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Big Band Music of the War Years (Coll) (Tin)
BBC Big Band Orchestra
Big Band Music of the War Years (Coll) (Tin)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #3


     
   
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All Artists: BBC Big Band Orchestra
Title: Big Band Music of the War Years (Coll) (Tin)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Madacy Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 11/21/2006
Album Type: Collector's Edition
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 628261224920

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Tremendous value on a load of exceptional music.
fluffy, the human being. | forest lake, mn | 03/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"when i bought this i thought that it was a set of recordings made during the 40's. not so. these are 21st century takes on these 40's big band classics. no disappointment here. while i love old-time recordings, having these great versions in all the glory of modern sound is fantastic. the sound is sooo exceptional. powerful and clear. it's as if the orchestra is in your house as the songs burst from your stereo. just a wonderful experience. and what a value! 36 tracks on 3 cds at a budget price. i wholeheartedly recommend this stuff."
A collection of some of the greatest Big Band tunes
Andrew W. Johns | Alexandria, VA USA | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This three CD set includes 36 of the best known pieces of big band music from the second World War, and provides a terrific overview of the sound of that era. If you love the strong rhythms and bold brass sounds of this genre, you can't go wrong with this collection. The box set also includes a short booklet describing the history of big band music and explaining how a big band is organized, which provides some useful insights into the music. This is the music that entertained the troops during the war and maintained morale on the home front, and is exciting, warm and nostalgic. These recordings by the BBC Big Band Orchestra are crystal clear, which might be the only flaw in the set...you almost expect to hear the scratchy noise of a phonograph record or the crackle of an AM radio broadcast."
21st Century Sound for Great 1st half 20th Century Music
Dark Wolf CAMP | Mexico City, México D.F. Mexico | 07/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For a long time I've been looking for a collection of Big Bands' music, every one of them give me a picture of that time, even with the noisy & "gissy" sound of those recordings. This collection bring us the better of those worlds, It's a great play by the BBC Big Band Orchestra, with all that music that bring us back to the time with no ipod, no cd and even no Cassette, with the wonderful audio projection of the Digital Era Sound.
Hope you enjoy it, like i am."