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A Celebration Of Lerner & Loewe [2 CDs]
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Description 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.
Track Listing
Disc 1

Overture – Orchestra
Come To Me, Bend To Me - Jan Peerce
Down On Macconnachy Square – Chorale
There But For You Go I - Robert Merrill
The Heather On The Hill - Jane Powell & Robert Merrill
I’ll Go Home With Bonnie Jean - Jan Peerce
Almost Like Being In Love - Jane Powell & Robert Merrill

Prelude Orchestra / Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Phil Harris
I Remember It Well - Jane Powell & Robert Merrill
The Parisians - Jane Powell
À Toujours - Robert Merrill
I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore - Phil Harris
Say A Prayer For Me Tonight - Jane Powell
The Night They Invented Champagne – Chorale
Gigi - Robert Merrill & Chorale

Paint Your Wagon
Prelude Orchestra / Another Autumn - Jan Peerce
They Call The Wind Maria - Robert Merrill & Chorale
I Talk To The Trees - Jane Powell & Jan Peerce
Wand’rin Star - Robert Merrill & Chorale
How Can I Wait - Jane Powell
Finale: There’s A Coach Comin’ In; I’m On My Way - Robert Merrill
I Talk To The Trees (Pop Version) - Tony Bavaar
Carino Mio (Pop Version) - Tony Bavaar
Another Autumn (Pop Version) - Tony Bavaar

Disc 2

My Fair Lady
Overture - Orchestra
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly - Jane Powell
With A Little Bit Of Luck - Phil Harris
On The Street Where You Live - Jan Peerce
The Rain In Spain - Jane Powell, Robert Merrill & Jan Peerce
Get Me To The Church On Time - Phil Harris
Show Me - Jane Powell
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Robert Merrill
Finale: I Could Have Danced All Night - Jane Powell, Robert Merrill
Brigadoon Vocal Selections From 1953 Ice Capades
Almost Like Being In Love - Maurice Chevalier
Waltz At Maxim’s - Edmund Hockridge

Instrumental And Vocal Selections From My Fair Lady (Tracks 13-24) Norrie Paramor And His Concert Orchestra
I Could Have Danced All Night - Patricia Clark
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly - Patricia Clark
Ascot Gavotte - Patricia Clark
On The Street Where You Live - Patricia Clark
Show Me - Patricia Clark
Get Me To The Church On Time - Michael Sammes
With A Little Bit Of Luck - Michael Sammes
The Rain In Spain - Patricia Clark
I’m An Ordinary Man - Michael Sammes
Without You - Patricia Clark
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Bill Shepherd Chorus
Finale: Grand Medley - Patricia Clark & Bill Shepherd Chorus
I Could Have Danced All Night - Jeannie Carson

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Label SEPI - Sepia Recordings
Number 1138
Subsidiary Artists: Jan Peerce
Robert Merrill
Jane Powell
Phil Harris
Tony Bavaar
Maurice Chevalier
Edmund Hockridge
Norrie Paramor And His Concert Orchestra
Patricia Clark
Michael Sammes
Jeannie Carson
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