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In The Mood: The Glenn Miller Songbook

Royal Air Force Squadronaires Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B003BED914
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,238 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Tuxedo Junction 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. At Last 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. St. Louis Blues March 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

70 years after the band formed and recorded their first Decca album in 1940, the very year of The Battle of Britain, The Royal Airforce Squadronaires release In The Mood, a tribute to the great bandleader Glenn Miller, bringing new recordings to some of the best-known big band tunes of the wartime era. The Royal Air Force Squadronaires were a household name in the Second World War--their first public date took place 70 years ago in Blackpool with a line-up that included saxophonist Harry Lewis, the late husband of Dame Vera Lynn. They travelled the world entertaining soldiers, sailors and airmen, and established themselves as the UK’s leading big band. Comprising 18 elite musicians from the RAF, the band has kept its heritage and has an enviable worldwide reputation. Today’s band, led by Sergeant Kev Miles, frequently performs for Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace. To bring the Glenn Miller effect nto the 21st Century, The Royal Air Force Squadronaires enlisted young artists such as X Factor superstar Stacey Solomon who sings "At Last". The album also includes a new recording of "Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree" with original vocals lifted from The Andrews Sisters.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AN AFFECTIONATE TRIBUTE IN EXEMPLARY SOUND 25 Jun 2010
By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This CD features the new Royal Air Force Squadronaires playing fourteen of the numbers closely associated with Miller's repertoire (noting that four were recorded contemporaneously by the original RAF Dance Orchestra). This is an 18-piece band, with an impressive rhythm section, disciplined section playing, and accomplished soloists and vocalists. This is an affectionate tribute to one of the best-remembered bands of the war years, and the quality of the recording is exemplary. My one criticism, and the reason for revising my earlier review by docking one star, is that around 45 minutes is short measure for today's CD. I'd like to hear the Squads casting their net wider, and playing at greater length, and hope we can look forward to a further CD which does just that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great album of classic music & songs 29 May 2010
By RonH43
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I received my copy today and what great version of Glen's music this is. Imelda May is just wonderful on Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and if that is the Andrews Sisters they have mixed Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree in with care. Stacey Solomon was a great choice for At Last, I do not know Jason Isaacs but he is a good on Chattanooga Choo Choo.

All in all a stupendous album of some of the greatest music around, I am just a little too young to know the music first hand but having grown up around it I love it and this album is worth £10 of anybody's money. I will recomend this album to anybody who likes good music. The Squadronaires are note perfect, well done the RAF. In The Mood: The Glenn Miller Songbook

Ron
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia 30 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have always loved the music of Glenn Miller; there are so many trombone players in my family history including a late uncle who had a dance band with the same signature tune. It's great that the Squadronaires have revived all the old favourites.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 22 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I appreciate that everyone has a different taste in music but if, like me, you love the sound of the big bands,and if, like me, you love to remember the days of Glenn Miller the Andrews Sisters and the like this is definately the album for you. The great thing about it is that the arrangements are the same but the quality is something that was impossible when the originals were so popular. The new Squadronaires are brilliant. A well recommended CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Sound Quality from Talented Musicians 2 July 2010
Format:Audio CD
The only way you are going to hear Glen Miller's music played better than this is to travel back to 1940 and listen to it live. This is a superb album of well produced and well performed classic tunes which have the signature Glen Miller sound but with the brilliant playing of the Royal Air Force Squadronaires. Being military musicians they all also have to undertake long periods of active service in places like Afghanistan and Iraq and yet they still keep their skills sharp and their talents honed.

Having spoken to Sgt. Kev. Miles, the leader of the 'Squads' I know they are rightly very proud of this album albeit a bit bemused by all the attention it has been receiving. Few musicians play like the Squadronaires and even fewer are expected to also go to war zones on a regular basis, they are truly brilliant.

If you buy this album you won't stop smiling from start to finish, it's wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the Mood 21 Jun 2010
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What a great sound the Suadronairs bring to this music. Anyone who loves the Glenn Miller sound will be delighted with this CD. great for a forties night or a 70th birthday present[ or just an easy listen to.[ASIN:B003BED914 In The Mood: The Glenn Miller Songbook]]
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb recording 14 Jun 2010
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i bought this for my mum who is in a nursing home.the quality is outstanding and she loves it. actually i was surprised to find myself enjoying it too- quite a change from my usual rock and folk music. i heard this kind of music when i was growing up but it was on the old audio systems and was quite grainy and unappealing. this recording is expertly played and the audio quality is crystal clear. in parts it is lively amd enlivening and in others it is gently romantic. i am surprised at just how much i love it. i will be looking for other recordings by the squadronaires
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant recording 12 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
Have played this many times already, and love it! Also played it in the car and tried to bend the side impact bars from the inside by playing it loud. The music really swings, the vocalists are good, and like another reviewer said - you just have to keep pressing the 'play' button.
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