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Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason
     

The 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

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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:
37988

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Performance Credits

Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jackie Gleason   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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The Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely write reviews, but I felt that someone should correct the previous review regarding the quality of the transfers on this collection. The music here is of course, wonderful; a good cross-section of Gleason's lush romantic standards culled from several of his Capitol albums. The sound quality is not only good, but considering the age of the master tapes, it's amazing. If noise reduction techniques were applied, they didn't remove any of the life from the music. This is actually one of the best re-master jobs I have ever heard. To be sure, there are many CDs and especially downloads, of older music being sold that sound terrible. This in not one of those; clearly the sources of these recordings were not damaged vinyl (as with many other issues of this era) but the master tapes from the Capitol vaults. Very highly recommended!
HughAD More than 1 year ago
I don't know who the sound engineer was but he should give up his career & start digging ditches, The transfer from the Master Tape was horribly botched Even after all these years I can still here the great sound of the original 33 1/3'rds. None of that was captured on the cd's absolutely none, as a matter of fact the sound was irretating, what a shame.