickstep] That’s My Weakness Now / Charleston
[Saunter] Downhearted / I’ve Got You Under My Skin
[Saunter] Near You / Give Me Your Word
[Tango] My Prayer / Amore
[Tango] Where is Your Heart / London By Night
[Stroll] Side By Side / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
[Stroll] Friends And Neighbours / Heart Of My Heart
[Rhumba] Stranger in Paradise / Blue Star
[Rhumba] When You Lose the One You Love / My September Love.
Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Review by Ian King
I know a few players out there are now thinking, “Well my new Tyros 5 CD is ready to go and at least it will be the second CD on the T5”. Well, go back and sulk in the corner and make do with the bronze medal (and try to be quicker off the mark next time).
This is CD number fourteen since 2002 from Dave. His recordings started on Technics before moving onto Yamaha and the Tyros series in particular. Unlike Mr. Last who has recorded on T1,2,3,4 and 5, Mr. Floyd missed out on a T1 CD, but has still eventually made it to the pinnacle that is the Tyros 5 (until the T6 comes out that is).
Again, there is no theme to this one, although the title would suggest a lovey-dovey loaded selection, but with “The Woodpecker Song” and “Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line” it does put the cat amongst the woodpeckers to that theory, although I do think there are more love songs than usual..
To be honest, and this goes for the David Last CD too, it’s difficult to find much difference between the sounds on these two releases and their Tyros 4 ones. Unless someone actually sits you down and SHOWS you the improvements and you know what you’re listening out for, then they do sound pretty similar. There may be some spectacular improvements that Tyros-playing people may spot instantly, but to me the Tyros 4 sounded pretty darn good (as did the T3).
Review by Ian King from Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Magazine.