THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
This was Decca's 33 1/3 LP version of their
"cast albums" for both The Wizard Of Oz and
Walt Disney's Pinocchio. This version was in print
through the early 1980's, first by Decca Records then by MCA
This is another one of those "Enhanced For Stereo" albums.
The back of the album boldly states "This Is A Hi-Fi Stereophonic
Record!", even though the recordings are actually mono enhanced
to give a stereo sounding listening experience.
Original mono version of the album (same cover art as shown above) was released in 1956. This stereo enhanced version was released circa 1961 or 1962, with the catalog number changed to "DL-78387" (Decca added a "7" after the "DL" to indicated it was stereo or stereo enhanced).
CLICK HERE to see the original 1940 78rpm album.
CLICK HERE to
see the British version of the 78 album on the Brunswick label.
CLICK HERE to see the 1951 10" version.
CLICK HERE to see the
1951 45rpm version.
CLICK HERE to see the 1953
45rpm 7" "extended play" album.
CLICK HERE to see
the 1970's picture disc.
are included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy
Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
This album was also released on cassette by MCA Records in
the early 1980's, with the same cover art (see below).
All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.
To learn all about the The Wizard of Oz, check out The Judy Room's extensive "Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz" Section.
1970's MCA cassette version: