lilli Marlene... Lale anderson vs Marlene Dietrich

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lilli Marlene... Lale anderson vs Marlene Dietrich

Post by jerijerod » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:56 am

Hi guys,

Having a debate at work as to what version of Lilli Marlene is better. Personally i like the tune for Lale Anderson (1939 version) but prefer Dietrich's voice... One of the guys i work with swears by the original Anderson version.

Both versions can be found here.

http://ingeb.org/garb/lmarleen.html

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ps. I really prefer the 6 Panzergrenadierdivision version :wink: :wink:
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Re: lilli Marlene... Lale anderson vs Marlene Dietrich

Post by Rolf Steiner » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:21 pm

Dunno, but didn't the same guy write 'Bomben auf engeland'?
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Post by jerijerod » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:18 am

I think the original poem was written in WW1 but the song was indeed written by Norbert Schultze who wrote a lot of the German Marches like the catchy "Bomben Auf Engerland!"
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Re: lilli Marlene... Lale anderson vs Marlene Dietrich

Post by Quelimane » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:51 am

Surely the Lale Anderson version is definitive.

All the cover versions by Vera Lynn, Marlene Dietrich, Anne Shelton, etc., only exist because the original Lale Anderson version had such an impact. As far as Lili Marlene is concerned, they are all just Lale Andersen tribute acts!

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Post by panzermahn » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:44 am

MY favourite interpretation of Lilli Marlene is neither by Lale Anderson or Marlene Dietrich.

It's by Musikkorps 6 (Hamburg) der Bundeswehr (later Heeresmusikkorps VI) under Oberstleutnant Gerhard Scholz in the Drei Lilien Drei Lilien potpourri (1959). If anyone has ever heard this potpourri, you would know that's a truly march music! :beer:

P.S. The same potpourri I mentioned has the best interpretation of Westerwaldlied, Lore-Lore-Lore, Hamburg ist einen Schoenes Stadtchen, Panzerlied and of course Lili Marleen

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Re: lilli Marlene... Lale anderson vs Marlene Dietrich

Post by joshwri » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:05 am

Lale anderson i think.
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Post by Ronald Lameck » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:19 am

My wife and I are friends of Lale Andersen's youngest son, so I MIGHT be biased, but I think her version of "Lili Marlene" is the definitive version of the song. Never cared for Marlene Dietrich - a mediocre actor, a poor singer, and her much-vaunted legs were very ordinary. My wife's legs are 100X nicer.

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Post by Hans » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:33 pm

Everything Robert Lameck said!!!!

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Post by ReinhardH » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:59 am

I like the Lale Andersen version :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QBiBltf ... re=related

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Post by ReinhardH » Sat May 05, 2012 1:34 am

Well, crappola ... sorry the prior link wasn't available anymore, and I could not edit it out...
Maybe this one will do :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA08Mgmo ... jeHEXi6dRg

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