Glenn Miller - The Popular Recordings (1938-1942) (1989) [Big Band, Swing]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Glenn Miller - The Popular Recordings (1938-1942) (1989) [Big Band, Swing]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 22 Feb 2017, 05:47

Artist: Glenn Miller
Album: The Popular Recordings (1938-1942)
Genre: Big Band, Swing
Label: Bluebird/RCA
Released: 1989
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
    Disc 1:
  1. Moonlight Serenade
  2. King Porter Stomp
  3. And The Angels Sing
  4. The Lady's In Love with You
  5. Little Brown Jug
  6. But It Didn't Mean A Thing
  7. Stairway To The Stars
  8. Pagan Love Song
  9. Over The Rainbow
  10. We Can Live On Love (We Haven't Got A Pot To Cook In)
  11. Glenn Island Special
  12. It's A Blue World
  13. Ain't Cha Comin' Out
  14. Runnin' Wild
  15. Moon Love
  16. Farewell Blues
  17. Blue Evening
  18. Bluebirds In The Moonlight
  19. Sunrise Serenade
  20. Oh! You Crazy Moon

    Disc 2:
  1. In The Mood
  2. Indian Summer
  3. The Rhumba Jumps
  4. Star Dust
  5. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
  6. Tuxedo Junction
  7. April Played The Fiddle
  8. Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
  9. Be Happy
  10. The Nearness Of You
  11. My Blue Heaven
  12. It's Always You
  13. Bugle Call Rag
  14. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  15. Pennsylvania 6 5000
  16. Yes, My Darling Daughter
  17. Anvil Chorus Part I & Part II
  18. I Know Why (And So Do You)
  19. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  20. I Drempt I Dwelt In Harlem

    Disc 3:
  1. A String of Pearls
  2. Perfidia
  3. Sun Valley Jump
  4. Slumber Song
  5. The Spirit Is Willing
  6. Elmer's Tune
  7. Adios
  8. Moonlight Cocktail
  9. Moonlight Sonata
  10. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  11. At Last
  12. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
  13. Rhapsody In Blue
  14. (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo
  15. Serenade In Blue
  16. Caribbean Clipper
  17. That Old Black Magic
  18. Juke Box Saturday Night
  19. Moonlight Becomes You
  20. American Patrol

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At the time of its initial appearance in 1989, this three-CD set was a significant improvement over any of the compact disc editions of Glenn Miller's music to have made it out before. Not only did its 60 songs offer the proper scope and range to allow one to fully appreciate the depth of Miller's popularity and talent, but this was also part of the CD era's second wave of compilations and remasterings -- in contrast to the boomtown recklessness and corporate ineptitude that had characterized CD reissues in the mid-'80s, producers were now aware that there were gradations in the sound quality of digital masters and room for improvement in the technology. The late Joe Lopes engineered this set to last in the ears of the listener, and producer John Snyder oversaw what was, at the time, one of the finest and most comprehensive CD reissues ever accorded a big-band leader. The brass has bite and the horns and reeds have body, and the entire band is in sharp relief as they hadn't been heard since the early '40s and their last civilian concerts. It has since been supplanted, itself, by other, more recent remastered editions utilizing still better technology, including The Essential Glenn Miller (1995), Platinum Glenn Miller (2003), and The Centennial Collection (2004) -- reducing the noise in the masters even further, among other differences -- but holds up as perhaps the best authorized, large-scale survey of Miller's work other than the 13-disc complete set from BMG. These 60 songs represent a compromise between that set's completeness and the superficiality of 1988's Pure Gold, with its ten songs and minimal annotation.
Review by William Ruhlmann

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