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|Robert Wright, George Forrest, Andre Previn|
Kismet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
No Description Available. Genre: Soundtracks & Scores Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 20-AUG-1996
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No Description Available.
Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 20-AUG-1996
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GREAT IMPROVEMENT OVER ORIGINAL LP RELEASE!
Joe NY | 09/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This newly remastered cd of KISMET is a great improvement over the original long out of print LP record. Unlike the original recording, it is in fresh sounding stereo. The score has been newly remastered and expanded from the original recordings.It includes several new selections of underscore, as well as, complete versions of selections which were edited for the original release. The scoring and vocal performances are wonderful. This is not one of the highly regarded MGM musicals of the period which makes me wonder why Rhino/Turner choose it for release over such titles as ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and SILK STOCKINGS. But why complain, it is great to have this soundtrack available in expanded form. This release should be supported. The lavish booklet is worth the price of the cd alone. I only wish Rhino/Turner would supply us with more "single" soundtracks, rather than those annoying "compilation" issues."
Not Since Ninevah!
Joe NY | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great soundtrack recording of a not so great movie musical. Don't get me wrong; the movie is entertaining, just not very memorable. This soundtrack, however, retains the gourgeous score and is performed to perfection by an unusually able cast. Howard Keel's rich baritone was made to order as Hajj. His renditions of "Fate" and "Gesticulate" fairly sizzle, and he soothes with the gentle "Olive Tree". Ann Blyth and Vic Damone fill out their roles as the "conventional lovers" adequately. They overcome the predictability of their characters with some gourgeous singing, most notably on the musical's two big hits, "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" and "Stranger in Paradise". Then there's Broadway queen Dolores Gray in all her fabulous glory. She raises the roof with "Not Since Ninevah", then raises it even higher with "Rahadlakum". She's terrific, and her energy jolts the soundtrack into overdrive every time she's center stage. It's unfortunate that her screen career never really took off because she had a voice that is still unsurpassed, rivaling the greats like Garland, Merman and Holliday. Rhino does a terrific job of remastering these recordings. The sound is rich and full, much more dynamic than most films soundtracks of the time. It's great to have such a lush sounding record of such a great score, but it's the once in a lifetime cast (especially Ms. Gray) that makes this the premiere version of "Kismet"."
Better than the film!
Bluebird | USA | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KISMET is a film that I like, but do not love. It's quite adequate, just not special. However, the soundtrack absolutely thrills me. The songs and orchestrations are thrilling, especially when heard on this fabulous Turner/Rhino release. "Rhymes Have I" was deleted from the film for some reason. It really would have given the film a better start. Another gem is the censored verse from "Rahadlakum." The orchestrations range from lush and romantic to big and brassy and are always in perfect harmony with the vocals in creating the right atmosphere. It baffles me that the film is for some reason a bit of a bore when the score has so much going for it. Oh, well, I guess it doesn't matter because the CD is never a bore to me. It's "Rahadlakum!""