Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954 Film Soundtrack) Soundtrack
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The story concerns the Pontipee brothers, rugged mountainmen who are all in need of wives. When Adam (Howard Keel) meets the lovely and vivacious Milly (Jane Powell) on his annual visit to town, he impetuously proposes and marries her. Milly's romantic dreams are shattered when on arrival at his farm, she discovers that she also has to keep house for his six rowdy brothers. Milly has her work cut out for her as she instructs her brothers-in-law in the finer points of courtship and manners. The musical takes place amidst the breathtaking vistas of the Rockies.
Jane Powell, in probably her greatest musical role, is a delight as Milly, singing the lilting ballad "Wonderful, Wonderful Day", and the soft "When You're in Love". Howard Keel adds his strong voice to the buckskin-wearing Adam and the jaunty "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide".
The brothers (led by Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall and ballet star Jacques d'Amboise) lead the charge in "Going Co'tin" and "Sobbin' Women", as well as the winsome "Lonesome Polecat". The brides (led by Julie Newmar, Ruta Lee and Broadway star Virginia Gibson), shine in the gorgeous "June Bride" number.
The original soundtrack album is a must-own for any show music lover. Highly-recommended.
However, most outstanding of these 6 bonus gems are the Academy Award-winning lyricist (for "Moon River") Johnny Mercer's original lyrics, heard in the demo recordings of "Goin' Co'tin'" and "Sobbin' Women". PRICELESS!!! Stanley Donen, who directed the film, performs the former, and audibly collapses into laughter at some of "Goin' Co'tin'"'s words, as will you.
But the highlight is Johnny Mercer himself, performing (with composer Gene De Paul) the original "Sobbin' Women". Mercer must have been planning on the Hays Office being closed on the day he intended to submit his lyrics, for there is no doubt whatsoever that the censorship bureau would NEVER have permitted those words to be heard in an entertainment aimed at families. One rather thinks Mercer wrote these words only to be sung at stag parties, and this demo track does sound as if it were performed at one. IT'S A RIOT! Go directly to Track 27.
Considered by countless numbers of film fans to be one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, this rolliking soundtrack does not disappoint its listeners. It only adds to the joy.
We have all of the previously released songs plus extended versions, out-takes and even demo recordings. A highlight is the DUET of Howard Keel and Jane Powell singing "When You're In Love." The song was sung separately by the stars in the movie.
Once again, we can thrill to such exuberant songs as BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL HIDE, GOIN' CO'TIN, LONESOME POLECAT, SOBIN WOMEN, JUNE BRIDE and SPRING, SPRING, SPRING all presented in lush stereo. They'll leave your heart bursting with jubilation. Get the good feeling. Get the CD of "7B47B".
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What can I say about this... I love it!! Since I was a little boy Seven Brides for seven brothers makes me dream,,, makes me feel excited!!Published 10 months ago by Cristopher Otiz de la Cabada
This is my favorite musical soundtrack. I even love songs I do not always care for in the movie. The instrumental pieces are wonderful to listen to too. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Melissa A Sobotta
If you love the movie and love soundtracks, this is a great one. All the songs are here. Bought it just for "When You're In Love," but they're all good. I recommend it.Published 18 months ago by Lady Kathryn
"R"-rated theme/"Sobbin' Women" song but enjoyable early American energy & performers of memorable songs & lyrics, the CD enjoyable but DVD better, not only for the... Read morePublished on August 10, 2014 by Lady LiberTEA
We love this movie so it great to be able to listen to the songs any time we want with out pulling out the DVD.Published on August 10, 2014 by Charity Rose
Great sound and many additional songs. Sound is clear and I'm very happy with this product. I would definitely recommend it.Published on January 23, 2014 by Amazon Customer
We absolutely love the movie. This cd has all the music from the movie, and a few extras. This has been a wonderful addition to our collectionPublished on November 30, 2013 by Kali