The King and I [Original Movie Soundtrack Recording]

The King and I [Original Movie Soundtrack Recording]

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The 1956 film soundtrack to Walter Lang's The King and I is distinguished from the Broadway cast album chiefly by Alfred Newman's expanded orchestrations and by the presence of Marni Nixon in the role of Anna Leonowens. On film, the part was played by Deborah Kerr, but Nixon, one of the best invisible voices in Hollywood (she also

Overview

The 1956 film soundtrack to Walter Lang's The King and I is distinguished from the Broadway cast album chiefly by Alfred Newman's expanded orchestrations and by the presence of Marni Nixon in the role of Anna Leonowens. On film, the part was played by Deborah Kerr, but Nixon, one of the best invisible voices in Hollywood (she also ghosted Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady) is the wonderful singer of songs like "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Getting to Know You," sung onstage by Gertrude Lawrence, who died before the film was made. Yul Brynner repeats his performance as the king, and Rita Moreno gets to play Tuptim and sing "We Kiss in a Shadow." This is a Hollywood adaptation done right -- bigger and more dramatic than Broadway can be, with a show that benefits from the frills -- and makes you wonder why they didn't always do as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2001
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724352735129
catalogNumber:
27351
Rank:
649

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Performance Credits

Marni Nixon   Vocals,Track Performer
Rita Moreno   Vocals,Track Performer
Rubén Fuentes   Vocals
Alfred Newman   Conductor
Terry Saunders   Vocals,Track Performer
Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra   Track Performer
Yul Brynner   Vocals,Track Performer
Deborah Kerr   Vocals
20th Century Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Liner Notes,Re-Release Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Gus Levene   Orchestration
John Palladino   Producer,Engineer,Mastering Producer
Edward B. Powell   Orchestration
Darcy Proper   Remixing
Charles Granata   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Jessica Novod   Art Direction
Jen Wyler   Remixing
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Jessica Novod Berenblat   Art Direction
Darcy M. Proper   Remixing
Gordon H. Jee   Art Direction
Jennifer Wyler   Remixing

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