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Essential Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
Essential Glenn Miller
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #2

If you're looking for more than just the greatest hits of the Glenn Miller band but don't feel the need for the 13 CDs that make up The Complete Glenn Miller, this two-disc set is an excellent overview of the 1939-42 perio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Glenn Miller
Title: Essential Glenn Miller
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 2/28/1995
Release Date: 2/28/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 078636652023, 078636652047

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If you're looking for more than just the greatest hits of the Glenn Miller band but don't feel the need for the 13 CDs that make up The Complete Glenn Miller, this two-disc set is an excellent overview of the 1939-42 period, with far better sound than on earlier CD compilations. It contains both the big hits of the period, such as "Fools Rush in," and all the tunes that have stood the test of time, such as "Moonlight Serenade," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," and "Serenade in Blue." From the sheer beauty of Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" to the pioneer nostalgia of "Along the Santa Fe Trail" and the surprisingly effective swing treatment of Verdi's "Anvil Chorus," the set offers an appealing introduction to Miller's musical world. --Stuart Broomer

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CD Reviews

This is the one! Excellent!!!!!
Gerald J Reynolds | Stevenson Ranch, Ca United States | 07/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These recordings have never sounded better. BMG has used the latest hi-tech remastering techniques to squeeze every ounce of music out of Glenn Miller's original hits. Even if you already have these tunes on an earlier reissue, you'll want to update your collection with this far superior 2 cd set. You won't regret it!!!"
This certainly gets five stars.
Paul Phelps | Ambler, PA United States | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This RCA double-disc set ought to be in everyone's collection of classic jazz and swing music just because IT IS GREAT MUSIC, not because it is Glen Miller. (If you're a Glen Miller fan you probably already have this set.) In any case this is one to buy and play often. These sounds are irreplaceable. Nobody played music with a sound like Glen Miller's, a sound that is uniquely recognizable and loved world-wide. Other sets have other tracks that are equally worth buying but the tracks on this set are essentials."
Sophisticated Swing!!
Rick | CT United States | 07/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! This 2 CD set is wonderful. The sound is fantastic. And the chronological song selection was well thought out. From "Moonlight Serenade" to "Juke Box Saturday Night", these 47 songs hit all the notes, fast and slow. A good mix. This is the best overall overview of Miller out there. If you only buy one Miller CD, this is the one to get. The Essential Glenn Miller truly lives up to it's title, and it's worth every penny."