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Julie Andrews/Rex Harrison: My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast] [2002 Bonus Tracks]

Album Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.30) - Ranked #18 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Among the most lovely of soundtracks..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.30) - Ranked #18 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Among the most lovely of soundtracks..."

Album Notes

Music composed by Frederick Lowe. Lyrics written by Alan Jay Lerner.

Principal cast includes: Rex Harrison (Professor Henry Higgins); Julie Andrews (Eliza Dolittle); Robert Coote (Colonel Pickering); Stanley Holloway (Mr. Dolittle); Philippa Bevans (Mrs. Pearce).

Recorded at Columbia 30th St. Studios, New York, New York on March 25, 1956.

Originally released on Columbia (5090).

Music composed by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics written by Alan Jay Lerner.

Audrey Hepburn's part is sung by Marni Nixon.

Principal cast: Audrey Hebpurn (Eliza Doolittle); Rex Harrison (Henry Higgins); Wilfrid Hyde-White (Colonel Pickering); Stanley Holloway (Alfred P. Doolittle); Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Higgins); Isobel Elsom (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill); Jeremy Brett (Freddy Eynsford-Hill); Theodore Bikel (Zoltan Karpathy); Mona Washbourne (Mrs. Pearce); John Holland (Butler).

Recorded in Hollywood, California on April 14-17, 1964. Includes liner notes by Brooks Atkinson.

This is a Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.

Music composed by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics written by Alan Jay Lerner.

Audrey Hepburn's part is sung by Marni Nixon.

Principal cast: Audrey Hebpurn (Eliza Doolittle); Rex Harrison (Henry Higgins); Wilfrid Hyde-White (Colonel Pickering); Stanley Holloway (Alfred P. Doolittle); Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Higgins); Isobel Elsom (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill); Jeremy Brett (Freddy Eynsford-Hill); Theodore Bikel (Zoltan Karpathy); Mona Washbourne (Mrs. Pearce); John Holland (Butler).

Recorded in Hollywood, California on April 14-17, 1964. Includes liner notes by Brooks Atkinson.

Music composed by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics written by Alan Jay Lerner.

Composer: Frederick Loewe.

Lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner.

The original Broadway production of MY FAIR LADY, as heard on this 1956 recording, not only made stars of Rex Harrison (already an established actor) and Julie Andrews, it introduced a host of unforgettable tunes into the Great American Songbook. "On the Street Where You Live," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," each has been sung so many times by so many performers that it's easy to forget who laid down the definitive versions. Throughout the show, Harrison's charisma-laded sprechtstimme and Andrews's bell-like tones provide the perfect contrast for each other, not to mention the perfect vehicle for this rich set of songs.



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