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Michelle Williams Sings On 'My Week With Marilyn' Soundtrack; Also Dean Martin, Nat King Cole & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 25, 2011 2:22 AM
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Not only has Michelle Williams put on the platinum blonde hair to play to the legendary (and curvaceous) Marilyn Monroe, she's trying out her singing voice as well in the upcoming "My Week With Marilyn." As you already know, the movie centers around the actress' trying time on the set of Laurence Olivier's "The Prince And The Showgirl" and in addition to singing "I Found A Dream" that was featured in the movie, Williams tries Monroe's breathy voice on in a few other selections as well.

Spanning twenty-four tracks the soundtrack is a mix of Conrad Pope and Alexandre Desplat's music for the along with some song cuts from the film. Williams gets three tunes to herself a medley of "When Love Goes Wrong, Nothin' Goes Right" and "Heat Wave" that Monroe sung in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "It's No Business Like Show Business." She also gives a whirl at "The Old Black Magic" that was originally sung by Monroe in "Bus Stop." Other highlights of the disc include tunes by Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and famed pianist Lang Lang is a featured performer on a strong handful of Desplat and Pope's compositions.

The "My Week With Marilyn" soundtrack will be a digital only release, hitting your e-tailer on November 1st. The film lands a few weeks later on November 23rd. Full tracklist below.

"My Week With Marilyn" Soundtrack Tracklist

1. Marilyn's theme (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
Performer: Lang Lang
2. 'When love goes wrong, Nothin' Goes Right' & 'Heat Wave' - Medley
Performer: Michelle Williams
3. Colin Runs off to the Circus (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
4. Colin Joins the Circus/Mr. Jacobs (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
5. Driving through Pinewood (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope) Performer: Lang Lang
6. Paparazzi (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
Piano: Lang Lang
7. Colin and Vivian (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
8. Memories Are Made Of This (Composer Frank Miller / Richard Dehr / Terry Gilkyson - Lyricist Frank Miller)
Performer: Dean Martin
9. Rushes (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
10. Lucy (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
11. Uno, Dos, Tres (Composer Daniel Indart / Composer Jesus A. Perez-Alvarez)
Performer: La Tropicana Orchestra
12. Arthur and Marilyn (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
13. Marilyn Alone (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
Piano: Lang Lang
14. Arthur's Notebook (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
15. Vivian Screens Marilyn (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
16. The Getaway (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
17. You Stepped Out Of A Dream Performer: Nat King Cole
18. Eton Schoolyard (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
19. Autumn Leaves Performer: Nat King Cole
20. Overdose (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
21. Colin's Heartbreak (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
22. Colin and Marilyn (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
23. It's a Wrap, I found a Dream - Medley (Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
Performer: Michelle Williams / Lang Lang
24. Such Stuff That Dreams Are Made of (Composer Conrad Pope)
25. Remembering Marilyn (Composer Alexandre Desplat; Orchestrator/Arranger Conrad Pope)
Piano: Lang Lang
26. That Old Black Magic Performer: Michelle Williams




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1 Comment

  • James | October 25, 2011 6:35 AMReply

    For those, like me, who prefer physical CDs, one is supposed to be released later in November.

    There's a press release from Sony Classical on the Film Score Monthly message board confirming this.

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