Glee: The Music, Best of Season One

Glee: The Music, Best of Season One

by Glee
     
 
Besides the Simon Cowell juggernauts of Pop Idol and The X-Factor, Fox comedy drama Glee has perhaps made more impact on the U.K. charts than any other TV show in history. Forty of the tracks performed in the hit series entered the Top 75, (15 of which made the Top 40), while their first three Glee: The Music

Overview

Besides the Simon Cowell juggernauts of Pop Idol and The X-Factor, Fox comedy drama Glee has perhaps made more impact on the U.K. charts than any other TV show in history. Forty of the tracks performed in the hit series entered the Top 75, (15 of which made the Top 40), while their first three Glee: The Music volumes reached the upper reaches of the album chart, all within the space of six months. Listed in the order they were featured in the Emmy-nominated show, this U.K.-only compilation gathers 19 of the most popular tracks from their first season, starting with their most iconic number, their cover of Journey's rock classic "Don't Stop Believing," and ending with their version of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's interpretation of "Over the Rainbow." While faithful solo renditions of Rihanna's "Take a Bow," Wicked's signature tune "Defying Gravity," and Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" showcase the impressive vocal abilities of stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith, Glee's stand-out moments undoubtedly occur on the epic productions of the ensemble performances. Alongside the show-stopping spectacles of Queen's "Somebody to Love" and Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" from New Directions, the high school glee club at the focus of the show, are two of the album's highlights, courtesy of rival group Vocal Adrenaline, whose covers of Duffy's "Mercy" and Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" turn the '60s retro-soul hits into toe-tapping musical numbers that sound tailor-made for Broadway. Elsewhere, All-American Rejects' revenge-fueled emo anthem "Gives You Hell" is given an infectious, shiny pop makeover, Beyoncé's R&B ballad "Halo" is mashed-up with Katrina & the Waves' '80s hit "Walking on Sunshine" with a surprisingly positive effect, while Idina Menzel stars on the stripped-down, cabaret-style version of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face." Of course, with such an extensive selection of songs to choose from, there will be some notable omissions. Luckily, Mr. Schuester's cringe-worthy attempts at hip-hop are neglected, but the hilarious performance of Madonna's "Vogue," from (arguably) the show's most watchable character, Sue Sylvester, and their medley of Usher's "Confessions" and Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" -- one of three singles to make the Top Ten -- seem like rather bizarre exclusions. With its sugary-sweet production, musical theater-esque vocals, and bonus karaoke disc, Glee: The Music - Best of Season One is unlikely to convert anyone previously immune to its undoubted charm, but for the already initiated, it provides a welcome retrospective of one of the biggest cultural hits of the year.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
Label:
Sony Uk
UPC:
0886978140920
catalogNumber:
7814092

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glee   Primary Artist
Jessalyn Gilsig   Vocals
Colin Benward   Vocals
David Loucks   Vocals
Tim Davies   Vocals
Adam Anders   Vocals
Jenna Ushkowitz   Vocals
Onitsha   Vocals
Windy Wagner   Vocals
Storm Lee   Vocals
Chaz Mason   Vocals
Ravaughn Brown   Vocals
Matthew Morrison   Vocals
Lea Michele   Vocals
Emily Gomez   Vocals
Dianna Agron   Vocals
Chris Colfer   Vocals
Kamari Copeland   Vocals
Kevin McHale   Vocals
Cory Monteith   Vocals
Zac Poor   Vocals
Amber Riley   Vocals
Drew Ryan Scott   Vocals
Jane Lynch   Vocals
Chris Mann   Vocals
Nikki Anders   Vocals
David Baloche   Vocals
Jayma Mays   Vocals
Mark Salling   Vocals
Naya Rivera   Vocals
Jimmy Andrew Richard   Vocals
Kala Balch   Vocals
Shelley Scarr   Vocals
Kent Avenido   Vocals
Jeanette Olsen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Steve Perry   Composer
Neal Schon   Composer
Rick Springfield   Composer
Sting   Composer
Jonathan Cain   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer
Dan Marnien   Engineer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
David Bett   Art Direction
Adam Anders   Producer,Engineer
Beyoncé Knowles   Composer
Peer Astrom   Producer,Engineer
Amy Winehouse   Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald   Composer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer
Ryan Murphy   Producer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Ryan Petersen   Engineer
T. Ritter   Composer
N. Wheeler   Composer
A. Lavigne   Composer
N. Khayat   Composer
J. Natel   Composer
H. Kretzmer   Composer
P. Leonard   Composer
Madonna Ciccone   Composer
E. Bogart   Composer
S. Schwartz   Composer
J. Fuller   Composer
T. Kelly   Composer
Brad Falchuk   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer
Dante Dilreto   Soundtrack Executive Producer

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