Q - 9/99, p.137
Included in Q Magazine's Best Happy Albums of All Time - "...the emotion most obviously engendered by Rodgers & Hammerstein's score is boundless enthusiasm for life and love."
Original music composed by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Composer: Richard Rodgers.
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II.
Personnel: Ray Walston, Mitzi Gaynor, Muriel Smith, Ken Darby Singers, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Giorgio Tozzi (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Recording information: 1958.
Director: Joshua Logan.
Unknown Contributor Role: Don Wardell.
Arranger: Alfred Newman .
The blockbuster film starring Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi and John Kerr spawned this record-breaking album full of some of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's most popular songs. Opera singer Giorgio Tozzi dubbed for Brazzi's singing voice on the beautiful 'Some Enchanted Evening' and others, but Mitzi Gaynor provided her own vocals on songs such as the famous 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair', 'I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy', and the delightful 'Honey Bun'. The statistics are frightening - USA: 161 weeks in the chart, 31 of them at number 1; UK: a total of 115 weeks at number 1, 70 of them consecutively. The UK figures are (to date) a record.