- Audio CD (Sep 22 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Cast Recording, Import, Original recording remastered
- Label: Sme
- ASIN: B00000AG7N
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
|1. On The Town|
|2. "Three Dance Episodes from ""On the Town"""|
|3. "Opening: New York, New York"|
|4. Come Up To My Place|
|5. Carried Away|
|6. Lonely Town|
|7. Carnegie Hall (Do-Do-Re-Do)|
|8. "I Can Cook, Too"|
|9. Lucky to Be Me|
|10. Dance: Time Square|
|11. "Night Club Sequence - a) So Long, Baby; b) I'm Blue; c) Ya Got Me"|
|12. I Understand|
|13. Ballet: The Imaginary Coney Island: a) Subway Rider; b) Dance of the Great Lover; c) Pas de Deux|
|14. Some Other Time|
|15. Dance: The Real Coney Island|
|16. Overture to On the Town|
|17. I. The Great Lover|
|18. lI. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux|
|19. III. Times Square: 1944|
Saul Chaplin, the arranger for the film version, said he preferred the Broadway score to the film score, and most people agree with him, myself included.
Arthur Freed, who produced the movie, said the Broadway songs were "too sophisticated" for movie audiences, and that a new score had to be written, really only retaining "Let's Go To My Place" and the Pas de Deux.
Among the gems you will find here are "Carried Away", "Lucky To Be Me", "Ya Got Me" and the wistful "Some Other Time" which candidly speaks of the fact that the three sailors might not return from the warfront.
The Overture has been added, along with some of the dance numbers.
This is a great version to have for purists of the score.