For the Boys (Music from the Motion Picture)
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||Billy-A-Dick||Bette Midler||1:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Stuff Like That There||Bette Midler||2:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||P.S. I Love You||Bette Midler||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish||Bette Midler||1:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Remember You / Dixie'sDream||Bette Midler||2:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Baby, It's Cold Outside||Bette Midler||1:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dreamland||Bette Midler||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Vickie and Mr. Values||Bette Midler||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||For All We Know||Bette Midler||4:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Come Rain or Come Shine||Bette Midler||3:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||In My Life||Bette Midler||3:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Remember You||Bette Midler||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Every Road Leads Back to You||Bette Midler||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Director Mark Rydell’s 1991 WWII-Korea-Vietnam USO show odyssey not only netted Bette Midler her second Best Actress Academy Award nomination (and a Golden Globe win), but shrewdly allowed the irrepressible chanteuse to revisit some of the original Divine Ms M roots that had yielded her first chart hit in 1973, an energetic cover of the Andrews Sisters’ “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Midler wisely tones down that recording’s camp factor in the collection’s covers of ‘40s-‘50s standards by Loesser, Mercer, Arlen, et. al., then uses Rydell’s era-spanning cinematic backdrop as a showcase for her remarkable musical range. Whether engaging in a good-natured duet with her croon-impaired costar James Caan on “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” coaxing every bittersweet nuance from Lennon-McCartney’s “In My Life,” or turning contemporary ballad-meister/one-woman hit factory Diane Warren’s “Every Road Leads Back to You” into an expectedly emotive showcase, Midler’s powerful, expressive voice makes them all distinctly her own.
Bette and the Soundtrack much better than the movie
All the pieces here are wonderful and capture some of the vocal style Bette would latter display on tributes to Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney. Only weak numbers here are ones that don't stand alone outside of the film (tracks 4, 5, 8,). Bette captures an era gone bye with an easy style and channels Betty Hutton on "Stuff Like That There". Every Road Leads Back to You played over film credits and was more for radio play and listeners who liked "From a Distance". Add Dreamland to your holiday music play list!
Awesome Movie, Awesome Soundtrack
Hard to believe someone could not like the movie...yes it is sad...most stories of war are, but it's also about perseverence. Bette Midler is fabulous in anything she does - has never done a movie or sang a song I didn't like. My mom remembers WWII very well - she loved this movie and the music - took her back in time. Watch the movie - the soundtrack then makes a whole lot more sense - you'll want to listen to it again and again and again!
One of the best Soundtracks ever
I wish more movies had Bette Midler in them.
Born: December 1, 1945 in Honolulu, HI
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s