PAN AM: Music From and Inspired By The Original Series (Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Released: Jan 2012
Kicking off with the tightly swinging Buddy Greco tune "Around the World," this smart soundtrack captures the dawn of the jet set age with a combination of swinging mid-century tunes and newly recorded versions of classics (the second track is rock chanteuse Grace Potter's take on "Fly Me to the Moon"). While the tracks by Brenda Lee and Basie have all been heard before, the result is winning, and the collection is able to stand alone in evoking the age of first-class crooners and exotic destinations.