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A Child Is Waiting
Title:
A CHILD IS WAITING
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Intrada
MGM Records
Catalog Number:
Intrada Special Collection
volume 127
Release Date:
2010
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
36:12
Availability:
Sold Out
A Child Is Waiting


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:


Although Judy did not sing in A Child Is Waiting, the musical score is available in this new limited edition CD, which includes a nice booklet that gives a brief overview of the making of the film and a biographical sketch of of composer Ernest Gold.

Often overlooked in critical overviews of Judy's film career, A Child Is Waiting features one of Judy's most heartfelt performances. The film is also one of the first to sympathetically tackle the subject of mentally challenged children, one that was close to Judy's heart.
From the Intrada website:

World premiere release of haunting, sensitive soundtrack by Ernest Gold for John Cassavetes film about teacher Burt Lancaster working with challenged kids, also starring Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands. Ernest Gold writes for orchestra with focus on gentle melodic ideas. Composer also explores variety of colors from woodwinds within orchestra. Tender music with edges of drama! Intrada presents score from excellent condition mono masters as recorded for film, courtesy MGM. Liner notes by graphic designer Joe Sikoryak add details about early Cassavetes film directing plus scoring by Ernest Gold. Ernest Gold conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies!

Images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan & Eric Hemphill.

A Child is Waiting Promo
1962 radio promo



TRACK LISTING
Music composed and conducted by Ernest Gold

Title
Time
Opening
3:07
Main Title
(Old MacDonald Had A Farm/Ten Little Indians)
2:30
White Mommy, Daddy
1:56
Background Jazz Source
3:30
Visitor's Day
6:06
Reuben's Case History
3:29
The Leiter Test
1:11
He's Defective
1:12
Hot Dogs and Tonsils; Reassigned
4:52
The Runaway
2:40
Phone The Police; Reuben Retrieved
2:15
End Title
2:55


CREDITS

CD Produced by Douglass Fake

CD Executive Producer
Roger Feigelson

Executive in Charge of Music for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music, Inc:
Barbara Custer

Project Consultants:
David Schecter & Kathleen Mayne

Recorded at
Revue Studio, Universal City, on October 17 & 18, 1962

Orchestrations by
Peter Korn

CD Edited and Mastered by
Douglass Fake at Intrada, Oakland, California

CD Art Direction by
Joe Sikoryak, designWELL, Berkeley, California

Production Assistant:
Regina Fake

Motion Picture Artwork, Stills and Images courtesy
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

Special Thanks to: Mary Ann Fake, George Champagne, Jeff Johnson, Wendy Kupsaw, Mark Hammon, and Steve Mori

Liner Notes by:
Joe Sikoryak
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