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Singin' in the Rain [Original Soundtrack]
     

Singin' in the Rain [Original Soundtrack]

 

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The movie Singin' in the Rain was one of old Hollywood's rare successful looks at its own history, artistically as well as commercially, and the Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown score was every bit as impressive as a look back on the history of the musical. Drawing on Freed and Brown's output from the 1920s and 1930s, the music provides a vivid portrait of what

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The movie Singin' in the Rain was one of old Hollywood's rare successful looks at its own history, artistically as well as commercially, and the Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown score was every bit as impressive as a look back on the history of the musical. Drawing on Freed and Brown's output from the 1920s and 1930s, the music provides a vivid portrait of what popular songs were like during the period in which sound came to motion pictures. Beyond the title track and numbers like "Wedding of the Painted Doll," there are burlesques of styles that were in vogue at the time, although the soundtrack's really popular numbers are done in a straight popular vein, including one of Gene Kelly's most effective singing performances, "All I Do Is Dream of You." [The 1991 Sony version was the first attempt to add to the original 10" LP's small number of songs and to upgrade the sound. Rhino Records' 1996 reissue carried the process forward much further, and included various previously unissued outtakes. A 2002 reissue of Singin' in the Rain coincided with the 50th anniversary of the film. The CD included the original soundtrack with seven supplemental tracks (four of which were previously unreleased), plus a second disc featuring 20 different versions of the tracks from the original movie that were previously recorded for different films. These tracks were taken from movies such as The Broadway Melody (1929) and Babes in Arms (1939), and they feature versions of the title track from 1929 (by Cliff Edwards) and 1940 (by a young Judy Garland).]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2010
Label:
Sony Uk
UPC:
0886976382926
catalogNumber:
7638292
Rank:
39887

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