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MARLENE DIETRICH: Lili Marlene
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
The Arch-Duchess of Cabaret, Marlene Dietrich was the quintessential glamour girl of the Twentieth Century. This digitally remastered Arkadia Chansons CD, Marlene Dietrich: Lili Marlene, showcases the hypnotic voice that s... more »
The Arch-Duchess of Cabaret, Marlene Dietrich was the quintessential glamour girl of the Twentieth Century. This digitally remastered Arkadia Chansons CD, Marlene Dietrich: Lili Marlene, showcases the hypnotic voice that she used to tease, seduce, and mock audiences who were captivated by her enchanting performances. The glamorous Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) is one of the most alluring female icons of the 1900s. Singing, dancing, acting, and, most importantly, being her own mysterious self, the Berlin born star captivated the imagination of everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Jacques Chirac. Her elegant figure and aristocratic face, tempting and sensual voice, defiance of censures and ambivalence to political pressure all added to her fascinating and enticing persona. Throughout her career, whether singing, acting, or simply speaking, Dietrich employed her voice as an instrument of enchantment. But it was on stage that Dietrich's voice and charm worked their most effective magic. Like Lola from the classic movie The Blue Angel, whom she portrayed so memorably, Dietrich was two parts ice-queen and one part vamp, and she seemed to love to be in front of a crowd, seemingly in touch and yet so distantly removed. Singing in a Paris nightclub, entertaining battle-weary soldiers, or performing at a Las Vegas cabaret - that is where we remember Marlene Dietrich. Listening to the 18 songs on this album, Marlene Dietrich: Lili Marlene, recorded in1930's, when Dietrich s fame was at its pinnacle, we remember the magnetic attraction of this astonishing woman being her own remarkable self.
Josh Mitchell | 04/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marlene Dietrich undoubtedly has a spectacular and lovely voice. This CD can appeal to so many. I am fourteen, and even I can appreciate the time of Marlene Dietrich. Her beauty survives. She has a voice that surely can enchant eveyone. This CD has a perfectly reasonable price and a short biography of Marlene Dietrich inside the cover in which it tells some of her accomplishments. It is not a brilliant bio or anything, but it was helpful for me because I knew practically nothing about the woman. I also have to note, though, that the quality of the songs is not great, but this CD is worth it. "Lili Marlene," "Black Market," "Falling in Love Again," and "Near You" are surely the best songs. Dietich's voice is beatiful, though a little deep and masculine. It is a pleasing gift."
Josh Mitchell | 10/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sultry, siren-esque sounds of Marlene's lyrics are unparalelled in the whole sphere of music. From the delicacy of falling in love again to the raunch of Jonny, each provides a seamingly aphrodisiac quality. Although no recording can do her justice, this one makes a vallant attempt. Bravo Marlene!"