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Kiss Me Kate [Soundtrack]

Howard Keel, Bob Fosse, Bobby Van, Ann Miller, Kathryn Grayson, et al. Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Complete Films
  • ASIN: B0007DBG62
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,321 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Too Darn HotAnn Miller 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. So in LoveKathryn Grayson & Howard Keel 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Why Can't You Behave?Ann Miller 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. WunderbarKathryn Grayson & Howard Keel 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. We Open in VeniceHoward Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Miller, Tommy Rall 2:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tom, Dick or HarryAnn Miller, Bob Fosse, Tommy Rall & Bobby Van 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in PaduaHoward Keel & Men 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Hate MenKathryn Grayson 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Were Thine That Special FaceHoward Keel 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Where Is the Life That Late I Led?Howard Keel 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Always True to YouAnn Miller & Tommy Rall 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Brush Up Your ShakespeareJames Whitmore & Keenan Wynn 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. From This Moment OnTommy Rall, Ann Miller, Bobby Van & Bob Fosse 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Kiss Me KateHoward Keel, Kathryn Grayson & Cast 1:29£0.99  Buy MP3 

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The original music from the classic motion picture featuring Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel.

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4.0 out of 5 stars At last - a release worthy of a classic "Kate" 13 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The wizards at Rhino have put us once again in their debt for this re-release of the soundtrack to MGM's Kiss Me Kate. For anyone who loves the Broadway musical and its Hollywood incarnation, this recording is an essential part of any collection.
Musical lovers have historically been very poorly served by the "original cast" and "soundtrack" recordings. What should have been glorious mementos of the theatrical (or cinematic) experience have often turned out to be savagely butchered and indifferently reproduced shadows of what could have been. With the extended playing time of CDs and the efforts of enthusiasts who (at last) recognise the treasures lying in the studio vaults, many musicals are being re-released in greatly improved sound and including previously unreleased orchestral underscoring and extended performances.
Kiss Me Kate receives a rip-roaring outing here (listen to Wunderbar, Tom Dick or Harry or Where is the Life That Late I Led. A somewhat mangled score (if you're a Broadway purist)...but what performances! It is a dream team with everyone at their finest - Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, the MGM Orchestra not missing a beat under André Previn. And those orchestrations! Conrad Salinger and his colleagues were surely the unsung geniuses of the MGM musical sound.
This is a joy to listen to and we must be grateful to the efforts of everyone who made it possible, assembled as it has been from fast-deteriorating scraps of recordings criminally neglected in the MGM archives. Listen to this and then feast your ears on other recordings in the series. I recommend Gigi, Show Boat, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Meet Me in St Louis, Hit The Deck and Kismet for starters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me Kate CD 3 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the classic recording of the musical "Kiss Me Kate" absolutely packed with famous songs by Cole Porter. One thing I was disappointed about was the absence of the Song "Another Opening, another show" in the overture. This is a great number and the theme partly appears later on in the soundtrack but needs its own slot to be fully appreciated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
Just as it should be, fab! Has a couple of extra songs at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good fun 19 May 2014
By Kieron
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fun album particularly like brush up your shakespere

good easy listening and has a cool jazzy feel.

more like this!
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3.0 out of 5 stars TEPID EASY-LISTENING SOUNDTRACK 21 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
MGM/Rhino seem to have a rule that listeners to their soundtrack series should not hear one word of spoken dialogue or any other non-musical SOUNDS to distract them from taking in every single note played by the MGM studio orchestra.

Clearly most reviewers like this "easy-listening" approach but what about this movie's fans who want to be reminded of what's happening on screen? For instance would it do any harm to hear Ann Miller say "Go Boys Go!" with which "Too Darn Hot" begins? Apparently it would.

In similar fashion tell-tale lines of dialogue leading into almost every Kiss Me Kate song have been censored in case they might create an image of who's singing the song. And in a movie revered for its dance routines even the lightest dance steps have been erased to ensure listeners can't visualise the intense physical activity of the 4 principal dancers in "Tom, Dick or Harry".

Bringing me to the third sequence in "From this Moment On" which is justly famous for being choreographed by Bob Fosse to suit his unique style of jazz dancing. To establish the mood he wanted it starts with a very loud scream followed by the sound of rhythmic finger-snapping by Fosse and partner Carol Haney - before they spend a lot of time on or very close to the floor.

My question is why did MGM honchos decide to remove both the scream and finger-snapping and thus deny CD buyers the opportunity to understand and enjoy the sensation caused by Fosse's revolutionary creation? Which of course launched his long Broadway career.

Without waiting for an answer the good news is the REAL soundtrack containing plenty of distracting dialogue and dancing is still available in America from Amazon for $7.19. To my ears it has brighter sound and was obviously put together by someone who wanted to capture the spirit and vitality of the original movie - as seen and heard in a proper movie theater (The Ritz Woking) sometime in the 50's - when MGM musicals ruled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1950's Musical 19 May 2013
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I saw the musical at the Old Vic and had to buy the film. The Cole Porter songs are great and well sung. The dancing is great, Hermes Pan with Bob Fosse as a young dancer. The very bright colour gives it that 50's look. The film is slightly different from the play there is no Cole Porter in the play. The film was made in 3-D so lots of things coming towards you.
If you like old musicals this is one of the best. Cole Porter's words are just so good.
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