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THE WIZARD OF OZ 75th Anniversary Anthology Now Available

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THE WIZARD OF OZ 75th Anniversary Anthology Now AvailableA special new retrospective audio collection featuring Judy Garland and the iconic original cast of the unforgettable motion picture musical mainstay THE WIZARD OF OZ is now available.

The official description of THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75th Anniversary Anthology is as follows: "We celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic WIZARD OF OZ with this anthology CD featuring songs from the movie (and some dropped) recorded by the stars such as Judy Garland, composer Harold Arlen and popular performers of the day such as Glenn Miller and his orchestra. Most of the tracks here are recordings made to promote the movie such as "live" radio broadcasts. We have included four versions of the ever popular OVER THE RAINBOW performed by Judy Garland - the movie version, a "live" version, a "pop" version and finally, one with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra recorded to sell government war bonds. The big band orchestras are represented here by Glenn Miller, Vincent Lopez and Frankie Masters, each performing their "dance band" version of songs from the movie."

The official track-listing for THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75th Anniversary Anthology is as such:
1. THE WIZARD OF OZ OVERTURE
The NBC Orchestra and Chorus Conducted By Meredith Willson
2. BEHIND THE SCENES:- HOW A PICTURE IS CREATED narrated by RoBert Young
(a) Judy Garland learns she is to play Dorothy
(b) Frank Morgan learns that he has won the part of the Wizard
(c) Bert Lahr rehearses his role as the Cowardly Lion
(d) Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg demonstrate "Over The Rainbow" for Judy Garland who joins in
(e) Bobby Connolly rehearses the Munchkins who demonstrate "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead"
3. OVER THE RAINBOW (debut "live" performance) Judy Garland
4. THE WIZARD OF OZ MEDLEY 1:-
(a) RoBert Young introduces Ray Bolger & Bert Lahr
(b) Ray Bolger & Judy Garland introducing "If I Only Had A Brain"
(c) RoBert Young (for Jack Haley) introducing "If I Only Had A Heart"
(d) Bert Lahr introducing "If I Only Had The Nerve"
5. MUNCHKINLAND MUSICAL SEQUENCE 1:-
(a) "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are"
(b) "It Really Was No Miracle"
(c) "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" Judy Garland & the NBC Chorus & Orchestra
6. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Bert Lahr, Judy Garland & Ray Bolger with the NBC Orchestra
7. THE WIZARD OF OZ FINALE MEDLEY:-
(a) "The Merry Old Land Of Oz" Frank Morgan
(b) "Over The Rainbow" (reprise) Judy Garland
(c) "If I Only Had A Brain (reprise) Ray Bolger
(d) "If I Only Had The Nerve (reprise) Bert Lahr
(e) "We're Off To See The Wizard (reprise) NBC Chorus
(f) "Over The Rainbow" (reprise) NBC Chorus
8. OVER THE RAINBOW Judy Garland with Victor Young & his Orchestra
9. MUNCHKINLAND MUSICAL SEQUENCE 2:-
(a) "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are"
(b) "It Really Was No Miracle"
(c) "We Thank You Very Sweetly"
(d) "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead"
(e) "As Mayor Of The Munchkin City"
(f) "As Coroner, I Must Aver"
(g) "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" (reprise)
(h) "The Lullaby League"
(i) "The Lollipop Guild"
(j) "We Welcome You To Munchkinland"
(k) "Follow The Yellow Brick Road"
(l) "You're Off To See The Wizard" The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra
10. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD / WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra
11. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Harold Arlen with Victor Young & his Orchestra
12. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART / IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Bud Lyon & Garney Bell with Victor Young & his Orchestra
13. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
The Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young & his Orchestra
14. THE JITTERBUG
Judy Garland, Harold Arlen, Bud Lyon & Garney Bell with Victor Young & his Orchestra
15. OVER THE RAINBOW Glenn Miller & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Ray Eberle
16. DING-DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Marion Hutton
17. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Vincent Lopez & his orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Sonny Schuyler
18. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Frankie Masters & his Orchestra with Vocal Chorus by Frankie Masters
19. THE JITTERBUG
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra with Vocal Refrain by Betty Hutton
20. OVER THE RAINBOW Judy Garland with the M-G-M Studio Orchestra
21. THE WIZARD OF OZ MEDLEY 2:-
(a) "If I Only Had A Brain" Ray Bolger & Judy Garland
(b) "If I Only Had A Heart" Jack Haley & Adriana Castelotti
(c) "If I Only Had The Nerve" Bert Lahr
(d) "We're Off To See The Wizard" Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley & Bert Lahr
22. DIALOGUE: DOROTHY'S FAREWELL Judy Garland, Clara Blandick & Charley Grapewin / END TITLE M-G-M Studio Orchestra
23. OVER THE RAINBOW Judy Garland with Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra

THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75th Anniversary Anthology is available to order at the official site here.

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