An American in Paris [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This two-CD set represents the ultimate musical resource for the MGM film. In the early '90s, Turner Entertainment undertook a major restoration of the movie and, in doing so, in addition to original film elements, unearthed a treasure trove of original audio masters and studio session recordings, including alternate takes, unused songs, and rehearsals. Some of these which included many tracks by Georges Guetary turned up on the 1992 vintage laser disc box, and now they're here, remastered yet again, along with elements of the film's underscore, which contained dozens of George Gershwin tunes that were never actually "featured" in the movie. The result is a two-hour ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This two-CD set represents the ultimate musical resource for the MGM film. In the early '90s, Turner Entertainment undertook a major restoration of the movie and, in doing so, in addition to original film elements, unearthed a treasure trove of original audio masters and studio session recordings, including alternate takes, unused songs, and rehearsals. Some of these which included many tracks by Georges Guetary turned up on the 1992 vintage laser disc box, and now they're here, remastered yet again, along with elements of the film's underscore, which contained dozens of George Gershwin tunes that were never actually "featured" in the movie. The result is a two-hour celebration of Gershwin's music that may hold up better than any of the other MGM songbook musicals of this period, thoroughly annotated for the serious listener and pleasingly, entertainingly packaged for the casual purchaser, for whom the only drawback may be the relatively steep price of the double-disc set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227196127
  • Catalog Number: 71961

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title (An American in Paris / 'S Wonderful / I Got Rhythm) (1:35)
  2. 2 Paris Narration / Left Bank (Themes From An American In Paris) (3:34)
  3. 3 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Outtake) (1:05)
  4. 4 Embraceable You (2:48)
  5. 5 By Strauss - Grace Stark (3:43)
  6. 6 Street Exhibit (0:44)
  7. 7 I Got Rhythm - MGM Studio Chorus (3:43)
  8. 8 But Not For Me (1:21)
  9. 9 Medley: Do, Do, Do / Bidin' My Time / I've Got a Crush on You / Love Is (4:07)
  10. 10 Someone To Watch Over Me (Outtake) (1:17)
  11. 11 My Cousin in Milwaukee / A Foggy Day / The Half-Of-It Dearie Blues / Bu - Oscar Levant (3:33)
  12. 12 Tra-La-La - Oscar Levant (3:44)
  13. 13 I'm No Enemy (Love Is Here To Stay) (Outtake) (2:24)
  14. 14 Love Is Here To Stay - Gene Kelly (3:46)
  15. 15 Medley: What Time Is It? / Love Is Here To Stay (Reprise) (Outtake) [Ou - MGM Studio Orchestra (1:15)
  16. 16 (I'll Build a) Stairway To Paradise (2:42)
  17. 17 I've Got a Crush on You (Outtake) - Gene Kelly (2:45)
  18. 18 Love Walked In (Outtake) - Georges Guétary (2:35)
  19. 19 Medley: We Would Get Married (Love Walked In) (Outtake) / I Don't Think - MGM Studio Orchestra (2:49)
  20. 20 3rd movement - MGM Studio Orchestra (4:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Painting Montage (Tra-La-La / Love Is Here To Stay) (1:32)
  2. 2 Kiss Me (Outtake) (0:56)
  3. 3 'S Wonderful - Georges Guétary (2:47)
  4. 4 Lise, I Love You ('S Wonderful / Love Is Here To Stay) (2:12)
  5. 5 Strike Up the Band (Extended Version) (1:48)
  6. 6 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away), song (from Show Girl, musical) [Com - Oscar Levant (0:59)
  7. 7 Medley: Oh, Lady Be Good / 'S Wonderful (1:58)
  8. 8 Medley: That Certain Feeling / Clap Yo' Hands (1:27)
  9. 9 I've Got a Crush on You (Outtake) (1:05)
  10. 10 I Got Rhythm (Extended Version) (1:15)
  11. 11 Tra-La-La (Outtake) (1:05)
  12. 12 But Not For Me (Outtake) (1:38)
  13. 13 Utrillo Did It (Love Is Here To Stay / An American In Paris / Nice Work (4:19)
  14. 14 An American In Paris Ballet (16:38)
  15. 15 Finale (An American In Paris) (1:17)
  16. 16 Painting Montage (An American In Paris) (Deleted Version) (1:47)
  17. 17 Main Title: An American In Paris (Alternate Version) (Outtake) [Outtake (3:12)
  18. 18 Adam Cook Monologue (How Long Has This Been Going On?) (Extended Versio - Oscar Levant (1:39)
  19. 19 Nice Work If You Can Get It (partial as used in the film) (0:30)
  20. 20 Third Prelude (outtake from the film An American in Paris) - Oscar Levant (1:01)
  21. 21 My Cousin In Milwaukee (Outtake) - Oscar Levant (1:08)
  22. 22 A Foggy Day (Outtake) - Oscar Levant (1:46)
  23. 23 The Half-Of-It-Dearie Blues (Outtake) - Oscar Levant (0:36)
  24. 24 But Not For Me (Outtake) - Oscar Levant (3:27)
  25. 25 Bidin' My Time (Outtake) - Saul Chaplin (1:38)
  26. 26 'S Wonderful (Reprise) (Outtake) - Gene Kelly (0:56)
  27. 27 Finale (Alternate Version) (Outtake) (1:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Gus Bivona Clarinet
Mort Herbert Violin
Oscar Levant Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Marshall Guitar
Si Zentner Trombone
Paul Nero Violin
Georges Guétary Vocals, Track Performer
Benny Carter Conductor
Walter Benson Trombone
John Boudreaux Drums
Frank Carlson Drums
Jack Cave Horn
Saul Chaplin Piano, Track Performer
Cecil Figelski Viola
Charles Gould Bassoon
Johnny Green Conductor
Glen Johnston Clarinet
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Arthur Maebe Violin
Virginia Majewski Viola
Joe Marianie Horn
Peter Mercurio Bass
Emanuel Moss Violin
Lou Raderman Violin
Uan Rasey Trumpet
Milt Raskin Piano
Herb Taylor Trombone
Joe Triscari Trumpet
Eunice Wennermark Violin
MGM Studio Orchestra Track Performer
Sol Kindler Violin
Irving Lipschultz Cello
Alex Gershunoff Clarinet
Max Gralnick Mandolin
Don Logiudice Clarinet
Benny Carter & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Dave Cracov Violin
Frank Guerrero Drums
Arthur Shapiro Bass
Herman Lebow Horn
Frances Berkova Violin
Alex Borisoff Cello
George Boujie Bass
Alex Bunchuk Cello
Vincent de Robertis Horn
Werner Gebauer Violin
Henry Hobell Viola
Johnny Kiado Accordion
Ivan Lopes Drums
Harry Loventhal Violin
D.H. McKenney Clarinet
Philip Memoli Oboe
Mel Pedesky Drums
Louis Previati Bass
Luke Roundtree Guitar
Paula Schertzinger Harp
D.V. Seber Drums
Irvin Shulkin Trumpet
Al Vertchamp Violin
Henry Woempner Flute
Lisa Minghetti Violin
Andrew Young Clarinet
Michel Penha Cello
Jack Ray Viola
Herman Seidel Violin
Reuben Marcus Viola
Charles Abato Oboe
Mario Camposano Bass
Margaret Allen Oboe
Ernie Anderson Mandolin
Aaron Gershunoff Flute
Mary Jane Barton Harp
MGM Studio Chorus Track Performer
Pete Roberts Vocals, Track Performer
Mac MacLain Vocals, Track Performer
Grace Stark Vocals, Track Performer
Sam Albert Violin
Fernand Lhoest Cello
Marshall Chashoudian Violin
Ernest Gill Violin
Saul Grant Violin
Tony Monello Violin
Jack Onik Violin
Robert T. Poland Clarinet
Germain Prevost Viola
Randy Rayburn Piano
MGM Studio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
MGM Children's Chorus Choir, Chorus
Jakob Gimpel Piano
Alec Compinsky Cello
John Green Conductor, Leader
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer, Orchestration
Michael Feinstein Producer, Liner Notes
Benny Carter Arranger, Orchestration
Saul Chaplin Arranger, Liner Notes, Musical Supervision
Buddy DeSylva Composer, Lyricist
Ira Gershwin Composer, Lyricist
Johnny Green Musical Supervision
Gus Kahn Lyricist
Skip Martin Arranger, Orchestration
Conrad Salinger Orchestration
Doug Schwartz Engineer
George Feltenstein Producer, Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Bradley Flanagan Producer
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Robert Franklyn Orchestration
Wally Heglin Arranger, Orchestration
Albert Sendrey Orchestration
Henri Le Tondal Lyricist
John Green Arranger, Orchestration
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