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Pennies from Heaven: Music from the TV Series & Other Songs from the 1930s Box set

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  • Audio CD (25 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Golden Stars
  • ASIN: B0001Z2S4A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Down Sunnyside Lane - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra
  2. Pennies from Heaven - Bing Crosby
  3. Roll Along Prairie Moon - Jack Jackson And His Orchestra
  4. Anything Goes - Lew Stone And His Band
  5. How's Chances - Henry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra
  6. Whistling In The Dark - Ambrose and His Orchestra
  7. A Fine Romance - Fred Astaire
  8. You Rascal You - The Blue Lyres
  9. Painting the Clouds With Sunshine - Jack Hylton And His Orchestra
  10. Without That Certain Thing - Roy Fox And His Band
  11. You Couldn't Be Cuter - Al Bowlly
  12. That's a Plenty - Lew Stone And His Band
  13. You and the Night and the Music - Debroy Somers Band
  14. Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You - Orlando
  15. Oh You Nasty Man - Ray Noble And His Orchestra
  16. Better Think Twice - Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans

Disc: 2

  1. (Yes, Yes) My Baby Said Yes - Ambrose and His Orchestra
  2. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) - Bing Crosby
  3. Garden Of Weed - Lew Stone And His Band
  4. Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astair
  5. Radio Times - Henry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra
  6. I Love You Truly - Al Bowlly
  7. Life Begins at Oxford Circus - Jack Hylton And His Orchestra
  8. The Echo Of A Song - Roy Fox And His Band
  9. Okay Toots - Harry Roy and His Orchestra
  10. The Moon Got in My Eyes - Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
  11. Says My Heart - Brian Lawrence & His Sextet
  12. Keep Young and Beautiful - Roy Fox And His Band
  13. You Sweet So And So - Jack Buchanan
  14. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By - Ambrose and His Orchestra
  15. I'll String Along With You - Al Bowlly

Disc: 3

  1. Let's Face the Music and Dance - Fred Astair
  2. We'll Make Hay While the Sun Shines - Billy Merrin And His Commanders
  3. Riptide - Lew Stone And His Band
  4. You've Got Me Crying Again - Ambrose and His Orchestra
  5. My Woman - Al Bowlly
  6. On The Other Side Of The Hill - Roy Fox And His Band
  7. Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street - Bing Crosby
  8. Shadow Waltz - Scott Wood & His Orchestra
  9. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart - Lew Stone And His Band
  10. I Like To Go Back In The Evening - Jack Jackson And His Orchestra
  11. I Only Have Eyes for You - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
  12. The Glory of Love (Feat. Helen Ward) - Lew Stone And His Band
  13. March Winds and April Showers - Teddy Joyce & His Orchestra
  14. Easy Come, Easy Go - Al Bowlly
  15. I've Found The Right Girl - Jack Jackson And His Orchestra
  16. Pennies from Heaven - The Street Singer (Arthur Tracy)

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Now then, as a child of the swinging sixties this was very far from the type of music that I would listen to. And yes, it was pidgeoned into that hole known as 'grandad music', therefore, definitely not for me. Then however, as for so many others, came THAT tv series, and suddenly, something strange occured. I actually found myself enjoying it. Being still young though, it was still filed away, only this time under the heading 'not too bad but wouldnt be caught dead listening to it'.
Fast Forward 30 years.......
I bought this as a fathers day present and lulled by its title, decided to revisit those early days (before giving it as a present) and listen to it. WOW. Now its probably age but now that Im older - I LOVED IT. It wasnt a case of being transported back to my younger days watching the tv series, no. It was actually a case of loving the music for what it was. Simple, fun and enjoyable. It was nice to come in from a stressful days work and put on something that lifted the spirits. Something that was so out of syn with todays society (and all the plastic, superficial music around today) that it proved a winning alternative to the sounds that I had in my music collection.
My good old pops alas didnt get this present, (he got something really nice though) as I decided to keep it. It has been listened to on several occassions and always puts a smile on my face.
Do I recommend it? Of course I do. Dont be sceptical and put it off, take a chance, go for it and enjoy!!
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I came close to awarding this collection 4 out of 5, but then thought better of it.

A purist would find this CD a disappointment, since fewer than half of the 48 tracks come from the BBC television series, (the vast majority of the originals were omitted, or a different version given) and the title could therefore be considered misleading.

Although two versions of the title song 'Pennies from Heaven' appear, one by Bing Crosby and another by 'The Street Singer' Arthur Tracy, only the latter appeared in the television series , where (according to my treasured LPs) it was also sung by Edward Molloy with Louis Levy and the Gaumont British Symphony.

The inclusion of several American recordings, notably those by Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, detracts from the simple charm of the original, which is a pity.

However, with the exception of Fred Astaire's 'Let's Face the Music and Dance' which appears to have been taken from a movie soundtrack, they are all perfectly good recordings and a good example of the popular music of that time.

Since this review was first written, a full selection of music from the television series HAS been issued - with no less than 69 tracks. However, the price left me gasping for breath!
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By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 April 2009
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Don't be misled by the title, which evokes the Dennis Potter play. The only link with TV is that this CD is being advertised via that medium, so it may garner fresh devotees for the music. The compilation draws mainly on recognisable songs by known artists, but suffers from a lack of clear focus on the genre. "Original songs" implies the first recording of a number, which is not always the case, three of the 44 tracks are instrumental, and by today's standard a double CD should provide 150 minutes listening time. The slipcase is superficially attractive, but the photo is unrelated to the contents. There's some inconsistency in terms of the track listing, which lacks recording dates. Ray Crick's liner note fills in some of the gaps, but photos of the vocalists could have been included. Remastering is excellent, and I hope it sells in droves, but its appeal to established collectors may be influenced by how many of these tracks they own already.
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I purchased this 3CD boxed set of ' Pennies from Heaven ' because I had heard this music on a cassette tape from a relative. The music tracks take me back to a time when life seemed less stressed than nowadays and you can actually hear the words, which is very relaxing and easy going.
The boxed set arrived well packaged and in the original sealed wrapping. The price I paid was excellent compared to any high street shop and internet search.
I would recommend this item to anyone who enjoys nostalgic music from a by-gone era.
I am 60 years of age if this helps.
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Pennies from heaven - music and lyrics are just devine.....the sheer magic of the 30s is beautifully portrayed here on this AWESOME 3 dvd set "pennies from heaven"
it is simply Heaven sent .
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Like so many others, I owe it to the Dennis Potter series of the late 70's for bringing this magnificant era of music to my attention. Despite my infatuation with all types of rock music fads, this dance band music of the 1930's has remained a constant and has been the catalyst for exploring more of the genre. This collection is superb value for money and it has been played to death since I purchased it to replace my now defunct cassette versions, probably bought in the early 80's. It is easy to forget that this was once the most exciting music in Britain and these bandleaders and vocalists were superstars. What would I have given to have been there - to hear that maudlin legato delivery of Al Bowlly with the Lew Stone Band - live !
This is as good a collection as any - buy and enjoy.
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