The Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724385254123
  • Catalog Number: 52541
  • Sales rank: 2,874

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Melancholy Serenade - Jackie Gleason
  2. 2 The Best Is Yet to Come - Jackie Gleason
  3. 3 I Can't Get Started - Jackie Gleason
  4. 4 When Your Lover Has Gone - Jackie Gleason
  5. 5 Out of Nowhere - Jackie Gleason
  6. 6 But Beautiful - Jackie Gleason
  7. 7 I'm in the Mood for Love - Jackie Gleason
  8. 8 From Russia with Love - Jackie Gleason
  9. 9 Mystery Street - Jackie Gleason
  10. 10 If I Should Lose You - Jackie Gleason
  11. 11 Tenderly - Jackie Gleason
  12. 12 If He Walked into My Life - Jackie Gleason
  13. 13 Ruby - Jackie Gleason
  14. 14 Glamour - Jackie Gleason
  15. 15 Days of Wine and Roses - Jackie Gleason
  16. 16 Misty - Jackie Gleason
  17. 17 You and the Night and the Music - Jackie Gleason
  18. 18 Moonglow - Jackie Gleason
  19. 19 Mad About the Boy - Jackie Gleason
  20. 20 For All We Know - Jackie Gleason
  21. 21 Lover Man - Jackie Gleason
  22. 22 Smile - Jackie Gleason
Disc 2
  1. 1 Melancholy Serenade - Jackie Gleason
  2. 2 Yesterdays - Jackie Gleason
  3. 3 That Certain Party - Jackie Gleason
  4. 4 The Moonlight - Jackie Gleason
  5. 5 Midnight Sun - Jackie Gleason
  6. 6 Laura - Jackie Gleason
  7. 7 A Taste of Honey - Jackie Gleason
  8. 8 Brazil - Jackie Gleason
  9. 9 I Love Paris - Jackie Gleason
  10. 10 Allo, Allo, Allo - Jackie Gleason
  11. 11 The Last Dance - Jackie Gleason
  12. 12 Darn That Dream - Jackie Gleason
  13. 13 You Oughta Be in Pictures - Jackie Gleason
  14. 14 But Not for Me - Jackie Gleason
  15. 15 The Shadow of Your Smile - Jackie Gleason
  16. 16 Willow Weep for Me - Jackie Gleason
  17. 17 It All Depends on You - Jackie Gleason
  18. 18 Lawrence of Arabia - Jackie Gleason
  19. 19 A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody - Jackie Gleason
  20. 20 Deep Purple - Jackie Gleason
  21. 21 Blue Velvet - Jackie Gleason
  22. 22 That's All - Jackie Gleason
  23. 23 The Girl from Ipanema - Jackie Gleason
  24. 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 Sr. 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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2011

    Outstanding Music, Excellent Sound Quality.

    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!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    arrangements were great only jackie gleason could arrange such great music

    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.

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