Mary Poppins [Special Edition]

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Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086120277
  • Catalog Number: 861202
  • Sales rank: 96

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Buena Vista Fanfare (0:07)
  2. 2 Overture (2:57)
  3. 3 One Man Band (0:56)
  4. 4 Sister Suffragette - Glynis Johns (1:42)
  5. 5 The Life I Lead - David Tomlinson (1:59)
  6. 6 The Perfect Nanny - Matthew Garber (1:37)
  7. 7 Air Mail/Admiral Boom/The Not-So-Perfect Nannies/Mary Poppins Arrives (3:06)
  8. 8 A Spoonful of Sugar - Julie Andrews (4:06)
  9. 9 Pavement Artist - Dick Van Dyke (1:52)
  10. 10 Jolly Holiday - Dick Van Dyke (5:35)
  11. 11 Jolly Holiday (Reprise) - Dick Van Dyke (1:10)
  12. 12 Penguin Dance - Irwin Kostal (2:19)
  13. 13 The Carousel Horses (4:16)
  14. 14 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Dick Van Dyke (2:00)
  15. 15 Pavement Artist (Reprise) - Dick Van Dyke (1:01)
  16. 16 Stay Awake - Julie Andrews (1:42)
  17. 17 Trouble at Uncle Albert's (1:39)
  18. 18 I Love to Laugh - Ed Wynn (2:42)
  19. 19 A British Bank (The Life I Lead) - David Tomlinson (2:06)
  20. 20 Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) - Julie Andrews (3:48)
  21. 21 Father's Footsteps (1:16)
  22. 22 Fidelity Fiduciary Bank - David Tomlinson (3:30)
  23. 23 Panic at the Bank (3:21)
  24. 24 Chim Chim Cher-Ee/March Over the Rooftops - Matthew Garber (5:11)
  25. 25 Step in Time - Dick Van Dyke (8:41)
  26. 26 A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead)/A Spoonful of Sugar - David Tomlinson (4:26)
  27. 27 Mr. Banks Is Discharged (4:44)
  28. 28 Let's Go Fly a Kite - David Tomlinson (1:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cherry Tree Lane (0:22)
  2. 2 Mr. Banks Decided to Hire a Nanny Himself (0:28)
  3. 3 The Children Write Their Own Advertisement (1:02)
  4. 4 The Line of Applicants and Mary Poppins Arrives (1:44)
  5. 5 Notes on Mary Meeting the Banks (0:38)
  6. 6 Up to the Nursery (2:43)
  7. 7 Bert and the Talking Pictures (3:45)
  8. 8 A Carousel Horse Ride to the Seashore (1:17)
  9. 9 The Return Home (1:51)
  10. 10 The Next Morning We Meet the Sweep (2:07)
  11. 11 Uncle Albert's (1:25)
  12. 12 A Change in the Wind and an Adventure With Admiral Boom (2:19)
  13. 13 The Bird Woman (2:01)
  14. 14 Mr. Banks and the Compass (2:58)
  15. 15 The Compass Sequence: Timbuktu (3:32)
  16. 16 The Compass Sequence: The Land of Sand (2:05)
  17. 17 The Compass Sequence: Tea in China (1:29)
  18. 18 The Compass Sequence: The North Pole (2:01)
  19. 19 The Return Home (3:08)
  20. 20 Everyone Descends on Cherry Tree Lane (1:57)
  21. 21 Mary Departs (2:06)
  22. 22 Hollywood Spotlight Microphone - Dick Tufeld (17:27)
  23. 23 The Sherman Brothers Reminisce About Their Work on Mary Poppins - Robert B. Sherman (18:36)
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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
Jeff Sheridan Mastering
Bill Walsh Producer, Screenplay
Don DiGradi Screenplay
P. L. Travers Book
Dick Tufeld Interviewer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    don't buy the special edition

    I love mary poppins the music is great - but don't get the special edition because the entire 2nd cd is just about the "planning" for the movie. If you all you want is the songs/music (which is all that i wanted) you don't need the special edition - it is a wasted cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't You Love Mary Poppins?

    Mary Poppins. One of the best movies I've ever seen! This CD is a must to buy because it's filled with the movie's greatest songs! If you haven't liked the songs in the movie, listen again...you don't know how meaningful these songs really are !

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