Deanna Durbin: Can't Help Singing - A Tribute, Her 27 finest
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2013 saw the passing, at the age of 91, of one of the most successful teenage stars in screen history: Deanna Durbin (1921-2013). Prior to her early retirement in 1949, she delighted millions the world over with her natural, wholesome girl-next-door manner and sweet, lyrical light soprano voice. But her many recordings have had an enduring popularity and, 70 years on, still sell as well as they ever did. With Can't Help Singing (the title of both her 1944 film and the opening track) Retrospective pays generous tribute to one of the finest popular singers of the 20th century by gathering together no fewer than 27 of her most famous 78 recordings, unsurpassed as a single-CD collection. They range from songs featured in her many films, such as It's Raining Sunbeams (from 100 Men And A Girl), My Own (from That Certain Age), and Waltzing In The Clouds (from Spring Parade), to sentimental ballads (e.g. Beneath The Lights Of Home and Love's Old Sweet Song) and favourite operatic arias: One Fine Day and Musetta's Waltz Song.
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Deanna Durbin was the girl next door whom many of us growing up in the thirties, and later going to war, regarded as an ideal fantasy heroine who, with her wholesome and virtuous exterior, would seem to be typical of those of our loved ones who would be waiting for our return after the conflict. She was signed by MGM along with Judy Garland but taken up by Universal when her contract lapsed. So great was her film success that she was able to retire from public life at the age of 27!
Although she might well have become an operatic star, she pursued her film career, one of her more popular successes being the film A Hundred Men and a Girl in which she starred along with Leopold Stokowsky and his Philadelphia Orchestra. This tribute, featuring many of her most popular tracks, is a welcome adjunct to a timely consideration of her valuable and considerable film successes, following her death, at 91, in April 2013.
This CD covers the years 1936-1944: the rich years for this star, and she was a star.
This new Retrospective compilation is a reworking of the earlier Living Era CD. The new CD has 27 tracks and many new tracks but because of popularity must include many familiar songs as well. The sound quality is excellent. Informative liner notes. Attractive liners in keeping with the rest of the retrospective releases. As always shop around for the best price.