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Old Gold and Ivory

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Old Gold and Ivory
Studio album by
GenreTraditional pop music
LabelCapitol ST 2048[1]
ProducerDave Cavanaugh
George Shearing chronology
Out of the Woods
Old Gold and Ivory
It's Real George

Old Gold and Ivory is a 1963 album by George Shearing accompanied by his quintet and a string orchestra, conducted by Milt Raskin.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

The initial Billboard review from April 25, 1964 said that "The results are smooth, uncomplicated, and creatively exciting musical fare" and that the "underlying these throughout is one of torrid seriousness".[3]

Scott Yanow reviewed the album for Allmusic and wrote that "Shearing did the arrangements himself for strings, French horns, and woodwinds (the personnel is unidentified), but, overall, the performances never rise above the level of sleepy background music. The music is well played and pleasant overall but not particularly memorable, and certainly not very stimulating. "[2]

Track listing

  1. "Ritual Fire Dance" (Manuel de Falla) – 2:50
  2. "Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20" (Frédéric Chopin) – 2:11
  3. "Theme from Scheherazade" (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov) – 2:19
  4. "None But the Lonely Heart" (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) – 3:42
  5. "Variations on a Theme of Paganini" (Johannes Brahms) – 2:30
  6. "Malaguena" (Ernesto Lecuona) – 1:57
  7. "Country Gardens" (Traditional; arr Percy Grainger) – 3:02
  8. "Lotus Land" (Cyril Scott) – 3:40
  9. "Solveig's Song" (Edvard Grieg) – 3:29
  10. "Fantaisie Impromptu" – 2:14
  11. "Pavane" – 5:15



  1. ^ "George Shearing - Old Gold And Ivory (Vinyl, LP)". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. ^ a b c Old Gold and Ivory at AllMusic
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (25 April 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510.
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