That's Entertainment! A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical

That's Entertainment! A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical

by The John Wilson OrchestraThe John Wilson Orchestra

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Overview

That's Entertainment!, a 2011 release by John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra, is a spirited collection of the songs and instrumentals popularized in such beloved MGM film musicals as Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, High Society, Easter Parade, Brigadoon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Girl Crazy, and The New Moon. Guests Seth MacFarlane, Curtis Stigers, Sarah Fox, Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, and the Maida Vale Singers bring spontaneity and humor to the performances, and The John Wilson Orchestra makes this a brilliant presentation that fans of classic movies will enjoy. The lasting value of this CD, however, lies in the ingenious reconstructions by Wilson and Andrew Cottee, which are quite faithful to the original arrangements heard in the films. Because all of the full orchestral scores were destroyed in 1969, Wilson and Cottee had to work from the "MGM Conductor Books," which were short scores or piano reductions of the originals, used in recording the soundtracks. What began as Wilson's labor of love has become a remarkable achievement of restoration and preservation, and anyone interested in MGM


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2011
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 5099902884523
catalogNumber: 0288452
Rank: 158074

Tracks

  1. MGM Jubilee Overture
  2. The Trolley Song (from Meet Me in St. Louis)
  3. Steppin' Out With My Baby (Easter Parade)
  4. The Heather on the Hill (Brigadoon)
  5. Barn Dance
  6. You're Sensational (High Society)
  7. I Got Rhythm (Girl Crazy)
  8. Singin' in the Rain (Singin' in the Rain)
  9. Main Title
  10. Love is Here to Stay (An American in Paris)
  11. Well, did you evah? (High Society)
  12. One Kiss / Lover Come Back to Me
  13. Broadway Melody Ballet (Singin' in the Rain)
  14. That's Entertainment (The Band Wagon)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Wilson Orchestra   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Curtis Stigers   Vocals
Kim Criswell   Vocals
Christopher Dee   Choir Director
Matthew Ford   Vocals
John Wilson   Conductor
Maida Vale Singers   Choir, Chorus
Sarah Fox   Vocals
Seth MacFarlane   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Sy Oliver   Arranger
Hugo Friedhofer   Arranger
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Arranger
Gene DePaul   Composer
Adolph Deutsch   Arranger
Howard Dietz   Lyricist
Arthur Freed   Lyricist
Ira Gershwin   Lyricist
Johnny Green   Arranger,Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Lennie Hayton   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Lyricist
Hugh Martin   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer
Conrad Salinger   Arranger
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Nathan Vancleave   Arranger

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