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Words And Music
Title:
EXCERPTS FROM THE PERSPECTA STEREOPHONIC SOUND TACK OF THE M.G.M FILM WORDS AND MUSIC
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
M-G-M Records
England
Catalog Number:
MGM EP-672
Release Date:
Circa 1955
Type:
7" "Long Playing" 45rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
10:09
Availability:
Out Of Print

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Words And Music


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This rare 45rpm "extended play" record from England touts that the tracks are from the "Perspecta Stereophonic" soundtrack of the film.

"Perspecta" was a sound system developed in 1954 by Paramount Pictures to accompany their films in the new widescreen format of "VistaVision". MGM also used the system, and the "VistaVision" process, in the 1950s. It was supposed to be a cheaper system for theater owners to install compared to the new magnetic stereo films coming out, that required the theaters to install a new speaker system. Perspecta enhanced mono films to create a stereophonic effect utilizing the existing directional speakers that theaters already had. The last film to use the Perspecta sound system was released in 1957.

Due to the fact that M-G-M Records in England released various version of their soundtracks in the mid-to-late-1950's, and considering that the company released many 45rpm "extended play" records in the mid-1950's, and also considering that Perspecta was initiated in 1954 and had a shelf life that only ran through 1957, it's safe to say that this 7" 45rpm record was probably released in England around 1955.

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



CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE EDITIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK

Words 78  45 Box Set  10 Inch

Words Double  MGM Two-fer  Words Metro  Doube Feature

10 Inch  MGM Two-fer  Silver Screen  MCA

EMI Records version of the soundtrack to "Words and Music"  Sony  Laser Disc


TRACK LISTING


Judy Garland tracks is blue.

Title
Performed By...
Time
Side 1
Thou Swell June Allyson
2:53
Manhattan Mickey Rooney
2:35
Side 2
Johnny One Note Judy Garland
2:15
I Wish I Were In Love Again Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
2:26



CREDITS

None listed.

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