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Platinum Glenn Miller [Original recording remastered]

Glenn MillerAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Chattanooga Choo ChooGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Elmer's Tune (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Star Dust (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Stairway to the StarsGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Woodpecker Song (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Juke Box Saturday Night (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Over The Rainbow (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. A String Of Pearls (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. When You Wish Upon a Star (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Imagination (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Beat Me Daddy Eight to The Bar (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tuxedo JunctionGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Serenade In Blue (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Danny BoyGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Blue Rain (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Along The Sante Fe Trail (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Give a Little Whistle (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Boogie Wooglie Piggy (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Moonlight Cocktail (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. In the MoodGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. (I've Got a Gal in) KalamazooGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. My Blue Heaven (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Little Brown Jug (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Story of a Starry Night (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. At Last (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Blueberry Hill (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. American PatrolGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bugle Call Rag (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) (2002 Remastered)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Nearness of You (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Blue Orchids (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Pennsylvania 6-5000Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Song of the Volga Boatmen (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Moon Love (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. I'll Never Smile Again (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Rhapsody In Blue (Remastered 2002)Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Moonlight SerenadeGlenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000089Y98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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Miller re-issues over the years have varied in quality, whether from editorial decisions (which tunes to feature)and engineering methods (what "original" sounds best, and how to improve it). On a 10-scale, I'd give this new 2-disc collection a solid 7.5. The engineering decisions have, for the most part, been good. The tune selection, as well as versions of those tunes, could have been a little more imaginative. But, for the money, and for a novice collector/listener, "Platinum Glenn Miller" is a decent start.
Some talking points from the engineering standpoint might revolve around the concept of "best available source material." Something to keep in mind: the original metal "part" is not always the best early-generation disc to work with. There are acetate test-pressings from those parts that have weathered the 60 years or so between the original wax impressions and todays digital remastering sessions in better shape than the metal stamper used to create them. Things like "noise floor", "hiss", and "rumble" become concerns, and on occasion, the BMG engineers have gone overboard to do their best. Good example: the rendition of Billy May's arrangement of "Take the A Train" featured in the compilation titled "The Spirit is Willing." In mid-track, the engineers audibly changed sources from one disc to another, and seemlessly edited the join. Why? A great disc was marred about halfway through, while another disc--while not as clean overall--was cleanER from that midpoint to the close. This may seem to be almost ... hair-splitting, but it's an example of remastering engineers going the extra mile. And, most of that particular compilation, "The Spirit is Willing," offers similar effort.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miller never gets old. March 5, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
This is the best digital transfer of Miller material I have heard. Most supposedly are taken from the original metal parts. BMG/RCA, however, in the past has gone overboard with Sonic Solutions type noise reduction. A good example of that is The Essential Glenn Miller collection from 1995. The quieter passages of songs are muffled and virtually impossible to hear (check out "In the Mood" from that collection). This new CD collection corrects that to some extent and quieter passages are much clearer but still slightly muffled. This may speak to the quality of recording techniques of RCA and Bluebird way back when. It may suggest the master discs were not cared for all that well over the decades. Having said that, this collection is sharper, crisper, with virtually no pops or crackle. Some cuts seem to be from better quality source material than the 1995 "Essential" collection. It is certainly better than the myriads of older MIller CD's available.
Botton line, it's two CD's of pure enjoyment. OK the Miller band wasn't Goodman or Shaw, but this music branded a generation. And these boys were certainly capable of cooking, as these recordings attest to. Even if you already own a Miller collection, pick up this one. Two CD's, all the favorite songs, the price is right and the best quality digital transfers I have ever heard. Then sit back, close your eyes and drift off to a simpler era. Or experience this magic for the first time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love The Sound Of The Big Band December 28, 2005
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"A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality." ~ Glenn Miller (1904-1944) ~

What do these names have in common? Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, The Dorsey Brothers (Tommy and Jimmy), Harry James, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Lawrence Welk, Lionel Hampton, Jan Garber, Sammy Kaye, Wayne King, Guy Lombardo, Vaughn Monroe, Les Elgart, Ray Anthony, and the list goes on and on. These are the names of the most popular bandleaders in the Golden Era of Dance Bands. My late father had collected their most remarkable albums and I truly enjoy listening to big band music - the sound of the 1930s and 1940s. For somebody who didn't live in that era, I myself am amazed with my penchant for this type of music.

This 2-CD Platinum set showcases the most notable recordings of Glenn Miller, the greatest name and the most identifiable sound of the Swing Era. It has been said that Mr. Miller's favorite quotation was "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." He scored 17 Top Hits in 1939 and 31 in 1940, which included "Moonlight Serenade," "Sunrise Serenade," "Over The Rainbow," "Moon Love," "Stairway To The Stars," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Blueberry Hill" and "Fools Rush In," to mention a few. These hits were instrumental in making him the most successful recording artist in 1940.

"Moonlight Serenade" has been my all-time favorite from Glenn Miller. I fell in love with this tune since the first time I heard it many moons ago. And so with his version of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue." I could listen to these tunes endlessly without ever tiring.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for new Miller fans; skippable for old hands March 5, 2003
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This is a very well done album featuring basic Miller. I would recommend it for someone who wants to know a little bit about Miller or who simply wants to engage in nostalgia. If you wnat to hear what Miller actually sounded like in all his richness, I suggest some of the live albums. Skip the Andrews Sister album--it features too little Miller to really appreciate the vast store of sounds and moods which the live programs afford. Similarly there are some broader collections that will give you a more rounded appreciation of Miller in the studio--even though Miller tended not to record his more spectacular arrangements--such as the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, April in Paris, V for Victory Hop, the Red Calvary March and so forth. So, if you want something to listen to on your veranda, this will do well--if you want something that will stick to your ribs, you must go further afield.

Tim H. Blessing
Associate Professor of History
Alvernia College
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5.0 out of 5 stars treasured memories
I'm so thrilled with this CD. My father had his own Big Band Orchestra in the 40's, 50's and 60's. He played all the big Hotels, Country Clubs, Beach Clubs, New Years Eve Parties,... Read more
Published 8 months ago by marsha weide
4.0 out of 5 stars First Time Buyers On Amazon and are Very Happy....
Although the CD has some minor blems on the surface, it plays all the songs clearly. Actually, if you had another CD in the same condition I would buy that one also for my 94 year... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Wendell Putnam
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This item - Platinum Glenn Miller - has never made it to me. The money was taken from my account when I ordered it. I need it resent or my money back, please. Thank you! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sherry S
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I have been a fan of Glenn Miller for years. This album has many of my favorites and make 'easy listening', EASY!
Published 19 months ago by Sara Hagler
4.0 out of 5 stars Another solid collection
It is a solid collection, and John from New York (March 27, 2003 review) pretty much expresses my thoughts to a tee. Read more
Published on June 15, 2006 by Micaloneus
4.0 out of 5 stars missing two good ones!
Miller is always latent with people that appreciates good american popular music; Miller today sounds as good as 59 years ago when our musical world lost him for ever. Read more
Published on July 8, 2003 by elvira massuet
3.0 out of 5 stars Just another Miller compilation
I own a number Glenn Miller sets like The Complete Recordings (13 CD`s), The Popular Recordings (3 CD's), The Essential Glenn Miller (2 CD's) and so on. Read more
Published on March 27, 2003 by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Glenn Miller, his music will always be a thriller.
Excellent! All of his originals, are digitally remastered double CDs. The familiar tunes you've heard on his past recordings that were done instrumental, were lyrically done on... Read more
Published on March 15, 2003 by Evelyn O. Simon
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Published on March 4, 2003 by Robert S. Sternberger
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