Marilyn Monroe: A Fine Romance
One of the most iconic actors of the 20th century, MARILYN MONROE is one of a handful of big-name, “Hollywood Golden Era” performers who were underrated as singers and made very few records. This compilation draws together 27 songs recorded between 1949 and 1962, mainly from the soundtracks to Ladies Of The Chorus, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, River Of No Return, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, The Prince And The Showgirl, Some Like It Hot and Let’s Make Love. Also included are a two superb studio recordings, one of which is our title track, plus two live recordings, closing with her most famous singing performance, Happy Birthday Mr President, sung to JFK at Madison Square Garden in May 1962.
1. ANYONE CAN SEE I LOVE YOU 2. DO IT AGAIN 3. KISS 4. TWO LITTLE GIRLS FROM LITTLE ROCK (with Jane Russell) 5. BYE BYE BABY 6. DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND 7. WHEN LOVE GOES WRONG (Nothing Goes Right) (with Jane Russell) 8. (This Is) A FINE ROMANCE 9. SHE ACTS LIKE A WOMAN SHOULD 10. THE RIVER OF NO RETURN 11. I’M GONNA FILE MY CLAIM 12. ONE SILVER DOLLAR 13. DOWN IN THE MEADOW 14. AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT YOU WON’T WANT IT 15. LAZY 16. YOU’D BE SURPRISED 17. RACHMANINOV/CHOPSTICKS (With Tom Ewell) 18. THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC 19. I FOUND A DREAM (with Laurence Olivier) 20. I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE 21. I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU 22. SOME LIKE IT HOT 23. MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY 24. LET’S MAKE LOVE (with Frankie Vaughan) 25. INCURABLY ROMANTIC (with Yves Montand) 26. SPECIALISATION (with Frankie Vaughan) 27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT
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