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The Wizard Of Oz

Title:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
75TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Sepia Records
Catalog Number:
Sepia 1246
Release Date:
February 11, 2014
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
1 hour; 18 minutes
Availability:
Available

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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This new release from Sepia Records is, thus far, the only CD commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.  There is a CD included with the Costco edition of the 75th anniversary Blu-ray/DVD deluxe boxed set, but that's a reprint of the Rhino Records single CD release.

What's nice about this release is that it presents the complete 1940 Decca album on CD for the first time.  Plus, it presents the 1939 radio show "The Making of The Wizard of Oz" which sounds much better than the previous, and out of print, CD releases. To top it all off we get a medley of songs from the 1956 M-G-M Records LP and Big Band versions of songs from the film, all recorded prior to the film's release.

This is a wonderful release includes a 16 page booklet with great liner notes by Marcus Bagshaw. This will make a nice addition to everyone's CD collection.


All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan and Eric Hemphill.



CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE VERSIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK

Original LP  Oz 45rpm  Oz 1960s LP  1969 Edition

The Wizard of Oz - Brigadoon  1970's British
  Hollywood Collection  CBS CD

The Wizard of Oz 1989 EMI CD  The Ultimate Oz  Deluxe CD  Single CD
  Oz

Rhino CD 2  Story & Songs  Oz 3D Book & CD  Oz / Easter Parade

European  Prism CD  UK Abridged Version  German Edition

2009 Reissue  2010 Digital Download Eidtion  2010 Digital Download Eidtion

 TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in
blue.

Song Title
Performed by... Time
NBC Good News Broadcast of Thursday, June 29th, 1939 The Making of The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz Overture

NBC Orchestra and Chorus arranged and conducted by Meredith Willson - Intro by Meredith Willson
5:04
Behind the Scenes: How A Picture Is Created
(a) Judy Garland learns she is to play Dorothy
(b) Frank Morgan learns that he has won the part of the Wizard
(c) Bert Lahr rehearses his role as the Cowardly Lion
(d) Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg demonstrate "Over the Rainbow" for Judy Garland who joins in
(e) Bobby Connolly rehearses the Munchkins who demonstrate "Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead"
Narrated by Robert Young
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Bert Lahr, Harold Arlen E.Y. Harburg, unidentified player
8:14
Over The Rainbow (debut performance)
Judy Garland with the NBC Orchestra & Chorus
5:02
The Wizard of Oz Medley 1:
(a) Robert Young introduces Ray Bolger & Bert Lahr
(b) If I Only Had A Brain
(c) If I Only Had A Heart (Robert Young as Jack Haley)
(d) If I Only Had The Nerve
Robert Young, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr & the NBC Orchestra
3:03
Munchkinland Musical Sequence 1:
(a) Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
(b) It Really Was No Miracle
(c) Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
Judy Garland & the NBC Chorus & Orchestra
2:38
If I Were King Of The Forest
Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger & the NBC Orchestra
3:36
The Wizard of Oz Finale Medley:
(a) The Merry Old Land of Oz
(b) Over The Rainbow (reprise)
(c) If I Only Had A Brain (reprise)
(d) If I Only Had The Nerve (reprise)
(e) We're Off To See The Wizard (reprise)
(f) Over The Rainbow (reprise)
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr & the NBC Studio Chorus & Orchestra 3:39
Decca Records Album No. 74
Decca presents the Musical Score from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Motion Picture Triumph The Wizard of Oz
Recorded July 1939
Over The Rainbow Judy Garland with Victor Young & his Orchestra. Recorded July 28, 1939 2:49
Munchkinland Musical Sequence 2:
(a) Come Out, Come Out, Wherever Your Are
(b) It Really Was No Miracle
(c) We Thank You Very Sweetly
(d) Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
(e) As Mayor Of The Munchkin City
(f) As Coroner, I Must Aver
(g) Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
(h) The Lullaby League
(i) The Lollipop Guild
(j) We Welcome You To Munchkinland
The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra 6:01
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/We're Off To See The Wizard The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra 2:34
If I Only Had A Brain Harold Arlen & The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra 3:00
If I Only Had A Heart/If I Only Had The Nerve Bud Lyon, Garney Bell, Harold Arlen & the Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra 2:58
The Merry Old Land Of Oz Harold Arlen, Bud Lyon, Garney Bell & The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra 2:58
The Jitterbug Judy Garland, Harold Arlen, Garney Bell & Victor Young & his Orchestra 2:45
Big Band interpretations of the principle songs from The Wizard of Oz
released in early 1939 a few months ahead of the release of the film.
Over The Rainbow Glenn Miller & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Ray Eberle. Recorded July 12, 1939 2:31
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead Glenn Miller & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Marion Hutton. Recorded July 12, 1939 2:35
If I Only Had A Brain Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Sonny Schuyler 3:12
The Merry Old Land Of Oz Frankie Masters & his Orchestra with Vocal Chorus by Frankie Masters & The Masters Voices 2:24
The Jitterbug Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Better Hutton 2:30
Selections from the 1956 M-G-M Records LP Musical and Dramatic Selections Recorded Directly from the 1939 Sound Track
of M-G-M's Technicolor Picture The Wizard of Oz
featuring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr & Jack Haley
with the M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by George Stoll.
Over The Rainbow Judy Garland with the M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by George Stoll 2:42
The Wizard of Oz Medley 2:
(a) If I Only Had A Brain
(b) If I Only Had A Heart
(c) If I Only Had The Nerve
(d) We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Adrianna Castelotti, with the M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by George Stoll 3:35
Dialogue: Dorothy's Farewell ("There's No Place Like Home")
End Title (Over The Rainbow)
Judy Garland, Clara Blandick & Charley Grapewin with the M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by George Stoll 1:31
V-Disc record ("V" for Victory) produced on the back of a morale-boosting initiative involving the production of special recordings by arrangement between the United States government and various record companies to be played at United States military bases overseas.  Recorded in 1944.
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2:47




CREDITS

CD re-mastered by Robin Cherry (robincherry@talktalk.net)

CD graphics by Ray Leaning (Muse Fine Art & Design Ltd. (www.musefineart.co.uk)

This project was suggested by Marcus Bagshaw

Liner notes by Marcus Bagshaw, October 2013

Recordings and images courtesy of Marcus Bagshaw and the late Stan Smith

Thank you, Gentlemen.

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