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My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast]
     

My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast]

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by Julie Andrews
 

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The original cast album of My Fair Lady is one of the most successful recordings of all time, logging an incredible nine years on the charts. Composer Frederick Loewe and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner fashioned a musical masterpiece out of George Bernard Shaw's play, PYGMALION, the story of Eliza Doolittle,

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The original cast album of My Fair Lady is one of the most successful recordings of all time, logging an incredible nine years on the charts. Composer Frederick Loewe and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner fashioned a musical masterpiece out of George Bernard Shaw's play, PYGMALION, the story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl, who becomes a protégé of linguist Henry Higgins. An immediate sensation in 1956, My Fair Lady made a star of Julie Andrews and resuscitated Rex Harrison's career. The lovely and literate score includes the standards "On the Street Where You Live," "With a Little Bit of Luck," and "Get Me to the Church on Time." Andrews's youthful and crystalline voice is rapturously displayed on "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," while Harrison's amusing "I'm an Ordinary Man," "A Hymn to Him," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" demonstrate extraordinary panache.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The original Broadway cast recording of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, about the relationship between an elocutionist and a flower girl. This is one of the great musical scores, including "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On the Street Where You Live," sung by a cast that includes Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, and Stanley Holloway. The album spent 15 weeks at #1 in the charts.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/1994
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646612828
catalogNumber:
66128

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie Andrews   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Rex Harrison   Vocals,Track Performer
Moss Hart   Staging
Stanley Holloway   Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Russell Bennett   Performing Ensemble
Franz Allers   Track Performer
Alan Jay Lerner   Track Performer
Goddard Lieberson   Track Performer
David Porter Thomas   Vocals
James Morris   Vocals,Track Performer
Reid Shelton   Vocals,Track Performer
Philippa Bevans   Vocals,Track Performer
Glenn Kezer   Vocals,Track Performer
John Michael King   Vocals,Track Performer
Herb Surface   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Brown   Vocals
Robert Coote   Vocals
Rod McLennan   Vocals
Gordon Dilworth   Vocals
David Thomas   Vocals
Orchestra   Track Performer
Melisande Congdon   Vocals
Judith Williams   Vocals
Paul Brown   Vocals
Gordon Ewing   Vocals
Colleen O'Connor   Vocals
Muriel Shaw   Vocals
Rosemary Gaines   Vocals
Patti Spangler   Vocals
My Fair Lady Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Maribel Hammer   Vocals
Tod McLennan   Vocals
John Michael King   Vocals
Lola Fisher   Vocals
William Drach   Vocals
Gloria van Dorpe   Vocals

Technical Credits

Robert Russell Bennett   Arranger
Franz Allers   Director,Musical Director
Michael Berniker   Executive Producer
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Alan Jay Lerner   Lyricist
Goddard Lieberson   Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Michael Brooks   Reissue Producer
George B. Dale   Liner Notes
Edward T. Graham   Engineer
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Hanya Holm   Choreographer
Trude Rittman   Arranger
Cecil Beaton   Costume Design

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My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The My Fair Lady c.d. was outrageous! The music just blew me away. Let the c.d. take you through the whole story of a cockney flower girl Eliza Doolitle, who takes lessons to be a lady with the full-of-himself Professor Henry Higgins. He has turned Eliza into a proper young lady, and soon takes her to the ball, where she is mistaken for a Hungarian Princess. Soon Eliza runs away from the Professor's house, because he seems to be ''mis-treating her.'' When Henry knows she is gone, he figures out that he has fell in love with her, and grown accustomed to her face. Finally, Eliza comes back quietly into the house, as the curtain falls. The lovely voice of Julie Andrews, with, I could of danced all night, Show me, Without you, and many more. You'll also be touched by Rex Harrison's funny, and touching songs of, I'm an ordinary man, a hymn to him, and the famous I've grown accustomed to her face. The music is just beautiful, and you will enjoy it very much. I reccomend this c.d. to you. For you will love it with all your heart.
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