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Flower Drum Song CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60569239
UPC: 044006453125
UPC 14: 00044006453125
Release Date: 9/24/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Main Title: Overture / Flower Drum Song ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Hundred Million Miracles, A ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Other Generation, The ~ Original Soundtrack
4. I Enjoy Being A Girl ~ Original Soundtrack
5. I Am Going To Like It Here ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Chop Suey ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Grant Avenue ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Gliding Through My Memoree / Fan Tan Fannie ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Love, Look Away ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Dream Ballet ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Sunday ~ Original Soundtrack
12. You Are Beautiful ~ Original Soundtrack
13. Don't Marry Me ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Finale: Wedding Procession / Wedding Ceremony / End Title ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Love, Look Away - (bonus track) ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Music composed by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Muze PNote Principal cast includes: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Juanita Hall, Jack SOo, Benson Fong, Miyoshi Umeki.
Muze PNote Originally released on Decca (9098). Includes liner notes by David Henry Hwang.
Muze PNote Flower Drum Song, that rarity among Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, a moderate hit (otherwise, their shows were either smashes like South Pacific or flops like Me & Juliet), also became a moderately successful film in late 1961, three years after its Broadway opening; it just barely ranked among the ten highest-grossing movies of 1962. As with most Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic adaptations, the film conformed closely to the stage work. Miyoshi Umeki and Juanita Hall appeared both on Broadway and onscreen, and the song score was transferred intact, but for the deletion of one song, "Like a God." As such, the differences between the original Broadway cast album and the original motion picture soundtrack have to do with casting and orchestrations. Rodgers & Hammerstein did not hesitate to use voice doubles for the movie actors, as they had in previous efforts. Nancy Kwan may be given star billing, but the voice you hear singing her songs belongs to B.J. Baker; similarly, John Dodson dubs Kam Tong, and no less a personage than Marilyn Horne sings the show's big ballad, "Love, Look Away," in place of Reiko Sato. That simply means that the soundtrack album is well-sung, of course, and Rodgers was able to use more musicians to fill out his music for the movie. The score is still an interesting combination of traditional Chinese elements and contemporary (for the late '50s and early '60s) pop in the Frank Sinatra/Nelson Riddle mold. The cast album still gets the nod over this re-creation, but both give a good sense of this enjoyable, if minor Rodgers & Hammerstein effort. (This 2002 CD reissue adds a pop recording of "Love, Look Away" made by Rosemary Clooney around the time of the show's Broadway opening in 1958.) ~ William Ruhlmann

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/24/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 064 531
Music Label Name Label : Decca
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a

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