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The Wizard Of Oz

Title:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
M-G-M Records
Catalog Number:
E/SE-3996ST
10-5612

Cassette: M5H 3996
Release Date:
1962
Type:
12" 33 1/3rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
41:07
Availability:
Out Of Print

Download the original MGM Records LP soundtrack:
Side One (MP3 file - 32 megs)
Side Two (MP3 file - 30 megs)

Judy Room Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz Section
The Wizard Of Oz


Back of album ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

MGM Records re-released the 1956 edition of the soundtrack in a newer "deluxe" gate-fold packaging that opened up to reveal photos from the film, a little blurb about the making of the film, and explanations about the tracks included.

What is especially odd about this album is how much the artwork does NOT look like the Judy. The red dress, black shoes, and freckled child's face looks nothing like she did in the film. An odd choice, although it was probably chosen to appeal to children rather than adults or collectors. Aside from a 1970's British release, this artwork would remain on the album until the first CD release in 1989.

An interesting note: Even though Judy Garland passed away in 1969, the text, "Today Judy cannot complete a concert without singing Over The Rainbow.", stayed unchanged in the liner notes throughout the 1970's and early 1980's.

This version would remain in print through the 1980s. The last appearance was on the MCA "Classics" Soundtracks label in 1985 (#MCA-39046), although by this time the gate-fold was gone and the record was issued as any other normal record at the time, with the same cover and back cover art as shown here but with the MCA Classics and MGM logos replacing the MGM Records logo.

All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan and Eric Hemphill.
L-R: The 1970's cassette version, and the 1986 MCA re-issue.
Click on the MCA image for larger version.
CassetteMCA Version



CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THOSE EDITIONS OF THIS SOUNDTRACK


Original LP  Oz 45rpm 
1969 Edition  The Wizard of Oz - Brigadoon  The Wizard of Oz - World Record Club edition

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  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 orignal soundtrack - Warner Archive - 75th Anniversary  The Wizard of Oz " Costco Blu-ray Special Edition

The Wizard of Oz "Record Store Day" Green Vinyl LP Special Edition
  The Wizard of Oz orignal soundtrack - Warner Archive - 75th Anniversary

TRACK LISTING

This album seamlessly presents both dialog and songs from the film without separate tracks for each song.
We've listed the songs separately here, along with details culled from subsequent releases of the soundtrack.

Musical and Dramatic Selections Recorded Directly From The Sound Track of M-G-M's Technicolor Film "The Wizard Of Oz"
Song Title
Performed by... Date Recorded
Side One - trt: 20:77
Main Title
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra and Chorus
05-06-1939
07-09-1939
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
10-07-1938
Munchkinland Sequence
Judy Garland, Billie Burke, Billy Bletcher, Joseft Kozlel, Frank Cucksey, Pinto Colveg, J.D. Jewkes, Harry Stanton, Lorraine Bridges, Betty Rome, Carol Tevis, Lois Clements and The Munchkins
12-14-1938
12-19-1938
12-22-1938
04-13-1939
If I Only Had A Brain
Ray Bolger and Judy Garland
02-28-1939
We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland and Ray Bolger
10-11-1938
If I Only Had A Heart
Jack Haley (Juliet's voice: Adriana Caselotti)
10-01-1938
11-08-1938
We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen
10-11-1938
If I Only Had The Nerve
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
09-30-1938
We're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
10-11-1938
Side Two- trt: 19:50
If I Were King Of The Forest
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
10-11-1938
Dorothy's Adventures In Oz
(dialog and music selections)
Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
[various]


CREDITS

None listed.

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