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Original Album Classics [Box set, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Duke Ellington Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Nov 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy / SonyBMG
  • ASIN: B000UO7IME
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,967 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Skin Deep
2. The Mooche
3. Take the 'A' Train
4. A Tone Parrallel To Harlem
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Such Sweet Thunder
2. Sonnet for Caesar
3. Sonnet To Hank Cinq
4. Lady Mac
See all 23 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3 (Light)
4. Part 4 (Come Sunday)
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Main Title And Anatomy Of A Murder
2. Flirtibird
3. Part IV (Come Sunday)
4. Hero to Zero
See all 26 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Battle Royal
2. To You
3. Take the 'A' Train
4. Corner Pocket aka Until I Met You
See all 16 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Cd > Popular Music > Jazz CD > POPULAR MUSIC > JAZZ

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By Victor HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Note: This review is for the five disc Orignal album classics set, ASIN B000UO7IME. Blue Columbia logo in top right hand corner, five miniature album covers along the bottom. NOT the three album set with three miniature album covers running down the right hand side. Amazon have cross posted the review inappropriately onto this product.

Collected here are five full Duke Ellington albums from the period 1953-1962. The five discs come in separate card slipcases which are reproductions of the original LP sleeves. All are collected into a sturdy large card slipcase. The albums have been beautifully remastered and sound amazing. There is also a wealth of extras on each disc for the real enthusiast. Some people disapprove of the cheap packaging, but frankly I think this is a well put together set, giving five original albums for the price of one. I've had a few of these Columbia collections now (the Thelonious Monk set was particularly good) and been very impressed. It is the music which is important, and that is superbly presented. For those who want more text and album credits, there is a web address on the outer case that provides full details.

These five albums find Ellington at the peak of his creative powers. After recording (and penning) many classics that defined the exuberant swing era (`It Don't mean a thing', `Take the A train', and far too many others to list here), The Duke entered the `50s in a more reflective mood. He used the relatively new album format to put together suites of classy sounding jazz. The longer format allowed him to stretch out his creative muscles to provide music which is still catchy but more complex and inventive than before.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 great albums in one set. 8 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
for those who need to know the following revues you can read are nothing to do with the three great cd's in this set,just buy these , you will be well rewarded, ,three excellent late Ellington disc'c that should be in everybody's jazz collection.then go find the five cd set they have put the revues for here by mistake, and buy them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value Classic Ellington 9 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Unlike a previous reviewer who gave nit-picking critisism of this boxed set (the music's quality being totally disregarded!)I am delighted with my purchase. All five discs are indeed classics and would cost much more individually in jewel cases, or any other packaging if bought as separate items. This is indeed the best of the Duke's 1950's Columbia recordings in a handy space-saving package. Full details of recording dates, personnel etc are available, so the small print on the CD sized original sleeve copies doesn't matter.
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