Lyrics By, Adapted By – Alan Jay Lerner. Mastered By – Larry Keyes. Music By – Frederick Loewe. Orchestrated By – Robert Russell Bennett. Performer – Julie Andrews. Performer – Reid Shelton. Performer – Cathy Conklin.
My Fair Lady Original Broadway Cast Orchestra, Overture. A2. Rex Harrison, Robert Coote, Julie Andrews, Why Can't The English? A3. Julie Andrews, Reid Shelton, Glenn Kezer, James Morris, Herb Surface, Wouldn't It Be Loverly. I love the movie of My Fair Lady - and you can't hear this music without seeing the beautiful Audrey Hepburn as Eliza (though she borrowed the great singing voice of Marni Nixon for that film). But this recording is by the original Broadway cast of the show, featuring Julie Andrews who had one of the finest singing voices in the world at the time. The contrast between her sweet and passionate soprano and Rex Harrison's crusty 'speech-song' just helps to illustrate the social and economic gulf between their characters.
My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical drama film adapted from the Lerner and Loewe eponymous stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
Album · 1955 · 18 Songs. Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady Ensemble, Reid Shelton, Glenn Kezer, James Morris, Herb Surface, Franz Allers & My Fair Lady Orchestra. 4. With a Little Bit of Luck. Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth, Rod McLennan, David Thomas, My Fair Lady Ensemble, Franz Allers & My Fair Lady Orchestra. 5. I'm an Ordinary Man. Rex Harrison, Franz Allers & My Fair Lady Orchestra. Julie Andrews, Franz Allers & My Fair Lady Orchestra. 7. The Rain In Spain.
Q: Did Audrey Hepburn do her own singing?
Inevitably, the original soundtrack to My Fair Lady is remembered, like the film, for the absence of Julie Andrews, who starred in the Broadway and London stage productions, but was deemed, at least at the time when the casting decision had to be made, not enough of a star to carry the movie.
I Could Have Danced All Night" is a song from the musical My Fair Lady, with music written by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, published in 1956. The song is sung by the musical's heroine, Eliza Doolittle, expressing her exhilaration and excitement after an impromptu dance with her tutor, Henry Higgins - in the small hours of the morning. In a counterpoint during the second of 3 rounds, two maids and the housekeeper, Mrs. Pearce, urge Eliza to go to bed, but she ignores them.
The original Broadway cast recording of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, about the relationship between an elocutionist and a flower girl. This is one of the great musical scores, and includes "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On the Street Where You Live," sung by a cast that includes Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, and Stanley Holloway. The album spent 15 weeks at number one in the charts in 1956.
The Broadway cast recording of the musical My Fair Lady was released as an album on April 2, 1956. The songs were composed by Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.
|A1||–Orchestra*, Rex Harrison||Overture - Why Can't The English?|
|A2||–Julie Andrews And Ensemble*||Wouldn't It Be Loverly|
|A3||–Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth, Rod McLennan||With A Little Bit Of Luck|
|A4||–Rex Harrison||I'm An Ordinary Man|
|A5||–Julie Andrews||Just You Wait|
|A6||–Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Robert Coote||The Rain In Spain|
|A7||–Julie Andrews, Philippa Bevans||I Could Have Danced All Night|
|B2||–John Michael King||On The Street Where You Live|
|B3||–Rex Harrison, Robert Coote, Philippa Bevans||You Did It|
|B4||–Julie Andrews, John Michael King||Show Me|
|B5||–Stanley Holloway, Ensemble*||Get Me To The Church On Time|
|B6||–Rex Harrison||A Hymn To Him|
|B7||–Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison||Without You|
|B8||–Rex Harrison||I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face|
- Illustration – Al Hirschfeld
- Liner Notes – George B. Dale*
NotesGray "6-eye" "STEREO FIDELITY" disc labels
Adapted from Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"
Recorded in London,February 1,1959
MADE IN U.S.A.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): XSM 45581
- Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): XSM 45582
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (variant 1)): XXSM45581-1AK
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (variant 2)): XXSM45581-1BH
- Matrix / Runout (Side B (variant 1)): XXSM45582-1EL
- Matrix / Runout (Side B (variant 2)): XXSM45582-1EB
|SRBL 1001, 840031BY||Rex Harrison And Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway, Robert Coote, Betty Woolfe, Leonard Weir||Rex Harrison And Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway, Robert Coote, Betty Woolfe, Leonard Weir - My Fair Lady (LP, Album)||Philips, Philips||SRBL 1001, 840031BY||UK||1959|
|OS 2015||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway - My Fair Lady (LP, Album, RE, Ter)||Columbia Masterworks||OS 2015||US||Unknown|
|PS 2015, 2015, JS 2015||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner* Music By Frederick Loewe||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner* Music By Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady - Original Cast, Recorded In London (LP, Album, RE)||Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks||PS 2015, 2015, JS 2015||US||Unknown|
|SEPG 68001||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews - My Fair Lady (LP, Album)||CBS||SEPG 68001||UK||Unknown|
|SEPG 68001||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner* Music By Frederick Loewe||Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews With Stanley Holloway Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner* Music By Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady - Original Cast, Recorded In London (LP, Album)||CBS||SEPG 68001||UK||Unknown|