|All Artists: Spitfire Band|
Title: Virtual Reality: Tradition Lives
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alanna Records
Release Date: 7/9/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Virtual Reality: Tradition Lives
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Raves from absolutely everywhere! Gold records in Canada. "The good old days never sounded this good!" - Mel Torme. "Incredibly dynamic... perfect reminder of what made the band business great" - Helen O'Connell. Take off ... more »
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Raves from absolutely everywhere! Gold records in Canada. "The good old days never sounded this good!" - Mel Torme. "Incredibly dynamic... perfect reminder of what made the band business great" - Helen O'Connell. Take off with the special Spitfire arrangements of: "Taking a Chance on Love," "And the Angels Sing," and "Elmer's Tune," "Frenesi," "Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week" and many more...
THIS CD WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT TO ME.
(1 out of 5 stars)
"WHEN I BOUGHT THIS CD I HAD GREAT EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT IT MIGHT BRING. AFTER REVIEWING IT I WAS DEFLATED. I THOUGHT HOW COULD A BIG BAND CD HAVE SUCH BAD ARRANGING. I GUESS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. THIS HAS TO BE THERE WORST CD. OUT OF ALL THE TRACKS LISTED I LIKED 2 SONGS."
WHAT WERE THOSE NEGATIVE REVIEWERS LISTENING TO?!
James B. Noel | CT | 03/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One reviewer said this was "there" worst CD. Sic, music fans, consider the source!This CD is superb. I have been a big fan of The Spitfire Band for a good long while and this is my favorite of their (ahem) CD's. In fact, it's one of my favorite discs, period. It's a bit jazzier than some of their other work, such as The Make Believe Ballroom, but that demonstrates the band's versatility. Track 7, South Rampart Street Parade, is a delightful quick trip to Preservation Hall. I dare you to listen to Air Mail Special without tapping at least one of your feet. Yet there are classics such as the lead-off track, Opus #1, that uphold the band's reputation of making you want to go fly a B-17 and vote for FDR.Don't believe a word written by the naysayers - buy this!"