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UA/Rhapsody In Blue

Wed Dec 27, 2000 11:03 am

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

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RE: UA/Rhapsody In Blue

Wed Dec 27, 2000 11:15 pm

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!

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RE: UA/Rhapsody In Blue

Thu Dec 28, 2000 12:17 am

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 ?

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RE: UA/Rhapsody In Blue

Thu Dec 28, 2000 12:24 am

In a typical recording, the recognizable section used heavily by United is 10-11 minutes into the recording.
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RE: UA/Rhapsody In Blue

Thu Dec 28, 2000 12:55 am

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...
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RE: UA/Rhapsody In Blue

Thu Dec 28, 2000 2:35 am

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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