The hills are still alive with the sound of music. Last year’s televised version starring Carrie Underwood brought out the best and worst from fans, but nobody can dismiss the sheer genius of the Academy Award-winning film starring Julie Andrews.
The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition, a multi-format soundtrack release celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical in a newly remastered and expanded version, will be available everywhere on March 10th through Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.
As part of an extensive half-century celebration, The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition will feature previously unreleased orchestral cues from the Academy Award-winning score, and all vocal performances on one CD for the first time. Led by Julie Andrews, whose work in the film earned her a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination, the soundtrack rings out with heartwarming, iconic standards. From the title composition, “The Sound of Music,” to “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and of course, “My Favorite Things,” The Sound Of Music is a treasure for all time.
In addition to the previously unreleased material, the new soundtrack will also include new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Theodore S. Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein; and in-depth liner notes written by Laurence Malson, author of The Sound Of Music Companion. The CD package will also include rare photographs and illustrations from the film.
Commemorating the golden anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, a 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Included in the package will be an exclusive 50th Anniversary CD featuring the original soundtrack album expanded with eight exclusive international bonus tracks from the Spanish, French and Italian-language versions of the film and never-before-released in the United States.
Also, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Analog Spark/Razor & Tie will issue The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition on two LP 180-gram vinyl, and will also issue the original 16-track Grammy® Hall Of Fame-inducted RCA Victor soundtrack album on 180-gram vinyl and SACD.
So if the film version of The Sound of Music is one of your favorite things, you’ve got plenty of options to add to your collection.