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An American in Paris (1951 Film Soundtrack)
George Gershwin, Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant
An American in Paris (1951 Film Soundtrack)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #2

This is a considerably expanded version of the soundtrack album to Vincente Minnelli's Oscar-winning film. With two discs and 100 minutes of music (much of which is presented for the first time), these original session mas...  more »

      
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All Artists: George Gershwin, Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant
Title: An American in Paris (1951 Film Soundtrack)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 7/16/1996
Release Date: 7/16/1996
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Cabaret, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 081227196127

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This is a considerably expanded version of the soundtrack album to Vincente Minnelli's Oscar-winning film. With two discs and 100 minutes of music (much of which is presented for the first time), these original session masters are highlighted by the MGM Studio Orchestra, Oscar Levant, Benny Carter, and Gene Kelly, all of whom perform such memorable Gershwin tunes as "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Love Is Here to Stay," and "S'Wonderful." Just about all of the material has a monotonously mono sound, but Levant's version of "Concerto in F" is included here for the first time in true stereo. Along with several Levant improvisational piano solos based on Gershwin's music, there are also some outtakes as well as extensive production and historical notes. --Joseph Lanza
 

CD Reviews

An American In Paris expanded CD Soundtrack "S'Wonderful"
08/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the "Holy Grail" of MGM soundracks for lovers of MGM musicals. Expanded with cut numbers and alternate tracks, this 2 CD set covers most of Gerwhwin's great music. "Concerto In F" with Oscar Levant at the piano is in stereo as is several other tracks and has never sounded better. A pure joy to listen to and a must for all Gershwin and/or MGM musical fans!"
Ga Ga for Gershwin
Bluebird | USA | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nearly every popular Gershwin tune is represented here, either as an instrumental, a vocal, or a production number. I am not a big fan of the film, but the soundtrack is fabulous. There are some stereo tracks here, too. Yet another triumph in the Turner/Rhino soundtrack collection of MGM films.As a sidenote I would like to thank Rhino for their extremely co-operative staff. When I bought this CD I opened up the very extensive booklet and was disappointed to find that due to an error on the assembly line I had received an insert that had some pages repeated and others deleted. I contacted Rhino and they sent me a new booklet which arrived within a week! That's what I call excellent customer service. The really neat thing is the fact that I have both booklets. The flubbed copy is sort of a collector's item to me."
An American in Paris
EGZ | Okemos, Michigan | 08/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion, 's wonderful! This is the original 1950-51 recording with great pictures and information. This CD includes all the music from the movie, as well as many outtakes and variations. If you liked the movie (and even if you didn't), you'll love this!"