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A CELEBRATION OF LERNER & LOEWE - SEPIA 1138

A CELEBRATION OF LERNER & LOEWE - SEPIA 1138

CD ONE 

BRIGADOON 


1. OVERTURE Orchestra 
2. COME TO ME, BEND TO ME Jan Peerce 
3. DOWN ON MacCONNACHY SQUARE Chorale 
4. THERE BUT FOR YOU GO I Robert Merrill 
5. THE HEATHER ON THE HILL Jane Powell & Robert Merrill LISTEN
6. I'LL GO HOME WITH BONNIE JEAN Jan Peerce 
7. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE Jane Powell & Robert Merrill 
LISTEN

GIGI 

8. PRELUDE Orchestra / THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS Phil Harris 
9. I REMEMBER IT WELL Jane Powell & Robert Merrill
LISTEN
10. THE PARISIANS Jane Powell 
11. TOUJOURS Robert Merrill 
12. I'M GLAD I'M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE Phil Harris 
13. SAY A PRAYER FOR ME TONIGHT Jane Powell 
LISTEN
14. THE NIGHT THEY INVENTED CHAMPAGNE Chorale 
15. GIGI Robert Merrill & Chorale 

PAINT YOUR WAGON

16. PRELUDE Orchestra / ANOTHER AUTUMN Jan Peerce 
17. THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA Robert Merrill & Chorale 
LISTEN
18. I TALK TO THE TREES Jane Powell & Jan Peerce 
19. WAND'RIN STAR Robert Merrill & Chorale 
20. HOW CAN I WAIT Jane Powell 
21. Finale: THERE'S A COACH COMIN' IN; I'M ON MY WAY Robert Merrill
22. I TALK TO THE TREES (pop version) Tony Bavaar
LISTEN 
23. CARINO MIO (pop version) Tony Bavaar 
24. ANOTHER AUTUMN (pop version) Tony Bavaar 

CD TWO

MY FAIR LADY


1. OVERTURE Orchestra 
2. WOULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY Jane Powell
LISTEN
3. WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK Phil Harris 
4. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE Jan Peerce 
LISTEN
5. THE RAIN IN SPAIN Jane Powell, Robert Merrill & Jan Peerce 
LISTEN
6. GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME Phil Harris 
7. SHOW ME Jane Powell 
8. I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE Robert Merrill
9. Finale: I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT Jane Powell, Robert Merrill
10. BRIGADOON Vocal Selections from 1953 ICE CAPADES 
11. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE Maurice Chevalier 
LISTEN
12. WALTZ AT MAXIM'S Edmund Hockridge
LISTEN

INSTRUMENTAL and VOCAL SELECTIONS from MY FAIR LADY
(Tracks 13-24) Norrie Paramor and his Concert Orchestra

13. I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT Patricia Clark 
14. WOULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY Patricia Clark 
15. ASCOT GAVOTTE Patricia Clark 
16. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE Patricia Clark 
17. SHOW ME Patricia Clark 
18. GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME Michael Sammes 
19. WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK Michael Sammes 
20. THE RAIN IN SPAIN Patricia Clark 
21. I'M AN ORDINARY MAN Michael Sammes 
22. WITHOUT YOU Patricia Clark 
23. I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE Bill Shepherd Chorus 
24. Finale: GRAND MEDLEY Patricia Clark & Bill Shepherd Chorus 
25. I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT Jeannie Carson 
LISTEN

Title: A Celebration Of Lerner & Loewe
Artist: Various
Catalogue No.: SEPIA 1138
Barcode: 5055122111382
Release Date: 8 September 2009

A CELEBRATION OF LERNER & LOEWE celebrates the musicality of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe focusing on four of their collaborations BRIGADOON, PAINT YOUR WAGON, MY FAIR LADY and GIGI. In this 2 CD set of performances by an outstanding cast from the world of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End headed by Jane Powell, Robert Merrill, Jan Peerce, Phil Harris, Maurice Chevalier, Tony Bavaar, Jeannie Carson and Edmund Hockridge, a parade of great Lerner & Loewe songs again bring back a plethora of thrilling music.

The main ingredient of this issue is the double LP set recorded in 1958, An Evening with Lerner and Loewe. Johnny Green led the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra and Chorale in excerpts from Lerner and Loewe's four major musicals written up to that point. Though the recordings were based solely on work done in the studio, the singers engaged (Powell, Merrill, Harris and Peerce) to perform them all had such an outstanding sense of the theatre that the results were vivid. 

Rarities have been unearthed for this release - 3 "pop" recordings from PAINT YOUR WAGON recorded by Tony Bavaar, who played "Julio" in the original 1951 Broadway production; and Selections from BRIGADOON from the 1953 ICE CAPADES. 


Most of the remainder of the set consists of Norrie Paramor's recording of instrumental and vocal selections from My Fair Lady, starring Patricia Clark, Michael Sammes and the Bill Shepherd Chorus. This recording was one of the first batch of stereo LPs recorded in Britain in late 1957. Finally , Jeannie Carson's rendition of "I Could Have Danced All Night" brings this dazzling, forty-nine-track 150 minute collection to a rousing conclusion. 

Where recordings had been issued in Stereo we have restored and included here. 

 

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