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The Pirate

Title:
EASTER PARADE/THE PIRATE
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
MGM/Marketed by Polydor
Catalog Number:
MGM Select 2353 076
Release Date:
Late 1970's in England
Type:
12" 33 1/3rpm LP
Discs:
1
Length:
39:24
Availability:
Out Of Print

Judy Room Spotlight on Easter Parade Section

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Easter Parade


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is a nicely done British version of the 1974 M-G-M Records "Those Glorious MGM Musicals" series. This time called the "Silver Screen Soundtrack Series". Most of the M-G-M Records soundtracks were released in England under this series with vastly different graphics, as you can see here. These were all done in the gate-fold style, opening up to reveal liner notes and two photos from each film.

Another difference is that while the American editions were in mono, these were in "simulated stereo" which in those days meant that basically the bass was high on one channel, and the treble was high on the other, creating a pseudo stereo effect. Some echo and reverb was added too, to round out the levels. Sometimes it sounded good, sometimes it didn't.

This edition is the only time that Judy's two major films from 1948 were packaged together.

Academy Award Winner:
1948 Best Scoring of a Musical Picture (Johnny Green & Roger Edens)

All images on this page from the collection of the author.


Silver Screen Soundtrack Series

The Hollywood Years Words And Music The Wizard Of Oz Till The Clouds Roll By The Pirate Easter Parade Words And Music If You Feel Like Sining

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE EDITIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK

78 Album  10 Inch Version  45 Set  Easter UK

British 45  Double Album  Two-Fer  Japanese Two-Fer

1980s British Version  MCA Version  MCA Classics Version of the MGM Records soundtrack album Easter Parade  1987 CD version

1989 EMI Records version of the sounddtrack to Easter Parade 
CBS  1980s British Version  Oz / Easter Parade

2005 Version  Film Musicals  Easter Parade 2008 CD

TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks is blue.

Song Title
Performed by...
Date Recorded
Time
Side 1 - Easter Parade
A Couple Of Swells Judy Garland & Fred Astaire 11-13-1947 2:37
Shakin' The Blues Away Ann Miller 01-09-1948 2:56
Easter Parade Judy Garland & Fred Astaire 01-26-1948 2:40
It Only Happens When I Dance With You Fred Astaire 12-11-1947 2:33
A Fella With An Umbrella Judy Garland & Peter Lawford 01-07-1948 2:26
Better Luck Next Time Judy Garland 01-07-1948 2:55
Steppin' Out With My Baby Fred Astaire 11-15-1947 2:30
Medley: a) I Love A Piano b) Snooky Ookums c) When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam') Judy Garland & Fred Astaire 11-17-1947 3:09
Side 2 - The Pirate
The Pirate Ballet The MGM Studio Orchestra
11-16-1948
3:06
Be A Clown Judy Garland & Gene Kelly
11-17-1948
2:34
Love Of My Life Judy Garland
12-27-1946
3:04
You Can Do No Wrong Judy Garland
02-06-1947
2:55
Mack The Black Judy Garland
11-16-1948
3:05
Nina Gene Kelly 11-16-1948 2:54



CREDITS

Series Co-ordinator: Gordon Gray

Design by: Bob Fell

Proscenium by: Jon Blake

Sleeve note by: John Kobal (author "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance")

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