Marlene Dietrich

Platinum Series

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One of the more wide-ranging and idiosyncratic of the many Marlene Dietrich anthologies available, PLATINUM SERIES covers nearly all of the German-born actress/singer's career, from early songs in her native language like "Schlittenfahrt" and "Fraulein Annie Wohnt Schon Lange Nicht Hier" through her legendary film songs, including "Lili Marlene" and "The Boys in the Back Room," from THE BLUE ANGEL and DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, to the cabaret material she recorded in the '40s and '50s. This later, less-anthologized material is superb, particularly a definitive rendition of Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets" and a subtly gender-bending 1956 version of "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" arranged and produced by the young Burt Bacharach. While much of this material has been repackaged endlessly, there are enough rarities in this 24-track collection to please all but the most diehard fan.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:10
2
3:13
3 2:03
4 3:01
5 2:05
6 3:38
7
3:15
8
2:38
9 2:15
10 3:49
11
2:05
12
2:43
13 2:46
14 2:35
15 2:49
16 2:24
17
4:00
18 3:30
19 2:33
20 4:05
21 4:32
22 4:17
23
2:28
24 2:06
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