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Enchanting Korean Orphan ChoirWorld Vision Inc., is an organization that gets Americans to ease into their Middle Class White Guilt by sponsoring orphans in other countries. In the early 60’s, they auditioned a bunch of “pensive songbirds” (Korean orphans) to sing their Seouls out (har har). Apparently they had the right idea, as this is the orphans’ 5th album. They also got to be on the Steve Allen Show, Bozo the Clown Show, and perform for “little Caroline Kennedy, daughter of martyred United States President John F. Kennedy.”

Why the boys have to wear little bowties and suits where the girls get to wear traditional-looking bathrobe things is beyond me. Maybe that was part of their fund drive– donate today, and little Soon-Yi can finally get dressed!

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Apart from the title, there’s no English on the label or sleeve, anywhere. I couldn’t even tell what year this thing was made. Extensive Googling reveals that this is the soundtrack to a Hong Kong movie, about an elderly man who becomes obsessed with a young woman who looks like his dead daughter, which would explain the creepy stalker imagery. The songs are kind of catchy-poppy, in a disjointed, atonal kind of way (the organ almost sounds as if it were dubbed in after everything else.) In lifelike Stereomono!

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