An amazing look at the early years of Marlon Brando's career through the music used in his films – some of it very "Brando-esque", some of it quite different indeed! Much of the CD is filled with the sort of dramatic scores heard in Brando's more serious dramatic roles – Alex North's scores from Streetcar Named Desire ("Streetcar", "Four Deuces", "Blanche", "Mania) and Viva Zapata ("Main Title"), Miklos Rozsa
's music for Julius Caesar ("Caesar's Procession"), and Leonard Bernstein's "On The Waterfront Suite". But other tracks really break format – and include 4 jazz-based numbers from The Wild One ("Hot Blood", "Blues For Brando", "Windswept", and "Chino"), driving tunes composed by Leith Stevens and played by Shorty Rogers – as well as 4 more vocal (!) performances from Guys & Dolls ("I'll Know", "If I Were A Bell", "A Woman In Love", and "Luck Be A Lady")– material that isn't often compiled, and which features a rare example of Brando in a musical!