Let's Make Love [Bonus Tracks]

Let's Make Love [Bonus Tracks]

by Marilyn Monroe
     
 

This is the original motion picture soundtrack to Marilyn Monroe's penultimate cinematic effort, Let's Make Love (1960). She co-starred with her then-beau, Yves Montand, as Amanda Dell, an up-and-coming actress who gets a part playing opposite Montand's character, millionaire Jean-Marc Clement. The lightweight comedic affair was a perfect vehicle for Monroe'sSee more details below

Overview

This is the original motion picture soundtrack to Marilyn Monroe's penultimate cinematic effort, Let's Make Love (1960). She co-starred with her then-beau, Yves Montand, as Amanda Dell, an up-and-coming actress who gets a part playing opposite Montand's character, millionaire Jean-Marc Clement. The lightweight comedic affair was a perfect vehicle for Monroe's arguably limited dramatic range. One of the film's most memorable scenes is the performance of Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." The over the top camp and pseudo-sensuality perhaps unintentionally parodies Monroe's sex kitten image. The same can be said of the Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen title song, which is offered in different arrangements as respective solos for both Monroe and Montand. It is English actor/singer Frankie Vaughan, that saves "Specialization" and "Incurable Romantic" from Monroe's hapless incompetence. His solo, "Hey You With the Crazy Eyes," is a breezy pop tune with real character and stands as one of the highlights. Noted jazz pianist/composer/arranger Gerald Wiggins scored the film's incidental tracks "Latin One" and "Strip City." While his contributions are brief, if not somewhat understated, they provide much-needed musical compensation. Inevitably, there will be cinemaniacs who will give this soundtrack a higher evaluation, presumably on the merit of Monroe's association alone.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998679924
catalogNumber:
86799

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marilyn Monroe   Primary Artist,Vocals
Yves Montand   Vocals
Gerald Wiggins   Piano
Dominic Frontiere   Conductor
Frankie Vaughan   Vocals
Lionel Newman   Musical Direction
Jack Cole   Staging

Technical Credits

Yves Montand   Contributor
Marilyn Monroe   Contributor
Tony Randall   Contributor
Sammy Cahn   Composer,Lyricist
Didier C. Deutsch   Reissue Producer
Cole Porter   Lyricist
James Van Heusen   Composer
Darcy Proper   Reissue Producer
Ken Fredette   Art Direction
John Bryson   Cover Photo
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Andrew Velez   Liner Notes
Darcy M. Proper   Reissue Producer

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