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

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

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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 brilliantlySee more details below

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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 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.

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

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2002
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0696998999725
catalogNumber:
89997
Rank:
6895

Tracks

  1. Overture
  2. Why can't the English  - Robert Coote
  3. Wouldn't it be loverly  - Julie Andrews
  4. With a little bit of luck  - Gordon Dilworth
  5. I'm an ordinary man  - Rex Harrison
  6. Just you wait  - Julie Andrews
  7. The rain in Spain  - Robert Coote
  8. I could have danced all night  - Philippa Bevans
  9. Ascot gavotte
  10. On the street where you live  - John Michael King
  11. You did it  - Robert Coote
  12. Show me  - John Michael King
  13. Get me to the church  - Stanley Holloway
  14. A hymn to him  - Rex Harrison
  15. Without you  - Julie Andrews
  16. I've grown accustomed to her face  - Rex Harrison
  17. A post-recording conversation about My Fair Lady (On March 25, 1956), Dis  - Goddard Lieberson
  18. Interview with Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (1961)  - Frederick Loewe

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie Andrews   Vocals
Rex Harrison   Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Cathleen Nesbitt   Vocals
Stanley Holloway   Vocals,Track Performer
Franz Allers   Musical Direction
Alan Jay Lerner   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Interviewee
Goddard Lieberson   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
David Porter Thomas   Vocal Ensemble
James Morris   Vocal Ensemble
Frederick Loewe   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer,Interviewee
Reid Shelton   Vocals,Vocal Ensemble
Philippa Bevans   Vocals,Track Performer
Glenn Kezer   Vocals,Vocal Ensemble
John Michael King   Vocals
Herb Surface   Vocals,Vocal Ensemble
William Krach   Vocals,Vocal Ensemble
Robert Coote   Vocals,Track Performer
Rod McLennan   Vocals,Track Performer
Gordon Dilworth   Vocals,Track Performer
David Thomas   Vocals
Paul Rayner-Brown   Vocals
Dave & Ian Thomas   Vocals
My Fair Lady Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Robert Russell Bennett   Arranger
Franz Allers   Music Direction
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Reissue Producer
Philip J. Lang   Arranger
Alan Jay Lerner   Lyricist,Book
Goddard Lieberson   Producer,Interviewer,Original Album Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Edward T. Graham   Engineer
Darcy Proper   Producer,Reissue Producer
Ken Fredette   Art Direction
Chris Woehrle   Art Direction
Trude Rittman   Arranger,Dance Arrangement
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Joshua Jancourtz   Packaging Manager
Dick Scanlan   Liner Notes
Darcy M. Proper   Reissue Producer

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