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Victory at Sea (Music from the Original Television Series) [1992]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The 1952 NBC series Victory at Sea was one of the earliest network documentary series to capture the public's imagination in a serious way, and one of the more enduring offshoots was the music by Richard Rodgers, which was recorded by RCA-Victor in what ultimately became a series of four LPs. Rodgers was chosen by series producer Henry Salamon based on his being the "leading American composer of his day," a somewhat exalted (though understandable) judgement for a man who was most closely associated with the Broadway stage and Hollywood. Rodgers devised a straightforward melodic score whose most inspired moments (such as the main title theme) seem to have been lifted from the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The 1952 NBC series Victory at Sea was one of the earliest network documentary series to capture the public's imagination in a serious way, and one of the more enduring offshoots was the music by Richard Rodgers, which was recorded by RCA-Victor in what ultimately became a series of four LPs. Rodgers was chosen by series producer Henry Salamon based on his being the "leading American composer of his day," a somewhat exalted (though understandable) judgement for a man who was most closely associated with the Broadway stage and Hollywood. Rodgers devised a straightforward melodic score whose most inspired moments (such as the main title theme) seem to have been lifted from the early work of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The albums were popular, probably due in part to the fact that a lot of veterans owned stereo systems in the late '50s, and these recordings took full advantage of stereo's two-channel sound separation. The Dolby Surround remastering preserves the luster of the original LPs, and the stereo separation recalls the days when that kind of effect was, in and of itself, a conversation piece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1992
  • Label: Rca Victor
  • UPC: 090266096329
  • Catalog Number: 60963
  • Sales rank: 16,494

Album Credits

Performance Credits
RCA Victor Orchestra Primary Artist
Robert Russell Bennett Conductor
Technical Credits
Robert Russell Bennett Arranger
J.J. Stelmach Art Direction
Richard Rodgers Composer
Marian Conaty Remastering
Paul Goodman Remastering
Nate Johnson Remixing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is part of a 2-CD set.

    This CD should not be advertized alone. It and 'More Victory At Sea' include the original three volumes of this recorded score. This CD is Vol. 1 and the first half of Vol. 2. The other CD is the second half of Vol. 2, plus Vol. 3.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Helpful Info

    I listend to this music growing up. Haven't heard it in over thirty years. Thank you for helping me find it again. Additionaly, Carl is correct. You must have both volumes. K.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 13, 2010

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