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Sleigh Ride: The Best of Leroy Anderson
Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride: The Best of Leroy Anderson
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Leroy Anderson
Title: Sleigh Ride: The Best of Leroy Anderson
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 11/18/1997
Release Date: 11/18/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical
Styles: Latin Music, Tango, Easy Listening, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811171025

CD Reviews

Ginny's review
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Awesome! My mother and father were fans of Leroy Anderson so I grew up listening to his music. Listening to this CD now I realize how much I've missed hearing Mr. Anderson's songs. I especially like "Blue Tango", "Sleigh Ride", and "The Waltzing Cat" (one of my cats is helping me write this review as we listen to the music on my computer). There is not a single song on this CD that I do not like. Who else but Leroy Anderson can take the sound of sandpaper and make a song of it ("Sandpaper Ballet"). The changes in tempo in some of the songs are perfect for the piece. Almost forgot, "Bugler's Holiday" is a must-listen-to song, as is "Song of the Bells", "Fiddle Faddle", and... Oh! just buy the CD and ENJOY!!"
The best single disc anthology of Anderson's classics
David Kenner | Fort Worth, Texas United States | 07/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 20 track disc of original Decca singles is the definitive retrospective of composer/arranger/conductor Leroy Anderson. All the classics are represented in their original hit Decca versions. No matter how many orchestral versions have been recorded, no one has managed to touch this recording of "Sleigh Ride". It's the little differences. Example: the horseclops, the sleigh bells, the sound effect of the horse. And the sound quality on this disc is nothing short of perfect. Lovers of easy listening, classical and orchestral pop will all find this disc a treasure trove of classic Americana."
The composer conducts his own light concert Pops favorites
David Kenner | 08/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This features the first time CD release of many Leroy Anderson favorites in the original composer conducted recordings. Some of these pieces, like The Typewriter, were given their world premiere performances when they were recorded by the composer. Anderson was an teriffic conductor of his own works and these mono recordings have a little more snap than his later stereo sessions, which are now out of print, except through a mail order label."