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Glee: The Music, Volume 1

Glee Cast Audio CD
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GLEE, which features a soundtrack of hit music from past to present, follows an optimistic high school teacher, WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison), as he tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenge a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. It’s not an easy task when the pitch-imperfect club includes MERCEDES (Amber Riley), a ... Read more in Amazon's Glee Cast Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music Division
  • ASIN: B002NJ8X9G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,399 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Got A Woman
2. FOUND A CHILD
3. Don't Stop Believin'
4. Can't Fight This Feeling (Glee Cast Version)
5. Gold Digger (Glee Cast Version)
6. Take A Bow (Glee Cast Version)
7. Bust Your Windows (Glee Cast Version)
8. Taking Chances (Glee Cast Version)
9. Alone (Glee Cast Version feat. Kristin Chenoweth)
10. Maybe This Time (Glee Cast Version feat. Kristin Chenoweth)
11. Somebody To Love (Glee Cast Version)
12. Hate On Me (Glee Cast Version)
13. No Air (Glee Cast Version)
14. You Keep Me Hangin' On (Glee Cast Version)
15. Keep Holding On (Glee Cast Version)
16. Bust A Move (Glee Cast Version)
17. Sweet Caroline (Glee Cast Version)
18. Dancing With Myself (Glee Cast Version)
19. Defying Gravity (Glee Cast Version)

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BBC Review

In the past, the only correct response to a soundtrack album from a hit TV show based in a high school performing arts society would have been to hide in a box and wait for the fever to pass.

However, ever since the idea of ‘guilty pleasures’ was rightly run out of town on a rail, there’s been a slackening of the rules about music and what it is allowed to do. In fact, it would be fair to say that there is no longer any such thing as empirically good or bad music, just an infinite variety of personal tastes.

Glee is the personification of this. It treats music to the same “come one, come all” ethos as, well, the Glee club itself. So where the show can boast a multicultural cast of black and white, gay and straight, disabled and able-bodied, their soundtrack is a ragbag of classic rock songs, modern pop songs, show tunes, hip hop bangers and RnB torch songs. And, given the right amount of fairy-dust, they all seem to get along fabulously. The bigger the song, the brasher the treatment, the better for everyone concerned.

The downside of this wealth of material is that they could make this album in a lot of very different ways, and very probably always leave off someone’s very favourite Glee moment.  They also have to consider which of the big-hitters to save for Volume 2, so compromises have to be made.

No-one will be disappointed by a Glee album which includes Don’t Stop Believin’ – their chart-eating cover of the Petra Haden arrangement of the Journey song; or Alone, or Gold Digger. But it’s a shame there wasn’t room for their Winehouse-approved upgrade of Rehab; or the stripped-back swing at Bel Biv Devoe’s Poison, as performed by the show’s all-male vocal group Acafellas.

These would probably have lifted the second half of the CD, which loses some of the sparkle and joy once the barn-storming Somebody to Love has finished. Then again, if you put your grand finale in the middle of the show, you shouldn’t be surprised if there’s nowhere left to go once you’ve brought the house down. --Fraser McAlpine

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glee Music vol 1 15 Mar 2010
By R. Game
Format:Audio CD
Brilliantly rousing album. The arrangements and performances are amazing on the best tracks such as Take A Bow and Somebody To Love. If you want an album for long car journeys that everyone can sing to, then let this be it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this CD. 31 Mar 2010
By Ian Williams TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't buy vol.2 either, or download the MP3s. Don't watch the TV show and definitely do not buy the DVD. They are bad for you and I'm going to tell you why.

A few weeks ago I was a normal person who liked their entertainment to have an edge. I love raw Blues (Blind Willie Johnson, Howlin' Wolf) and hard Rock (Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen) and Johnny Cash (I don't like Country otherwise). I like music so raw that if it was steak (and if I wasn't a vegetarian) I'd eat it raw and bloody. I like tough TV. I like Skins and I like True Blood and I like Dexter. And when I heard there was tv series about High School students who sang in a glee club I wanted to throw up. I would make it my mission to exterminate such a vile and inspid and bland thing and eradicate its memory from the collective human consciousness. So of course I had to watch at least one episode to make sure it was as sickening as I expected.

And another.

And another.

And another, until I began to weep. It had snared me in its insidious clutches and my destroyed my credibility in my own eyes. I enjoyed the stories and the characters, but my exposure of their particular horrors shall wait until I've watched the DVD and all the extras. Twice.

I enjoyed the music -me who likes his music raw and bleeding. I loved the range of the strong voices, leads and harmonies. I loved the mix and the arrangements of the blend of pop songs and shown tunes and, yes, rock. I loved the choreography and colour and bounciness. And so I bought Glee: the Music CD vol 1. And Glee: the Music CD vol 2. (And pre-ordered Glee: Season 1 the DVD.) And, like the show itself, the music made me smile and it made me happy and I couldn't deny it any longer. I loved Glee.

Keep away lest this devious piece of skilled wonderfully enjoyable delightful entertainment ensnare you too and destroy all your credibility and illusions. Don't buy this CD!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I used to be a normal 30yr old... 18 May 2010
By Elstein
Format:Audio CD
I too used to be a normal 30 year old...
<stands up> I would like to make an announcement....
"My name is Bobs and I'm a Glee-aholic."

There.
I've said it.

Watch the series. Buy the DVD boxed set. Buy the soundtrack.
And you too can be a Glee-aholic.
My partner says I've got a problem.

The only problem I've got is that the next series and soundtrack can't come quick enough.
Somebody send me some songs so I can hum through the withdrawals...

<la la la.... hum.... la la la!!>
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gleefully uplifted 19 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have been playing this non-stop in the car, I think the choice of songs covered is quite diverse and the talent indisputable. Whilst Lea Michelle (Rachel) is the main 'lead' and does of course sing extremely well, I personally prefer Amber Riley's (Mercedes') voice and style; Kevin McHale (Artie) was a revelation too! I've just ordered my Glee Volume 2... All in all a great, fun CD with a good mix of tunes- buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album! 16 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album is perfect for anyone. If you are a fan of music in general then you will be amazed by the wonderful renditions of all types of songs from a variety of genres.
The performances never get boring and having had it on repeat for longer then i'd like to admit you can trust me.
A wonderful all round album that is great for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic debut album from the hit series 14 Jun 2012
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Some would argue that Glee ruins the originals and their favourites have been destroyed, but I would argue that it introduces many new fans to the original artist or song because they heard it on the show and went looking for it. In that respect, Glee has been a great promotional tool for many singers whose songs have been shelved long ago. In my opinion, if you like the original song, however you feel about Glee's rendition, you should be pleased that their cover has given it some much needed attention again.

For this album in particular I think it was a great start to the show. It was missing a few great songs, but overall I love most of the tracks on it. Standouts for me would be Don't Stop Believin', Taking Chances, No Air, Keep Holding On and Defying Gravity. Sometimes you can't improve on the original, but you can appreciate other versions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loving Glee 18 Mar 2010
By DuncS
Format:Audio CD
Glee is an amazing program although if you are one of the few who have watched the first one or decided, without watching it, that you don't like it then you are missing out. Big time. When I purchased this I was loving the CD too. It has accompanied my friends and myself on many a road trip, mainly playing on full volume!
The reason for the lack of the fifth star is due to the lack of Mash Ups on this and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 and a few songs that are too awesome to be missed out. Anyway you should buy this because...
...well guess what I'm listening to at the moment?
Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun 15 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great tracks, great voices, great feel good vibe. Yes you can tell they have used autotune a bit to get the right tones, but to be honest who cares!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the best
The case was shattered so the disc doesn't hold in. Luckily the cd works fine or there would have been more said.
Published 3 months ago by Bailey Lowther
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs
Another great CD full with great Songs sang by the Glee cast. Highly recommendable for every small & big Glee fan.
Published 16 months ago by CG
5.0 out of 5 stars Gleek
The first album was a great start to Glee. I've listened to this CD over and over again. I love most of the tracks. Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2012 by Laura1990
5.0 out of 5 stars Great versions, Good compilation.
One of the shop assistants in our local Spar used to play this album and since many of the tracks are my vintage I used to love it. They are such feel good tracks. Read more
Published on 10 May 2012 by AndyL
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Dissapointed
SORRY!!! but as much as adore GLEE this 1st cd is pretty poor. I got GLEE 2 cd as a present and thought how brilliant it was, so needless to say got GLEE 1 as soon as I could. Read more
Published on 25 April 2011 by R. Dearden
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully uplifting!
This was the first thing I bought with the money from my new job and I have to say I love it sooo much and cannot stop listening to it! Read more
Published on 7 April 2011 by e-claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Musically inspiring and energizing
"Don't Stop Believin'": The power of this Cd is extreme!
Not only the selection of the songs is incredibly various and well-chosen, suitable for all moods and days, but the... Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2011 by Valeria
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure unadulterated Glee!
If you're a fan of Glee you won't be disappointed with this first offering - I am usually against cover versions but these are absolutely great. Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2011 by Princess Mononoke
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This a great album for fans of the show! A great collection of songs and hit music. Can't wait to buy the next one.
Published on 18 Mar 2011 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Glee CDs
Bit disappoined. Bought as new for a Christmas present, but they arrived unsealed which surprised me since they were bought as new and Amazon Ts & Cs require DVDs and Cds to be... Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2011 by Tom
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