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The Broadcast Archives Vol.2: I Want to Be Happy/Remastered [CD]

Glenn Miller Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Dec 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Avid
  • ASIN: B000050XLW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,858 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Theme And Introduction - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
2. St Louis Blues - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
3. Stairway to the Stars - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
4. Dippermouth Blues - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
5. My Reverie - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
6. Mutiny In The Nursery - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
7. Blue Skies - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
8. A Room With a View - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
9. King Porter Stomp - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
10. Pavanne - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Theme And Introduction - His Orchestra
2. Sliphorn Jive - Glenn Miller
3. The Lamp Is Low - Glenn Miller
4. My Isle of Golden Dreams - Glenn Miller
5. Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller
6. Moon Love - Glenn Miller
7. Sunrise Serenade - Glenn Miller
8. Faithful Forever - His Orchestra
9. Farewell Blues - Glenn Miller
10. Guess I'll Go Back Home This Summer - His Orchestra
See all 26 tracks on this disc

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars for completists only 9 May 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My first love in the wonderful world of dance / big band music was Glenn Miller, and it is Miller's name that is most readilly identified with that era. So you will find many reissues trying to more or less cash in on Miller's legendary status, most containing the same well worn items over and over again, some, like Avid, publishing as much Miller material as possible, from any source and in any condition.
So it is with this compilation, drawn from radio broadcasts in the initial stages of Miller's carreer (so just before and just after his meteorical rise to stardom). Miller is quite often to be heard as a soloist and although he is technically proficient, his tone is somewhat harsh and thin (e.g. in "My Reverie", where he also misses the first notes), but most of the music is ensemble work with the odd solos by Beneke (corny in the faster pieces, very good in the ballads), Klink (jazz wise the best soloist in the band), Hurley and a lot of singing by Ray Eberle, who is not a very good singer (mostly sounding ill at ease, strained and totally unswinging).
All in all the programme gives a fair picture of Miller's music between late 1938 and early to mid 1939, but no more than that. The sound quality is only so-so, and although Avid pride themselves on their quality remastering, I cannot share their enthusiasm. A long deleted RCA three-LP set drawing from the same broadcasts is a lot better in sound quality, so digital processing is not always an improvement.
The price may be all right, but the collection is fairly superfluous and for the fanatical collector only.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being back in time 27 April 2006
By M. Deal
Format:Audio CD
I was conducting a review of my World War Two website and wanted to identify some music of the period to exemplify the mood of the time. That's how I stumbled upon Glenn Miller. Then I came across these broadcast archives. Just what I was looking for! Glenn Miller had a unique big band sound and these live recordings have maintained a historical quality that when you hear them, you'd think you really were listening to them live through your old fashioned radiogram. Listen to these archives and you'll feel like you're back in the 1940s, listening to these wonderful songs in between news bulletins on the war effort, such is their historical authenticity. They really do recreate that atmosphere, especially the songs that feature Ray Everly on vocals. His gentle, crooning voice alone is enough to take you back in time, with such tracks as Indian Summer, Stairway to the Stars, and A Room With a View. Put this CD on, close your eyes and drift into the 1940s. Brilliant and enchanting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars for completists only 28 Jan 2009
By JJA Kiefte - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
My first love in the wonderful world of dance / big band music was Glenn Miller, and it is Miller's name that is most readilly identified with that era. So you will find many reissues trying to more or less cash in on Miller's legendary status, most containing the same well worn items over and over again, some, like Avid, publishing as much Miller material as possible, from any source and in any condition.
So it is with this compilation, drawn from radio broadcasts in the initial stages of Miller's carreer (so just before and just after his meteorical rise to stardom). Miller is quite often to be heard as a soloist and although he is technically proficient, his tone is somewhat harsh and thin (e.g. in "My Reverie", where he also misses the first notes), but most of the music is ensemble work with the odd solos by Beneke (corny in the faster pieces, very good in the ballads), Klink (jazz wise the best soloist in the band), Hurley and a lot of singing by Ray Eberle, who is not a very good singer (mostly sounding ill at ease, strained and totally unswinging).
All in all the programme gives a fair picture of Miller's music between late 1938 and early to mid 1939, but no more than that. The sound quality is only so-so, and although Avid pride themselves on their quality remastering, I cannot share their enthusiasm. A long deleted RCA three-LP set drawing from the same broadcasts is a lot better in sound quality, so digital processing is not always an improvement.
The price may be all right, but the collection is fairly superfluous and for the fanatical collector only.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being back in time 27 April 2006
By M. Deal - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was conducting a review of my World War Two website and wanted to identify some music of the period to exemplify the mood of the time. That's how I stumbled upon Glenn Miller. Then I came across these broadcast archives. Just what I was looking for! I can't believe the previous reviewer and his comments about the sound. Talk about missing the point. It's this genuine radiogram-type sound that makes these recordings so evocative. Glenn Miller had a unique big band sound and these live recordings have maintained a historical quality that when you hear them, you'd think you really were listening to them live through your old fashioned radiogram. Listen to these archives and you'll feel like you're back in the 1940s, listening to these wonderful songs in between news bulletins on the war effort, such is their historical authenticity. They really do recreate that atmosphere, especially the songs that feature Ray Eberle on vocals. His gentle, crooning voice alone is enough to take you back in time, with such tracks as Indian Summer, Stairway to the Stars, and A Room With a View. Put this CD on, close your eyes and drift into the 1940s. Brilliant and enchanting.
1.0 out of 5 stars Broadcast Archives 2-Glenn Miller 17 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Very poor sound. I really like Big Band live broadcasts, but this one has the worst sound I have heard. You really take a chance when you order live recordings, especially if no music clips are available to hear the sound of the music. Be aware. I have been burned several times.
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