My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast] [2002 Bonus Tracks]

My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast] [2002 Bonus Tracks]

by Julie Andrews
     
 

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What songs! What a cast! What an essential recording! My Fair Lady was the 1950s Broadway hit that all other contemporary productions were measured against, and many of the reasons why can be found here. The three main leads --Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, and Stanley Holloway, all veterans of the London cast -- were incomparable, with Harrison brilliantly

Overview

What songs! What a cast! What an essential recording! My Fair Lady was the 1950s Broadway hit that all other contemporary productions were measured against, and many of the reasons why can be found here. The three main leads --Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, and Stanley Holloway, all veterans of the London cast -- were incomparable, with Harrison brilliantly turning his lack of vocal talents into a brilliant, highly personalized form of parlando. And Lerner and Loewe’s score couldn’t be bettered: "I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Rain in Spain,“ “I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face,“ "On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” -- these were just some of the songs that quickly entered international consciousness to become classic standards. This new edition of the original Broadway cast recording benefits from remastered sound and the addition of some informative contributions by Frederic Loewe and Rex Harrison. My Fair Lady is a recording that no one with any feeling for splendid songcraft and the art of theatrical singing should be without.

Editorial Reviews

Billboard
Remastered with astonishing clarity, this definitive recording of My Fair Lady remains a romantic stunner.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2009
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886974991724
catalogNumber:
749917
Rank:
2423

Tracks

  1. Act 1. Overture
  2. Act 1. Why Can't The English?
  3. Act 1. Wouldn't It Be Loverly
  4. Act 1. With A Little Bit Of Luck
  5. Act 1. I'm An Ordinary Man
  6. Act 1. Just You Wait
  7. Act 1. The Rain In Spain
  8. Act 1. I Could Have Danced All Night
  9. Act 1. Ascot Gavotte
  10. Act 1. On The Street Where You Live
  11. Act 2. You Did It
  12. Act 2. Show Me
  13. Act 2. Get Me To The Church On Time
  14. Act 2. A Hymn To Him
  15. Act 2. Without You
  16. Act 2. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  17. A Post Recording Conversation with Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Goddard L
  18. My Fair Lady, Playback: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie Andrews   Primary Artist,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Rex Harrison   Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Stanley Holloway   Vocals
Alan Jay Lerner   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Interviewee
Goddard Lieberson   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
James Morris   Vocals
Frederick Loewe   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Interviewee
Reid Shelton   Vocals
Philippa Bevans   Vocals
Glenn Kezer   Vocals
Herb Surface   Vocals
William Krach   Vocals
Robert Coote   Vocals
Rod McLennan   Vocals
Gordon Dilworth   Vocals
David Thomas   Vocals
Melisande Congdon   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
Franz Allors   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
John Michael King   Vocals
Lola Fisher   Vocals
Gloria van Dorpe   Vocals

Technical Credits

Robert Russell Bennett   Arranger
Franz Allers   Music Direction
Didier C. Deutsch   Reissue Producer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer,Lyricist,Book
Goddard Lieberson   Interviewer,Original Album Producer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Chris Woehrle   Art Direction
Trude Rittman   Dance Arrangement
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Joshua Jancourtz   Packaging Manager
Dick Scanlan   Liner Notes
Phil Lang   Arranger
Darcy M. Proper   Reissue Producer

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