Product Description & Reviews
It's probably the greatest musical of all time and now, on its 50th anniversary, here is a 2-CD set that dances circles around all previous reissues of this classic score. Disc one presents all 18 original tracks from the film, plus seven supplemental tracks, four unreleased! Disc two, meanwhile, offers 20 original versions of songs that were updated for the film-eight of 'em unreleased!-like the 1929 version of Singin' in the Rain by Cliff Edwards and Judy Garland's 1940 film version. Bonus orchestral tracks and radio broadcasts round out the package. What a glorious feeling! A vibrant tribute to MGM's legendary confluence of brains, talent, hard work, ambition--and dare we say it?--massive egos, Singin' in the Rain long ago took its rightful place among the first rank of the studio's dizzying catalog of film musicals. This double-disc, 46-track 50th-anniversary edition features all of the film's familiar songs, as well as numerous outtakes and extended versions, many culled directly from the film's original recording masters. Its second disc also chronicles the film's clever--if studio imposed--self-referential musical gambit of recycling a slate of Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown songs from Metro's first decade by including 14 of the originals, including performances by Jeanette McDonald, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and Freed himself. Featuring a dozen previously unreleased recordings and an illustrated booklet containing the insightful reminiscences of the film's original writers, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, it's the ultimate musical companion to one of cinema's magical, enduring masterpieces. --Jerry McCulley
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||Rhino / TCM Music|
|Publisher:||Rhino / TCM Music|
|Studio:||Rhino / TCM Music|
|Item Weight:||0.29 pounds|
|Item Size:||5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.26 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.96 x 0.47 x 0.47 inches|
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