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Odd concept but successful execution...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 06/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Anthony, a fine musician, and his orchestra perform classic songs in the style of Glenn Miller. The gimmick is that Mr. Miller never recorded any of these in his lifetime. In fact, many were not written yet at the time of his death in WWII. So a fan might wonder "Had Glenn lived, would he have chosen these songs, and would he have played these arrangements? I can't answer the questions. I can say, however, that if what you are interested in is true "easy listening" big band music, this disc is a winner. Some great songs are included: "So Rare" and "Twilight Time" and "Up a Lazy River" and "Through the Eyes of Love" and "Day by Day." I'm not a player, but the performances seem fine to my ear. Until I obtained this item, I had not heard a Ray Anthony album in about 40 years. It was nice to spend some time within the scope of his artistry. This collection is pleasant, not bold; "pop" rather than jazzy, and yet it isn't boring. It will hold up well to repeated listening."
On Longer Exposure ---
George R. Stilwell, Jr. | Raleigh, NC USA | 10/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK! I goofed. My previous review was so-so. But, after listening
for a long time and comparing to the Dream Dancing series, I find
this to be the best Ray Anthony set I've heard. It's become my favoriter CD.The arrangements are just wonderful. The section work is absolutely superb. It swings!!! It makes you want to dance.Ray"
Too Bad the recording isn't as good as Dream Dancing
George R. Stilwell, Jr. | Raleigh, NC USA | 09/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The tempos are wonderful and I agree with others on Anthony's
trumpet. But the sound is not as good as the Dream Dancing CD.
Just a bit flaky, but listenable."