The Sound of Music (1965 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 40th Anniversary Special Edition Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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2006 celebrates 40 years of the world's most beloved movie musical. The 40th anniversary edition features four unreleased bonus tracks, interviews and more. Sony. 2005.
Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote the music for this film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The scene in which Andrews crests a hill with her arms spread singing the title track is one of the greatest in American film. Hearing that song forever fills the listener with that image, and remains as fresh and even chilling as it was initially. Unfortunately much of this has been co-opted by television advertisements or whatever, and so could languish because of the clichéd quality of it. Fortunately, conductor Irwin Kostal delivered a wonderful score, and the vocal delivery is as vibrant as any in the storied history of film musicals. --Scott Wilson --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Alas, even this album is not really "complete." Missing is the complete wedding music along with the waltz at the close of the first act, the one based on the unused song, "How Can Love Survive," from the stage version. Missing as well is much of the Festival music and the children's own singing of "The Sound of Music" and "My Favorite Things." And I think the Richard Rodgers thing on the second disc is kind of unnecessary. The album is so wonderful, though, that you don't even think of completeness when you're enjoying this.
All in all, though, the 2 disc set (on the RCA Victor label) is well worth the purchase. Sound quality is exceptionally good on both discs, and neither disc is marred with extraneous sound effects such as extra dialogue, hand clapping and foot stomping that plague the "expanded" editions of Oklahoma, Carousel, The King and I, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story.Read more ›
NOTE: This wonderous soundtrack album was given two 35th Anniversary Editions, a more basic edition with just the standard remastered soundtrack and a two-disc version with the standard edition CD and a bonus disc of alternate versions, some score, and an interview with Richard Rodgers. I purchased the single disc version, so don't look to this review for commentary on the second disc.
Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. Most of your favorite songs are on this disc, while the first version of "Edelweiss" heard (sung only by The Captian) is sadly absent (although purchasers of the two-disc version are treated to it on the bonus CD.) Still, this soundtrack will have you singing along in minutes, and the sound has been flawlessly restored for an even better listening experiece. The CD booklet contains very well-written and interesting liner notes which make for good reading for the serious Sound of Music fan as well as great pictures. Unfortunately, though, the lyrics are missing. Perhaps they are included in the booklet with the 2-disc version.
In conclusion, this is a great soundtrack album, but a flawed release for the absense of lyrics and Christopher Plummer's "Edelweiss." Perhaps it would be better for you to get the 2-disc edition, or perhaps this version suits your budget. Whichever version you choose, this music is classic and should not be missed.
Julie Andrews' crystalline vocal is appealing. One of my favorite musical songs of all time is "My Favorite Things". While Mother Abbess shared many enthusiasms with Maria (My Favorite Things), Mother decided that Maria was not ready for the religious life at the nunnery and sent her out of the Abbey to become temporary governess to the children of Captin von Trapp.
"Do-Re-Mi" came about when Maria taught the Captain's children to sing and enjoy life. The Captain had become a martinet since the death if his wife. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" unraveled the beautiful puppy love between the oldest child Liesl who, in the throes of first love, stole out to meet the village boy Rolf Gruber. The most heart-warming track "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" described when Maria realized she was in love with the Captain. Mother Abbbess advised her that the love between a man and a woman was holy.
The musical produces other timeless classics like "How Can Love Survive", "An Ordinary Couple", and "Edelweiss"....I do not want to give away the story and thus ruin one's pleasure in watching the movie. One thing for sure, once you start listening to the songs from "The Sound of Music", the tunes will become the sounds in your heart.
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Seriously, who can listen to this dreck? The music is awful, the lyrics banal, and the story behind it is dumb, dumber, dumbest. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Irishcan