This was Decca's 33 1/3 LP version of their
"cast albums" for both The Wizard Of Oz and
Walt Disney's Pinocchio. This version was in print
through the early 1980's, first by Decca Records then by MCA
This is another one of those "Enhanced For Stereo" albums.
The back of the album boldly states "This Is A Hi-Fi Stereophonic
Record!", even though the recordings are actually mono enhanced
to give a stereo sounding listening experience.
CLICK HERE to see the original 1940 78rpm album. CLICK HERE to
see the British version of the 78 album on the Brunswick label. CLICK HERE to see the 1951 10" version. CLICK HERE to see the
1951 45rpm version. CLICK HERE to see the 1953
45rpm 7" "extended play" album. CLICK HERE to see
the 1970's picture disc.
This album was also released on cassette by MCA Records in
the early 1980's, with the same cover art, #MCAC-521.
All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.
1970's MCA cassette version:
Only "Over The Rainbow" and "The Jitterbug" are
The "vocal trio" who accompany Judy on "The Jitterbug" are
none other than Harold Arlen as The Scarecrow
with Bud Lyon as The Tin Man, & Garney Bell as The Lion.
The remaining songs are performed by the Ken Darby Singers.
* Denotes "Pinocchio" recordings by Cliff "Ukulele Ike"
alias "Jiminy Cricket" with Victor Young & His
Orchestra & The Ken Darby Singers
** Denotes "Pinocchio" recordings by Victor Young with
The Ken Darby Singers
1 - "The Wizard Of Oz"
I Only Had A Brain
I Only Had A Heart
Merry Old Land Of Oz
Off To See The Wizard
2 - "Pinocchio"
You Wish Upon A Star *
Got No Strings **
On The Old Music Box*
Cheers For Anything**
A Little Whistle*
(An Actor's Life For Me)**
Liner notes for "Oz" by Jeffrey
Hunter, Jr. (no credit listed for the "Pinocchio" notes)