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Meet Me In St. Louis

Title:
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
MGM Records
Rhino Records/Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
MGM 305123
Rhino R2 71958
Release Date:
1994 (in VHS & Laser Disc sets)
April 25, 1995 (general release)
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
57:40
Availability:
Still Available

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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

From the liner notes in the CD booklet:

This compact disc is the first Meet Me In St. Louis soundtrack album ever released. Judy Garland recorded some of the film's songs for Decca Records - her Decca versions of "The Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" made the best-seller charts - but those recordings lacked the luster and passion of the M-G-M soundtrack performances. The studio had yet to start its own record company (M-G-M Records issued its first soundtrack album Till The Clouds Roll By, in 1946), and the soundtrack performances went unreleased until many years later, when a few of the songs were included on Garland compilation albums.

This soundtrack album not only includes all of the film's songs and most of the lovely underscoring as orchestrated by M-G-M's incomparable Conrad Salinger, but it also presents these extraordinary recordings for the first time in true Stereophonic Sound. Although Stereophonic technology as we know it today was not developed until many years later, M-G-M had been recording its soundtracks in an innovative fashion since the 1930s; using several microphones, each set to a different angle or "stem," studio recording engineers produced incredibly balanced mono tracks. With the aid of modern technology, we have remixed and edited these "stems" to create this new Stereophonic version of the film's magnificent melodies.

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 and Chorus
05-25-44
3:02
Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis
Joan Carroll, Harry Davenport, Judy Garland and the MGM Studio Chorus
12-01-43
1:24
The Boy Next Door
Judy Garland
12-04-43
3:28
Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis
Judy Garland and Lucille Bremer
12-03-43
1:56
Getting Ready For The Party
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-26-44
1:36
Skip To My Lou
Judy Garland, Lucille Bremer and Ensemble
12-03-43
2:25
Under The Bamboo Tree
Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien
12-17-43
1:37
Saying Goodnight
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-26-44
3:31
Over The Banister
Judy Garland and Tom Drake
05-26-44
1:26
The Trolley Song
Judy Garland and the MGM Studio Chorus
12-04-43
4:04
Boys And Girls Like You And Me (outtake)
Judy Garland
11-03-43
2:16
All Hallow's Eve
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-25-44
4:19
The Most Horrible One
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-25-44
4:25
You And I
Arthur Freed and Denny Markas
11-03-43
2:40
Winter In St. Louis
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-27-44
0:44
I Hate Basketball
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-25-44
3:24
Under The Anheuser Bush
MGM Studio Orchestra
01-24-44
1:40
Esther Accepts
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-27-44
3:51
Tootie's Music Box
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-26-44
1:46
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Judy Garland
12-04-43
2:37
Tootie's Grief
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-26-44
1:57
Finale
MGM Studio Orchestra
05-26-44
3:32


CREDITS

Produced by George Feltenstein

A & R Coordination Brad Flanigan

Stereophonic Restoration Supervision Allan Fisch

Engineered by Ted Hall, Pacific Ocean Post

Mastered by C D Labs, Inc., North Hollywood, CA

Additional Sonic Restoration Doug Schwartz, Audio Mechanics

Package Design Renie Design

Special Thanks to John Fricke, Phil Kent, Scott

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