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The Wizard Of Oz

Title:

THE STORY & SONGS OF
THE WIZARD OF OZ

Category:
Soundtrack
Label:

Rhino Movie Music
Turner Classic Movies Music

Catalog Number:
R2 75516
Release Date:
1998
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
77:49
Availability:
Out of print

Judy Room Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz Section

The
The Wizard Of Oz


Back of packaging ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

Warner Bros. re-released The Wizard Of Oz into theaters nationwide in 1998. The re-release boasted a new print of the restored film, as well as a newly restored "digital" soundtrack. The soundtrack for the film had been remastered utilizing the original recording masters, including the existing separate stems. These stems allowed parts of the film to be remixed into true stereo, while the rest of the film was remastered to simulate stereo.

This special edition of the soundtrack album was released by Rhino Records to coincide with the theatrical re-release. It contains most of the songs and dialog recorded "directly from the soundtrack" of the film, recreating and expanding the listening experience many of us had enjoyed with the original M-G-M Records LP's, while also presenting this listening experience for a whole new generation of fans.

The sound quality on this disc is excellent. Sure, some of it is "simulated" stereo, however it's the only CD that has "Over The Rainbow" as heard in the film, without that annoying jump in volume when Judy sings the second "somewhere" as it has been presented in all of the other Rhino CDs that include the pre-recording. Even with the extant noises such as footsteps (etc.) included, the overall listening experience, especially in the "Munchkinland Sequence", is vastly superior to the previous mono editions.

The beautiful packaging folds out to reveal a "pop-up" of the main characters, with nice photos on either side (see below).

Click here to see the CD artwork (part of the "Labels" page).

All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan and Eric Hemphill.
Cassette version:
Cassette
Packaging for the cassette version
Cassette Packaging


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

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 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
 
TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland songs in blue.
All songs performed by the M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus, except where noted.
Italicized selections indicate film scenes with dialog.

Song Title
Performed by... Time
Main Title/Prologue
[The M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus]
1:54
Dorothy's Dilemma
[film scene with dialog and music]
1:59
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
2:13
Miss Gulch
[film scene with dialog and music]
2:44
"It's A Twister, It's A Twister!"
[film scene with dialog and music]
2:19
"Toto, I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore!"
[film scene with dialog and music]
3:28
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
Billie Burke and The Munchkins
1:58
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
The Munchkins
2:49
The Lullaby League/The Lollipop Guild
"The Lullaby League": Lorraine Bridges, Betty Rome, and Carol Tevis
"The Lollipop Guild":Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg, and Harry Stanton
4:57
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/You're Off To See The Wizard
Judy Garland and The Munchkins - Violin solo by George Stoll
1:20
Dorothy Meets The Scarecrow
[film scene with dialog and music]
2:30
If I Only Had A Brain/We're Off To See The Wizard
Ray Bolger and Judy Garland
5:21
"Why It's A Man, A Man Made Out Of Tin!"
[film scene with dialog and music]
2:11
If I Only Had A Heart/We're Off To See The Wizard
"If I Only Had A Heart":Jack Haley (Juliet's voice: Adriana Caselotti)
"We're Off To See The Wizard": Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Buddy Ebsen
3:32
"Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh, My!"
.
3:59
If I Only Had The Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard
"If I Only Had The Nerve": Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Judy Garland
"We're Off To See The Wizard": Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, and Bert Lahr
1:09
Optimistic Voices
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra, The Debutantes, and The Rhythmettes
3:09
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
Cast
1:38
"Surrender Dorothy"
[film scene with dialog and music]
1:44
If I Were King Of The Forest
Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Buddy Ebsen
3:25
The Great And Powerful Oz [film scene with dialog and music] 2:53
The Wicked Witch Takes Her Prisoner [film scene with dialog and music] 3:27
March Of The Winkies (O Eee Ahhh, Eeeo, Ahh) [film scene with dialog and music] 1:14
Escape From The Witch [film scene with dialog and music] 0:57
"I'm Melting" [film scene with dialog and music] 1:13
Oz Unmasked [film scene with dialog and music] 5:51
Dorothy And The Wizard [film scene with dialog and music] 2:02
The Return Of Glinda [film scene with dialog and music] 2:53
"There's No Place Like Home" [film scene with dialog and music] 2:41
End Title [film scene with dialog and music] 0:19



DETAILS OF THE SPECIAL FOLD-OUT PACKAGING (click on images for details)

Left Side
Middle
Right Side


CREDITS

Produced by: George Feltenstein

Based upon the original 1956 album produced by: Jesse Kaye

Project Supervisor: Julie D'Angelo

Art Direction by: Hugh Brown and Tornado Design

Design by: Tornado Design

Creative Services Direction by: Lori Carfora

Engineering by: Doug Schwartz, Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA

Featuring Stereophonic Soundtrack Remix by: Chace Productions, Inc.

Photographs Courtesy of: Turner Entertainment Co.

Editorial Supervision: Julee Stover

Editorial Research: Daniel Goldmark

Project Assistance: Alexander Alvy

Special Thanks to: Bruce Baggot, Nick Corsello, Allan Fisch, Bob Heiber, Roger Mayer, Stephen Peeples, Ned Price, Massey Rafani, Robin Schwartz, Charles Shultz, and Thane Tierney

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