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Annie Get Your Gun
Title:
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Rhino Records/Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
R2 76669
Release Date:
2000
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
Not given
Availability:
In print
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Annie Get Your Gun


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:


This Rhino CD is the definitive soundtrack of Annie Get Your Gun.The M-G-M Records album(of the final Betty Hutton version) had previously only been available on the long out-of-print "two-fer" album from 1974, coupled with the soundtrack to Show Boat (1951)and a limited edition made for The Judy Garland Club and only given out to the club members.

This CD brings together for the first time the restored soundtrack for the film, as well as all of the pre-recordings to the ill-fated Garland version, all in the best possible sound quality, some in stereo!

A few notes: "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun" (Hutton) as presented here is missing the short three-note horn (French Horn??) riff just before the vocal. The film and MGM Records versions include it, as well as the premiere CD release of this Hutton version that was included on the Rhino CD "Irving Berlin in Hollywood", but for some reason it's not included both the Hutton and Garland versions on this release. Also, both versions of "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" are missing the short music-only intro. There's no intro in the film, but on the MGM Records Hutton version, a quick and fun little intro was added for better consistency when playing on a record player. The MGM Records versions (all in mono and inferior sound quality) of the 4 main Hutton solos and her duet of "Anything You Can Do" with Keel can be found on the CD "Betty Hutton The Blonde Bombshell".

CLICK HERE to read the Producer's Notes for this CD.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan and Eric Hemphill.

I'm An Indian Too



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TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in blue.

All selections are mono except where noted by an asterisk *

COMPLETED FILM TRACKS
Title
Performed by...
Recording Date
Main Title
MGM Studio Orchestra
01-19-50
Colonel Buffalo Bill
Keenan Wynn, Benay Venuta, Howard Keel & Co.
10-06-49
Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
Betty Hutton & Children's Chorus
10-05-49
The Girl That I Marry
Howard Keel
10-08-49
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun*
Betty Hutton
10-03-49
There's No Business Like Show Business*
Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern & Keenan Wynn
10-07-49
They Say It's Wonderful
Betty Hutton & Howard Keel
10-07-49
They Say It's Wonderful (reprise)
Betty Hutton
10-19-49
There's No Business Like Show Business (reprise)
Betty Hutton
10-07-49
My Defenses Are Down
Howard Keel & Male Chorus
03-30-49
I'm An Indian, Too
Betty Hutton & Male Chorus
10-06-49
European Montage
MGM Studio Orchestra
01-19-50
Let's Go West Again (outtake)
Betty Hutton & Male Chorus
10-06-49
The Girl That I Marry (reprise)
Betty Hutton
10-08-49
I've Got The Sun In The Morning
Betty Hutton & Chorus
10-07-49
Together Again
MGM Studio Orchestra
01-19-50
Anything You Can Do
Betty Hutton & Howard Keel
10-06-49
Finale/End Title
Betty Hutton, Howard Keel & Co.
11-21-49
ABORTED VERSION TO STAR JUDY GARLAND
Colonel Buffalo Bill*
Kennan Wynn, Geraldine Wall, Howard Keel & Co.
03-29-49
Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
Judy Garland, Peter Price, Sharon MacManus, Carol Sue Sherwood & Jeanette Williams
03-25-49
The Girl That I Marry (unused)
Howard Keel
03-28-49
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun
Judy Garland
03-25-49
There's No Business Like Show Business*
Judy Garland, Howard Keel, Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Bill Seclar & Mac McLain
03-31-49
They Say It's Wonderful*
Judy Garland & Howard Keel
03-28-49
They Say It's Wonderful (reprise)
Judy Garland
03-28-49
I'm An Indian, Too
Judy Garland & Male Chorus
04-25-49
Let's Go West Again (outtake)
Judy Garland & Male Chorus
03-30-49
The Girl That I Marry (reprise)
Judy Garland
03-28-49
I've Got The Sun In The Morning
Judy Garland
04-01-49
Anything You Dan Do*
Judy Garland & Howard Keel
04-01-49
There's No Business Like Show Business (reprise)
Judy Garland
03-31-49




Producer's Notes from the CD booklet by George Feltenstein:


"This very special album from Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie Music marks the premier release of the complete score of M-G-M's Annie Get Your Gun, as recorded by both its star, Betty Hutton, and Judy Garland, who was originally cast as Annie. Although M-G-M Records released an Annie Get Your Gun soundtrack album when the film hit theaters in 1950, that release featured only eight songs, bypassing "I'm An Indian, Too" and "Colonel Buffalo Bill." Garland's recordings remained buried in the studio vaults, except for "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun," which M-G-M Records included in several Garland compilation albums. In the 1970s bootleg LP's of Garland's prerecordings surfaced, with horrendous sound quality. Nevertheless, collectors were thrilled to hear the Annie who might have been. The Hutton soundtrack was reissued several times by M-G-M Records in various forms, with the last release in 1973, paired with Show Boat.

Many of the Garland tracks had their first legitimate release several years ago as part of the Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie Music set Judy Garland: Collector's Gems From The M-G-M Films, and both Garland and Hutton tracks have appeared on other TCM/RMM releases. This collection finally provides all of the material on one album, and it also includes a few instrumental tracks, never before released. Unfortunately, not all of M-G-M's prerecording masters for Annie Get Your Gun survived in their original form, and several different sources had to be used to create this album, including acetate prerecordings and the composite film soundtrack itself. This explains the wide variation in sound quality between tracks. Where surviving multi channel recordings were extant, those tracks have been mixed to stereo from the original sources."




CREDITS

Produced by George Feltenstein

Project Supervisor Patrick Milligan

Mastering & Engineering by Doug Schwartz

Art Direction by Hugh Brown & Greg Allen

Design by Greg Allen

Creative Services Direction by Lori Carfora

Liner Notes by George Feltenstein

Photographs Courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.

Editorial Supervision Vanessa Atkins

Editorial Research Daniel Goldmark

Editorial Coordination Shawn Amos

Project Assistance Steve Woolard

Special Thanks to Jim Hughes, Bruce Baggot, Craig Johnson, Miles Krueger, Roger Mayer, Phil McKenna, David Reneric, Chuck Shultz, Sherry LeGare & Beth Wetzel

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