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The Harvey Girls

Title:
THE HARVEY GIRLS
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Rhino Movie Music
Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
R2 72151
Release Date:
February 27, 1996
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
73:28
Availability:
Out of print

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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This Rhino release is the definitive version of the complete soundtrack.

The Producer's Notes for this CD:

It is with great pleasure that we premiere the original soundtrack album to one of the best MGM Musicals of all time, The Harvey Girls, featuring the timeless songs of Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer, perfectly rendered by the extraordinary Judy Garland and a stellar supporting cast.

The music for The Harvey Girls was recorded with several microphones placed strategically throughout the scoring stage, each creating discrete recordings called "angles" that captured the vocals and different sections of the orchestra. Each angle was then edited, using portions of many different 'takes' of each song or score piece. Finally, the edited vocal orchestral angles were mixed to monaural composite tracks ('comps') in preparation for final use in the film.

While very few angles for The Harvey Girls were available, most of the orchestral and vocal comps did survive the aging process and were used to master most selections on this album. Individual angles were available for the Oscar-winning 'On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe,' the joyous 'Swing Your Partner Round And Round,' and the wonderful outtake 'March Of The Doagies,' enabling us to mix these selections in true stereo. Neither comps nor angles were available for a portion of 'Training Montage (The Train Must Be Fed)' or 'Wait And See' reprise #2, so it was necessary to replace missing sections with the music and effects track of the fine-grain print master. Due to the natural aging process of all production elements, the listener will note occasional variations in fidelity. Selections are presented in their original order and by name as they appear in the conductor's score.

Academy Award Winner: Best Song 1946 - "On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe".

All images on this page from the collection of Scott
Brogan.




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TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland Tracks in blue.

Title
Performed by...
Recording Date
Time
Main Title MGM Studio Orchestra 06-30-1945
2:28
In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down) Judy Garland 02-16-1945
2:25
Wait And See Virginia Reece (for Angela Lansbury), with Roger Edens at the Piano 02-15-1945
1:48
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe* Judy Garland, Cyd Charisse, Virginia O'Brien, Marjorie Main, Ray Bolger, [click here for continuation] 01-05-1945
01-06-1945
01-08-1945
04-08-1945
06-30-1945
8:37
Training Montage (The Train Must Be Fed) Edward Earle, Selena Royle, Marjorie Main, Joe Karnes, Elva Kellogg, Judy Garland, Virginia O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, and the MGM Studio Chorus 01-13-1945
06-30-1945
1:52
Oh, You Kid (extended version) Virginia Reece (for Angela Lansbury) 02-15-1945
3:10
Judy Gets The Meat MGM Studio Orchestra 06-30-1945
1:05
Honky Tonk MGM Studio Orchestra 06-30-1945
0:54
Wait And See reprise #1 (extended version) Kenny Baker, with Lud Donkowski/Luther Rountree/Frank Saputo on guitar 02-16-1945
1:48
It's A Great Big World Judy Garland, Virginia O'Brien, and Marion Doenges (for Cyd Charisse) 01-05-1945**
6:19
The Wild, Wild West Virginia O'Brien 01-29-1945
06-30-1945
08-03-1945
3:08
Judy Goes To The Valley MGM Studio Orchestra 06-30-1945
0:40
My Intuition (outtake) Judy Garland and John Hodiak 02-16-1945
06-30-1945
3:27
Wait And See reprise #2 Kenny Baker and Marion Doenges (for Cyd Charisse) 02-16-1945
08-03-1945
4:05
Judy's Fight MGM Studio Orchestra 06-30-1945
1:49
Ray Bolger Dance (On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe) MGM Studio Orchestra 02-15-1945
06-30-1945
3:11
Swing Your Partner Round And Round* Judy Garland, Marjorie Main and the MGM Studio Chorus 02-19-1945
06-30-1945
5:55
March Of The Doagies (outtake)* Judy Garland, Joe Karnes, Frank Laine, Don Ellis, Eugene Dorian, Ralph Blane, Don Williams, and the MGM Studio Chorus 02-17-1945
2:48
In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down) reprise (outtake)* Kenny Baker, Judy Garland, and the MGM Studio Chorus 02-17-1945
2:55
The Fire/Morning After MGM Studio Orchestra 08-03-1945
3:05
Coda/New End Title MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus 06-30-1945
08-03-1945
2:34
Supplemental Material
In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down) (vocal/piano demo) Judy Garland and Kay Thompson with Roger Edens at the piano 04-23-1945
1:29
March Of The Doagies (reprise/outtake) Judy Garland and the MGM Studio Chorus 02-17-1945
1:07
Hayride (outtake) Ray Bolger, Judy Garland, and the MGM Studio Chorus 02-19-1945
5:14
End Title (alternate version) MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus 06-30-1945
1:35

Continuation of the participants in the recording of "On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe": Benny Carter, The Seckler Group, The Williams Brothers (Andy, Bob, and Don), Alice Ludes, Dorothy McCarthy, Lee Botch, Jud Conlon, Ralph Blane, Loulie Jean Norman, Dorothy Jackson, Judy Matson, Mary Moder, Ruth Clark, Jimmie Garland, Dorothy Wilkerson, Vivian Edwards, Joe Karnes, Kenneth Rundquist, Claude Martin, Arnet Amos, Elva Kellogg, and the MGM Studio Chorus

** "Introduction to Great Big World" Performed by the MGM Studio Orchestra, recorded on 06-30-1945.



CREDITS

Produced by Marilee Bradford, Bradley Flangan, and John Fricke

Art Direction by Coco Shinomiya and Tornado Design

Design by Tornato Design

Mixing, Editing, Audio Restoration, and CD Mastering Services by Doug Schwartz, Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA

Additional Mixing Services by Ted Hall, Pacific Ocean Post, Santa Monica, CA

Transfer Services by Chace Productions, Burbank, CA

Photographs and Artwork courtesy of John Fricke and Turner Entertainment Co.

Production Assistance by Woolsey Ackerman, Bruce Baggot, Tom Eckmier, Norma "Big Red" Edwards, Nancy "Lightnin'" Hopkins, and Dena Pacitti

Special Thanks to Scott Benson, Patty Fricke, Jack Hansen, Gina Henschen, Craig Kamins, Roger Mayer, Dorothy Tuttle Nitch, Brent Phillips, Dorothy Gilmore Raye, John Schaefer, Charles Shultz, Rick Skye, and Mary Beth Verhunce

Liner notes by John Fricke

A Very Special Thanks to George Feltenstein and Allan Fisch for their archival assistance

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