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The Wizard Of Oz

Title:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
WaterTower Music
Turner Entertainment Co.
Catalog Number:
WTM39262
Release Date:
April 19, 2014
Type:
LP
Discs:
1
Length:
38:48
Availability:
Out of print

Judy Room Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz Section
The Wizard of Oz "Record Store Day" Green Vinyl LP Special Edition
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The Wizard of Oz "Record Store Day" Green Vinyl LP Special EditionABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This special green vinyl edition of the soundtrack was available for one day only: April 19, 2014.  The record was produced as part of the annual "Record Store Day" event in participating record stores.  Albums, some reissues and some special editions, were pressed and shipped to stores across the United States.

The big selling point for this release, and the producer's lame attempt to get people to purchase the record, was their touting a "newly discovered" audio track of "If I Only Had A Brain" recorded by Ray Bolger and Judy Garland in early October 1938.  This recording was NOT "newly discovered" but has been available since the fall of 2009.  The track can only be downloaded from the Watertower Music website with a code provided with this LP.

The real pleasure of this LP is the green vinyl and the fact that it's the first time the remastered soundtrack has ever been available in a vinyl format (all other issues have been on CD).

Included inside the sleeve is a full color printed sheet with a track listing, some liner notes, and a few photos.

The Watertower Music soundtracks for the Warner Archive (which is what this is a copy of) are themselves copies of the earlier Rhino Records releases (their Oz soundtrack is a re-release of the 1995 Rhino Records single CD edition). 

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


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This record, minus the green vinyl, was re-released on vinyl on October 16, 2015.  Everything else about the 2015 release is exactly the same, including the feature to download a digital version of Ray Bolger's early recording on "If I Only Had A Brain."  Click on the info at right to order your copy.


CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE EDITIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK


Original LP  Oz 45rpm  Oz 1960s LP
 1969 Edition  The Wizard of Oz - Brigadoon

The Wizard of Oz - World Record Club release  1970's British
 Hollywood Collection  The Wizard of Oz 1989 EMI CD  CBS CD

The Ultimate Oz  Deluxe CD  Single CD  Oz  Rhino CD 2

Story & Songs  Oz 3D Book & CD  Oz / Easter Parade  European  Prism CD

UK Abridged Version  German Edition  2006 German Edition  2009 Reissue  2010 Digital Download Eidtion

2010 Sony Reissue  2010 Digital Download Eidtion  The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Anthology CD  The Wizard of Oz " Costco Blu-ray Special Edition  The Wizard of Oz orignal soundtrack - Warner Archive - 75th Anniversary

TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in blue.

Song Title
Performed by... Date Recorded Time
Side One
Main Title
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus
05-06-1939
07-09-1939
1:58
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
10-07-1938 2:44
Cyclone (extended version)
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
05-06-1939 2:17
Munchkinland Musical Sequence
Recorded 12-14-1938, 12-19-1938, 12-22-1938, and 04-13-1939
Come Out, Come Out...
Billie Burke and The Munchkins
... 0:42
It Really Was No Miracle
Judy Garland, Billy Bletcher, and The Munchkins
... 0:59
We Thank You Very Sweetly
Joseph Koziel [?] and Frank Cucksey
... 0:20
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
The Munchkins
... 0:47
As Mayor Of The Munchkin City
Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg, and J.D. Jewkes
... 0:32
As Coroner, I Must Aver
Harry Stanton
... 0:31
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (reprise)
The Munchkins
... 0:46
The Lullaby League
Lorraine Bridges, Betty Rome, and Carol Tevis
... 0:23
The Lollipop Guild
Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg, and Harry Stanton
... 0:24
We Welcome You To Munchkinland
The Munchkins (Additional Munchkin vocals provided by Lois Clements, Zari Elmassian, Nick Angelo, Robert Bradford, Abe Dinovitch, Virgil Johansen, The Debutantes, and The King's Men Octet)
... 0:39
...
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/You're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland and The Munchkins - Violin solo by George Stoll
12-22-1938
04-13-1939
0:49
If I Only Had A Brain (extended version)
Ray Bolger and Judy Garland
02-28-1939
04-11-1939
3:44
We're Off To See The Wizard (duo)
Judy Garland and Ray Bolger
05-08-1939 0:34
Side Two
If I Only Had A Heart (extended version)
Jack Haley (Juliet's voice: Adriana Caselotti)
10-01-1938
11-08-1938
3:12
We're Off To See The Wizard (trio)
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen
10-11-1938 0:25
If I Only Had The Nerve
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
09-30-1938 0:41
We're Off To See The Wizard (quartet)
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
10-11-1938 0:26
Optimistic Voices
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra, The Debutantes, and The Rhythmettes
05-06-1939
07-09-1939
1:09
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Tyler Brook, Ralph Sudam, Bobby Watson, Oliver Smith, Charles Irwin, Lois January, Elivda Rizzo, Lorraine Bridges, and The M-G-M Studio Chorus
12-28-1938
12-30-1938
05-08-1939
1:52
If I Were King Of The Forest
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
10-11-1939
05-08-1939
4:16
The Jitterbug (outtake) Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr 10-06-1938
07-09-1939
3:23
Ding-Dong! Emerald City (outtake) Ken Darby and The M-G-M Studio Chorus 05-04-1939
05-08-1939
1:14
Delirious Escape
(extended version)/Delirious Escape Continued/End Title
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 05-08-1939 3:31
Digital Bonus Track
If I Only Had A Brain (outtake) Ray Bolger and Judy Garland 09-30-1938
10-06-1938
3:31



CREDITS

Produced by: Marilee Bradford and Bradley Flanagan

Associate Producer: John Fricke

Art Direction by: Coco Shinomiya and Rachel Gutek

Design by: Tornado Design

Design for WaterTower Music by: Dale Voelker at DitigaLava.com

Engineered by: Doug Schwartz

CD Mastering Services by: Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA

Photographs Courtesy of: John Fricke and Turner Entertainment Co.

Notes by: John Fricke and George Feltenstein.

Special Thanks to: Woolsey Ackerman, Bruce Baggot, Scott Benson, Roger Blunck, Steve Cox, Vicki Donnelan, Norma Edwards, Michael Feinstein, Mark Feld, George Feltenstein, Allan Fisch, Patty Fricke, Nancy L. Hopkins, Craig Kamins, Michael Kerker, Andrea Kinloch, Tod Machin, Rob Roy MacVeigh, Dick May, Roger Mayer, Colonel James E. Nitch, Margaraet Pellegrini, Scott Perry, William Rosar, Brent Phillips, Charles Shultz, Daniel Smith, Herbert Stothart Jr., and Mary Beth Verhunce

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