Compare Offers on Amazon
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Annie Get Your Gun Import
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
|1. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly|
|2. Moonshine Lullaby|
|3. You Can't Get A Man With A Gun|
|4. I'm An Indian Too|
|5. They Say It's Wonderful|
|6. Anything You Can Do|
|7. I Got Lost In His Arms|
|8. I Got The Sun In The Morning|
|9. The Girl That I Marry|
|10. My Defenses Are Down|
|11. Who Do You Love I Hope|
|12. There's No Business Like Show Business|
The original 1946 recording featuring Ethel Merman, remastered for the first time! This is where Ethel's theme song was born- There's No Business Like Show Business joins Anything You Can Do; Doin' What Comes Natur'lly; The Girl That I Marry; They Say It's Wonderful , and the rest of those Irving Berlin classics, plus four bonus songs from a rare 1973 Ethel Merman recording!
With all due respect to Bernadette Peters's wonderful, Tony-winning portrayal in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun, the role of sharpshooting Annie Oakley belongs to Ethel Merman. Her bold, brassy performance of Irving Berlin's best score is legendary, as are the songs themselves, including "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun," "They Say It's Wonderful," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Anything You Can Do," and, of course, the classic industry anthem "There's No Business Like Show Business." This rerelease of the original 1946 cast recording includes four bonus tracks recorded in 1972: the overture, "Colonel Buffalo Bill" and "I'm a Bad, Bad Man" (both removed along with "I'm an Indian Too" for the politically correct 1999 revival), and "An Old-Fashioned Wedding," which was written for the 1966 revival. --David Horiuchi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Another good thing about this CD is that it left in all the songs that the 1950 movie cut like "I Got Lost in His Arms", "Moonshine Lullaby", "I'm A Bad, Bad Man", "An Old Fashioned Wedding", and part of "There's No Business Like Show Business". ALso cut and changed in the movie was "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" and "I'm An Indian Too", which was much better in it's full version.
If you want a good original Broadway musical you should definitely get this CD. Ethel Merman rules, and she really put everything she had into the songs. Well done!
I decided this CD had less songs than the Betty Hutton; that would just make it easier. Boy, was I dumb! Man, Ethel Merman has always subtly rubbed me wrong---I cannot see her as Annie Oakley, either. She doesn't have the innocence and I so cannot picture that woman youthful to play Annie either. BUT it is good.
Tolerable. Just don't listen to it too much. She'll get to you.
And you know, when you have, "I've got the sun in the morning and the moon in the evening..." stuck in your mind and you play it over and over, your'e in Ethels territory.
I recommend the Betty Hutton one. Because Annie is about being brash and uncultured. But Ethel and Judy are---well, Ethels brash but shes known as a singer. I think you have to keep it in character and belt the hell out of it---exactly like someone untrained and UNTAMED should do. Go BETTY!
Most recent customer reviews
For Broadway aficianados, this CD is a must-have. Berlin and Merman together. What could be better? Well, to be honest, the 1966 revival CD is better. Read morePublished on April 1 2003 by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman
I had seen AGYG on Broadway with Bernadette Peters, and I thought that it was the best thing since chocolate. Well, maybe the second-best, but right up there with Gameboy color. Read morePublished on April 1 2002
This is how Annie Get Your Gun sounded when it first debuted on Broadway in 1946. Sound quality here is extremely good, considering it is a Decca album of the '40s. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002 by Pope
Slow is the word for this. The tempo is slow. There's no spirit. Frank's voice just DRAGS. Merman's voice grates on the ears. Read morePublished on May 6 2001
Like KISS ME KATE and SOUTH PACIFIC, the original recording of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN has great historical value since ETHEL MERMAN was so much identified with the character. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2001 by ALAIN ROBERT
Eeee. I did not like this CD at all. I MUCH prefer the revival. I do not care for Ethel Mermans voice at all, the revival has much more rythm and spirit. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2000
Look for similar items by category
- Music > Broadway & Vocalists > Musicals
- Music > Broadway & Vocalists > Traditional Vocal Pop
- Music > Classical > Historical Periods
- Music > Pop > Vocal Pop > Traditional
- Music > Soundtracks > Movie Scores
- Music > Soundtracks > Movie Soundtracks
- Music > Soundtracks > Musicals
- Music > Universal Classical Music