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Anthology
     

Anthology

by Marilyn Monroe
 
Marilyn Monroe's limited musical output gets recycled once again, but Anthology pads out the usual tunes with some tempting extras and packages it all nicely. The first disc uses most of the material from Stardust's earlier The Very Best of Marilyn Monroe and contains songs directly from her films, although the liner notes don't bother to point out

Overview

Marilyn Monroe's limited musical output gets recycled once again, but Anthology pads out the usual tunes with some tempting extras and packages it all nicely. The first disc uses most of the material from Stardust's earlier The Very Best of Marilyn Monroe and contains songs directly from her films, although the liner notes don't bother to point out what's from what. Recording dates, conductors, and orchestras are credited, however, showing more effort on the part of Stardust than most Monroe compilers. The performances are fun to hear; the singer coos her way through her signature "Diamond's Are a Girl's Best Friend," and a couple of duets with Jane Russell are sexy camp of the highest order. The sound quality varies from good to fair and only gets disruptive when tape folds and scratches occasionally turn up. Where Anthology stands apart is the second disc's collection of commercials and radio appearances. Full half-hour episodes of Monroe guesting on The Edgar Bergen Show and The Martin and Lewis Show are included. Monroe's famous sultry performance at John F. Kennedy's 1962 Madison Square Garden birthday party and a commercial where she sings the praises of "pretty undies" fill out the disc. There are more than 140 minutes of Monroe here plus a large booklet of photographs and essays. With its hard-shell case, Anthology is, at the very least, the Monroe compilation that makes the best-looking gift.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157147520
catalogNumber:
1475

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marilyn Monroe   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dean Martin   Vocals
Yves Montand   Vocals
Anita Ellis   Vocals
Hal Schaefer   Piano
Dale Evans   Vocals
Julie Harris   Guest Appearance
Leslie Caron   Guest Appearance
Frankie Vaughan   Vocals
Don Wilson   Announcer
Anita Gordon   Vocals
Lionel Newman   Choir Director
Gower Champion   Guest Appearance
Marge Champion   Guest Appearance
Dick Stabile   Alto Saxophone
John Milton Kennedy   Announcer
Mischa Bakaleinikoff   Musical Direction
Bill Baldwin   Announcer
Mortimer Snerd   Voices
Donald Dixon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Lewis   Contributor
George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Dean Martin   Contributor
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Noble   Contributor
Jack Benny   Contributor
Jerome Kern   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ken Darby   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
John F. Kennedy   Contributor
Peter Lawford   Introduction
Fud Livingston   Composer
Lionel Newman   Composer,Musical Director,Orchestra Director
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Jim Scott   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Herbert Stothart   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Athan Maroulis   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Art Direction
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Eunah Lee   Graphic Design
Harold Adamson   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
René Rouzaud   Composer
Edmund Simmons   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Peggy Logan   Copy Editing
David Barry   Contributor
Joe Grey   Composer
Norman Lear   Composer
Scott   Composer

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