TAKES FROM HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST MUSICALS
Out Of Print
THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
From the back of the album:
Cut*! *cut (kut),
(in motion pictures) to edit film by editing unwanted footage.
footage" is referred to as an out take.
Also from the back of the album:
The sources for this album were the original
78 rpm acetate discs held but discarded by the various studios.
New lacquers and metal stampers were struck, and these were
used to generate a new master, utilizing the most sophisticated
transfer techniques. Some distortion, due to the age of the
original production and the conditions of the acetate discs,
will be evident. But it was considered preferable to pass
these through, rather than attenuate the high frequencies
to an extreme degree. The listener is invited to add filtration
or turn down the treble control if it seems desirable.
This is the last of the series. The real jewel
on this album is the ten minute recording of Roger Edens
going through his first ideas for the "Someone At Last" sequence
in A Star Is Born (1954). It's fascinating
to listen to the ideas, and Roger's enthusiasm, and compare
those to what finally ended up on the screen.
Disclaimer: Much of the information provided in the track
listing on this album in incorrect. This information has
not been corrected in order to present the album as originally
All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.