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  • Audio CD (31 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B003CJSY3G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Glenn Miller was an American jazz musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big bands". Miller's signature recordings include In the Mood, American Patrol, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

The Very Best Of Glenn Miller is a beautifully re-mastered (by Mike Hedges) compilation charting the brief but hugely prolific and successful career of U.S. jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader.

“This collection can perhaps lay claim to be the most sonically polished to date, having undergone 400 hours of remastering from producers Mike Hedges (U2, Dido) and Simon Franglen (the Avatar & Titanic soundtracks). The 24-track collection features material starting with his 1939 RCA recordings with the Glenn Miller Band ("Little Brown Jug," "Over the Rainbow") up until his work with the Army Air Force Band ("St Louis Blues March," "Over There"), before his disappearance in 1944. One of the most influential figures in swing music, Miller scored an unprecedented amount of American chart hits, several of which are included here, such as number ones "A String of Pearls," "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo," alongside "Moonlight Serenade," one of just 14 original compositions penned by Miller. In addition to his popular instrumentals, there are also many vocal-led tracks with performances from Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and the Modernaires on Sun Valley Serenade soundtrack number "Chattanooga Choo Choo," Ray Eberle on "On a Little Street in Singapore," and Marian Hutton on "The Woodpecker Song." Of course, Miller's most famous piece is the timeless "In the Mood," which features here twice in both its original form, and in a version with newly recorded vocals from Jodie Prenger, winner of I'd Do Anything, Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC talent search to find a new lead to play Nancy in the West End musical Oliver. With its excellent sound quality, comprehensive track list, and a brand new recording, The Very Best of Glenn Miller is one of the stand-out collections from the big-band genre's most iconic musician.” Review by Jon O'Brien – AllMusic.com

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By AR on 21 July 2010
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Back to my youth in the era of big bands as opposed to boy bands!
It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. The transfer from
the original recordings is excellent.
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I have dozens of Glenn Miller CD's and Records. This is the best sound quality I have heard, and since I recieved it two days ago, I must have played it a dozen times. I wish the sleeve notes had included dates and place of the recordings, otherwise BRILLIANT
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I love this cd. It took me right back to when I was 8 years old on the liner coming back from Australia to England at the end of the second world war. The ship stopped off the Azores, why? to pick up some soldiers was the reply. We were not prepared to what happened next. Heavy nets were lowerd over the sides, flat bottomed boats left the shore filled with yankee soldiers clad in camaflage outfits. As we gaped over the sides, the men started climbing up the net, and in no tme a handsome young GI landed at my side, he was as surprised as me but gave me a huge hug and a bar of Wrigleys chewing gum before the pressure of soldiers coming up pushed him on. He was my hero and I looked like the little sister he had left in the States he said. So when in UK i heard that GI music it made me remember those easy going cheerful generous soldiers, and now it does too. Another promised world to the one we found in bomb blasted Britain and food rationing still in force; I used to clean the house on Mondays to the strains of Golden Opera, The Marriage of Figaro, etc;, now It is Glenn Miller who sees me through in beautitude.
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Glenn Miller. Just simply a great collection of a Master Bandleader of his time.
I am now in my sixties and even though never heard him live but thanks to my
Parents know the music well !
For this reason would recommend this c/d not just for older but for the not so old !
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For all aficionados of Glenn Miller music this a must have. A truly original CD of pure pleasure!!!
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This music is fantastic. It takes me back to my teenage years when we danced to his music and I learned to type to American Patrol. We all had manual typewriters which sounded a bell everytime you 'carriage returned' so it was a quite musical class as we all 'rang' in time. Those were the days!
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I just received this album in the post and its amazing. The way this album has been remastered is incredible, as each track sounds crisp like the first time I heard it back then. For anyone that likes Glenn Miller this album is a must!!!
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Got this cd for my 86 year old mum she absolutely loves it !!
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