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The Wizard Of Oz

Title:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
M-G-M Records
Catalog Number:
E3464 ST
Release Date:
1956
Type:
12" 33 1/3rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
41:07
Availability:
Out Of Print

Download the original MGM Records LP soundtrack:
Side One (MP3 file - 32 megs)
Side Two (MP3 file - 30 megs)

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The Wizard Of Oz



ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
Back of album
To coincide with the television premiere of The Wizard Of Oz on November 3, 1956, MGM Records released the first soundtrack album of "Musical and Dramatic Selections Recorded Directly From The Sound Track" of the film. This was innovative at the time, as the record contained enough dialog and music to seamlessly present the entire story of the film. Oddly enough, it did not include any references to the ruby slippers.

None of these soundtrack performances had ever been presented on record before. The closest thing to a "soundtrack" was the Decca Records album of songs from the film, recorded at the Decca studios. The only song missing is "The Merry Old Land Of Oz". Instead, the remainder of side two completes the story via the dialog and music and Bert Lahr's "If I Were King Of The Forest"..

This version of the soundtrack would remain in print, with varying changes in cover art, through 1989 when CBS Special Products released an "expanded version" on CD.

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


UK VersionUK Version
Front and back of the U.K. version, also released in 1956, possibly 1957.
Catalog #MGM-C-757, produced for M-G-M Records by E.M.I. Records
The cardboard on this copy was slighly warped.
Either that or the printing was off, hence the slightly tilted text.


CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE EDITIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK


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

Deluxe CD  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  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

 TRACK LISTING

This album seamlessly presents both dialog and songs from the film without separate tracks for each song.
We've listed the songs separately here, along with details culled from subsequent releases of the soundtrack.

Musical and Dramatic Selections Recorded Directly From The Sound Track of M-G-M's Technicolor Film "The Wizard Of Oz"
Song Title
Performed by... Date Recorded
Side One - trt: 20:77
Main Title
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus
05-06-1939
07-09-1939
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
10-07-1938
Munchkinland Sequence
Judy Garland, Billie Burke, Billy Bletcher, Joseft Kozlel, Frank Cucksey, Pinto Colveg, J.D. Jewkes, Harry Stanton, Lorraine Bridges, Betty Rome, Carol Tevis, Lois Clements and The Munchkins
12-14-1938
12-19-1938
12-22-1938
04-13-1939
If I Only Had A Brain
Ray Bolger and Judy Garland
02-28-1939
We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland and Ray Bolger
10-11-1938
If I Only Had A Heart
Jack Haley (Juliet's voice: Adriana Caselotti)
10-01-1938
11-08-1938
We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen
10-11-1938
If I Only Had The Nerve
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
09-30-1938
We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
10-11-1938
Side Two- trt: 19:50
If I Were King Of The Forest
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
10-11-1938
Dorothy's Adventures In Oz
(dialog and music selections)
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
[various]



CREDITS

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