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User currently offlineUA865 From El Salvador, joined May 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Does anyone know when UA started using "Rhapsody in Blue as there "THEME" song?

Thanks

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User currently offlineChautauquasaab From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I don't recall the exact date, but they have kind of ruined a great piece of music for me. I did like the version of Rhapsody in Blue where they used people and musical instruments from around the Pacific Rim.

The ultimate airline commercial for me was at the start of United's service to Paris. A kimono-clad girl twirls a parisol as she fills the screen. She rotates out of the camera range to reveal the Eiffel Tower as the music picks up tempo. Awesome!!!

The freakiest commercial for United was the whale swimming through the 747 cabin. Apparentlyit made a lot of people uncomfortable. Why was a cabin full of water? Where were the passengers? ...Really odd!

Happy New Year!


User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Rhapsody in blue....... I just borrowed a CD of that piece, and listened to it, but I can't find the UA 'theme' in it, I can only notice that they have similar style.. So do anyone know the reason for this ?



User currently offlineChautauquasaab From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 901 times:

In a typical recording, the recognizable section used heavily by United is 10-11 minutes into the recording.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 891 times:
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If you want confirmation, Oxygen, call United Reservations and listen to the on-hold music. As of the last time I called, it was still Rhapsody in Blue...

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 876 times:

UA has been using that part of Rhapsody in Blue for about 10 years, maybe a bit longer. great piece of music.



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