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The Wizard Of Oz

Title:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE DELUXE EDITION
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Rhino Movie Music
Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
R2 71964
Release Date:
July 18, 1995 - re-released 2009
Type:
CD
Discs:
2
Length:
2hrs 9min 54sec
Availability:
Still Available

Judy Room Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz Section
The Wizard Of Oz

ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is it! The"Ultimate Oz" on CD. This two-disc special edition features all of the songs and music taken directly from the pre-recording sessions. Many tracks are extended versions and/or outtakes, and there is also a special supplemental section with even more outtakes, alternate takes, and rehearsal recordings. Sticker

Also included is a fantastic 48 page booklet with extensive liner notes by John Fricke detailing the origins of the original book and the making of the film. The booklet is lavishly illustrated with rare photos and artwork, many in full color.

The only negative to this set (and it's a small issue) is that the sound volume for all the tracks is unusually low. Plus, many of the multiple angles from the recording sessions survive, yet none of the tracks were remastered into stereo. This could be because the producers may have felt it would be too jarring to make the switch from mono to stereo and back. To hear the re-mixed "stereo" versions of the songs as they sounded in the 1998 theatrical prerelease, check out the single disc "The Story And Songs Of The Wizard Of Oz".

All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan and Eric Hemphill.

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Cardboard table top "standee" used to promote the set and the single CD edition:

Standee


Disc One
   Disc One


CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE EDITIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK


Original LP  Oz 45rpm  Oz 1960s LP  1969 Edition  The Wizard of Oz - Brigadoon

The Wizard of Oz - World Record Club release 
1970's British  Hollywood Collection  The Wizard of Oz 1989 EMI CD  CBS CD

The Ultimate Oz  Single CD
  Oz  Rhino CD 2   Story & Songs

Oz 3D Book & CD  Oz / Easter Parade  European  Prism CD   UK Abridged Version

German Edition  2006 German Edition  2006 German Edition  2009 Reissue  2010 Digital Download Eidtion

2010 Sony Reissue
  2010 Digital Download Eidtion  The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Anthology CD  The Wizard of Oz orignal soundtrack - Warner Archive - 75th Anniversary  The Wizard of Oz " Costco Blu-ray Special Edition

The Wizard of Oz "Record Store Day" Green Vinyl LP Special Edition
  The Wizard of Oz orignal soundtrack - Warner Archive - 75th Anniversary

TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in blue.


Song Title
Performed by... Date Recorded Time
Disc One
Main Title
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus
05-06-1939
07-09-1939
1:58
Trouble In School (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-08-1939 1:20
Farmyard (outtake)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-08-1939 0:36
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
10-07-1938 2:44
Miss Gulch (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
04-13-1939 2:44
Leaving Home
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-08-1939 1:26
Crystal Gazing (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
04-13-1939 1:48
Cyclone (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 2:17
Munchkinland
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
04-12-1939 2:27
I'm Not A Witch
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
07-09-1939 0:51
Munchkinland Musical Sequence
Recorded 12-14-1938, 12-19-1938, 12-22-1938, and 04-13-1939
Come Out, Come Out...
Billie Burke and The Munchkins
... 0:42
It Really Was No Miracle
Judy Garland, Billy Bletcher, and The Munchkins
... 0:59
We Thank You Very Sweetly
Joseph Koziel [?] and Frank Cucksey
... 0:20
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
The Munchkins
... 0:47
As Mayor Of The Munchkin City
Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg, and J.D. Jewkes
... 0:32
As Coroner, I Must Aver
Harry Stanton
... 0:31
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (reprise)
The Munchkins
... 0:46
The Lullaby League
Lorraine Bridges, Betty Rome, and Carol Tevis
... 0:23
The Lollipop Guild
Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg, and Harry Stanton
... 0:24
We Welcome You To Munchkinland
The Munchkins (Additional Munchkin vocals provided by Lois Clements, Zari Elmassian, Nick Angelo, Robert Bradford, Abe Dinovitch, Virgil Johansen, The Debutantes, and The King's Men Octet)
... 0:39
Disc One Continued
Threatening Witch (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
04-12-1939
07-09-1939
2:12
Leaving Munchkinland
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
07-09-1939 1:21
Good Fairy Vanishes
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
04-13-1939 0:34
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/You're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland and The Munchkins - Violin solo by George Stoll
12-22-1938
04-13-1939
0:49
The Cornfield
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
04-11-1939 2:46
If I Only Had A Brain (extended version)
Ray Bolger and Judy Garland
02-28-1939
04-11-1939
3:44
We're Off To See The Wizard (duo)
Judy Garland and Ray Bolger
05-08-1939 0:34
The Apple Orchard (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-08-1939 1:35
If I Only Had A Heart (extended version)
Jack Haley (Juliet's voice: Adriana Caselotti)
10-01-1938
11-08-1938
3:12
Witch On Roof (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-08-1939 0:53
Bees & Tin Woodman Lament
(partial outtake)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 1:53
We're Off To See The Wizard (trio)
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen
10-11-1938 0:25
Into The Forest Of Wild Beasts
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 1:14
The Lion's Confession (outtake)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-08-1939 0:48
If I Only Had The Nerve
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
09-30-1938 0:41
We're Off To See The Wizard (quartet)
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
10-11-1938 0:26
Poppies
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 1:43
The Spell (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 3:19
Optimistic Voices
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra, The Debutantes, and The Rhythmettes
05-06-1939
07-09-1939
1:09
Sign On The Gate/The City Gates Open
(extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 1:16
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Tyler Brook, Ralph Sudam, Bobby Watson, Oliver Smith, Charles Irwin, Lois January, Elivda Rizzo, Lorraine Bridges, and The M-G-M Studio Chorus
12-28-1938
12-30-1938
05-08-1939
1:52
Change Of The Guard (outtake)/Wizard's Exit
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-07-1939 0:29
If I Were King Of The Forest
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
10-11-1939
05-08-1939
4:16
At The Gates Of The Emerald City
(extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-07-1939 3:13
Magic Smoke Chords
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-07-1939 0:36
Terrified Lion
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-07-1939 0:39
Disc Two
The Haunted Forest
(extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 3:13
The Jitterbug (outtake) Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr 10-06-1938
07-09-1939
3:23
The Jitterbug's Attack
(extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-06-1939 1:00
The Witch's Castle
(extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-06-1939
07-09-1939
3:08
Toto Brings News (extended version)
Over The Rainbow (reprise) (outtake)
Judy Garland and The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 10-17-1938
05-06-1939
3:03
March Of The Winkies (extended version) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-06-1939 2:46
Dorothy's Rescue (extended version) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-06-1939 3:09
On The Castle Wall (extended version) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-06-1939 2:29
Ding-Dong! Emerald City (outtake) Ken Darby and The M-G-M Studio Chorus 05-04-1939
05-08-1939
1:14
The Wizard's Exposé (extended version)/Emerald City Graduation Exercises The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-08-1939 3:53
Fill-In Awards/I Was Floating Through Space/Balloon Ascension/Second Cheer The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-07-1939
07-09-1939
1:44
I Hereby Decree The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-07-1939
07-09-1939
4:13
Delirious Escape
(extended version)/Delirious Escape Continued/End Title
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-08-1939 3:31
Supplemental Material
Main Title
(alternate take with unused tag)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus 05-06-1939 1:53
Over The Rainbow (partial take) Judy Garland 10-07-1938 0:34
Over The Rainbow (alternate take) Judy Garland 10-07-1938 2:04
Cyclone (final film version) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-06-1939 1:57
Munchkinland Insert (alternate tag) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 07-09-1939 0:32
I'm Not A Witch (alternate version) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 04-12-1939 0:50
Munchkinland Musical Sequence
(rehearsal demo)
Harold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg
Harold Arlen at the piano
11-22-1938 5:18
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
(alternate/a cappella choir version)
The M-G-M Studio Chorus 04-13-1939 0:33
The Lollipop Guild
(original Munchkin actor's voices)
Three Unidentified "Singer Midgets" 12-15-1938 0:26
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/You're Off To See The Wizard (orchestral angles) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 12-22-1938 0:50
If I Only Had A Brain
(unused dance music)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 10-01-1938 2:26
If I Only Had A Heart
(unused version)
Buddy Ebsen (Juliet's voice: Adriana Caselotti) 09-30-1938 1:15
The Lion's Confession
(outtake/alternate arrangement)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-19-1939 1:15
Poppies
(alternate version with heavenly choir)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus 05-06-1939 0:39
Optimistic Voices
(rehearsal demo)
Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, and Roger Edens
Roger Edens at the piano
12-13-1938 0:36
Optimistic Voices
(alternate vocal arrangement)
The Debutantes and The Rhythmettes 05-06-1939 1:09
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
(orchestral angles)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-08-1939 1:51
If I Were King OF The Forest
(partial take/alternate vocal tag)
Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and Buddy Ebsen 10-11-1938 0:35
The Jitterbug
(choreography rehearsal)
Donna Massin, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr Sept 1939 3:24
Over The Rainbow
(outtake/alternate version)
Judy Garland 10-17-1938 1:31
Ding-Dong! Emerald City
(alternate version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus 01-10-1939 1:06
End Title (alternate version) The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-08-1939 0:18


CREDITS

Produced by: Marilee Bradford and Bradley Flanagan

Associate Producer: John Fricke

Art Direction by: Coco Shinomiya, Rachel Gutek and Tornado Design

Design by: Tornado Design

Engineered by: Doug Schwartz

CD Mastering Services by: Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA

Photographs Courtesy of: John Fricke and Turner Entertainment Co.

Special Thanks to: Woolsey Ackerman, Bruce Baggot, Scott Benson, Roger Blunck, Steve Cox, Vicki Donnelan, Norma Edwards, Michael Feinstein, Mark Feld, George Feltenstein, Allan Fisch, Patty Fricke, Nancy Hopkins, Craig Kamins, Michael Kerker, Andrea Kinloch, Tod Machin, Rob Roy MacVeigh, Dick May, Roger Mayer, Colonel James E. Nitch, Margaraet Pellegrini, William Rosar, Brent Phillips, Charles Shultz, Daniel Smith, Herbert Stothart Jr., and Mary Beth Verhunce

An Extra Special Thanks: [the producers] gratefully acknowledge a lifetime of invaluable contributions by MR. SCOTT PERRY of the Turner Sound Editing Department, an irreplaceable member of the M-G-M family who, at the time of this album's production, retired to a life of leisure and travel after 40 years of dedicated service. Scott began his career at Metro during preparation for the musical Hit the Deck. From that moment on, he was involved in the sound and music production of every M-G-M motion picture until 1986, at which time he joined the Turner organization following its acquisition of the M-G-M library. His incredible memory for details and anecdotes has served as a major source of information and delight for countless writers, historians, producers, and so many others. What the history books can't tell you, Scott can.

It is due to Scott's tremendous diligence, talent, and tenacity that many of the original M-G-M music masters and production documents were spared from the landfills and preserved for future generations. Certainly, this special edition of The Wizard Of Oz would not have been possible without his care and foresight. From those of us who had the pleasure to work with you, Scott, our warmest sentiments and special thanks from Munchkinland: "We Thank you very sweetly for doing it so neatly... "

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