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Precious Jewels
Title:
HOLLYWOOD'S MOST PRECIOUS JEWELS
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Rhino Movie Music
Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
PRCD 7141
Release Date:
1995
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
1:13:16
Availability:
Out Of Print
Precious Jewels


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
Booklet

This special promotional CD was released by Rhino Movie Music to promote their new series of CD soundtracks "from grand musicals to sweeping epics to heart-pounding suspense, the Turner Entertainment Company's library of classic films from the M-G-M, RKO, and Warner Bros. studios encompasses the most important and beloved films in Hollywood's history. Now, the soundtracks to those landmark films are being released through Turner Classic Movies Music and Rhino Movie Music." (quote from the inside of the booklet).

This promotional CD compilation was sent out to various CD buying outlets as well as radio stations, and came packaged in a special black box just as a piece of jewelry would be, although it's obviously the size of a CD. The actual CD is where the "jewelry" would be. The top of the box is pictured above. The accompanying booklet (housed in the top portion of the box) is pictured to the right.

The Garland CDs featured are: "Mickey & Judy" (the four-CD set, #71921); The Wizard Of Oz (Deluxe Edition, #71964); "That's Entertainment! The Ultimate Anthology Of M-G-M Musicals" (six-CD set, #72182); Meet Me In St. Louis (#71958); Easter Parade (#71960); & Ziegfeld Follies (#71959). Listed as "coming soon" are: Cabin In The Sky; For Me And My Gal; The Harvey Girls; & King Of Kings. Plus "deluxe reissues" of: An American In Paris; Rhapsody In Blue (this was never released - unless they mean what eventually became the "George And Ira Gershwin In Hollywood" 2-CD set); Gigi (this was eventually released as a single CD rather than a "deluxe reissue"; Ben-Hur; Gone With The Wind; "and dozens of others!"

The sound quality of the tracks on this CD sound better than they do on the actual soundtrack CDs. Possibly they've been punched up a little for promotional purposes.

For the "Fascinating Rhythm" listing in the booklet, Girl Crazy is erroneously listed as being released in 1941 - it's been corrected in the track listing below. Likewise, Frances Langford is listed as "Francis" Langford. The liner notes also list "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" as winning the Academy Award that year (1944) for Meet Me In St. Louis, which unfortunately it was not the winner that year.

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



TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks is blue.

Song Title
Performed by...
From the film...
Time
Overture from That's Entertainment! III John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra 5:00
Good Morning Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland 2:00
Overture from North By Northwest Bernard Hermann and the M-G-M Studio Orchestra
North By Northwest (1959)
2:14
Over The Rainbow Judy Garland 2:44
Shakin The Blues Away Ann Miller and the M-G-M Studio Orchestra 3:17
Overture from Doctor Zhivago Maurice Jarre and the M-G-M Studio Orchestra
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
4:22
Embraceable You Judy Garland, Henry Kruze, P. Hanna, G. Mershon, H. Stanton, E. Newton, and the M-G-M Studio Chorus, with Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra
Girl Crazy (1943)
4:55
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Annette Warren (voice double for Ava Gardner)
Show Boat (1951)
3:49
How About You? Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney 5:45
This Heart Of Mine Fred Astaire 7:53
The Trolley Song Judy Garland and the M-G-M Studio Chorus 4:04
Conversation Piece The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
North By Northwest (1959)
3:03
Our Love Affair Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney 6:19
Interior Student Cafe Maurice Jarre and the M-G-M Studio Orchestra
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
1:34
Singin' In The Rain Gene Kelly
Singin' In The Rain (1952)
3:15
Fascinating Rhythm Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
Girl Crazy (1943)
5:26
Ol' Man River William Warfield
Show Boat (1951)
3:41
Hooray For Hollywood (extended version) Dick Powell, Francis [sic] Langford, Johnny "Scat" Davis, Gene Krupa, and Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
4:24



CREDITS

Oddly enough for a Rhino release, no credits are listed.

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