Movie Music: The Definitive Performances (2-CD)

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Movie Music: The Definitive Performances (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SNY 658132
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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Music For Silent Movies - Charlie Young
  • Buy for $0.992.Singin' in the Rain - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (from "Hollywood Revue Of 1929")
  • Buy for $0.693.You Are Too Beautiful - Al Jolson (from "Hallelujah, I'm A Bum")
  • Buy for $0.994.Guy What Takes His Time, A - Mae West (from "She Done Him Wrong")
  • Buy for $0.995.Temptation - Bing Crosby (from "Going Hollywood")
  • Buy for $0.996.Inka-Dinka-Doo - Jimmy Durante (from "Joe Palooka")
  • Buy for $0.997.Rock and Roll - Boswell Sisters (from "Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round")
  • Buy for $0.998.Lullaby of Broadway - Dick Powell (from "Gold Diggers Of 1935")
  • Buy for $0.999.Way You Look Tonight, The - Fred Astaire (from "Swing Time")
  • Buy for $0.9910.Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, A - Frank Sinatra (from "Higher And Higher")
  • Buy for $0.9911.Secret Love - Doris Day (from "Calamity Jane")
  • Buy for $0.9912.Man That Got Away, The - Judy Garland (from "A Star Is Born")
  • Buy for $0.9913.Giant - The Warner Bros Orchestra & Chorus (from "Giant")
  • Buy for $0.9914.March From The River Kwai / Colonel Bogey March (from "Bridge On The River Kwai") - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus
  • Buy for $0.9915.Affair to Remember, An - Vic Damone (from "An Affair To Remember")
  • Buy for $0.9916.Certain Smile, A - Johnny Mathis (from "A Certain Smile")
  • Buy for $0.9917.My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Marilyn Monroe (from "Let's Make Love")
  • Buy for $0.9918.Overture - Orchestra Conducted By Johnny Green (from "West Side Story")
  • Buy for $0.9919.With a Little Bit of Luck - Stanley Holloway & Ensemble (from "My Fair Lady")
  • Buy for $0.9920.To Sir With Love - Lulu (from "To Sir With Love")
  • Buy for $1.2921.Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel (from "The Graduate")
  • Buy for $0.9922.Ballad of Easy Rider - The Byrds (from "Easy Rider")
  • Buy for $0.9923.Be - Neil Diamond (from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull")
  • Buy for $1.2924.Way We Were, The - Barbra Streisand (from "The Way We Were")

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Suicide Is Painless (M*A*S*H) - The Mash (from "M*A*S*H")
  • Buy for $1.292.Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan (from "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid")
  • Buy for $1.293.Evergreen - Barbra Streisand (from "A Star Is Born")
  • Buy for $0.994.On the Road Again - Willie Nelson (from "Honeysuckle Rose")
  • 5.Tender Years - John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band (from "Eddie & The Cruisers")
  • Buy for $1.296.Footloose - Kenny Loggins (from "Footloose")
  • 7.Take My Breath Away - Berlin (from "Top Gun")
  • Buy for $1.298.It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr. (from "When Harry Met Sally")
  • Buy for $0.999.John Dunbar Theme, The - Orchestra Conducted By John Barry (from "Dances With Wolves")
  • 10.State of Love and Trust - Pearl Jam (from "Singles")
  • Buy for $0.9911.When I Fall in Love - Celine Dion / Clive Griffin (from "Sleepless In Seattle")
  • Buy for $1.2912.Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen (from "Philadelphia")
  • Buy for $0.9913.I'm Forrest...Forrest Gump - Orchestra Conducted By Alan Silvestri (from "Forrest Gump")
  • Buy for $1.2914.Childhood - Michael Jackson (from "Free Willy 2")
  • Buy for $1.2915.Sweetest Thing, The - Refugee Camp Allstars / Lauryn Hill (from "Love Jones")
  • Buy for $1.2916.Men in Black - Will Smith (from "Men In Black")
  • Buy for $0.9917.I Say a Little Prayer - Diana King (from "My Best Friend's Wedding")
  • Buy for $0.9918.Southampton - James Horner (from "Titanic")
  • Buy for $1.2919.My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (from "Titanic")
  • Buy for $1.2920.I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith (from "Armageddon")

Product Description:

Also available as part of the 26-CD box set SONY MUSIC 100 YEARS: SOUNDTRACK FOR A CENTURY (65750).
Compilation producers: Didier C. Deutsch, Steve Berkowitz.
Includes liner notes by Joseph Lanza, Didier C. Deutsch and John Swenson.
Digitally remastered by Darcy Proper (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
To commemorate the end of the century, Sony Music assembled the gargantuan 26-disc box set Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century. The title was imposing, as was the idea behind it -- to chronicle the life of the oldest record label in the music industry. To be clear, Sony Music hasn't existed for 100 years, but the heart of its catalog, Columbia Records, was founded early in the 20th century. Sony acquired Columbia and its various subsidiaries in the late '80s, purchasing one of the richest catalogs in pop history, as the box set proves again and again. Sony realized that most consumers wouldn't invest in a 26-disc box, no matter how impressive it was, so they simultaneously released a series of 12 genre-specific double-disc sets that culled highlights from the box. That left two discs exclusive to the box, which was appropriate, since anyone who spends over $300 on an album deserves a little bonus. As it turns out, the double-disc sets are every bit as impressive as the big box, perhaps more so, because they're easily digestible. Even so, the scope of the 44-track Movie Music: The Definitive Performances is impressive. Columbia and its subsidiaries were one of the first labels to issue soundtracks, and this set traces the history of the movie soundtrack, from Al Jolson to Aerosmith. Musically, this volume may not be as historically significant as others in the Sony Music 100 Years set, but it's nevertheless fascinating, providing a capsule history of pop music in popular film. It's possible to hear the evolution of movie music, as it moved from standards and show tunes to pop tunes in the late '60s. There are a number of timeless songs here -- "The Way You Look Tonight," "March from the River Kwai," "An Affair to Remember," "To Sir with Love," "Mrs. Robinson," "The Way We Were," "Suicide Is Painless," "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" -- along with some tunes that merely signify the times. And that's what makes it worthwhile -- it's pop history in the best sense, even if only half of it is musically significant. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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