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

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
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” --...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
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.
Billboard
Remastered with astonishing clarity, this definitive recording of My Fair Lady remains a romantic stunner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886974991724
  • Catalog Number: 749917
  • Sales rank: 32,785

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Overture (2:58)
  2. 2 Act 1. Why Can't The English? - Robert Coote (2:42)
  3. 3 Act 1. Wouldn't It Be Loverly - Julie Andrews (3:58)
  4. 4 Act 1. With A Little Bit Of Luck - Gordon Dilworth (4:09)
  5. 5 Act 1. I'm An Ordinary Man - Rex Harrison (4:40)
  6. 6 Act 1. Just You Wait - Julie Andrews (2:43)
  7. 7 Act 1. The Rain In Spain - Robert Coote (2:41)
  8. 8 Act 1. I Could Have Danced All Night - Philippa Bevans (3:31)
  9. 9 Act 1. Ascot Gavotte (3:16)
  10. 10 Act 1. On The Street Where You Live - John Michael King (2:58)
  11. 11 Act 2. You Did It - Robert Coote (4:23)
  12. 12 Act 2. Show Me - John Michael King (2:13)
  13. 13 Act 2. Get Me To The Church On Time - Stanley Holloway (2:44)
  14. 14 Act 2. A Hymn To Him - Rex Harrison (3:30)
  15. 15 Act 2. Without You - Julie Andrews (2:03)
  16. 16 Act 2. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Rex Harrison (5:20)
  17. 17 A Post Recording Conversation with Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Goddard L - Goddard Lieberson (4:12)
  18. 18 My Fair Lady, Playback: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe - Frederick Loewe (5:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews 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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