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Doris Day: It's Magic - Her Early Years At Warner Bros. (Film Soundtrack Anthology)
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Not blessed with jazz chops, Doris Day is nonetheless an irresistible cute performer on these soundtrack cuts from her first three starring roles (Romance on the High Seas, My Dream Is Yours, and It's a Great Feeling). She... more »
Not blessed with jazz chops, Doris Day is nonetheless an irresistible cute performer on these soundtrack cuts from her first three starring roles (Romance on the High Seas, My Dream Is Yours, and It's a Great Feeling). She's convincingly breathy on "I'll String Along with You" and sasses nicely on the King Cole Trio-like "Put 'Em in a Box." A guest shot with Bugs Bunny and Tweety on "Freddie, Get Ready" assures that this disc will never be dinner-party fodder, but it's hardly the strangest thing here. That honor goes to "Tic Tic Tic," an amiable little number that uses the Geiger counter as a metaphor for Day's love-struck heart. --Rickey Wright
Rediscovered Hollywood Treasures!
jon sieruga | 11/04/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Can it be true?!! The first movie songs by Doris Day are now available to everyone. These are classics and full of that energy that made Doris Day a box-office hit right off the bat. My personal favorite is "Absent-Mined Heart", a soft senual lover's ballad. If you're a Doris Day fan, you must have this CD."
GREAT POP SINGING
MOVIE MAVEN | New York, NY USA | 02/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If people remember Doris Day at all today, it is probably as a middle aged "virgin" in romantic comedies playing opposite leading men like Rock Hudson, James Garner or Cary Grant. But Day started her long, distinguished career as a big band singer and she was absolutely one of the best. It was as a singing ingenue that she first appeared on the screen and this CD proves her worth in 3 of her first movies: "Romance On The High Seas" in which she sang the Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn pop classic 'It's Magic', "My Dream Is Yours" which featured 'I'll String Along With You' (Warren & Dubin) and "It's A Great Feeling" (Styne and Cahn again) in which she sang songs like 'Blame My Absent-Minded Heart.' Almost all of the 17 numbers is issued for the first time and we can enjoy Day's mellow, sweet, pitch-perfect, charming voice in all of them. The sound, although taken directly from the soundtracks of 1948 and 1949, is quite good. This is great pop singing and worthwhile for anyone interested in Day or in those innocent Warner Brothers musical movies."
When she sighs, a song begins...
jon sieruga | Redlands, CA USA | 07/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For many years, the only version of Doris Day's first movie hit "It's Magic" was only available in her slick, retooled version. Here you get not only the original, more raw version but a reprise as well. It's a must for Doris addicts who can't get enough of her sunny gumshun. All the movie-songs from "Romance on the High Seas", "My Dream Is Yours" and "It's A Great feeling" are here, and it's a treat listening to "Tic Tic Tic", "That Was a Big Fat Lie" "I'm In Love" and two versions of "It's You or No One" all in one sitting. Booklet is also fab, featuring lots of Dodo pics and movie memorabilia."