Thank Heaven for Little Girls (MAURICE CHEVALIER/ MGM STUDIO CHORUS)
It’s a Bore (MAURICE CHEVALIER/ LOUIS JOURDAN)
The Parisians (LESLIE CARON/ MGM STUDIO ORCHESTRA/ ANDRÉ PREVIN)
Waltz at Maxim’s (She’s Not Thinking of Me) (LOUIS JOURDAN/ MGM STUDIO ORCHESTRA)
The Night They Invented Champagne (LESLIE CARON/ BETTY WAND/ HERMIONE GINGOLD)
I Remember It Well (MAURICE CHEVALIER/ HERMIONE GINGOLD)
Say a Prayer for Me Tonight (BETTY WAND)
I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore (MAURICE CHEVALIER)
Gigi (Gaston’s Soliloquy) (LOUIS JOURDAN)
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Notes: “Rhino’s 1996 reissue of the soundtrack…is the third distinctly different edition of the soundtrack on CD. In contrast to the MCA version, which replicated the 1958 LP, or the 1991 version from Sony Music, which incorporated stretches of orchestrated dialogue, the producers of this CD had access to the unmixed music tracks from the original film elements. The result is a 42 song CD with 75 minutes of music, double the length of any prior version of the soundtrack” (Eder).
Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner (composers)
“A blockbuster movie in 1958” (Wlson) that “reminds us why modern Hollywood can at times be dismissed with the wave of a hand. This is a grand musical, with seeds sown for much of the movie music that would follow, with even hints of what John Williams would steal for Star Wars. Frederick Loewe’s music is playful and engaging, but the highlight simply has to be Maurice Chevalier. His turns at Thank Heaven for Little Girls, It’s a Bore (with Louis Jourdan), and the hilarious I Remember It Well are timeless classics. The entire album has successfully incorporated a wonderful Parisian feel that lounge artists like Esquivel would go on to emulate” (Wilson).