The Best Of Leroy Anderson
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OK, where were we? Oh, yeah: It was in December of 1996 when I kept hearing this particular instrumental version of Sleigh Ride played on the radio station I listened to every day while delivering fresh squeezed organic juice to a grocery store or health food store near you. This was the most imaginative, briskly paced, and snowy version of Sleigh Ride I'd ever heard: the horses were clip-clopping, the whip was cracking, and I was bundled up warmly with a lovely lady friend at my side in this imaginary Santa suit-red sleigh polished to a high sheen after twelve coats of wax and a Laurie Partridge in a pear tree. (Yeah, I know I get a little carried away, but what are ya gonna do?)
Soon I was obsessed with that musical piece. "Who does THAT version, Mr. DJ Man? Who does it?" Finally, on the thirteenth day of Christmas, my DJ said to me, "That was Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson." I was about to yell at the radio, "I know it was Sleigh Ride, and my name's not Leroy Anderson!" when all of a sudden, the light bulb lit up above my head... in the same moment that the light bar on the police car behind me lit up.Read more ›
Not only is this disc absolutely essential for old geezers like me who remember Anderson when he was still cranking 'em out in his prime, but it is a must buy for youngsters (GenX and Y, etc.) who believe that music began and ended with Three Days Grace (whoever they are). Those youngsters might learn something about real music before it was reduced to noise!
If you are lucky enough to find this for sale these days, treat yourself to some of the best of music when it was real music! You'll never be sorry, and if you live to be an old geezer like me, you will have long since thrown your Three Days Grace discs into the garbage, but the music of Leroy Anderson will always seem new and exciting!
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Only bought for one song in particular, but every song is enjoyable. Never knew he did "Sleigh Ride" so your neighbors will hear Christmas music in July if your windows... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Judith N Melicher
We really enjoy Leroy Anderson's music. This has many of the favorite pieces of music and one of our favorites - Forgotten Dreams. This a CD that we go back to frequently.Published 17 months ago by Joyce R.
Music is great, but the physical CDs of this version have a flaw that makes the 5th track not playable on some CD players. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Edwin S McLure Jr
this music put me in dreamland..... especiallty my favorite,,,FORGOTTEN DREAMS..... this music makes me HAPPY>>> thank you Leroy A. Read morePublished 17 months ago by victoria
An extremely good recording of exceptionally entertaining music.Published 18 months ago by redversb
Every person I play this for asks me to play it again. Happy perky music for the soul.Published 18 months ago by Gregory Wichmann