6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A very complete recording,
This review is from: The King And I: Music From The Motion Picture (Audio CD)
This film soundtrack is great. Great vocal performances. Marni Nixon's vocals are terrific and she does such a great impersonating Deborah Kerr, you can hardly tell the difference betwen the two. We get several of the songs deleted from the film and "The Small House of Uncle Thomas" at last!
Rita Moreno recorded all the vocals for Tuptim but was dubbed over in post-production by Leona Gordon. It's Moreno's vocal on "My Lord & Master" but the other two songs are performed by Gordon. (Moreno's "We Kiss In A Shadow" vocal can be heard on the special edition DVD if you change the audio track to 'score only'.)The highlight of the album is the deleted song "Shall I Tell You What I Think of You" - see if you can spot the switches between Marni Nixon and Deborah Kerr. Possibly one of the finest pieces of voice dubbing ever!