Although this rare Japanese import looks like
a double feature of soundtracks to The
Wizard Of Oz and Singin'
In The Rain, it's actually another M-G-M Records compilation
of songs from several M-G-M Musicals. We have never seen the
American counterpoint to this album, nor a British version,
so we believe it must have been made specifically as an export
to countries outside the United States.
This is an interesting compilation in that it includes several
songs (such as "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise") that are
not generally included in M-G-M Records compilations of the
era. The "Wizard Of Oz Medley" is most likely lifted from
the 1974 soundtrack to That's Entertainment!.
To the right is a scan of the album with the partial-sleeve
in Japanese. Above is the album without the sleeve. Below
is the track listing paper insert listing the tracks in Japanese.
Click on that image to see it in greater detail.
All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.
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LISTING Judy Garland tracks in blue.
One - #M-33-A
Of Oz Medley
Over The Rainbow
Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, & The Munchkin