Threads of Glory: 200 Years of America in Words and Music

Threads of Glory: 200 Years of America in Words and Music

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Overview

This six-LP set (reissued as four CDs in a slipcase in 2003) was conceived and released as part of the festivities surrounding the American bicentennial of 1976. As a production, it stands somewhere midway between the CBS Bicentennial Minutes that ran for more than a year leading up to the event, and the '50s Columbia Masterworks releases The Revolution, The Union, and The Confederacy. Threads of Glory: 200 Years of America in Words & Music sports an all-star cast, featuring such varied Hollywood figures as Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, Burt Lancaster, Lee Bowman (as narrator), George Hamilton, Lorne Greene, Lloyd Nolan (as George Washington), Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Susan Oliver, Rosalind Russell, Richard Carlson, and Walter Pidgeon, mixes freely with the work of various orchestras and conductors; the result is almost as much a music release as a spoken word document, and is varied enough to be entertaining and informative, despite some fudging of certain information. The CD remastering is very successful, yielding a crisp sound and overall very nice packaging, matching the original LP edition in most respects. It was also something of a surprise when it appeared -- one imagines that this would never have been scheduled for CD reissue if not for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2003
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0028947520023
catalogNumber: 000087702

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  2. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  3. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  4. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  5. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  6. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  7. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  8. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War
  9. Revolution and the Birth of a Nation - Jeffersonian Democracy, The War

Disc 2

  1. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  2. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  3. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  4. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  5. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  6. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  7. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  8. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  9. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil
  10. The Alamo, Equal Rights, The Push West, Unrest in the Union - The Civil

Disc 3

  1. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  2. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  3. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  4. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  5. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  6. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  7. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  8. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  9. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  10. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,
  11. Immigrants, Enterprise, World War I and the Depression - Pearl Harbor,

Disc 4

  1. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  2. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  3. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  4. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  5. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  6. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  7. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  8. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  9. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  10. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  11. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  12. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,
  13. Korea, Cuba and Civil Rights - Kennedy's Assassination, Vietnam, Space,

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jonathan Winters   Narrator,Spoken Word
Antal Doráti   Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ted Heath   Conductor
Tutti Camarata   Conductor
Eileen Farrell   Soprano (Vocal)
Stanley Black   Conductor
Frank Chacksfield   Conductor
Ronnie Aldrich   Conductor
Lorne Greene   Narrator,Spoken Word
Eric Rogers   Conductor
Bob Sharples   Conductor
Dick Carlson   Spoken Word
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
London Festival Brass Ensemble   Brass Ensemble
Roscoe Lee Browne   Narrator,Spoken Word
London Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Alan Civil   Ensemble Director
John Forsythe   Narrator,Spoken Word
Bernard Herrmann   Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Roland Shaw   Conductor
London Festival Orchestra and Chorus   Performing Ensemble
New Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ileana Vered   Conductor
Daws Butler   Narrator,Spoken Word
Virginia Gregg   Narrator,Spoken Word
Ronald Reagan   Narrator,Spoken Word
Fred MacMurray   Narrator,Spoken Word
Leopold Stokowski   Conductor
Eric Rogers & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mantovani Orchestra   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Erich Leinsdorf   Conductor
Robert Merrill   Baritone (Vocal)
Ann Baxter   Spoken Word
Walter Pidgeon   Narrator,Spoken Word
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
London Philharmonic Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Henry Lewis   Conductor
Ainslee Cox   Conductor
George Hamilton   Narrator,Spoken Word
Henry Fonda   Narrator,Spoken Word
Burt Lancaster   Narrator,Spoken Word
Elgar Howarth   Ensemble Director
Rosalind Russell   Narrator,Spoken Word
Hugh O'Brian   Spoken Word
Lee Bowman   Narrator
William Bakewell   Narrator,Spoken Word
Forrest Tucker   Narrator,Spoken Word
Ernest Borgnine   Narrator
Cesar Romero   Narrator,Spoken Word
Nancy Davis Reagan   Narrator,Spoken Word
Joan Foster   Narrator,Spoken Word
Kingsway Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bob Sharples & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ted Heath Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Lorin Maazel   Conductor
Roland Shaw & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Efrem Zimbalist   Narrator,Spoken Word
Edmondo Ros Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Susan Oliver   Narrator
London Festival Band   Ensemble
Edmondo Ros   Conductor
RAF Field Artillery & Brass Band   Ensemble
Mormon Choir of England   Choir, Chorus
Lloyd Nolan   Narrator
Ted Heath Band   Ensemble
People's Republic of China Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Anne Baxter   Narrator
Hugh O'Brian   Narrator
Tony D'Amato   Track Performer
Roger Laredo   Track Performer
L. Lee Jr. Bowman   Narrator
Vaudeville Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Sounds Galactic   Ensemble
Eric Rogers Choir   Choir, Chorus
Vaudeville Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Carlton   Narrator
Stanley Black Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Samuel Barber   Composer
Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Edward Elgar   Composer
Stephen Foster   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Edvard Grieg   Composer
Franz Joseph Haydn   Composer
Gustav Holst   Composer
Jules Massenet   Composer
Modest Mussorgsky   Composer
Joaquín Rodrigo   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Lyricist
John Philip Sousa   Composer
Richard Strauss   Composer
Igor Stravinsky   Composer
Arthur Sullivan   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Jan Dismas Zelenka   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Mantovani   Arranger
Guy Carawan   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Jerry Goldsmith   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
David Grant   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Erskine Hawkins   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Scott Joplin   Composer
Julian Dash   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Stanley Black   Arranger
Frank Hamilton   Composer
Ronnie Aldrich   Arranger
Eric Rogers   Arranger
Bob Sharples   Arranger,Composer,Production Director
Charles Ives   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Bernard Herrmann   Composer
Zilphia Horton   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Lyricist
Hugh Martin   Lyricist
Jerome Moross   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Gregory Stone   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Ned Washington   Lyricist
Meredith Willson   Composer
Roland Shaw   Arranger
Edwin Eugene Bagley   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle   Composer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Leopold Stokowski   Arranger
Penny Bennett   Art Direction
Richard Dombrowski   Reissue Package Design
Ralph Blane   Composer
Ted Koehler   Lyricist
Buddy Feyne   Lyricist
Fred Fisher   Composer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Clarence Muse   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Cecil Mack   Lyricist
William Steffe   Composer
Steve Alpert   Producer
Ronald Hanmer   Composer
Joseph S. Szurly   Executive Producer
Thanne Tangel   Reissue Production Coordination
Lee Bowman   Liner Notes
Laura A. A. Johnson   Reissue Production Coordination
Cecil Milner   Arranger
Bernie Fass   Production Director
William L. Robinson   Engineer
Julia Ward Howe   Lyricist
Jack Judge   Composer
Horst Wessel   Composer
Leroy Parker   Lyricist
Si Alpert   Producer,Writer
Tony D'Amato   Executive Producer
Josef Bonime   Composer
Gabrielle Hilton   Arranger,Composer
William Johnson   Composer
Gian Francesco Malipiero   Arranger
L.Z. Phillips   Composer
L. Lee Jr. Bowman   Liner Notes
Sabine Baring-Gould   Lyricist
Fanny Baldridge   Composer
Joseph Szurly   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
George D. Lottman   Lyricist
John Bacchus Dykes   Composer
Gabetti   Composer
Mike Pinder   Composer
Charles A. Zimmermann   Composer

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