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 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

I'm listening to this one for the first time right now (single Rhino CD)...

...and boy, it quite annoys me. Maybe I've outgrown this happy-go-lucky attitude,
because there's nothing inherently wrong with the composition...naive, quaint and
trite. I guess it's a product of its time, but I've even got angry at the pompous and
preposterous liner notes.

Oh well...different folks, different strokes. *shrugs*

CK

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Question...
What's the deal with the stereo soundtrack?
Why weren't stereo tracks put on the Rhino 2 disc?



As far as I know, "The Wizard of Oz" wasn't remixed for stereo until its 1998 theatrical re-release. The 2-disc Rhino CD set was issued in 1995.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

OK, here is what I've found:

1) 1995 Rhino 2-disc deluxe edition has the most extensive underscore coverage, but in mono.

2) 1998 Rhino's 1-disc "The Story and Songs of the Wizard of Oz" First (and only?) stereo release.

3) 2014 brings a re-issue of an older 1-disc version. So this means it'll be in mono. There's also a 75th anniversary anthology which has related recordings, but forget about it.

So I have 2 questions for the board

1) What is this? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0072M8JWA/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It used to be a CD-R on demand, but is now defunct. It claims to be a 2010 remastering of what looks like the old original 1-disc version version. but who knows what that means; from an LP perhaps? Is it Stereo? If it was a true remastering, then whoever got this as a CD-R on demand really hit the jackpot!

2) All I really want is a non-vocal Somewhere over the Rainbow, anybody know where I can find that?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

1) What is this? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0072M8JWA/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It used to be a CD-R on demand, but is now defunct. It claims to be a 2010 remastering of what looks like the old original 1-disc version version. but who knows what that means; from an LP perhaps? Is it Stereo? If it was a true remastering, then whoever got this as a CD-R on demand really hit the jackpot!

Looks of questionable legality to me. I don't know that anyone other than Turner/Rhino and Warner Bros. have any rights to issue anything from THE WIZARD OF OZ. Who is "Techniche Label OMP?"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

To me, that thing on amazon does appear to be a boot of the old MGM LP, which was in re-channeled stereo.

As for the Rhino set, the multiple angles were indeed available before they put out the CD. I recall reading somewhere at the time of the Rhino release, that multiple angles did not exist on every cue, so instead of switching back and forth, track by track, from mono to stereo, they decided to go all mono. A shame.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

As for the Rhino set, the multiple angles were indeed available before they put out the CD. I recall reading somewhere at the time of the Rhino release, that multiple angles did not exist on every cue, so instead of switching back and forth, track by track, from mono to stereo, they decided to go all mono. A shame.


The multiple angles have existed since 1939. Did they have them mixed to stereo and ready for CD mastering prior to the release of the 1995 Rhino set, and just chose not to use them? Or was it instead a decision not to even attempt the re-mixing at that time (a decision that was later reversed when the film was re-issued in stereo in 1998 and the "Story & Songs" CD was issued in stereo that same year)?

 
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