This wonderful 1987 Studio Cast is the most complete recording. It features opera stars Frederica von Stade, Hakan Hagegard and Eileen Farrell, with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by the late Maestro Erich Kunzel. Beautifully sung, played and recorded, it includes nearly all the music from the stage version, omitting only the underscoring that accompanies scene changes and such. The two new songs from the film are interpolated. Personally I love An Ordinary Couple and this recording includes the rarely heard second verse, which is not on the OBC. An Ordinary Couple has the elegant simplicity of a folk song; Something Good sounds like 1960's elevator music with the lamest lyrics in the entire R&H canon. It is well documented that director Robert Wise ended up shooting the number in silhouette and shadows to hide the fact that Andrews and Plummer couldn't stop giggling during the music playbacks. Track Listings 1. The Sound Of Music 2. The Sound Of Music: The Abbey Bells 3. The Sound Of Music: Mono Chant 4. The Sound Of Music: The Sound of Music 5. The Sound Of Music: Angelus Bells 6. The Sound Of Music: Alleluia 7. The Sound Of Music: Maria 8. The Sound Of Music: My Favorite Things 9. The Sound Of Music: I Have Confidence In Me 10. The Sound Of Music: Do-re-mi 11. The Sound Of Music: Sixteen Going On Seventeen 12. The Sound Of Music: The Lonely Goatherd 13. The Sound Of Music: How Can Love Survive? 14. The Sound Of Music: Reprise: The Sound Of Music 15. The Sound Of Music: The Party Scene; Grand Waltz; Landler 16. The Sound Of Music: So Long, Farewell 17. The Sound Of Music: Climb Ev'ry Mountain 18. The Sound Of Music: No Way To Stop It 19. The Sound Of Music: An Ordinary Couple 20. The Sound Of Music: Something Good 21. The Sound Of Music: Processional; Confitemini Domino; Alleluia 22. The Sound Of Music: Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen 23. The Sound Of Music: Reprise: Do-re-mi 24. The Sound Of Music: Edelweiss 25. The Sound Of Music: Reprise: So Long, Farewell 26. The Sound Of Music: Reprise: Climb Ev'ry Mountain The CD is available at Amazon for the ridiculously great price of $9.39 and the customer reviews all give it five stars out of five.
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