In my seemingly endless search for Marilyn Monroe CD's of high quality with remastered sound, I finally discovered this gem!
All of the tracks are remastered from the original sources, and they did an incredible job of it!
The most amazing tracks on this CD are the 2 tracks that appear a capella. Marilyn singing her verses of "Bye Bye Baby" are gorgeous! Her voice is quite astonishing. The sound quality makes it seem as though Marilyn were alive and singing this to you in person today. You can barely hear the background music track coming from her headphones and escaping into the microphone as she sings. I can actually imagine Marilyn alone in the soundbooth, eyes closed, as she puts everything she has into her vocal rendition of this song. The result is astonishing!
The other a capella track is "Two Little Girls from Little Rock" sung as a duet with Jane Russell. Each woman is heard through a different speaker. The harmonies are interesting, but again it is Marilyn's pure unadorned voice on this track that will truly make you shiver. (Except for the very last note, which will make you shiver for another reason; YIKES!)
Marilyn Monroe was a very good singer. With more training, she could have been an excellent singer. I only wish she had lived longer and recorded more songs. I think that had she lived, she may have eventually put together a show in Las Vegas. With her wonderful voice and her enchanting personality, her shows would have been sold out nightly!
But since she didn't live long enough to make that dream a reality, the best we have to remember her vocal talents by are the musical films she appeared in, and the CD's that have been produced from her limited musical catalog.
This CD is the best of the best. You will be very impressed with the sound quality on this one! I sure was!
This is mmarvelous Marilyn at her best!