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My Fair Lady [Cast Recording]

Various (Orig Broadway Cast Re Audio CD
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1. Overture; Why Can't The English?
2. Wouldn't It Be Loverly?
3. With A Little Bit Of Luck
4. I'm An Ordinary Man
5. Just You Wait
6. The Rain in Spain
7. I Could Have Danced All Night
8. Ascot Gavotte
9. On The Street Where You Live
10. You Did it
11. Show Me
12. Get Me To The Church On Time
13. A Hymn to Him
14. Without You
15. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face

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The 2,700 performances of Lerner and Loewe's musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion gracefully spanned the Eisenhower and Camelot eras, then begat a wildly popular film version, whose 1965 Best Picture Oscar capped the show's decade of prominence. The crowning achievement of Lerner and Loewe's rich body of work began its recording life on this 1956 cast recording, a collection of performances that long ago became a ubiquitous and indispensable fixture of American musical theater. Indeed, it's hard to imagine anyone else but Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in the roles of the cockney Eliza Doolittle and her long-suffering mentor, Henry Higgins, delivering definitive versions of the show's embarrassment of riches: "Why Can't the English?," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." This new edition offers a digitally burnished take of the already glorious recording, now supplemented with a post-recording conversation track featuring Harrison, Andrews, Lerner, conductor Franz Allers, and original producer Goddard Lieberson, as well as a 1961 audio interview with Lerner and Loewe. --Jerry McCulley

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My Fair Lady ~ My Fair Lady (1956 Original Bro

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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect cast album from a perfect show March 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
MY FAIR LADY is understandably the world's most beloved musical. Based on one of Shaw's great plays, with Lerner & loewe's finest score, put on stage with the perfect cast, and opening on Broadway at just the right time: late in what had been a very disappointing season for musicals.
This original Broadway cast album, made just days after the premire, captures all the freshness and excitement of the triumphant opening. (Avoid the London cast recording which has teh same cover art but printed on a gold background. The ORIGINAL original cast album with the white cover is the one to get!)
This Cd hardly needs my endorsement. It's been a best-seller for 48 years now.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The London Recording is Better June 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
I recently purchased the Broadway recording, then turned around and got the London cast recording (both with Rex Harrision, Julie Andrews and Stanley Holloway). Though the recording has wonderful music, the recording was nevertheless just so disappointing, and not the way I remembered it. The latter recording isn't nearly so measured. It's far more vital, witty and sarcastic. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Julie is better May 19 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If only Julie Andrews had been chosen for the movie version of My Fair Lady, this film would've swept the Oscars...not that Audrey Hepburn didn't do an amazing job, but the singing is just not the same. While Julie picked up the Best Actress Oscar, Audrey didn't even get nominated. Of course, Audrey had her voice dubbed by Marni Nixon.
But enough of my fuming, the songs:
Rex Harrison is a delight, though his singing abilities are limited, his enunciation and clear, British english makes all of his numbers absolutely delightful.
Julie is, of course, the highlight of this album. I am an avid fan and positively adore her voice. This recording was made in her younger years, therefore you can really hear the clarity and crystalline quality of her voice. My personal favorites are "I Could've Danced All Night" and "Just You Wait".
The supporting cast is also very strong. Stanley Holloway's "Get Me To The Church On Time" shows off his deep baritone. The man who plays Freddy (I forget his name) is also very good. "On the Street Where You Live" is also one of my favorites.
To those who enjoy this album, I recommend "The Music Man", "Sound of Music", "Cinderella", and "Mary Poppins".
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Fair Favorite Feb. 11 2004
By Cam Op
Format:Audio CD
The perfect album of the perfect show! What more could you ask? Few cast albums have achieved the legendary status of this one, and it deserves all the superlatives heaped on it. It would have been nice to have more pictures of the cast recording session in the legendary 30th Street Studio...now since torn down. The best-selling cast album of all time...now better than ever!
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