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Hollywood Hits: 70 Years of Memorable Movie Music
Max Steiner, David Raksin, Elmer Bernstein
Hollywood Hits: 70 Years of Memorable Movie Music
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #3

Assembled as a companion piece/pledge item for the 2007 PBS television concert special Movie Songs Live this boxed collection is divvied into separate discs each devoted to movie themes Oscar-winning songs and film musical...  more »

     
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Assembled as a companion piece/pledge item for the 2007 PBS television concert special Movie Songs Live this boxed collection is divvied into separate discs each devoted to movie themes Oscar-winning songs and film musicals. While the vast and rich history of the motion picture music genre cannot possibly be compressed into any three-CD set the compilers did a... More remarkable job of covering the touchstones -- although there are only 54 tracks here in all there is little to quibble about when playing the what's-included-and-what's-left-out? game. These are all original recordings not remakes by cheesy pops orchestras or Broadway wannabes. Most of the chosen tracks are instantly recognizable certified classics so ingrained into the collective consciousness that all it takes is a few seconds before you're singing or humming along (so don't be surprised if after spinning a disc you find yourself walking around belting out "Maria I just met a girl named Maria" or whistling the theme from The Bridge on the River Kwai). Great movie music will do more than remind you of the film in which it was originally featured and many of the tracks here are evocative of entire eras deeply embedded emotions and in the larger sense the art of cinema itself.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: MUSIC DVD/CONCERTS UPC: 826663976458 Manufacturer No: 2666397645

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57 Original and Classic Movie tunes,totally awesome!!!
Jason Pumphrey | Falls Church, Virginia United States | 07/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love classic movie themes,oscar winning movie tunes and and great songs from classic movie musicals,than this a no braner type purchase,I can't beleve I got this band spanking new for just $9.99(won't tell the name of the store!) for this awesome CD set(yes the barcode was slashed,meaning it was a cut-out but it's the music that matters!),57 classics in all!!! And all the songs ARE the original versions baby,no redone or re-recorded stuff here,just the original versions you want in a package like this,I've been looking for these classic forever,and now I got them in one place,in this great 3 CD set with a nice booklet too!!! Sure some of the songs are not the best in sound quality,but there old vintage recordings so thats the best they might ever sound,but most of the tunes on this set set sound prestine,so get out the popcorn and soda and listen to some classic movie tunes!!! A five package all the way!!! Two thumbs up!!! A+ PS,get this before it goes out of print and the price skyrockets!!!"
Excellent Buy!
Sunnyvette | Southern California | 12/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this for my mom-in-law's Hollywood themed 60th birthday party. Our guests sang along and played name that tune amongst themselves. It was perfect!!!"
Memory Lane revisited
Dr. Susi | Lexington, Kentucky United States | 04/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very nice CD collection that I enjoy very much. They are original recordings so you have to be aware that a couple of the older songs sound scratchy just like they did when you put the record on the record player. It was a shame they couldn't get a crisper sound with all the new technology but it does make you aware how the sound quality has improved over the years. This would make a great gift to anyone over 50. I put mine in the car and just sing away and before I know it I am at my destination. This would be a great collection to take on a trip.
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