2002 Film Music CD Reviews
Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
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Will Friedwald writing the notes for this collection encapsulates exactly
what I feel about Rosemary Clooney's style of singing: "Somehow the tem
"interpreter" doesn't do Rosemary Clooney justice and her artistry
is basically about interpretation. She takes words and music that others have
written – in some cases eighty years ago – and makes them sound as if they came
from her own personal experience. She transforms, old and new, into pure autobiography".
Just listen for instance to the sincerity of 'Without Love'
This collection was recorded in the late 1950s and early 1960s. She is backed
by the most renowned orchestras of the period: the Nelson Riddle Orchestra,
the Bob Thomson Orchestra and Chorus, the Billy May Orchestra and the Perez
Prado Orchestra and joined by Bing Crosby in 'How About You', 'Buffalo Gals'
and 'Love Won't Let You Get Away'. Included in the album's 14 numbers are favourites
like: 'Get Me to the Church On Time'; 'Shine On Harvest Moon'; 'I'm So Lonesome
I Could Cry', 'Sway', 'Something's Gotta Give' and the droll 'Sweet Betsy from
Film fans will recall the delightful Rosemary lighting up the screen in such
films as Red Garters and White Christmas