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The Wizard of Oz (The 75th Anniversary Anthology) [Soundtrack]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sepia
  • ASIN: B00H2AV4YC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,101 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Wizard of Oz OvertureMeredith Wilson, NBC Orchestra and Chorus 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Behind the Scenes: How a Picture Is CreatedRobert Young 8:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Over the RainbowJudy Garland, NBC Orchestra and Chorus 5:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Wizard of Oz Medley 1Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Robert Young 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Munchkinland Musical Sequence 1Judy Garland, NBC Orchestra and Chorus 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. If I Were King of the ForestBert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Wizard of Oz Finale MedleyBert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, NBC Orchestra and Chorus, Ray Bolger 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Over the RainbowJudy Garland, Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Munchkinland Musical Sequence 2The Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young and His Orchestra 6:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Follow the Yellow Brick Road / We're off to See the WizardThe Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. If I Only Had a BrainHarold Arlen, The Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. If I Only Had a Heart / If I Only Had the NerveBud Lyon, Garney Bell, Harold Arlen, The Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Merry Old Land of OzBud Lyon, Garney Bell, Harold Arlen, The Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The JitterbugBud Lyon, Garney Bell, Harold Arlen, Judy Garland, Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Over the RainbowGlenn Miller & His Orchestra, Ray Eberle 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is DeadGlenn Miller & His Orchestra, Marion Hutton 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. If I Only Had a BrainSonny Schuyler, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Merry Old Land of OzFrankie Masters and His Orchestra, The Masters Voices 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The JitterbugBetty Hutton, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Over the RainbowJudy Garland, M-G-M Studio Orchestra 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Wizard of Oz Medley 2Adriana Castelotti, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Dialogue: Dorothy's Farewell / End TitleCharley Grapewin, Clara Blandick, Judy Garland, M-G-M Studio Orchestra 1:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Over the RainbowJudy Garland, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra 2:470.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Product Description

Sepia Records celebrates the 75th anniversary of the iconic Wizard of Oz with this anthology CD featuring songs from the movie (and some dropped) performed "live" for a promotional radio broadcast by the stars such as Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, and also including recordings by composer Harold Arlen and popular performers of the day such as Glenn Miller and his orchestra.

Most of the tracks here are not from the movie sound track but recordings made to promote the movie such as "live" radio broadcasts. Included are four versions of the ever popular "Over the Rainbow" performed by Judy Garland - the movie version, a "live" version, a "pop" version and finally, one with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra recorded for radio broadcast to sell government war bonds. The big band orchestras are represented here by Glenn Miller, Vincent Lopez and Frankie Masters, each performing their "dance band" version of songs from the movie.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for a sing-along! 14 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
After buying the DVD recently I followed it up by buying the CD as my daughter (5years old) liked the songs. We both sing along to our favourites (most of them!) There are quite a few other songs by Judly Garland added onto the end which makes relaxing listening.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved by 6 year olds 29 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My daughter was studying the Wizard of Oz for topic at school. My daughter wanted a soundtrack as she really enjoyed singing along to all the songs. This CD was shared by her class and was given a positive response by all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wizard 2 July 2013
By albo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great way down memory lane remembering those childhood Christmases and a whole more Judy garland songs
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The movie plus Judy in the studio 24 July 2009
By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This excellent mixture of soundtrack extracts from the film, Decca recordings dating from 1939 to 1945 and Capitol recordings from 1956 with Nelson Riddle make this a CD must.

The running time of just over 61 minutes and combination of classic film and studio recordings all of good sound quality makes this an ideal introduction to the work of the early and middle periods of Judy Garland`s career. The sophistication of the Capitol arrangements in comparison to the older and more traditional Decca treatments is easy to notice and musically distinctive. "Last Night When We Were Young" is a definitive performance and Nelson Riddle provided the perfect backing. Whereas "That Old Black Magic" is steeped in 1940s nostalgia and a perfect song for the star to perform.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The older reviews Do Not apply to this Sepia CD 11 Feb 2014
By Kevin J. Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The older reviews are for very different Oz related discs, not this new release. You can find further commentary on theseconddisc (dot) com. The contents of this Sepia CD are:

1.Overture - The NBC Orchestra and Chorus Conducted By Meredith Willson
2.Behind the Scenes: How a Picture is Created – Robert Young, narrator
(a) Judy Garland learns she is to play Dorothy
(b) Frank Morgan learns that he has won the part of the Wizard
(c) Bert Lahr rehearses his role as the Cowardly Lion
(d) Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg demonstrate “Over The Rainbow” for Judy Garland/Judy Joins In
(e) Bobby Connolly rehearses the Munchkins who demonstrate “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!”
3.Over the Rainbow (Debut Live Performance) – Judy Garland
4.The Wizard of Oz Medley 1
(a) Robert Young introduces Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr
(b) Ray Bolger & Judy Garland introducing “If I Only Had A Brain”
(c) Robert Young (for Jack Haley) introducing “If I Only Had A Heart”
(d) Bert Lahr introducing “If I Only Had The Nerve”
5.Munchkinland Musical Sequence 1
(a) “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are”
(b) “It Really Was No Miracle”
(c) “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” Judy Garland & the NBC Chorus & Orchestra
6.If I Were King of the Forest – Bert Lahr, Judy Garland and Ray Bolger with the NBC Orchestra
7.The Wizard of Oz Finale Medley
(a) “The Merry Old Land Of Oz” – Frank Morgan
(b) “Over The Rainbow” (Reprise) – Judy Garland
(c) “If I Only Had A Brain (Reprise) – Ray Bolger
(d) “If I Only Had The Nerve (Reprise) – Bert Lahr
(e) “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Reprise) – NBC Chorus
(f) “Over The Rainbow” (Reprise) – NBC Chorus
8.Over the Rainbow (Pop Version) – Judy Garland with Victor Young and His Orchestra
9.Munchkinland Musical Sequence 2
(a) “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are”
(b) “It Really Was No Miracle”
(c) “We Thank You Very Sweetly”
(d) “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead”
(e) “As Mayor Of The Munchkin City”
(f) “As Coroner, I Must Aver”
(g) “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” (reprise)
(h) “The Lullaby League”
(i) “The Lollipop Guild”
(j) “We Welcome You To Munchkinland”
(k) “Follow The Yellow Brick Road”
(l) “You’re Off To See The Wizard” – The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young and His Orchestra
10.Follow the Yellow Brick Road/We’re Off to See the Wizard – The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young and His Orchestra
11.If I Only Had a Brain – Harold Arlen with Victor Young and His Orchestra
12.If I Only Had a Heart/If I Only Had the Nerve – Bud Lyon and Garney Bell with Victor Young and His Orchestra
13.The Merry Old Land of Oz – The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young and His Orchestra
14.The Jitterbug – Judy Garland, Harold Arlen, Bud Lyon and Garney Bell with Victor Young and His Orchestra
15.Over the Rainbow – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Ray Eberle
16.Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead! – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Marion Hutton
17.If I Only Had a Brain – Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Sonny Schuyler
18.The Merry Old Land of Oz – Frankie Masters and His Orchestra with vocal chorus by Frankie Masters
19.The Jitterbug – Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Betty Hutton
20.Over the Rainbow (Film Version) – Judy Garland with the MGM Studio Orchestra
21.The Wizard of Oz Medley 2
(a) “If I Only Had A Brain” Ray Bolger and Judy Garland
(b) “If I Only Had A Heart” Jack Haley and Adriana Caselotti
(c) “If I Only Had The Nerve” Bert Lahr
(d) “We’re Off To See The Wizard” Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr
22.Dialogue: Dorothy’s Farewell/End Title -Judy Garland, Clara Blandick & Charley Grapewin with the MGM Studio Orchestra
23.Over the Rainbow (War Bonds Version) – Judy Garland with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good revival of OZ 16 Aug 2004
By Byron Kolln - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This cast album to the hugely-successful Australian revival of THE WIZARD OF OZ is a great one. The show played to sell-out audiences in Sydney during the holiday season, and later in Melbourne. The revival was especially effective as a showcase for the talents of Nikki Webster (the little girl from the 2000 Olympics opening ceremony), and her performance as Dorothy is quite competent. Kane Alexander, Philip Gould and Doug Parkinson all fit the bill in their performances as the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Bert Newton plays both Professor Marvel and the Wizard, with Delia Hannah as Glinda and Pamela Rabe as the Wicked Witch.

This cast album was recorded live at several performances during the Sydney run (technicians spliced together the various `takes' so that both sets of children that played the Munchkins could appear). For the Melbourne run, Bert Newton was able to play opposite his wife Patti who came in to replace Delia Hannah as Glinda.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only ONE Redeeming Factor 4 Feb 2009
By J. A. Retzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
THIS REVIEW REFERS ONLY TO CBS SPECIAL PRODUCTS CD [AK 45356]

This has to be one of the most horrifically produced and marketed CDs ever released. It's almost like somebody said "What can we do to make people NOT buy this CD?"

The artwork alone should convince you. With all the hundreds of thousands of OZ-related photographs and promotional pictures and posters out there, it seems unimaginable that CBS couldn't find even a publicity still to use on the cover. Even if they somehow couldn't license an actual photograph, it seems impossible that they couldn't afford to pay an actual artist to paint the cover illustration.

It's a sad comment on their marketing department that they used what appears to be a high school art student's doodle to grace their CD cover when right inside the cover is a reproduction of the original 1956 LP.

Because the CD artwork turns my stomach every time I see it, I dis-assembled the booklet and reversed the pages so that the LP artwork no serves as the front cover and the CD track timings conveniently form the back cover. I never read the booklet.

WHY don't I read the booklet? Suppose you were a copy writer who got paid by the adjective. Suppose you were that same copy writer and didn't really know English that well. Suppose you were hired to write an OZ CD booklet...

"....Judy manages to get Toto back and as they get set to run away from home a cyclone suddenly comes up. Dorothy is struck by a flying window and is knocked unconscious and swirls into a new strange world, Munchkinland. Everything is in dazzling color and all the people are midgets."

To say that such tripe is mind-numbingly bad is being kind, and that's only a random sample.

On the plus side, the CD itself runs just under 73 minutes and presents a faithful reproduction of the original 1956 LP story album version. The sound is clean and well-edited, although I did have a bit of trouble getting past the excessive bass which seemed to have been added to give the monaural sound "warmth."

The number one reason I bought this particular disc, however, is because it is the only CD release I have been able to find of the "sound track" version of the Scarecrow's song, If I Only Had A Brain.

Ever since Turner's restoration of the film and its soundtrack, all CD releases have featured the "extended" version of the song and its unused dance number. This would be fine except for the fact that in the "restored" version of the song, Bolger's vocal has been dubbed in significantly lower than the musical track.

Even a casual comparison between the restored version and the film version will show the difference in the balance between vocal and orchestra.

The CBS CD presents the original version of the song and the proper vocal/music balance.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a twistuh! It's a twistuh!!! 14 Mar 2007
By Annie Van Auken - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
THE WIZARD OF OZ * ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM is a CBS Special Products release. Besides well over an hour of music and film dialog, a bonus track is provided. "The Jitterbug" was cut from production in order to shorten the movie.

Audio quality is good, if somewhat low compared to the average CD. All of the original Arlen & Harburg songs are here. The album's 12-page booklet includes a two page color reproduction of a 1939 Wizard Of Oz movie poster, as well as details on the making of the film.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME -- 72:51
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oz 6 July 2002
By Broadway Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this recording is great! the cast is great! The orchestra is great! the only thing that's not great is nicky webster. She is only good. She sounds to young to be Dorothy. All though I still rescomend this cd. It sounds just like the London version (because it has the same orchestrations) I also recomend getting the London recording. Be carefull, not the highlites of the London cast, but the original London cast. The original has more songs on it. Duh! If you like stage versions of oz, these 2 cds are for you
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