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101 Songs That Won World War II [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: v
  • ASIN: B002LFELRA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,391 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Wish Me Luck (Gracie Fields) - Gracie Fields
2. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Al Bowlly) - Al Bowlly
3. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Anne Shelton) - Anne Shelton
4. When I m Cleaning Windows (George Formby) - George Formby
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. We ll Meet Again (Vera Lynn) - Vera Lynn
2. Leaning On A Lamp Post (George Formby) - George Formby
3. Let There Be Love ( Hutch) - Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson
4. Sing As We Go (Gracie Fields) - Gracie Fields
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. (We re Gonna Hang Out) The Washing On The Siegfried Line (Flanagan & Allen) - Flanagan and Allen
2. Mr. Wu s An Air Raid Warden Now (George Formby) - George Formby
3. It s A Lovely Day Tomorrow (Al Bowlly) - Al Bowlly
4. The London I Love (Vera Lynn) - Vera Lynn
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Disc: 4
1. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Glenn Miller) - Glenn Miller
2. When You Wish Upon A Star (Vera Lynn) - Vera Lynn
3. Tangerine (Bob Eberly & Helen O Connell) - Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
4. South Of The Border (Al Bowlly) - Al Bowlly
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Disc: 5
1. You Are My Sunshine (Bing Crosby) - Bing Crosby
2. When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Glenn Miller) - Glenn Miller
3. The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) - Ray Noble
4. Imagination (Ella Fitzgerald) - Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous Orchestra
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Customer Reviews

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection 1 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful collection of the faithful war songs that everyone knows even the young have heard of some!! 5cds in the collection worth every penny we loved ours and have ordered others for friends that have heard them. Buy it don't think about it great listening wonderful present that is where one is going.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant set ! 19 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was given this collection as a present and am very impressed. There is an excellent selection of songs from the war years from both sides of the Atlantic. Along with all the best remembered songs are some half forgotten gems that really did deserve an airing again. The set looks great and the sound quality is excellent considering most of these tracks are 70 years old. Excellent value too. Highly recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A BIT OF A WASTED OPPORTUNITY 29 Oct 2010
By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
At the risk of looking a gift horse in the mouth, this is something of a hybrid compilation. The task of identifying those tracks that have clear associations with the period 1939-45 is difficult because recording dates have not been included, but my best guesstimate is around forty, and that's not for lack of availability. Just to take one example, George Formby recorded seventeen songs which reflected the reality of war, yet the five Formby songs here include "When I'm Cleaning Windows" and "Leaning on a Lamp Post". Al Bowlly died in April 1941, but recorded three war-themed songs, none of which have made the cut. I could go on, but you get the picture. Having said which, I still rate it very highly because despite the divergence from the theme it still represents extraordinarily good value for money.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 101 songs that won world war II 4 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
It was an insight into what people were listening to at the time I gave it as a present to my parents and they enjoy listening to it and singing along to the songs well worth the money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collect 10 Jan 2011
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This is a superb collection of music. 5 CDs of music at great value. I bought this for my nan but was actually amazed how many of the tracks I knew myself somehow, and I wasn't born until 1985!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great buy 10 Jan 2010
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i purchased this as christmas gift for my dad, i was delighted as the price was so reasonable, he was delighted at the quality and quantity of the music so an all round good buy.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My mother has dementia and she loved them 22 May 2012
By L Williams TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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101 songs over 5 CDs, a good selection, nicely recorded and packaged in a cardboard sleeve. There are plenty of well-known songs and some, lesser known ones such as "Mr. Wu's an air raid warden" that probably wouldn't be acceptable now!
My mother is nearly 93 and suffers from dementia, sadly she doesn't know who I am and conversation is limited and difficult, like many others in the same situation I find it quite distressing. I bought this set because I read that dementia sufferers still have an enjoyment of music; some of the songs she didn't know but some she clearly did; when it came to Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow" she brightened up and began to sing along with the chorus, something we could share together, a very emotional experience.
Overall a good selection of songs, nicely put together.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 101 songs that won WW2 30 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
I bought this for my Nan for Christmas and she loves it. She even remembers some of the lyrics and is able to sing along. I would recommend this CD for the over 80s.
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