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West Side Story Original Soundtrack Recording Soundtrack

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Product details

  • Audio CD (22 Dec. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00002MVH7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,414 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blues
2. Promenade
3. Jump (Ochesta)
4. Prologue (Orchestra)
5. Jet Song
6. Something's Coming (Tony)
7. Dance At The Gym
8. Maria
9. America
10. Tonight (Tony and Maria)
11. "Gee, Officer Krupke"
12. I Feel Pretty
13. "One Hand, One Heart"
14. Quintet
15. The Rumble
16. "Cool (Tucker Smith, Jets)"
17. Somewhere (Finale) (Tony and Maria)

Product Description

Track Listing 1. Prologue 2. Jet Song 3. Something's Coming 4. Dance at the Gym 5. Maria 6. America 7. Tonight 8. Gee, Officer Krupke! 9. I Feel Pretty 10. One Hand, One Heart 11. Quintet 12. The Rumble 13. Cool 14. A Boy Like That & I Have a Love 15. Somewhere Finale

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Bernstein wrote himself into the annals of musical history with the score that he composed for West Side Story, a nineteen fifties version of Romeo and Juliet, and Stephen Sondheim did it justice with the terrific lyrics he wrote, which made the music soar even higher. This a musical that has entered the popular consciousness with good reason. Who hasn't heard the beauty and poetry of "Maria", the expectant poignancy of "Tonight", or the eternally hopeful "Somewhere" and not been touched, especially when sung, as they are here, by Jim Bryant and Marnie Nixon? There is also the upbeat "America" and "I Feel Pretty", which are ensemble songs geared to showcase Jerome Robbins' choreography to perfection. This is a magnificent CD that should be a part of any collection, as it contains music which would make angels weep.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By "audioanalysis" on 16 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
So much has been said about West Side Story, which is universally regarded as one of the best recordings ever made, that it needs little in the way criticism. Suffice to say that there are a number of releases of the original soundtrack - of which this is clearly (pun intended) the best. The 2004 20-bit remastered and extended version is a failure and best avoided, with the energy, presence and detail of the original transfer sucked out of it.
An all-time classic, still technically outstanding after more than 40 years, and a reference point in the history of recording technique.
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57 of 72 people found the following review helpful By MR O P ELTON on 21 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This soundtrack recording taken from the oscar winning film contains all the excitement, energy and flair that you would expect from a recording of a Bernstein score. However, it also contains some noticeably poor performances from those involved in it's production. Some members of the Jets and Sharks were clearly chosen for their ability to dance rather than for their polished singing. At the beginning of the 'Quintet', for example, the Sharks are hideously out of tune and not necessarily singing the correct words. Also, there is some shoddy playing from the woodwind in the 'Prologue'. Having said that, the percussion are very good, and the trumpets, absolutely outstanding with some gravity defying acrobatics in the 'Dance at the Gym'. Natalie Wood does, of course, shine as Maria and is competently supported throughout by Tony. It is worth buying this recording just for its moment in cinema history and the sheer enthusiasm of the artists involved. But, if you're looking for a tight and precise account of Bernstein's incredible score, then I would suggest a more recent recording would be for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PGOONER on 12 Oct. 2013
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To repeat this was bought for the infamous Betty who can do nothing but sigh and swoon and has the biggest crush on George Chakiris what more can I say.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bagpuss on 1 April 2013
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and a wonderful soundtrack which stands the test of time. In my view this is the best recording of this music.
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By messeycat on 8 Jun. 2013
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I have always been a big fan of West Side Story did have a r ecord ing on tape but not good sound so when I saw this I had to have it
the music is so vibrant and also poignant and as it is the original soundtrack but much better quality, I would recommend this to
anyone who is a fan!!!!!!!!
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By mcah on 29 Mar. 2013
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Not sure what to write in this review that won't be stating the obvious. This original soundtrack of the film is wonderful and brings the film back as you listen. Even my kids who haven't seen the film appreciate the passion behind the songs. A 'tour de force' to use a jaded phrase.
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By diya67 on 2 Dec. 2011
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I loved west side story and the film is a classic,but bought for a Xmas present for person who saw the film when it came out first and hopefully will love this cd. Being the original soundtrack will be able to relive the film song by song.
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