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My Fair Lady - 2 x CD Complete Score - Limited Edition - Frederick Loewe

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2-D SET  -  INCLUDES 12 BONUS TRACKS
Premiered in 1956, the perennial Broadway musical My Fair Lady was based on George Bernard ShawÕs Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story is about Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady.
This release presents both the complete recording by the original London cast, which premiered the musical in England in 1958 and was recorded in Stereo, and the complete Broadway cast recording, which was taped in Mono in 1956 (the album spent15 weeks at #1 in the charts). The two recordings shared exactly the samepersonnel, with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in the lead roles. (Harrison would also star the 1964 film, in which Andrews was replaced by Audrey Hepburn.)
A 1956 recording of ÒThe Embassy WaltzÓ, a Lerner-Loewe tune which wasnÕt included on the Broadway cast recording but later appeared in the film version, has been added here as a bonus, along with eleven jazz versions of tunes from the play (vocals at the end of CD1,and instrumentals at the end of CD2).
  • CD 1 [1-16]: Recorded in London, England, February 1, 1959.
  • Original recordings produced by Goddard Lieberson.
  • CD 2 [1-16]: Recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, March 24, 1956.
  • Original recordings produced by Goddard Lieberson.
  • (*) Bonus tracks: CD 1 [17-23] & CD 2 [17-21]:
  • Alternative versions of tunes from the show (1956-62)
Track Listing
CD1: TOTAL TIME : 72:54

THE 1958 STEREO LONDON CAST RECORDING  + vocal bonus tracks
01) OVERTURE 
02) WHY CAN√ïT THE ENGLISH? 
03) WOULDN√ïT IT BE LOVERLY 
04) WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK 
05) I√ïM AN ORDINARY MAN 
06) JUST YOU WAIT 
07) THE RAIN IN SPAIN 
08) I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT 
09) ASCOT GAVOTTE 
10) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE 254
11) YOU DID IT 
12) SHOW ME 
13) GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME 
14) A HYMN TO HIM 
15) WITHOUT YOU 
16) I√ïVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE 
17) THE EMBASSY WALTZ [Percy Faith Orchestra] (*)
18) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE [Nancy Wilson] (*)
19) SHOW ME [Ella Fitzgerald] (*)
20) I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT [Frank Sinatra] (*)
21) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE [Etta Jones] (*)
22) IÕVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE [Tony Bennett] (*)
23) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE [Mel Torm≈Ω] (*)

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 71:20
THE 1956 MONO BROADWAY CAST RECORDING + instrumental bonus tracks
01) OVERTURE 
02) WHY CAN√ïT THE ENGLISH? 
03) WOULDN√ïT IT BE LOVERLY 
04) WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK 
05) I√ïM AN ORDINARY MAN 
06) JUST YOU WAIT 
07) THE RAIN IN SPAIN 
08) I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT 
09) ASCOT GAVOTTE 
10) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE 
11) YOU DID IT 
12) SHOW ME 
13) GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME 
14) A HYMN TO HIM 
15) WITHOUT YOU 
16) I√ïVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE 
17) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE [Erroll Garner] (*)
18) GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME [Jonah Jones] (*)
19) IÕVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE [Sonny Rollins] (*)
20) SHOW ME [Chico Hamilton Quintet] (*)
21) ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE [Eddie ÒLockjawÓ Davis] (*)