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easy listening

n.
Light or popular musical compositions, usually having a prominent melody and a quiet or blended arrangement.
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9 returns to its original and legendary easy-listening format with more music and resident DJs turning on their microphones during time checks and news breaks.
The easy-listening record opens with the jaunty notes of We'll Always Be Together, but Richards' poignant vocals shine best on Please Let Me Down Easy, Who's Foolin' Who, Sugar Cane and Hold On My Heart.
The Andy Williams Show,' which lasted in various formats from 1957 to 1971, featured Williams alternately performing his stable of easy-listening ballads and bantering casually with his guest stars.
The easy-listening station, which was popular with ex-pats, was shut down in March 2009 after a series of cost cutting measures, which saw thirty staff lose their jobs.
Funny thing is, the more he moves away from folk - which he does when he veers more into easy-listening, sometimes piano twinkling soul - you feel a greater impact.
Singers or groups will take centre stage at the bandstand to entertain visitors with easy-listening sounds.
Easy-listening trio The Easy Orchestra write their own songs but their album also has some covers.
This sell-out gig at Cardiff International Arena also proved that while the trio can reel off the easy-listening melodies for which they have become renowned, they also have far more charisma in their live performances than you would imagine.
The band is equal parts jazz smoke and easy-listening Americana, totally in tune with Mandell's uniquely sophisticated, aloof yet impassioned voice.
This excellent, easy-listening double CD aims to stimulate and soothe.
The soft-voiced jazz crooner, who scooped eight Grammys with easy-listening tunes like Come Away With Me, has gone PUNK.
The judges always go for good, but derivative, MOR voices churning out easy-listening pop slush.