Conductor, arranger and musical scholar John Wilson has brought together 15 Cole Porter classics for Cole Porter In Hollywood including Begin The Beguine ( from Broadway Melody of 1940), Love Of My Life (from The Pirate), and the albums grand opener Stereophonic Sound (from Silk Stockings).
In many cases, these recordings have been painstakingly recreated from the original film scores by Andrew Cottee and John Wilson and add to the records authenticity.
Fans of golden Hollywood musicals will love this gem of a collection which features Anna-Jane Casey, Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox and Richard Morrison providing vocal leads to these newly recorded orchestral arrangements.
- A version of this Compact Disc review by Andy Howells previously appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement, The Guide on October 24, 2014.
- For more information on The John Wilson Orchestra visit their official website.
- Recreating Cole Porter’s Hollywood Classics – John Wilson Interview