easy listening


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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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The Joy of Easy Listening (BBC Four, 9pm) takes a look at the genre''s architects and practitioners, charting its journey from its inception to its heyday in the 1960s, through to its survival in the 1970s and even the revival of the 1990s.
It's harmony pop with Nashville nuance that will delight Dixie diehards while offering an easy listening introduction to newcomers.
Since the stations closure, programmes from BFBS UK were relayed on the former transmitters of BFBS 2, which in stark contrast to the old easy listening format, largely consists of DJs playing dance, pop and rock.
James Taylor @ CIA, Cardiff (tonight) THE master of easy listening - parents will flock, and a nation of kids left home alone will riot.
But the best thing about Watersports, the band's first LP, is that, despite all the screaming, bashing, scraping and intensely droning rhythms, this shit is really easy listening.
They range from classical, jazz, blues, soundtracks and folk to soul, R&B, reggae, Motown, and metal to rock, punk, indie, goth and progressive as well as easy listening, brass bands, Irish, pop, disco, chart hits and a lot more.
Putney has learned to avoid the talk radio and easy listening stations.
Its 8,000 track playlist covers soul, Motown, easy listening, jazz, big bands and nostalgia and in between songs there will be "warm, friendly, non-confrontational but probing interviews".
Greathall Productions offers four of Henty's complete and unabridged novels, plus a collection of his best short stories, all in a CD format for easy listening.
The Build Your Own FM Radio kit from Running Press lets you tune into the scientific facts that make easy listening radio possible.
War isn't usually a good theme for easy listening, but the West Coast Mennonite Chamber Chair's And Night Shell End is a beautiful, compelling CD.