Gold Collection: Classic Performances

Gold Collection: Classic Performances


Marilyn Monroe was not much of a recording artist per se, but she sang in many of her motion pictures. This European two-CD set presents dialogue and musical performances drawn directly from the soundtracks to the movie musicals Ladies of the Chorus, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The River of No Return, and There's No Business Like Show Business. She also sings briefly in non-musicals Niagra, Bus Stop, and The Prince and the Showgirl, plays "Chopsticks" in The Seven Year Itch, and exchanges witticisms with Groucho Marx in Love Happy; and there are a few stray non-movie song recordings. The second half of the second disc is taken up by miscellaneous recordings, not all of them musical, including a TV commercial, the presentation of several awards (she says, "Thank you"), radio sketches with Edgar Bergen and Jack Benny, and Monroe's appearances in Korea (singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") and at the 1962 birthday party for President Kennedy at which she sang "Happy Birthday." The sound quality varies, but is fine on the soundtrack material, and Monroe's voice ranges from a kittenish murmur to a full-throated contralto. She is more a personality than a singer, but she has no trouble carrying a tune or projecting character, and several of these performances are very effective. This set does not contain all of Monroe's musical film performances, missing material from the later movies Some Like It Hot and Let's Make Love, both of which had their own full-length soundtrack albums. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Retro Records (UK)
  • UPC: 076119403520
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Track listings

  • 1. Ladies Of The Choru
  • 2. Anyone Can See I Love You
  • 3. Every Baby Needs A Da Da
  • 4. Do It Again (1953 Unrelea
  • 5. Kiss (Soundtrack Version)
  • 6. She Acts Like A Woman Sho
  • 7. Fine Romance
  • 8. Two Little Girls From Lit
  • 9. When Love Goes Wrong
  • 10. Bye Bye Baby
  • 11. Diamonds Are A Girl's Bes
  • 12. You'd Be Surprised
  • 13. One Silver Dollar
  • 14. I'm Gonna File My Claim
  • 15. River Of No Return
  • 16. Down In The Meadow
  • 17. After You Get What You Wa
  • 18. Heatwave
  • 19. Man Chases A Girl
  • 20. Lazy
  • 21. There's No Business Like
  • 22. Rachmaninov & Chopsticks
  • 23. That Old Black Magic
  • 24. I Found A Dream
  • 25. When I Fall In Love
  • 26. Love Happy
  • 27. Royal Triton Tv Commercia
  • 28. Marilyn Best Actress
  • 29. Edgar Bergen / Charlie Mc
  • 30. Bye Bye Baby (Tv Debut Ve
  • 31. Diamond's Are A Girl Best
  • 32. Marilyn Meets The Press(I
  • 33. Something's Got To Give
  • 34. Happy Birthday Mr Preside
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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