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not lola. lili. and lale

October 16, 2008

so i finally get around to fullfill another request: a re-up of the soundtrack to the movie lili marleen. yeah, slowly slowly… ripped at a better bitrate and with better scans – get it here.

and then i thought it a good idea to finally get around and post “the original” lili marleen. the one sung by lale andersen. well, i ripped the whole record. and well, it is actually a pretty bad record. what is frustrating is that basically i should like it: a lot of songs about sailors and fernweh and all that. but then music and arrangements are really…not good. and her overpronounciation of the german language, that very clear pronouncing with too much emphasis on the “i”s and all that… so yes, it is a first: the first record i post that i do not recommend. although it might have a certain camp appeal. well, one song i quite like because it is lyrics-wise just bizarre. it starts with the titel: die rosen, sie blühn nur im mai (the roses only flower in may). which is obviously already a very wrong statement (and no, no poetic licence here, please). and then the lyrics drift strangely to the prairie and cowboys. huh? roses and cowboys? see what i mean? i still don’t know how and why. whoever wrote the lyrics must have had some problems adjusting his / her medication… or maybe it is irony? whatever… well, i by far prefer the versions of hannah schygulla and marlene dietrich (or amanda lear, for that matter). but if you are still up for it: you get it here. and hey, i really do like the name and logo of the label…