We'll Meet Again, The Very Best Of Vera Lynn
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We'll Meet Again, The Very Best Of Vera Lynn

4 Feb 2014

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  Song Title Artist
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover Vera Lynn
Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart Vera Lynn
We'll Meet Again Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
Travellin' Home The Glen Somers Orchestra
As Time Goes By The Roland Shaw Orchestra
Dream Vera Lynn
Faraway Places Vera Lynn
Harbour lights Vera Lynn
It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow Vera Lynn
If You Love Me Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
When You Hear Big Ben Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
Yours Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
The Loveliest Night Of The Year The Stargazers
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye Vera Lynn
Medley - Half as much - Isle of Innisfree - You Belong To Me Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
Up The Wooden Hill To Bedfordshire Vera Lynn
When I Grow Too Old To Dream Vera Lynn
Medley - Somewhere Along The Way - Here In My Heart - Let The Rest Of The World Go By Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Mike Sammes Singers
From The Time You Say Goodbye (The Parting Song) Vera Lynn

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  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 58:11
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  • ASIN: B002NXFZ8Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,803 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WORTHY CHART SUCCESS! 5 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
Any compilation claiming to be the "very best of" any artist is likely to be the object of a certain amount of disagreement. This new selection of Vera Lynn recordings is no exception, but at least it is a well-chosen collection from the Dame's wonderful recorded legacy.

No recording dates are provided, but the earliest recording is "Up The Wooden Hill To Bedfordshire" - Vera's first solo record made in 1936. Nowadays there is a tendency to forget that Vera Lynn had already established a successful career prior to her years as the Forces Sweetheart. She was a dance band vocalist with the bands of Charlie Kunz and Ambrose, amongst others, and a popular recording and radio star. However the war years made her a superstar and no musical history of World War 2 is complete without Vera singing "We'll Meet Again" and "The White Cliffs of Dover". I was born long after the war, but Vera's renditions of these classic songs are incredibly powerful and moving. Another fine song of those dark days (1940) was Irving Berlin's optimistic "There's A Lovely Day Tomorrow" and Vera is backed by Jay Wilbur's Orchestra featuring Arthur Young on the novachord - the world's first synthesizer!

Five of the recordings included here were made in 1952 with vocal backing by "members of H M Forces". Of these, "Yours" and "Auf Weiderseh'n Sweetheart" are definitely amongst Vera's very best, and the latter title was a big hit for her. More than half the tracks on this CD date from the 1950s and have fine orchestral accompaniments conducted by Woolf Philips, Roland Shaw, Eric Rogers and others.

This album will appeal to many purchasers for a variety of reasons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hurrah for Dame Vera 1 Sep 2009
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Dame Vera Lynn was not the only singer to make their name in the Second World War but there can be no doubt that she was very important to many. Her East End upbringing meant than many people felt she could understand through the Blitz and for young soldiers she was a " girl next door type ". Her songs of the wartime do have a powerful emotional charge and I know that she was much liked by members of my grandparents' generation .

There can be few more telling reminders of this than a BBC concert a few years back when Katherine Jenkins warbled annoyingly through many of Dame Vera's numbers only for the audience in which many veterans were present to perk up and singalong vigorously when Dame Vera now retired appeared on stage .

This is a good compliation including many of her greats and as today is the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of war it is good to see it in the top 20 as if there is any war that we must never forget - it is that one.
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By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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To anybody who is not particularly familiar with Vera's music and who just wants a selection of some of her most famous songs, this compilation provides that. It includes We'll meet again (albeit a re-recording from 1953) and White cliffs of Dover, but it in no way could truly be called the very best of Vera Lynn. It focuses mainly on her recordings from the fifties, yet even omits most of her fifties pop hits.

I have several compilations of Vera's music, which between them represent her career as a recording artist from 1936 to 1977. Vera recorded for Decca (now part of Universal) until 1960, before switching to a label that is now part of EMI for the remainder of her career. In the sixties and seventies, Vera appeared regularly on TV and recorded plenty of great music during those decades, some of which is available on Singles Collection. However, people are primarily interested in the early half of her career so it is her Decca recordings, 20 of which are included here, that Vera will always be remembered for. Closer inspection shows that the people at Universal didn`t put a lot of thought into the track selection.

Of the compilations of Vera Lynn's Decca music that I own, there are two double CD's that I particularly love. One is Forces Sweetheart: 49 Original Mono Recordings 1936-1952, released on the ASV label that has now been shut down. Now out of print along with all other ASV titles, it includes 43 tracks from the period 1936 to 1945, together with six from 1951 and 1952. The other great double CD,
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5.0 out of 5 stars REMEMBERING CHILDHOOD DAYS 3 Sep 2009
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I am so pleased that this music is being redone, I was not born when the war was on, but was born in 1947 the baby boom year.

I can always remember the Sunday Mornings, my mother prepairing the lunch time dinner always Beef roasts and yorkshire pudding with lovely creamed rice pudding, and hearing on the radio Home and Away, this was the type of music that was played at the time, every one used to have this one and all the neighbours were cooking roast dinners, the smell on a sunday was absolutly fantastic, an experiance that you do not have this day.So this brings back lots of memories.

As for the war being over and that it should not be kept being brought up, why not? how many of our kin were killed in the war, why should we not want to remember, in years to come the young men of this centery who are still at war, and many who have given their lives for us, should they be forgotten for what they did,Ido not think so, they will be rememberd for years,also the wars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Best Of Vera Lynn
Excellent. Completely fulfilled my need for a souvenir set of Vera's best songs. Possessing the DVD allowed me to download an MP3 version to my computer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars WARTIME SONGS
Published 1 month ago by markus
5.0 out of 5 stars Tried at least 3 models and this is the best.
Such a good cleaner and for such a good price.
Instructions are clear.
Compared with standard cleaners with dust bags of course with this model it is necessary to clean... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kenneth Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Singer...
my 94 year old Uncle tells me! He enjoys Vera very much, one of his favorite singer from the War!
Published 2 months ago by maureen
5.0 out of 5 stars Vera Lynn at her best
A wonderful CD, what a great singer she was (and still is). Certainly worth the money to hear such lovely songs
Published 2 months ago by vsellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what my Dad would have ordered
In World War II she really was the Forces Favourite and was guaranteed to bring a tear to his eye.
Published 7 months ago by Frank
4.0 out of 5 stars This also for my daughter's requirement.
I am not sure this was necessary to her after it was purchase and therefore dont recall whether it was reutrned.
Published 7 months ago by My fault!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great nostalgia listening
Good selection of songs and this makes a good addition to the collection of music. Easy listening though not evereyones taste
Published 7 months ago by grumpeyoleman100
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This was my nans favorite singer, after I listened to a few songs I fell in love too! Will recommend to anyone who loves old style music and 50s work
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. P. L. Lanning
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
I didn't realise it was the old recordings
and found it overall a bit dreary
I would go for a newer production next time
Published 11 months ago by Annejam
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