Studio-recorded soundtrack for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC to be released 12/3

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Country music superstar Carrie Underwood stars in her acting debut as Maria with True Blood's Stephen Moyer as Captain von Trapp in the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, which will be broadcast nationwide on NBC in a three-hour LIVE broadcast December 3, 2013. The cast also includes Tony Award-winners Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle. The CD will be released the day of the broadcast.

One of the most popular stage and film musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of a young novice nun who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The biggest jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, The Sound of Music contains some of the most famous songs ever written: "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and "Edelweiss."

Track Listing
1. Preludium
2. The Sound of Music
3. Maria
4. My Favorite Things
5. Do-Re-Mi
6. Sixteen Going On Seventeen
7. The Lonely Goatherd
8. How Can Love Survive?
9. Reprise: The Sound Of Music
10. The Party Grand Waltz
11. The Lšndler
12. So Long, Farewell
13. Climb Ev'ry Mountain
14. No Way to Stop It
15. Something Good
16. Processional
17. Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen
18. The Concert: Do-Re-Mi
19. The Concert: Edelweiss
20. The Concert: So Long, Farewell
21. Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain

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Yay I'd kill for Audra's climb every mountain
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Is Carrie Underwood really a "superstar"?
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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4 albums, all debuted at #1.
20 million singles, 15 million albums sold.
11 #1 singles.
6 Grammys.
10 Academy Of Country Music Awards.
6 People Choice Awards.
16 Billboard Music Awards.
7 American Music Awards.
Golden Globe nominated.

I think she fits in the "superstar" category.
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Actually really excited for this. Can't wait to hear " How can love survive".

And yeah, she is a superstar.
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
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They're calling this her acting debut? Short memories.
Broadway Legend
It looks like they will be doing "Something Good" which was not in the original Broadway production but was used in the 2006 West End Revival and 2013 London revival. I'm still waiting on casting for Liesl and Rolf.

Updated On: 10/16/13 at 01:18 PM
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Yes, she very much is a superstar. And a very well deserved one.
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When will people wake up and realize what a self-serving song "Something Good" is? It's a crap song that should never have made it anywhere. They should have stuck with "Ordinary Couple".

Consider the emphasis of the songs:

An ordinary couple is all we'll ever be
For all I want of living is to keep you close to me

For somewhere in my youth or childhood
I must have done something good
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
if they were going to use a song from the film, I would've preferred "I Have Confidence"
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"Something Good" isn't a great song, but I think it's better than "An Ordinary Couple". Most live productions of The Sound of Music that I've heard of have used "Something Good".

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"Something Good" might not be a wonderful song and I don't think it's QUITE what Maria and the Captain Von Trapp would say to each other, but it's not at all bad-- the tune is lovely. And it's a zillion times better than the putrid "Ordinary Couple."
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Even Rodgers and Hammerstein didn't like "An Ordinary Couple" that much. Richard Rodgers said that they wanted to rewrite the song for the Broadway production, but Oscar passed before they could get around to doing it. That is why it is one of the songs that is written for the movie.
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No "I Have Confidence?" I figured they would include that to give their star more to sing. I'm glad they're including the "Do-Re-Mi" reprise though. I wish more recordings would include that song.
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Looks like this is the most complete Sound of Music recording, besides the exclusion of An Ordinary Couple and I Have Confidence (which doesn't even count since it was written for the film anyway). This includes the reprise of Do Re Mi (which I love) and The Grand Waltz, which a lot of recordings ignore including. I wish I Have Confidence was included in this production though, even if it has to be shortened, like they did for the Broadway revival and the 2006 West End revival.

I'm so excited for this!!
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"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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Although the artwork is too busy, at least they included photos of Audra, Christian, and Laura!
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Still no word on the kids?
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I wonder if they'll use new arrangements, or an amalgmation of past ones.
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I am confused... maybe i am missing something. Why are they recording if this is supposed to be live?
Broadway Star
Because they will release it on audio CD! They always record things prior to live Broadcast. It's for safety and to release the audio CD!
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I'm hoping they'll change the title treatment. That logo looks so lazy.
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Studio-recorded soundtrack for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC to be released 12/3

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.

Updated On: 10/24/13 at 05:57 PM


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