Very Best of Glenn Miller [Sony]

Very Best of Glenn Miller [Sony]

by Glenn Miller
     
 

One of hundreds of compilations charting the brief but hugely prolific and successful career of U.S. jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader Glenn Miller, Sony's 2010 The Very Best Of can perhaps lay claim to be the most sonically polished to date, having undergone 400 hours of remastering from producers Mike Hedges (See more details below

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One of hundreds of compilations charting the brief but hugely prolific and successful career of U.S. jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader Glenn Miller, Sony's 2010 The Very Best Of can perhaps lay claim to be the most sonically polished to date, having undergone 400 hours of remastering from producers Mike Hedges (U2, Dido) and Simon Franglen (the Avatar & Titanic soundtracks). The 24-track collection features material starting with his 1939 RCA recordings with the Glenn Miller Band ("Little Brown Jug," "Over the Rainbow") up until his work with the Army Air Force Band ("St Louis Blues March," "Over There"), before his disappearance in 1944. One of the most influential figures in swing music, Miller scored an unprecedented amount of American chart hits, several of which are included here, such as number ones "A String of Pearls," "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo," alongside "Moonlight Serenade," one of just 14 original compositions penned by Miller. In addition to his popular instrumentals, there are also many vocal-led tracks with performances from Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and the Modernaires on Sun Valley Serenade soundtrack number "Chattanooga Choo Choo," Ray Eberle on "On a Little Street in Singapore," and Marian Hutton on "The Woodpecker Song." Of course, Miller's most famous piece is the timeless "In the Mood," which features here twice in both its original form, and in a version with newly recorded vocals from Jodie Prenger, winner of I'd Do Anything, Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC talent search to find a new lead to play Nancy in the West End musical Oliver. With its excellent sound quality, comprehensive track list, and a brand new recording, The Very Best of Glenn Miller is one of the stand-out collections from the big-band genre's most iconic musician.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2010
Label:
Sony Uk
UPC:
0886976916220
catalogNumber:
7691622

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Tracks

  1. In the Mood
  2. Moonlight Serenade
  3. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
  4. Tuxedo Junction
  5. A String of Pearls
  6. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  7. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
  8. American Patrol
  9. (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo
  10. On a Little Street in Singapore
  11. The St. Louis Blues March  -  Army Air Force Band
  12. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  13. Star Dust
  14. Little Brown Jug
  15. When You Wish Upon a Star
  16. The Woodpecker Song
  17. G.I. Jive  -  Army Air Force Band
  18. Fools Rush In
  19. Over There  -  Army Air Force Band
  20. Blueberry Hill
  21. Over the Rainbow
  22. Serenade in Blue
  23. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  24. In the Mood  - Jodie Prenger

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Billy Hill   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Erskine Hawkins   Composer
Julian Dash   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
George M. Cohan   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Patrick S. Gilmore   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Bill Finegan   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Mack Gordon   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger,Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Lewis   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Glenn Miller   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Mike Hedges   Executive Producer
Darren Hall   Engineer
Bill Conway   Composer,Adaptation
Harold Adamson   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Manning Sherwin   Composer
Bruno Cherubini   Composer
Harold Dickinson   Composer,Adaptation
William Johnson   Composer
Eldo di Lazzaro   Composer
Andrew Walter   Engineer
J.E. Winner   Composer
Joseph Garland   Composer
Charlie Tobias   Composer
Sam Stept   Composer

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