Jackie Gleason

Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason

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Track Listing

    Track Title


  1. Melancholy Serenade
  2. The Best Is Yet to Come
  3. I Can't Get Started
  4. When Your Lover Has Gone
  5. Out of Nowhere
  6. But Beautiful
  7. I'm in the Mood for Love
  8. From Russia With Love
  9. Mystery Street
  10. If I Should Lose You
  11. Tenderly
  12. If He Walked into My Life
  13. Ruby
  14. Glamour
  15. Days of Wine and Roses
  16. Misty
  17. You and the Night and the Music
  18. Moonglow
  19. Mad About the Boy
  20. For All We Know
  21. Lover Man
  22. Smile
  23. Melancholy Serenade
  24. Yesterdays
  25. That Certain Party
  26. The Moonlight
  27. Midnight Sun
  28. Laura
  29. A Taste of Honey
  30. Brazil
  31. I Love Paris
  32. Allo, Allo, Allo
  33. The Last Dance
  34. Darn That Dream
  35. You Oughta Be in Pictures
  36. But Not for Me
  37. The Shadow of Your Smile
  38. Willow Weep for Me
  39. It All Depends on You
  40. Lawrence of Arabia
  41. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
  42. Deep Purple
  43. Blue Velvet
  44. That's All
  45. The Girl from Ipanema
  46. Moon River


This is a fine compilation of Jackie Gleason's output for Columbia. Gleason's objective was to make "musical wallpaper" that should never be intrusive, but rather conducive. He was not musically literate, but never had a problem articulating what he wanted to hear from his orchestra. The music here is quiet, melancholy, and often somber, played at mostly moderate to slow tempos. Each selection seems to flow into the next, achieving Gleason's goal of unobtrusiveness. Collectors may be more interested in seeking out the original LPs that comprise the material here, but for those looking for two CDs worth of some of the most relaxing music ever recorded, this is the place to start. ~ Robert Taylor, Rovi

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