- Audio CD (August 1, 1987)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Vanguard
- ASIN: B000000EBN
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,357 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
41 Great College Victory Songs
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Audio CD, August 1, 1987
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Let's get right to the crux of the matter: Can the University of Michigan band really do justice to school songs from Big 10 rivals such as the University of Illinois, Northwestern, and the University of Iowa? The answer is mixed. The University of Wisconsin warhorse "On, Wisconsin" is played with verve and given a nifty arrangement, but the brassy Wolverine partisans don't really put their heart into cross-state rival Michigan State University's "MSU Fight Song." Road tripping from UCLA to the University of Maine, the UM band tackles staples ("Notre Dame Victory March," "Eyes of Texas," "Anchors Away," the stirring "Varsity") and sleepers ("Down, Down the Field," "Fight On, Pennsylvania"). Only someone who, as was once said of Michigan alumnus Gerald Ford, "played too many games without a helmet," would listen to 41 Great College Football Victory Songs in one sitting, but for those who need to feel a little school fight, fight, fight, here's all the collegiate spirit one needs. --Steven Stolder
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A MUST FOR ALL COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS
Better than any other Band recordings such as Florida State, The All America Band and definely better than any recording of the ohio stae drum and bugle corps, not a true marching band except for script ohio.
If, however, you'd like to hear the real music--well balanced, with dynamic changes, in tune, and with woodwinds audible and distinguishable, then this IS your album.
There are some really surpising and fun tunes on this CD. Most important, they are well played.