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With the exception of "The Wizard of Oz" from 1939, the remaining seventeen musicals featured here are drawn from the period 1948 to 1957. The process of integrating the score into the action on film had been achieved, so some knowledge of the plot is helpful, but not essential, to enjoyment. The songs are billed as original performances, and it's apparent that a number of them have been lifted from the film soundtrack, rather than separate studio recordings. The tracklist is quite minimal, and credits "Happy Talk" to Muriel Smith who took the part of Bloody Mary in the London stage production, and dubbed it for Juanita Hall who played it in the film. Judy Garland is credited for "A Couple of Swells" from "Easter Parade" but Fred Astaire is omitted. Sound quality is excellent, and although this set could have done with more detail, it would be churlish to withhold a fifth star at this price.
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on 10 December 2013
As we appear to have reached the end of great musicals, due to the unfortunate loss of the great song writers.By purchasing this item I feel that i have retained something that will probably never be repeated.
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on 22 January 2013
It's a decent value collection, but the sound quality is not that great...almost like it was recorded underwater. I suppose it's just the age of the recordings...
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on 19 September 2014
If you like songs from musicals this is a great compilation. Original artists singing taken directly from the musicals, so you get the full flavour. Sing along along and enjoy yourself!
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on 17 September 2013
Great pleasure to listen to these pleasurable recordings. Listen to the songs and music and enjoy those early films in the mind.
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on 25 March 2013
What more can one say about Hollywood Musicals other than they are fabulous entertainment for the masses but mostly history now!
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on 28 April 2016
I truly enjoyed these fresh sounding and uplifting cds.
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on 5 February 2016
You cannot beat the old Hollywood musicals, Ron.
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on 18 October 2015
would recomand this cd it is great
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on 25 September 2015
A good price and quick delivery.
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