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The Leroy Anderson Collection (2 discs)
Leroy Anderson (Composer & Conductor)
The Leroy Anderson Collection (2 discs)
Genres: Pop, Classical
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #2

No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: ANDERSON,LEROY Title: LEROY ANDERSON COLL. Street Release Date: 11/17/1998


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All Artists: Leroy Anderson (Composer & Conductor)
Title: The Leroy Anderson Collection (2 discs)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca Special Products
Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Pop, Classical
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076731981529


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No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 11/17/1998

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The ultimate Anderson Collection
John O'Neill | Alpharetta, GA | 12/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had no idea this two disc set of Leroy Anderson compositions conducted by the composer himself had been reissued. Enjoy "light classics"? Then GRAB IT! It is the most comprehensive collection of his works and considering the age of these vintage stereo recordings the sound is just remarkable. It's all here folks: "Sleigh Ride", "The Synchopated Clock", "Bugler's Holiday", "Fiddle Faddle", and all those light classics made famous by Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops. Plus the ones you may never have heard, all equally creative and fun. One comment: The last two items on disc one and the last six on disc two (the Scottish and Irish suites) are recorded in mono and predate the other recordings. But don't let that stop you. They are clean recordings all the same. 47 tracks. Over two hours of music. For lovers of light classics in general and Leroy Anderson in particular, you can't get a better collection than this. ( also features another single disc recording on MCA of these original Decca recordings but with only twenty tracks and priced higher, why bother? This is the set to go with!)"
A "Desert Island" Album
John O'Neill | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have known for quite a few years that Leroy Anderson had recorded most of his music (with a studio pick-up orchestra), but it wasn't until I heard these two discs that I realized just how fine a conductor he was. No other conductor, even Arthur Fiedler or Frederick Fennell, ever matched the bravura and "rightness" that Anderson brought to these encore pieces. Of all the many versions of "Sleigh Ride" I own, this is the recording that makes my jaw drop (and probably the fastest "Ride" one is apt to take). True, the sound is a bit dry and "studio-ish", but that only serves to bring out the detail and snap of each of these works.
I can't ever imagine my collection without these near-perfect discs. Grab 'em while you can!"
Charming, beautiful, and fun!
Rose M. Curan | Sarasota, FL United States | 06/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Note for note, penny for penny, the biggest music bargain around! All the charming, sprightly and downright beautiful pop classic compositions of this foremost American composer in one CD set, all beautifully arranged and played by a full symphony orchestra. There's too much music here to play it all at once, but if you listen to a sequence of 4 or 5 of them, you will just be sitting there smiling and wanting more.

Anderson was something of a genius who could probably have written more "serious" music, but he chose to use his considerable talents to give us these lovely little musical portraits. If you are familiar with only his most popular tunes, such as "Sleigh Ride", "Blue Tango", "The Waltzing Cat" or "The Typewriter", there will soon be at least a dozen more which will tickle your fancy and have you humming and picturing the subject at hand in your mind. Anyone who likes the classics or pop music or anything in between should have this collection."