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Mary Poppins [Special Edition]
     

Mary Poppins [Special Edition]

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To understand the magnitude of the Mary Poppins phenomenon, consider that in 1965, the year of the film's debut, the soundtrack stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 14 consecutive weeks -- longer than the runs enjoyed by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and the Sound of Music soundtrack during the same year. The Oscar-winning

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To understand the magnitude of the Mary Poppins phenomenon, consider that in 1965, the year of the film's debut, the soundtrack stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 14 consecutive weeks -- longer than the runs enjoyed by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and the Sound of Music soundtrack during the same year. The Oscar-winning duo of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke led the cast in this family musical about a nanny with supernatural powers -- and a classic was born. Marking the occasion of the movie's 40th anniversary is this two-disc special edition soundtrack, released alongside a newly remastered DVD. Disney composers Richard and Robert Sherman scored big with Poppins, one of the best movie musicals ever -- just try to resist the charm of "Chim-Chimeree" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite." And the lullaby "Stay Awake" is a brilliant showcase for Andrews, who sounds purely angelic. Plus, you can sing along to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "A Spoonful of Sugar" with ease, as all the lyrics are provided in a 40-page booklet. The set also adds loads of special features, such as 13 previously unreleased recordings, including both instrumental and vocal tracks ("The Carousel Horses" and the Penguin Dance") and four songs that include additional material ("Pavement Artist" and "Jolly Holiday"). The second disc holds more surprises -- 40 minutes of recorded story meetings with Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers and interviews with Andrews, Van Dyke, and the Sherman brothers. As if that weren't enough, the set also includes a link to an exclusive peek at the new Mary Poppins Broadway musical. Chock-full of bonus features, this is a must-have disc for every family-friendly music library.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disney's 1997 and 2004 reissues of the Mary Poppins soundtrack augmented the classic original release with a handful of demos and interviews, which is enough bonus material to attract collectors, but not enough to overshadow the wonderful qualities of the music. Mary Poppins contained some of the best-known (and best-loved) songs from any Disney film, including "Chim-Chimeree," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "Let's Go Fly a Kite." The music has lost none of its charm over the years, and it stands as some of the finest music from a movie musical in the last half of the 20th century.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086120277
catalogNumber:
861202
Rank:
10545

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Disney   Primary Artist
Marni Nixon   Vocals
Julie Andrews   Vocals,Human Whistle
Irwin Kostal   Conductor
Bill Lee   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Thurl Ravenscroft   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Richard M. Sherman   Kazoo,Voices,Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Robert B. Sherman   Voices
Dick Van Dyke   Vocals
J. Pat OMalley   Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Karen Dotrice   Vocals
Paul Frees   Vocals
Matthew Garber   Vocals
Alan Davies   Choir, Chorus
Daws Butler   Track Performer
Ed Wynn   Vocals
William Cole   Choir, Chorus
Reta Shaw   Vocals
Hermione Baddeley   Vocals
Glynis Johns   Vocals
Marc Breaux   Vocals
Don DiGradi   Voices
Peter Ellenshaw   Track Performer
Arthur Malet   Choir, Chorus
Dal McKennon   Track Performer
Nackvid Keyd   Vocals
P. L. Travers   Voices
Ginny Tyler   Vocals
David Tomlinson   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Irwin Kostal   Arranger,Sound Effects
Ted Kryczko   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard M. Sherman   Composer
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
Robert Stevenson   Director
Randy Thornton   Liner Notes
Nat Farber   Dance Arrangement
Bill Walsh   Producer,Screenplay
Don DiGradi   Screenplay
P. L. Travers   Book
Dick Tufeld   Interviewer

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Mary Poppins [Remastered Original Soundtrack/Bonus Tracks] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!! Mary Poppins was based on the books by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park. Julie Andrews brought Mary Poppins to life better than I thought possible and Dick Van Dyke was great as Bert. I would recommend this movie to anyone of any age!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie when I was passing through a hard time in life. We were so poor that we didn't have a t.v I saw it at the neighbors. This movie made me see that nothing is impossible, that life is life and we are the ones that make things work. This movie made me understand that no matter how hard time your going through you can make it a lovely place for myself and my surrounds. Thank you Julie for your talent. I don't think they couldn't have chose a better person for this movie bye know. I don't even what to stop writing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU BUY THE MOVIE SIT AND WATCH WITH THE FAMILY IT'S AN ANYTIME MOVIE WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SAD THIS WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR MOODS AGAIN
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs in "Mary Poppins" are classic and timeless. One of the first memories I have as a child is watching "Mary Poppins" every day. The songs were the best parts of the film. I know the words to all of the songs on this album. Walt Disney was a master.