RAZOR & TIE’s new audiophile imprint ANALOG SPARK will launch with the vinyl release of The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition. The score from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical will be available in a newly-remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. The original 16-track Grammy® Hall Of Fame-inducted RCA Victor soundtrack album will also be available on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD), and include the eight-page booklet which accompanied the original vinyl release. All releases will be available on March 10th.
As part of an extensive half-century celebration, The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition will feature previously unreleased orchestral cues from the score, and all vocal performances in one set 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.
Nominated for ten Academy Awards and winner of five (including “Best Picture” and “Best Director”), The Sound of Music stands as the most successful movie musical of all time. The soundtrack is a classic in its own right, having spent its first four years on the Billboard Top Albums chart, including fourteen weeks at number one. It has subsequently sold over 20 million units to date.
In addition to the previously unreleased material, the 50th anniversary edition will also include new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Theodore S. Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein.
The standard compact disc will also be available through Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.