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Vera Lynn is still alive, nearly ninety, though her days of public performance came to a gentle halt in the mid-1990s. We saw quite a bit of her then, for that was the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, and whole generations of her fans have been dying every day. Some youngsters however still admire her clarion call of a voice, and I hope that one day we will be seeing her three feature films on DVD, for she wasn't a bad little actress either. The films were "We'll Meet Again," "Rhythm Serenade," and "One Exciting Night."
In the meantime, film fans who love Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove" are innately familiar with Vera Lynn's majesty, because she can be heard singing over the final scenes of the film.
The blurb says "Here are 42 of World War II's most cherished love songs which will rekindle your warmer memories. The songs of separated sweethearts ... and coming home again. The songs which kept our loves and our hearts strong. The songs with the melodies we'll never forget ... and words which will last forever."
Well, I can tell you right off that 16 of the tracks are somewhat misplaced in that they either came out before WW II, or well after. Both Harbor Lights by Frances Langford and That Old Feeling by Shep Fields were hits in 1937, Marie by Tommy Dorsey was at its peak in late 1937/early 1938, Bing Crosby's Mexicali Rose was popular in 1938, while Deep Purple by Larry Clinton orchestra and Bea Wain was an early 1939 tune, months before the war began in September 1939. It can, of course, be argued that these remained popular throughout the war years and so are valid entries in the volume, but the fact is, there were all kinds of war-time tunes that would have been better suited to the compilation.Read more ›
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Not at all what I wanted. I thought I was ordering a different CD which I have purchased h asked since.Published on July 18, 2014 by kenneth a harlin
I have wanted this CD for years and am so very glad that I found it on Amazon. Thanks!Published on January 21, 2011 by Sherry A. Karaim
I loved it and War Time People fell in love more desperately. Songs so romantic.Published on February 18, 2010 by W_givRacing HB