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My Fair Lady'
My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast)
Cut From The Original Mono Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound
Legendary 1956 Mono Recording On 180-Gram Vinyl For The First Time
Produced By Goddard Lieberson And Recorded By Fred Plaut At Columbia 30th Street Studio
Housed In A Stoughton Old Style Tip-On Jacket
180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI
Incontestably one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, My Fair Lady, which opened at the Mark Hellinger on March 15, 1956 and enjoyed a long run of 2,717 performances, set the standards for its perfect integration of the songs and the plot in a smooth amalgamation of music and drama. The work of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who adapted George Bernard Shaw's whimsical tale of Pygmalion to the musical stage, it starred a non-singing actor, Rex Harrison, another first, and Julie Andrews in her first major role on Broadway. When its producer, Herman Levin, sought to raise the money needed to bring the expensive show to New York, he found in Columbia Records President Goddard Lieberson a tolerant patron of the arts who, single-handedly, provided the $375,000 capitalization, in exchange for the rights in perpetuity to the original cast album. That recording, along with its companion volume in stereo, cut two years later, has always been one of the biggest sellers in the Columbia catalog.1. Overture
2. Why Can't the English?
3. Wouldn't It Be Loverly
4. With a Little Bit of Luck
5. I'm an Ordinary Man
6. Just You Wait
7. The Rain in Spain
8. I Could Have Danced All Night
9. Ascot Gavotte
10. On the Street Where You Live
11. You Did It
12. Show Me
13. Get Me to the Church on Time
14. A Hymn to Him
15. Without You
16. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
My Fair Lady (Expanded)Import
First Pressing Of 750 Copies On 180 Pink Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Includes 11 Bonus Tracks
PVC Protective Sleeve
The eponymous stage musical My Fair Lady (1956) got a very successful film adaption in 1964 starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Based on the original script by Frederick Loewe, the film won eight Oscars and three Golden Globes. Composed by Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music), the songs were performed by both the film cast and guest singers Marni Nixon & Bill Shirley and were supervised by German pianist, conductor and composer AndrÉ Previn.
The story about Eliza Doolitte, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons so the she may pass as a lady, now gets an expanded Music On Vinyl At The Movies release.LP 1
2. Why Can't The English?
3. Wouldn't It Be Loverly
4. The Flower Market
5. I'm An Ordinary Man
6. With A Little Bit Of Luck
7. Just You Wait
8. Servants' Chorus
9. The Rain In Spain
10. I Could Have Danced All Night
11. Ascot Gavotte
12. Ascot Gavotte (Reprise)
13. On The Street Where You Live
1. The Transylvanian March
2. The Embassy Waltz
3. You Did It
4. Just You Wait (Reprise)
5. On The Street Where You Live (Reprise)
6. Show Me
7. The Flowermarket
8. Get Me To The Church On Time
9. A Hymn To Him
10. Without You
11. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
12. End Titles
13. Exit Music$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
My Fair LadyShelly Manne and his Friends bassist Leroy Vinnegar and the o nce and future classical pianist AndrÉ Previn had
recorded a trio album before this one (Shelly Manne and Friends) but My Fair Lady was the first and biggest-selling
of the jazz versions of Broadway shows, TV themes, and film soundtracks later recorded by the trio. It remains a
true classic to this day.1. Get Me To The Church On Time
2. On The Street Where You Live
3. I''ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
4. Wouldn't It Be Loverly
5. Ascot Gavotte
6. Show Me
7. With A Little Bit Of Luck
8. I Could Have Danced All Night$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Any Day Now (Pure Pleasure)The material - many of the Dylan classics - is unsurpassable. Her voice is at its zenith, young, supple - neither undisciplined (as in her 1st records) nor the later, low vibrato warble. There is none of the self-conscious and silly Dylan vocal imitation found in Baez's later recording. Where Dylan's own singing is wonderfully raw and rough, Baez is clear and pure. Both are great for me, but very, very different from each other. These lovely renditions are like no one else's. Just pure Joan in her finest voice.
She is backed here by several of the very best of '70s Nashville session musicians (pickers). Some folks think of Nashville sidemen as inevitably bound up with Country Music. While this is not counter-country, it fits much more into folk - as the names Dylan and Baez rightly connote.
One Too Many Mornings is too often overlooked among Dylan's compositions, and this is among the best renditions I've heard. The full-length, unhurried treatment Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland is spell-binding and satisfying. Perhaps my favorite, though, is the subtle and poignant Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather. Dylan's lyrical genius is fully manifest, in his gorgeous melody and Joan Baez's a wonderful performance.
For many of us who listened both then and recently, this pristine work inevitably reminds us how much has aged in the decades since this earlier era - also recaptured so vividly in Dylan's own Chronicles. These are timely works, both for reminiscence and to introduce newbies to the non-acid experiences that stirred an earlier generation. But regardless of any social import, this is simply beautiful poetry and music.
- Joan Baez (guitar, vocal)
- Fred Carter (mandolin)
- Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (keyboards)
- Stephen Stills, Pete Drake, Harold Rugg (guitar)
- Tommy Jackson, Johnny Gimble (violin)
Recording: 1968 by Selby Cofeen
Production: Maynard Solomon
Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
2. North Country Blues
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere
4. Drifter's Escape
5. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
6. Tears of Rage
7. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
8. Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
10. The Walls of Redwing
11. Dear Landlord
12. One Too Many Mornings
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Boots of Spanish Leather
15. Walkin' Down the Line
16. Restless Farewell$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now