Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason

Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason

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by Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra
     
 

This is a fine compilation of Jackie Gleason's output for Columbia. Gleason's objective was to make "musical wallpaper" that should never be intrusive, but rather conducive. He was not musically literate, but never had a problem articulating what he wanted to hear from his orchestra. The music here is quiet, melancholy, and often somber, played at mostly moderate to… See more details below

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This is a fine compilation of Jackie Gleason's output for Columbia. Gleason's objective was to make "musical wallpaper" that should never be intrusive, but rather conducive. He was not musically literate, but never had a problem articulating what he wanted to hear from his orchestra. The music here is quiet, melancholy, and often somber, played at mostly moderate to slow tempos. Each selection seems to flow into the next, achieving Gleason's goal of unobtrusiveness. Collectors may be more interested in seeking out the original LPs that comprise the material here, but for those looking for two CDs worth of some of the most relaxing music ever recorded, this is the place to start.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1996
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724385254123
catalogNumber:
52541
Rank:
5687

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Melancholy Serenade  - Jackie Gleason
  2. The Best Is Yet to Come  - Jackie Gleason
  3. I Can't Get Started  - Jackie Gleason
  4. When Your Lover Has Gone  - Jackie Gleason
  5. Out of Nowhere  - Jackie Gleason
  6. But Beautiful  - Jackie Gleason
  7. I'm in the Mood for Love  - Jackie Gleason
  8. From Russia with Love  - Jackie Gleason
  9. Mystery Street  - Jackie Gleason
  10. If I Should Lose You  - Jackie Gleason
  11. Tenderly  - Jackie Gleason
  12. If He Walked into My Life  - Jackie Gleason
  13. Ruby  - Jackie Gleason
  14. Glamour  - Jackie Gleason
  15. Days of Wine and Roses  - Jackie Gleason
  16. Misty  - Jackie Gleason
  17. You and the Night and the Music  - Jackie Gleason
  18. Moonglow  - Jackie Gleason
  19. Mad About the Boy  - Jackie Gleason
  20. For All We Know  - Jackie Gleason
  21. Lover Man  - Jackie Gleason
  22. Smile  - Jackie Gleason

Disc 2

  1. Melancholy Serenade  - Jackie Gleason
  2. Yesterdays  - Jackie Gleason
  3. That Certain Party  - Jackie Gleason
  4. The Moonlight  - Jackie Gleason
  5. Midnight Sun  - Jackie Gleason
  6. Laura  - Jackie Gleason
  7. A Taste of Honey  - Jackie Gleason
  8. Brazil  - Jackie Gleason
  9. I Love Paris  - Jackie Gleason
  10. Allo, Allo, Allo  - Jackie Gleason
  11. The Last Dance  - Jackie Gleason
  12. Darn That Dream  - Jackie Gleason
  13. You Oughta Be in Pictures  - Jackie Gleason
  14. But Not for Me  - Jackie Gleason
  15. The Shadow of Your Smile  - Jackie Gleason
  16. Willow Weep for Me  - Jackie Gleason
  17. It All Depends on You  - Jackie Gleason
  18. Lawrence of Arabia  - Jackie Gleason
  19. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody  - Jackie Gleason
  20. Deep Purple  - Jackie Gleason
  21. Blue Velvet  - Jackie Gleason
  22. That's All  - Jackie Gleason
  23. The Girl from Ipanema  - Jackie Gleason
  24. Moon River  - Jackie Gleason

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jackie Gleason   Indexed Contributor,Conductor
Charlie Ventura   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Pee Wee Erwin   Trumpet
Wild Bill Davis   Organ
Mike Deasy   Sitar
Buddy Hackett   Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Artie Malvin   Voices

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Brad Benedict   Producer
Wayne Watkins   Executive Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
R.J. Smith   Liner Notes
Mark Ryden   Illustrations
Jeffery Fey   Art Direction
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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