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GUESS WHO'S COMMING TO DINNER

Original Music by Frank DeVol from the Film Score

Released by Colgems, Mono COM-108, Stereo COS-108
Arranged and Conducted by Frank DeVol

Liner Notes  from the Album. 
Lyrics  of The Glory of Love

GUESS WHO'S COMMING TO DINNER

   
01 Theme from "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" (DeVol / David) (2:24)
02 Two's a Majority (DeVol) (2:21)
03 Dear Old Dad (DeVol / Billy Hill) (3:18)
04 Drive In (2:10) (DeVol / Jack Pleis) 
05 Happy Child (2:02) (DeVol / Hill) 
06 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Vocal) (DeVol / David / Hill)
07 The Glory of Love (Vocal) (Billy Hill) (2:54)
08 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Instrumental) (DeVol / David/Hill) (3:30)
09 Groovy Delivery Boy (2:30) (Frank DeVol) 
10 Sentimental Suitcase (2:39) (DeVol / Hill) 
11 Sunset and Glory (End Title) (3:14) (DeVol / Hill) 
 

Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11 contain The Glory of Love in whole or part.

 

Liner Notes

A Great Film Achievement

"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" is a remarkable motion picture - a love story of today.

It is light. It is essentially serious. It is a beautifully controlled story set in the fidelity of human relationships. It has a point and a counterpoint. It has action and interaction that swirl intriguingly.

San Francisco is the setting. The tale spans twelve hours - from noon until the midnight jet for New York. The time and place set no limits on the comedy, the sophistication, the irony, the insight into the character and personality of two lovers and two sets of parents. This original screen story takes a frank, fundamental look at the emotional responses of people to people. As the song says, "It's the story of, it's the glory of love."

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are reunited here for their ninth picture. They are a remarkable acting team. (This is Mr. Tracy's farewell film appeareance.) Sidney Poitier, for perhaps the first time in his motion picture career, expands his acting into all areas of feeling. He tingles with warmth. He trembles with rage. He loves. He is loved.

There are no omissions. No deficiences. From Katharine Houghton's debut to Cecil Kellaway's conscience-probing characterization to Beah Richards' maternal masterpiece to all elements of acting, writing, producing and directing there is total and superb consistency.

The original music by DeVol graphically illustrates the chaotic world of change in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." He is informative. Searching. Cosmopolitan. DeVol has taken his film score and expanded it into a stimulating album. His recording is versatile, veteran, vigorous. The music has a motion and a meaning. It is humorous. It is humble. It prances. It possesses. It polarizes. It is dinner music to delight in.
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" gives food for thought. It knows what questions to ask. It answers with candor.

This dinner affair has taste and gusto. It is entirely entertaining.

-- MORT GOODE

 

LYRICS

THE GLORY OF LOVE 

You've got to give a little, take a little 
And let your poor heart break a little 
That's the story of, 
That's the glory of love 

You've got to laugh a little, cry a little 
Until the clouds roll by a little 
That's the story of, 
That's the glory of love 

As long as there's the two of us 
We've got the world and all its charms 
And when the world is through with us 
We've got each other's arms 

You've got to win a little, lose a little 
Yes, and always have the blues a little 
That's the story of, 
That's the glory of love 

That's the story of, 
That's the glory of love

   
 

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