The Very Best of Glenn Miller [Sony]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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: 5/31/2010
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886976916220
  • Catalog Number: 7691622
  • Sales rank: 90,893

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Mood (3:34)
  2. 2 Moonlight Serenade (3:22)
  3. 3 Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) (3:13)
  4. 4 Tuxedo Junction (3:28)
  5. 5 A String of Pearls (3:14)
  6. 6 Pennsylvania 6-5000 (3:06)
  7. 7 Chattanooga Choo-Choo (3:26)
  8. 8 American Patrol (3:18)
  9. 9 (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo (3:16)
  10. 10 On a Little Street in Singapore (2:44)
  11. 11 The St. Louis Blues March - Army Air Force Band (4:25)
  12. 12 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (3:40)
  13. 13 Star Dust (3:22)
  14. 14 Little Brown Jug (2:52)
  15. 15 When You Wish Upon a Star (2:53)
  16. 16 The Woodpecker Song (2:33)
  17. 17 G.I. Jive - Army Air Force Band (3:03)
  18. 18 Fools Rush In (2:34)
  19. 19 Over There - Army Air Force Band (2:04)
  20. 20 Blueberry Hill (2:53)
  21. 21 Over the Rainbow (2:28)
  22. 22 Serenade in Blue (3:27)
  23. 23 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (3:13)
  24. 24 In the Mood - Jodie Prenger (2:35)
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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
Tony Cousins Mastering
Peter DeRose Composer
Bill Finegan Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Mack Gordon Composer
Jerry Gray Arranger, Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Leigh Harline Composer
Al 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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