Label: RCA - 07863 67965-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Pop, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Vocal
Overture And Preludium Dixit Dominus 3. Morning Hymn And Alleluia 4. Maria 5. I Have Confidence 6. Sixteen Going On Seventeen 7.
My Favorite Things 8. Do-Re-Mi 9. The Sound Of Music The Lonely Goatherd So Long, Farewell Climb Ev'ry Mountain Something Good Processional And Maria Edelweiss Naturally, The Sound of Music has been well-served in the compact disc era. Earlier this year, Legacy Recordings issued the 50th anniversary version with still another new presentation, even as the newest Blu-ray release included a bonus CD filled with tracks culled from various foreign-language releases.
Revisiting The Sound of Music, at any age, is like revisiting an old friend. Kostal had previously worked his magic on another Julie Andrews musical featuring her as a governess: Mary Poppins. Happily, the sound quality is by and large as one would expect from the high-resolution SACD format. Note that crispness does vary from track to track, perhaps due to the condition of the source tapes. Other songs, however, are remarkably resonant. High resolution also lends a warmth and richness to the choral singing, even more goosebump-inducing than usual.
Unfortunately, no new liner Morning Hymn And Alleluia - Various - The Sound Of Music - An Original Soundtrack Recording have been included nor any technical notes on the SACD presentation. Despite the lack of a surround option, this release of the classic soundtrack should be a welcome addition to a high-resolution collection as well as a good option for anyone who wishes to hear the album on CD as they remembered it Detonation - Annihilator - Metal vinyl, sans extra tracks.
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