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Let's hear it for Lee Marvin,
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This review is from: Paint Your Wagon (1969 Film) (Audio CD)Yes, that was really Lee Marvin singing Wand'rin' Star. How many Lee Marvin movies have you seen where he sings with that wonderful, almost sober, deep bass voice of his. The producers were seriosly thinking of pinch hitting Marvin because he didn't sing very well. But a professional singer in Marvin's place would have seemed un-natural. Maybe you noticed, however, that the producers did indeed plug in a few professional singers to cover, shall we say, the more stressful notes. There was no pinch hitting, however, for Harve Presnell, "Rotten Luck Willie"; they Call The Wind Maria, hasn't been sung better since.
I fell in love with the music of Paint Your Wagon more than I fell in love with the movie. I have owned the 8-track, the album, and now the CD. I suppose I'll own the Paint Your Wagon LQ (liquid Crystal) whenever it is invented. The soundtrack of Paint Your Wagon is a classic keeper for all time.
I have a question: Which song on Paint Your Wagon do you like best? I've never been able to decide, have you? E-mail me and tell me your favorite, if you have a favorite.
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2008 8:22:04 AM PST
Mary L. Botkin says:
I could not agree more about Wandering Star sung by Lee Marvin. It makes me want to hear more of his singing over his life time. Too bad he is gone.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2009 5:38:43 PM PDT
Regina Phalange says:
Lee Marvin wasn't a great singer, but his voice really fit the song well. The unsung heroes on this soundtrack are the men's chorus---absolutely gorgeous harmonies. Harve Presnell's "Mariah" is simply chill-bump inducing.
Posted on Dec 25, 2011 4:08:44 AM PST
R. Dunn says:
Presnell's "Mariah"...hands-down favorite.
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