Original Film Soundtrack - The Desert Song

Original Film Soundtrack - The Desert Song

Catalogue Code: 707902

Barcode: 5050457079024

Release Date: 12 Apr 2010

The 1925 uprising of the Riffs in Morocco against French colonial rule was the inspiration for The Desert Song, an operetta by Sigmund Romberg, Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. After a successful Broadway production in 1926, it was turned into a film in 1929, again in 1943 and finally, and most successfully in 1953. This latter version features Kathryn Grayson and Gordon MacRae, with the innuendo and adult humour being removed to make the film appeal to a wider audience.

1. The Desert Song: Act 1, Overture / Prologue
2. The Desert Song: Act 1, Riff Song
3. The Desert Song: Act 1, Why Did We Marry Soldiers? / French Military Marching Song
4. The Desert Song: Act 1, Romance
5. The Desert Song: Act 1, Then You'll Know / The Desert Song
6. The Desert Song: Act 2, Let Love Come
7. The Desert Song: Act 2, One Flower / One Alone
8. The Desert Song: Act 2, Duet / Sabre Song / Finale