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Mary Poppins - Soundtrack

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Genre: Soundtrack / Audio CD released 2006-02-06 at Walt Disney

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      20.01.2010 19:06

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      A soundtrack to your childhood

      I must have been about three when I went to see Mary Poppins in the big screen - yet I can remember being swept along with the spectacle of it. To a three year old Dick Van Dyke's dodgy cockney accent didn't matter - I just remember the longest word I had ever heard and being sad when they sang "Let's go fly a kit" at the end. This remastered original soundtrack edition was released around the time of the new stage production and includes an interview with the Sherman brothers - fascinating since they give away some trade secrets and play the demo versions of songs such as "Feed the birds" and "Chim Chim Chir-ee". Yet, for me, it is the original versions sang by Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, David Tomlinson and Glynis Johns that ring true. Never mind the dodgy bird moving that we visualise when we hear "a spoonful of sugar" or the spotting Dick Van Dyke as the elder statesman in the bank, this cd transports you back in time and cannot, in my mind be bettered. Younger generations may prefer the new stage version but, for me, this is the best!

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      17.08.2009 14:43
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      lovely

      I watched this film the other night and it reminded me of two things. Firstly, their need to burst into song every five minutes and also how catchy some of the songs actually are. You will find yourself humming them for days on end, much to your frustration. The singing is mainly handled by the leads, namely Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyk, David Tomlinson and Glynis John. The album gets off to a rousing start with Tomlinson delivering a pompous number in the form of 'The Life I Lead.' His upperclass tongue makes the track stand out and the lyrics are quite baffling and odd, but it is rather amusing. 'Perfect Nanny' sung by the children is way too sickly and creepy and it makes my skin crawl. It might be alright if you're seven years old, but I find it just too overbearing and false. 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' is much more fun, as Andrews wraps her tongue around some of the most ridiculous words ever. Her timing is superb though and she whizzes through the track like a concorde, firing off the lyrics with no lapses of judgement. 'I Love To Laugh' is enlightening for a minute, before the joke wears thin. Yes, they like to laugh, point taken. But this is overkill and you won't be laughing by the end, you will be pulling your hair out, begging them to be miserable! One of the best songs is 'Feed The Birds (Tuppence A Bag)' which has a shockingly sombre streak running through it. The chords will make you tremble and Andrews' delicate delivery will bring a tear to the eye. It is quite charming. On a similar note, 'Chim Chim Cheree' has something infinitely sad about it, it makes you feel all ghostly. The album lifts your spirits again though, as 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' restores the happy balance and will have you skipping merrily along without a care in the world. This is a fine album and a must for fans of the film. The cover artwork is also quite delicious. Tracklisting: 1 Overture - Various Artists 2 Sister Suffragette - Johns, Glynis 3 Life I Lead - Tomlinson, David 4 Perfect Nanny - Dotrice, Karen & Matthew Garber 5 Spoonful Of Sugar - Andrews, Julie 6 Pavement Artist - Van Dyke, Dick 7 Jolly Holiday - Van Dyke, Dick & Julie Andrews 8 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Van Dyke, Dick & Julie Andrews 9 Stay Awake - Andrews, Julie 10 I Love To Laugh - Van Dyke, Dick & Ed Wynn/Julie Andrews 11 British Bank (The Life I Lead) - Andrews, Julie & David Tomlinson 12 Feed The Birds (Tuppence A Bag) - Andrews, Julie 13 Fidelity Fiduciary Bank - Banker, Nackvid Keyd & David Tomlinson 14 Chim Chim Cheree - Van Dyke, Dick & Julie Andrews/Karen Dotrice/Matthew Garber 15 Step In Time - Van Dyke, Dick 16 Man Has Dreams - Van Dyke, Dick & David Tomlinson 17 Let's Go Fly A Kite - Van Dyke, Dick & David Tomlinson/Londoners 18 Sherman Brothers Reminisce About Their Work On Mary Poppins - Sherman, Richard & Robert

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Overture - Various Artists
      2 Sister Suffragette - Johns, Glynis
      3 Life I Lead - Tomlinson, David
      4 Perfect Nanny - Dotrice, Karen & Matthew Garber
      5 Spoonful Of Sugar - Andrews, Julie
      6 Pavement Artist - Van Dyke, Dick
      7 Jolly Holiday - Van Dyke, Dick & Julie Andrews
      8 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Van Dyke, Dick & Julie Andrews
      9 Stay Awake - Andrews, Julie
      10 I Love To Laugh - Van Dyke, Dick & Ed Wynn/Julie Andrews
      11 British Bank (The Life I Lead) - Andrews, Julie & David Tomlinson
      12 Feed The Birds (Tuppence A Bag) - Andrews, Julie
      13 Fidelity Fiduciary Bank - Banker, Nackvid Keyd & David Tomlinson
      14 Chim Chim Cheree - Van Dyke, Dick & Julie Andrews/Karen Dotrice/Matthew Garber
      15 Step In Time - Van Dyke, Dick
      16 Man Has Dreams - Van Dyke, Dick & David Tomlinson
      17 Let's Go Fly A Kite - Van Dyke, Dick & David Tomlinson/Londoners
      18 Sherman Brothers Reminisce About Their Work On Mary Poppins - Sherman, Richard & Robert