The Sound of Music (soundtrack)

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The Sound of Music
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released1965
Recorded1964
Length45:20 (original)
76:47 (2005 re-issue)
62:10 (2010 re-issue)
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerNeely Plumb
 
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The Sound of Music
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released1965
Recorded1964
Length45:20 (original)
76:47 (2005 re-issue)
62:10 (2010 re-issue)
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerNeely Plumb

The soundtrack to the film The Sound of Music was released in 1965. It reached number one in June of that year and spent a total of 70 weeks at the top over several runs.[1] It was the biggest-selling album in the UK during 1965, 1966, and 1968 and the second biggest-selling of the entire decade. The Sound of Music also stayed 73 weeks on the Norwegian charts, becoming the seventh best-charting album of all time in that country.[2]

There were differences between the 1959 Broadway soundtrack album and the 1965 soundtrack. Three songs from the Broadway production, "An Ordinary Couple", "How Can Love Survive?", and "There's No Way To Stop It" were cut and replaced with two new songs, "I Have Confidence" and "Something Good", that were written by Richard Rodgers.[3]

The music was written by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and arranged and conducted by Irwin Kostal.

Original vinyl track listing[edit]

  1. "Prelude and The Sound of Music" - Maria
  2. "Overture and Preludium (Dixit Dominus)" - Orchestra and Nuns Chorus
  3. "Morning Hymn and Alleluia" - Nuns Chorus
  4. "Maria" - Nuns Chorus
  5. "I Have Confidence" - Maria
  6. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" - Rolf and Liesl
  7. "My Favorite Things" - Maria
  8. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - Mother Abbess
  9. "The Lonely Goatherd" - Maria and the Children
  10. "The Sound of Music" - The Children and the Captain
  11. "Do-Re-Mi" - Maria and the Children
  12. "Something Good" - Maria and the Captain
  13. "Processional and Maria" - Organ, Orchestra and Nuns Chorus
  14. "Edelweiss" - The Captain, Maria, the Children and Chorus
  15. "So Long, Farewell" - The Children
  16. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain (reprise)" - Chorus and Orchestra

40th Anniversary Edition[edit]

  1. "Prelude / The Sound of Music" - 2:45
  2. "Overture / Preludium (Dixit Dominus)" - 3:14
  3. "Morning Hymn / Alleluia" - 2:03
  4. "Maria" - 3:18
  5. "I Have Confidence" - 3:27
  6. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" - 3:18
  7. "My Favorite Things" - 2:19
  8. "Do-Re-Mi" - 5:33
  9. "The Sound of Music" - 2:12
  10. "The Lonely Goatherd" - 3:11*
  11. "Edelweiss" - 2:17*
  12. "Laendler" - 2:27*
  13. "So Long, Farewell" - 2:25
  14. "Entr'acte" - 2:08**
  15. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - 2:17
  16. "My Favorite Things" (reprise) - 1:17**
  17. "Something Good" - 3:18
  18. "Processional / Maria" - 2:27
  19. "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" (reprise) - 3:05
  20. "Do-Re-Mi" (reprise) - 1:20**
  21. "Edelweiss" (reprise) - 1:50
  22. "So Long, Farewell" (reprise) - 1:59**
  23. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (reprise) - 1:21
  24. "Finale" - 0:43**
  25. "credits" - 63:12
  26. "Robert Wise Interview" - 5:25
  27. "Richard Rodgers Interview" - 5:31
  28. "Charmian Carr Interview" - 5:07

(*) Film version, not on original soundtrack
(**) Previously unreleased

45th Anniversary Edition[edit]

  1. "Prelude / The Sound of Music" - 2:45
  2. "Overture / Preludium (Dixit Dominus)" - 3:14
  3. "Morning Hymn / Alleluia" - 2:03
  4. "Maria" - 3:18
  5. "I Have Confidence" - 3:27
  6. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" - 3:18
  7. "My Favorite Things" - 2:19
  8. "Do-Re-Mi" - 5:33
  9. "The Sound of Music" - 2:12
  10. "The Lonely Goatherd" - 3:11*
  11. "Edelweiss" - 2:17*
  12. "Laendler" - 2:27*
  13. "So Long, Farewell" - 2:25
  14. "Entr'acte" - 2:08
  15. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - 2:17
  16. "My Favorite Things" (reprise) - 1:17
  17. "Something Good" - 3:18
  18. "Processional / Maria" - 2:27
  19. "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" (reprise) - 3:05*
  20. "Do-Re-Mi" (reprise) - 1:20
  21. "Edelweiss" (reprise) - 1:50
  22. "So Long, Farewell" (reprise) - 1:59
  23. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (reprise) - 1:21
  24. "Finale" - 0:43
  25. "My Favorite Things" (Bonus track) - Lea Michele - 1:21**
  26. "Prelude / The Sound of Music" (Karaoke) (Barnes & Noble exclusive bonus track) - 2:43[4]
  27. "My Favorite Things" (Karaoke) (Barnes & Noble exclusive bonus track) - 2:16[4]
  28. "Do-Re-Mi" (Karaoke) (Barnes & Noble exclusive bonus track) - 5:30[4]
  29. "Edelweiss" (Karaoke) (Barnes & Noble exclusive bonus track) - 2:16[4]

(*) Film version, not on original soundtrack
(**) Previously unreleased

Chart performance[edit]

ChartYearPeak
position
UK Albums Chart[5]19651
1966
1967
1968
Preceded by
Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
Help! by The Beatles
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
Revolver by The Beatles
The Monkees by The Monkees
More of the Monkees by The Monkees
More of the Monkees by The Monkees
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently by Val Doonican
Hollies' Greatest by The Hollies
UK Albums Chart number-one album
5 June 1965 - 14 August 1965
16 October 1965 - 25 December 1965
19 February 1966 - 30 April 1966
25 June 1966 - 13 August 1966
1 October 1966 - 4 February 1967
25 March 1967 - 13 May 1967
20 May 1967 - 27 May 1967
3 June 1967 - 10 June 1967
18 November 1967 - 25 November 1967
2 December 1967 - 23 December 1967
27 January 1968 - 3 February 1968
23 November 1968 - 30 November 1968
Succeeded by
Help! by The Beatles
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
Revolver by The Beatles
The Monkees by The Monkees
More of the Monkees by The Monkees
More of the Monkees by The Monkees
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Hollies' Greatest by The Hollies

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entertainment | Now 1 reissued for 25th birthday". BBC News. 2009-01-12. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  2. ^ "BEST OF ALL TIME - ALBUMS". VG-lista. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ 40th anniversary edition, liner notes
  4. ^ a b c d Unterberger, Richie. "Sound of Music [45th Anniversary B&N Exclusive]". Allmusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Original Soundtrack - The Sound of Music". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2011.