West Side Story [Expanded Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The soundtrack of the West Side Story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience. (It is an entirely different recording, it should be emphasized, from the original Broadway cast recording, which was also a massive-selling album.) Its widespread impact could be attributed to a few factors: the wide range of compositional and orchestral styles, from cool swing jazz and shades of Latin pop to classical; the universality of the storyline, pitting underdog lovers against the world; and an assortment of songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The soundtrack of the West Side Story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience. (It is an entirely different recording, it should be emphasized, from the original Broadway cast recording, which was also a massive-selling album.) Its widespread impact could be attributed to a few factors: the wide range of compositional and orchestral styles, from cool swing jazz and shades of Latin pop to classical; the universality of the storyline, pitting underdog lovers against the world; and an assortment of songs that goes well beyond the sentimental love odes that are the staples of musicals (though it has some of those, too), including some downright tough posturing and sardonic social commentary. "Jet Song," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "Tonight," "Cool," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," and "Something's Coming" are all among the most famous and oft-sung soundtrack numbers ever. Why might you want to upgrade if your familiar old album has been moldering in the collection for decades, or if you got it passed down for free from older relatives? Well, aside from the excellent remastered sound and historical liner notes about the film and soundtrack production, it has four tracks designated as previously unreleased. One of those, "Intermission Music," is pretty dispensable, as it's simply a 90-second instrumental version of "I Feel Pretty." But "Overture" is a worthy instrumental fanfare, and the "Finale" and "End Credits" that close the release have some supremely booming funereal tones, in keeping with the downbeat end of the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998922624
  • Catalog Number: 89226
  • Sales rank: 367

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (4:41)
  2. 2 Prologue (6:38)
  3. 3 Jet Song (2:07)
  4. 4 Something's Coming - Jim Bryant (2:34)
  5. 5 Dance At The Gym (9:29)
  6. 6 Maria - Jim Bryant (2:36)
  7. 7 America (4:59)
  8. 8 Tonight - Jim Bryant (6:41)
  9. 9 Gee, Officer Krupke (4:15)
  10. 10 Intermission Music (1:30)
  11. 11 I Feel Pretty - Yvonne Othon (3:37)
  12. 12 One Hand, One Heart - Jim Bryant (3:04)
  13. 13 Quintet - Jim Bryant (3:23)
  14. 14 The Rumble (2:45)
  15. 15 Somewhere - Jim Bryant (2:05)
  16. 16 Cool (4:23)
  17. 17 A Boy Like That / I Have A Love (4:32)
  18. 18 Finale - Natalie Wood (4:22)
  19. 19 End Credits (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
West Side Story Cast Ensemble Primary Artist, cast
Marni Nixon Vocals
George Chakiris Vocals, cast
Rita Moreno cast
John Astin cast
Johnny Green Conductor
Betty Wand Vocals
Jo Anne Miya cast
James Rogers cast
Simon Oakland cast
Gus Trikonis cast
Jim Bryant Vocals
William Bramley cast
Carole d'Andrea cast
Tony Mordente cast
Jay Norman cast
David Winters cast
Suzie Kaye Vocals, cast
Yvonne Othon Vocals, cast
Russ Tamblyn Vocals, cast
Larry Roquemore cast
Tucker Smith Vocals, cast
Edward Verso cast
Robert "Dandy" Thompson cast
Scooter Teague cast
Andre Tayir cast
Penny Santon cast
Robert Banas cast
Richard Beymer cast
Nick Covacevich cast
José de Vega cast
Rudy del Campo cast
Eliot "Baby John" Feld cast
Ned Glass cast
Harvey Hohnecker cast
Susan Oakes cast
Natalie Wood cast
Bert Michaels cast
Joanne Miya Vocals
Jim Bryant Vocals
Natalie Wood Vocals
West Side Story Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Tommy Abbott cast
David Bean cast
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer, Lyricist
Didier C. Deutsch Reissue Producer
Irwin Kostal Orchestration
Sid Ramin Orchestration
Harold Prince Producer
Darcy Proper Reissue Producer, Mastering
Jerome Robbins Director, Choreographer, Concept
Charles Harbutt Remixing
Boris Leven Production Design
Robert Wise Director, Producer
Arthur Laurents Book
Robert E. Griffith Producer
Ria Shibayama Art Direction
Bridget McGoldrick Packaging Manager
Ernest Lehman Screenplay
Richard Ridge Liner Notes
Darcy M. Proper Reissue Producer, Mastering
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