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The King and I [Original Movie Soundtrack Recording]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724352735129
  • Catalog Number: 27351
  • Sales rank: 265

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
  2. 2 I Whistle A Happy Tune - Rex Thompson
  3. 3 My Lord And Master - Rita Moreno
  4. 4 The March Of The Siamese Children - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
  5. 5 Anna and The Royal Wives - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
  6. 6 Hello, Young Lovers - Marni Nixon
  7. 7 A Puzzlement - Yul Brynner
  8. 8 Getting To Know You - Deborah Kerr
  9. 9 Garden Rendezvous - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
  10. 10 We Kiss In A Shadow - Reuben Fuentes
  11. 11 I Have Dreamed - Reuben Fuentes
  12. 12 Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You? - Deborah Kerr
  13. 13 Something Wonderful - Terry Saunders
  14. 14 Prayer To Buddha - Yul Brynner
  15. 15 Waltz of Anna and Sir Edward - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
  16. 16 The Small House Of Uncle Thomas - Rita Moreno
  17. 17 Song Of The King - Yul Brynner
  18. 18 Shall We Dance - Deborah Kerr
  19. 19 The Letter - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
  20. 20 Something Wonderful (finale)
  21. 21 Overture (LP version) - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra
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Album Credits

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 II Lyricist
Gus Levene Orchestration
John Palladino Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Mastering Producer
Edward B. Powell Orchestration
Darcy Proper Remixing, Mastering
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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