Harold Arlen & Herbert Stothart - The Wizard Of Oz (Il Mago Di Oz)
Titolo: The Wizard Of Oz
Anno: 1995 (originale \'39)
Etichetta: Rhino / Wea
N° Tracce: 26
Durata Totale: 39\'04
Mp3 Bitrate: 320 Kbps
Dimensioni: 91,3 MB
Over The Rainbow
Cyclone [Extended Version]
Come Out, Come Out…
It Really Was No Miracle
We Thank You Very Sweetly
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!
As Mayor Of The Munchkin City
As Coroner, I Must Aver
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead! (Reprise)
The Lullaby League
The Lollipop Guild
We Welcome You To Munchkinland
Follow The Yellow Brick Road, You’re Off To See The Wizard
If I Only Had A Brain [Extended Version]
We’re Off To See The Wizard (Duo)
If I Only Had A Heart [Extended Version]
We’re Off To See The Wizard (Trio)
If I Only Had The Nerve
We’re Off To See The Wizard (Quartet)
The Merry Old Land Of Oznd, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley
If I Were King Of The Forest [Extended Version]
The Jitterbug [Outtake]
Ding-Dong! Emerald City [Outtake]
Delirious Escape [Extended Version] , Delirious Escape (Continued) , End Title
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical-fantasy film mainly directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.The film features Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Billie Burke as Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Frank Morgan as the Wizard.
The Wizard of Oz is widely noted for its musical selections and soundtrack. Music and lyrics were by Harold Arlen and E.Y. \"Yip\" Harburg, who won the Academy Awards for Best Music, Song for \"Over the Rainbow\". In addition, Herbert Stothart, who composed the instrumental underscore, won the Academy Award for Best Original Score.
The song \"The Jitterbug\", written in a swing style, was intended for the sequence in which the four are journeying to the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West. Due to time constraints, the song was cut from the final theatrical version. The film footage for the song has been lost, although silent home film footage of rehearsals for the number has survived. The sound recording for the song, however, has survived, and it is included in the 2-CD Rhino Record deluxe edition of the film soundtrack, as well as on the VHS and DVD editions of the film. A reference to \"The Jitterbug\" remains in the film; the Witch remarks to her flying monkeys that they should have no trouble apprehending Dorothy and her friends because \"I sent a little insect ahead to take the fight out of them.\"
The songs were recorded in a studio before filming. Several of the recordings were completed while Buddy Ebsen was still with the cast. Therefore, while Ebsen had to be dropped from the cast due to illness from the aluminum powder makeup, his singing voice remained in the soundtrack. In the group vocals of \"We\'re off to See the Wizard,\" his voice is easy to detect. Jack Haley spoke with a distinct Boston accent and thus did not pronounce the r in wizard. By contrast, Ebsen was a Midwesterner, like Judy Garland, and thus pronounced it. Of course, Haley re-recorded Ebsen\'s solo parts at a later date.
The Dark Side of the Rainbow is the term sometimes given to the act of watching the The Wizard of Oz to the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon. Many claim an apparent sychronicity between the motion picture and the Pink Floyd album.
The film also inspired the album and song, Living In Oz by Rick Springfield.
During the live segment\'s of Prince\'s seminal 1987 concert film Sign \'O\' The Times, he encourages the crowd to call and respond with the \"ooh-wee-ooh... oh-oh\" marching song that the Wicked Witch of the West\'s Winkie army uses.