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The Cosmopolitan Marlene Dietrich

Album: The Cosmopolitan Marlene Dietrich
# Song Title   Time
1)    Lili Marlene
2)    Mean to Me
3)    Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
4)    Surrey with the Fringe on Top, The
5)    Time on My Hands
6)    Taking a Chance on Love
7)    Miss Otis Regrets
8)    Ich Hab' Die Canze Nacht Ceweint (I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night)
9)    Peter
10)    Come Rain or Come Shine
11)    Guy What Takes His Time, A
12)    Vie en Rose, La
13)    Good for Nothing
14)    Falling in Love Again
15)    No Love, No Nothin'
16)    Something I Dreamed Last Night
17)    Let's Call It a Day
18)    Lili Marlene
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Performer Notes
  • Compilation producer: Michael Brooks.
  • Recorded in New York between 1951 and 1954.
  • Digitally remastered by Larry Keyes (Sony Music Studios, New York).
  • This is part of Legacy's Art Deco series.
  • THE COSMOPOLITAN MARLENE DIETRICH contains 18 recordings, 9 of which are sung in her native German language, and 6 previously unreleased tracks. Also includes 15-page booklet with classic black and white photographs, a discography, and liner notes by Will Friedwald.
  • Personnel: Marlene Dietrich (vocals); Rosemary Clooney (background vocals).
  • This excellent compilation draws from both halves of Marlene Dietrich's career. In her early days as an actress/singer from Germany in the '20s and '30s, Marlene Dietrich made much of her European exoticness, and sang most of her material-even the American pop songs-in her native language. For a language often thought of as harsh and forbidding, Dietrich's German vocals are possibly more relaxed and melodic than her famously stiff, world-weary English phrasing. Along with the original German version of her signature song "Lili Marlene," highlights here include German translations of "Miss Otis Regrets" and "Surrey with the Fringe on Top." The second half of the collection features Dietrich's English-language singing from the '40s and '50s, including a terrific duet with the young Rosemary Clooney. While Dietrich was a more mannered singer in English, she was still an exceptional talent.
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