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Harold Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Jack Teagarden
Harold Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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One of America's great songwriters
pspa | Boston, MA USA | 03/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amid the Cole Porters, Irving Berlins and George Gershwins of the world, Harold Arlen tends to be forgotten. And yet, when the greatest song of the 20th century was recently voted on by a distinguished panel of critics, whose song came out on top? Mr. Arlen's (Over the Rainbow). Here is a superb cross section of Harold Arlen songs by a cast ranging from Judy Garland to Bing Crosby to Ethel Waters, spanning decades and spanning a wide range of styles, from jazz to ballads, poignant to funny. Although the sound is not ideal, as many of the recordings date from the 30's and Pearl's objective in remastering has always been to achieve the fullest musical sound rather than to reduce surface noise, this is a minor complaint given the rich and mind-opening selection of great music found here."