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The TjB compilation that never existed.

Harry

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Herb Alpert & The TjB got entries in the GREATEST HITS series, the FOURSIDER series, and the CLASSICS series. But by the time of the split away from Universal, there was never a 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection entry.

Just for fun, a while ago, I assembled my own fantasy entry in the series. I decided on a series-standard 12-track disc, and I grabbed a good representative track, one each, from the first twelve albums (LONELY BULL through THE BRASS ARE COMIN', no Christmas). Then I looked for some seldom-used pictures and came up with this artwork:

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Just a "what might have been" thought exercise.
 
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rockdoctor

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I looked at a lot of those 20Th Century Masters one day. They were all essentially just a reworking of greatest hits compilations and most had only ten songs.
I would have though that the series should have delved deep and put at least 20 songs on the cd's to showcase wider ranges of each artist.
 

Harry

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Yeah, the merits of the 20th Century Masters compilations are few and far between. All of the ones I've acquired seem to have nice, bright mastering. Those who don't like bright mastering probably hate them for that reason. As a marketing concept, they often served as samplers of an artists work on a label, not very comprehensive ones at that, given the limited number of tracks. Some had an OK selection of tracks, but they also didn't give away the store for the inexpensive cost.
 

A&M Retro

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Herb Alpert & The TjB got entries in the GREATEST HITS series, the FOURSIDER series, and the CLASSICS series. But by the time of the split away from Universal, there was never a 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection entry.

Just for fun, a while ago, I assembled my own fantasy entry in the series. I decided on a series-standard 12-track disc, and I grabbed a good representative track, one each, from the first twelve albums (LONELY BULL through THE BRASS ARE COMIN', no Christmas). Then I looked for some seldom-used pictures and came up with this artwork:

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Just a "what might have been" thought exercise.
Damn! You are very creative, Harry. Great job.
 

bob knack

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Herb always did a lot of Broadway and movie music. I thought a compilation of those might be nice. Hello Dolly, Mame, Cabaret, Gotta Lotta Livin' To Do, If I Were a Rich Man, Casino Royal, Green Leaves Of Summer, Talk To The Animals, I'm Grown Accustomed To Her Face etc. Titled: The Brass Tread The Boards?
 

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Great song selection, although I would have picked "The Sea is my Soil" (or possibly "Marjorine") over "Zazueira."

Going Places would be the toughest choice for me to pick a favorite from. I'd have to choose from at least five or six songs on that album!
 

Harry

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When I compiled that track list, I went with what was arguably the biggest "hit" on WARM without adding another vocal. My personal preference would have been "The Sea Is My Soil" too, but these compilations always find a way to disappoint.
 

Bobberman

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When I compiled that track list, I went with what was arguably the biggest "hit" on WARM without adding another vocal. My personal preference would have been "The Sea Is My Soil" too, but these compilations always find a way to disappoint.
its kind of fun to create these fantasy compilations it in a way it gives us the power of determining what we think are the best rather than what a company thinks I however agree most compilations tend to leave Much to be desired 99.99% of the time
 
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