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Army Air Force Band

October 9, 2001 | Format: MP3

$29.99
Also available in CD Format
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4:14
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3:24
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8:49
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2:05
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5:16
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4:25
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3:06
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7:01
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2:21
Disc 2
30
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3:24
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3:03
30
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7:31
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3:09
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4:31
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2:56
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8:46
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2:24
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3:46
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3:06
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2:01
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9:42
30
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4:21
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3:37
Disc 3
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2:43
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2:34
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8:23
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3:36
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3:04
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2:45
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3:23
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7:44
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9
3:25
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2:54
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3:03
30
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7:47
30
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2:26
30
14
3:35
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1:49
30
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2:50
30
17
3:15
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30
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2:02
30
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9:11
30
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3:24
30
4
3:46
30
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3:52
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3:54
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6:54
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4:07
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3:41
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3:21
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3:54
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5:30
30
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2:53
30
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7:38
30
15
2:50
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 28, 2001
  • Release Date: October 9, 2001
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: RCA Bluebird
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  • Total Length: 4:18:47
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  • ASIN: B00138F9N6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,583 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey J. Karpinski on January 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It took 45 years, but we finally have a release of this album the way it was supposed to be! BMG, with the diligent help of AAF Band collector and scholar Ed Polic, have brought back the recordings from the original 5-LP set of 1956 along with nearly two dozen additional selections not included in that landmark album. It's a treasure - the liner notes provide recording dates and locations, personnel changes and other information absent from the original release. But more importantly, the CDs reverse what can only be described as tampering on the LP release. You can once again hear Glenn Miller's and announcer Don Briggs' introductions and audience reactions that were removed from the 1956 set, and the medleys are as originally performed rather than being spliced together from unrelated broadcasts.
The fidelity on all but a few of these 60-year-old recordings is amazing. There are new performances of several of Miller's civilian band hits, experimental pieces such as Mel Powell's concerto "Pearls on Velvet", and lush pop songs featuring the full 21-member string section and Johnny Desmond's smooth vocals. With the added ambience of the restored introductions and thunderous applause from the audience, there's a new sense of what it must have been like to listen to this phenomenal orchestra "live and in person"!
If you buy this album, I'd also suggest complementing it with the other two significant boxed sets of AAF Band recordings which have appeared in the last few years, since each one presents the orchestra from a somewhat different perspective.
Many of the tracks on this album were recorded somewhat earlier in the band's existence, in mid- to late 1943.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Charles D. Walker on January 26, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I received the original 5-record album for Christmas in 1956. At the time it was a true landmark addition to the Miller discography. Thirty years later I purchased the 45-rpm boxed set. Now comes the CD re-release of this legendary work.
One cannot provide enough superlatives in description of this latest BMG release from the Miller library. It is one of the finest Miller releases yet to appear on compact disc...well produced and absolutely sparkling in its audio quality.
This set, along with the 9-volume AVID "Missing Chapters" series, shine as the definitive standards of the Miller AAF Orchestra representations, and should be a part of any Miller fan's collection.
One should give praise and thanks to Ed Polic, who has worked tirelessly in the effort to convince BMG to provide the public with so many previously unavailable Miller material.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By cway104468@aol.com on November 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
GLENN MILLER's Army Air Force Orchestra at it's BEST!!!!
WELL DONE BMG!!!! THE GREATEST GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA EVER and restored as it was broadcast during 1943 to 1944. THIS IS THE ORCHESTRA THAT GAVE THE G.I's in Europe That much needed "HUNK O' HOME"...... THIS MUSIC & GLENN's memory will never die.....
THIS CD set should be an ALL TIME BEST SELLER!!!!!!!!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Peter A. Greene VINE VOICE on July 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Miller's AAF band was everything that big bands were still struggling to become in the late forties.
There are... barn-burning hot swing numbers, and a string section that creates some of the sweetest (but never cloying or smarmy) music ever made.
This is the collection that started my father listening to Miller; I grew up listening to these recordings myself. But the restoration is wonderful-- the sound is super and the medleys are put back together as Glenn intended. It's also great to hear the introductions that go with them.
This is an indepsensible recording, a must-have for every student of the swing era.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Noel W. Fendlason on January 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band was far and away the best band that Miller ever fronted, and the evidence of that is overwhelming on these four discs. What clinches it for me is the version of "Star Dust," where the combination of strings and Miller's trademark reed section is absolutely breathtaking. This would have been the sound that Miller would have carried back to the US with him had he lived, and in my opinion the Big Band era would not have died as quickly. This is a must for any collection!
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I have the original LP album with the padded blue cover that I have listened to many times since its purchase ca. 1960. I found this remastered collection a true gem and a fitting replacement for my old friend. Honestly, my older ears find the MP3 version perfectly adequate.
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