Be My Love: Mario Lanza's Greatest Performances at MGM

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Be My Love: Mario Lanza's Greatest Performances at M-G-M contains 20 tracks culled from five Joe Pasternak films Lanza performed in between 1949 and 1954: That Midnight Kiss, The Toast of New Orleans, The Great Caruso, Because You're Mine, and The Student. All of these selections are taken from the original motion picture soundtracks, which means nineteen of these songs have never been officially released. That doesn't necessarily mean that this record is for collectors only, because these are the versions that many casual listerners will be familiar with, since they were in the films. Lanza was at his peak during these five years, and this collection provides ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Be My Love: Mario Lanza's Greatest Performances at M-G-M contains 20 tracks culled from five Joe Pasternak films Lanza performed in between 1949 and 1954: That Midnight Kiss, The Toast of New Orleans, The Great Caruso, Because You're Mine, and The Student. All of these selections are taken from the original motion picture soundtracks, which means nineteen of these songs have never been officially released. That doesn't necessarily mean that this record is for collectors only, because these are the versions that many casual listerners will be familiar with, since they were in the films. Lanza was at his peak during these five years, and this collection provides proof that Lanza was one of the greatest tenors of all time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227295820
  • Catalog Number: 72958

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 They Didn't Believe Me - Charles Grayson (3:11)
  2. 2 Love Is Music - Charles Grayson (5:25)
  3. 3 The Tina Lina (4:42)
  4. 4 Be My Love - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:58)
  5. 5 I'll Never Love You - MGM Studio Orchestra (1:38)
  6. 6 Act I Finale - MGM Studio Orchestra (5:29)
  7. 7 Celeste Aida - MGM Studio Orchestra (4:24)
  8. 8 Ave Maria - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:36)
  9. 9 Sextet - Giuseppe Valdengo (3:28)
  10. 10 La Donna E Mobile - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:04)
  11. 11 Vesti la Giubba - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:40)
  12. 12 Because You're Mine - Doretta Morrow (2:32)
  13. 13 All the Things You Are - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:49)
  14. 14 Granada - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:58)
  15. 15 Finale - MGM Studio Orchestra (5:06)
  16. 16 The Lord's Prayer - MGM Studio Orchestra (3:09)
  17. 17 Because You're Mine (Reprise) - Doretta Morrow (1:57)
  18. 18 Serenade - MGM Studio Orchestra (5:16)
  19. 19 Deep in My Heart, Dear - MGM Studio Orchestra (4:10)
  20. 20 Beloved - MGM Studio Orchestra (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mario Lanza Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Dorothy Kirsten Track Performer
Kathryn Grayson Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Rita Moreno Track Performer
Jacqueline May Allen Track Performer
Ann Blyth Track Performer
Johnny Green Conductor
Conrad Salinger Performing Ensemble
MGM Studio Orchestra Track Performer, Musician
George Stoll Conductor
José Iturbi Conductor
Leo Arnaud Performing Ensemble
Constantine Callinicos Conductor
Robert Franklyn Performing Ensemble
Charles Previn Conductor
Albert Hay Malotte Organ
MGM Studio Chorus Vocals, Track Performer
Doretta Morrow Vocals
Sonny Green Conductor
Technical Credits
Charles Gounod Adaptation
Ruggero Leoncavallo Composer
Pietro Mascagni Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
André Previn Composer, Adaptation
Jeff Alexander Arranger
Jerome Kern Composer
Agustín Lara Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Herbert Reynolds Composer
Conrad Salinger Arranger
Doug Schwartz Engineer
George Feltenstein Producer
Bradley Flanagan Producer
Rudy Behlmer Liner Notes
Maurice DePackh Orchestration
Leo Arnaud Arranger, Orchestration
Robert Franklyn Orchestration
Lori Carfora Director, Creative Services Director
Charles Previn Adaptation
Albert Sendrey Arranger, Orchestration
Albert Hay Malotte Composer
Dorothy Dodd Composer
Dorothy Donnelly Composer
Russell Gilbert Contributor
Bill Katz Composer
Giuseppe Valdengo Contributor
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