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The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzie Wong

Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Kritzerland

Release Date: June 10, 2013

Conducted by Muir Mathieson

Format: CD

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1. Main Title* / Suzie Sulks*
2. Suzie Leaves* / Mei Ling – Virgin* / Hong Kong Streets*
3. Balcony View
4. At the Namkok
5. Gwenny Lee
6. Suzie Wong Blues
7. Robert the Artist (outtake) / Suzie's Story* / Spoiled Kiss
8. Suzie Wong Mambo
9. Robert Miffed*
10. Aberdeen Caper*
11. Love Theme from Suzie Wong (outtake)
12. Suzie Siren
13. Love Declared*
14. The Ceremonial Robes*
15. Suzie's Baby / Robert's Compassion
16. Hurt Pride / Ah Tung/Groove for Suzie #1 / Robert Searching* / More Searching*
17. Groove for Susie #2
18. Hong Kong Disaster / Temple Yard
19. End Title*
20. BONUS TRACKS: Main Title (album version)*
21. Out of Nowhere (Green–Heyman) (album version)
22. I'm in the Mood for Love (McHugh–Fields)
23. Spoiled Kiss / Hit the Road to Dreamland (Arlen–Mercer)
24. Lover (Rodgers–Hart)
25. Out of Nowhere (Green–Heyman) (film version)
26. Sing You Sinners (Coslow–Harling)
27. Aberdeen Caper Part I*
28. Aberdeen Caper Part II*
29. Chinese Zither #2*
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* Contains "Suzie Wong (The Cloud Song)" by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.

Duning and director Richard Quine had already worked together several times–beginning with Quine's first film. Duning had an innate musical sense of what made Quine's films tick, and their collaboration together produced some unique and wonderful film scores, of which Suzie Wong is a classic example. It is filled with Duning's incredible gift for melody, starting with his stunning main theme and working its way through some of the best dramatic scoring Duning ever did, right up there with Picnic.

James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn also wrote a song for the film called "Suzie Wong (The Cloud Song)," and Duning uses that as a secondary theme throughout the score. There is some source music, mostly heard coming from the bar in the Namkok Hotel–a lot of those cues are Duning originals, but he sprinkles in some classic standards, too. The score has a lot of variety and perfectly blends the picturesque visuals with the human drama, capturing every emotion and every scene perfectly. In a career filled with classic scores, Suzie Wong is one of Duning's finest achievements.

The World of Suzie Wong had a soundtrack release on RCA Records back in 1960. Side A of the album basically had the main title and then a lot of the Duning source music, while Side B had some of the score cues–the album ran around thirty-five minutes.

For this release, we have Duning's entire score, which we've put in film order because it plays so beautifully that way. We've kept all the Duning source music cues in the film sequence because they're really part of the fabric of his score. In the bonus section, we've put the source music cues that aren't by Duning, along with the LP version of the main title and a few other alternates and odds and ends, all totaling seventy-eight minutes of film music heaven. For the transfers, we went from the original three-track album masters as well as the original scoring masters, all in glorious stereo sound.

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