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Carousel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Rodgers and Hammerstein were relatively uninvolved in the movie version of their second musical, Carousel, which was the least successful of three adaptations of their shows released within an eight-month period from October 1955 to June 1956. Oklahoma!, which preceded it, and The King and I, which followed, were both blockbusters, while Carousel failed to make back its considerable production cost. The dark-edged story had also been less of a success on Broadway, though still a big hit, and the casting of Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae (the latter a last-minute replacement for Frank Sinatra, who walked out in a contract dispute), the same pair who had just appeared ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Rodgers and Hammerstein were relatively uninvolved in the movie version of their second musical, Carousel, which was the least successful of three adaptations of their shows released within an eight-month period from October 1955 to June 1956. Oklahoma!, which preceded it, and The King and I, which followed, were both blockbusters, while Carousel failed to make back its considerable production cost. The dark-edged story had also been less of a success on Broadway, though still a big hit, and the casting of Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae (the latter a last-minute replacement for Frank Sinatra, who walked out in a contract dispute), the same pair who had just appeared in Oklahoma!, may have dampened audiences' enthusiasm. The soundtrack album, however, was musically more complete containing songs like "You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan" and "Blow High, Blow Low" that had been cut from the film -- and more popular -- reaching the Top Five and selling a million copies -- than the movie. Jones (some of whose singing may have been dubbed by Marni Nixon) and MacRae perform well, as does the rest of the cast, particularly soprano Claramae Turner ("You'll Never Walk Alone"). Some lyrics have been bowdlerized, and a couple of minor songs are missing, but this is still a good version of the score, especially because of the larger orchestra. Subsequent CD reissues have expanded the album's length, and the 2001 edition is padded out with music from two lengthy ballet sections to bring the running time over 70 minutes. 2001 reissue producers Didier C. Deutsch and Charles L. Granata each contribute liner notes, and they overlap; the two essays should have been edited together. And since they make so much of Sinatra's defection, it would have been nice to have dug up the pre-recordings he made for the soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724352735228
  • Catalog Number: 27352
  • Sales rank: 932

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction (1:57)
  2. 2 Main Title: The Carousel Waltz - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra (1:51)
  3. 3 You're A Queer One, Julie Jordan (1:23)
  4. 4 When I Marry Mr. Snow (3:52)
  5. 5 If I Loved You (6:20)
  6. 6 June Is Bustin' Out All Over (3:39)
  7. 7 June Is Bustin' Out All Over Ballet - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra (5:12)
  8. 8 Soliloquy (7:52)
  9. 9 Blow High, Blow Low (1:27)
  10. 10 When The Children Are Asleep - Robert Rounseville (4:48)
  11. 11 A Real Nice Clambake - Robert Rounseville (2:39)
  12. 12 Stonecutters Cut It On Stone (2:20)
  13. 13 What's The Use Of Wond'rin' - Shirley Jones (3:31)
  14. 14 You'll Never Walk Alone - Claramae Turner (2:29)
  15. 15 Ballet - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra (9:35)
  16. 16 If I Loved You (reprise) (2:03)
  17. 17 You'll Never Walk Alone (Finale) - Mixed Chorus & Orchestra (2:02)
  18. 18 Carousel Waltz (LP version) - Twentieth Century Fox Orchestra (7:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gordon MacRae Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Shirley Jones Track Performer
Mixed Chorus & Orchestra Track Performer
Alfred Newman Conductor
Barbara Ruick Vocals, Track Performer
Shirley Jones Vocals
Claramae Turner Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Rounseville Vocals, Track Performer
The Orchestra Track Performer
William le Massena Vocals
20th Century Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Ken Darby Contributor
Didier C. Deutsch Producer, Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy, Re-Release Producer
Oscar Hammerstein II Lyricist
Bob Norberg Remastering
John Palladino Producer, Mastering, Mastering Producer
Hubert Spencer Orchestration
David Foil Liner Notes
Darcy Proper Mastering
Charles Granata Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Henry Ephron Programming, Producer
Jessica Novod Art Direction
Burton Yount Art Direction
Andreas Meyer Mastering
Jessica Novod Berenblat Art Direction
Gordon H. Jee Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Australian "expanded" cd dispenses with Foley effects

    The Australian version of this "expanded" soundtrack differs from ours in that it does not contain the five minute dance sequence for JUNE IS BUSTIN OUT ALL OVER, but it does have the original tape masters for the PROLOGUE/MAIN TITLE and LOUISE'S BALLET. Our version simply lifts these sections from the finished film with sound effects and dialogue laid over the music. The Australian release uses the original recording session masters - giving credence to naysayer reviewers who bemoan the USA choices, claiming the original tapes did in fact still exist (and in superbly sounding stereo to boot).

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