Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman|
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
When Bond film producer Albert Broccoli decided to adapt 007 creator Ian Fleming's most disparate work (a series of children's books inspired by his dislike of Beatrix Potter's work), he hedged his bets by hiring many of t... more »
When Bond film producer Albert Broccoli decided to adapt 007 creator Ian Fleming's most disparate work (a series of children's books inspired by his dislike of Beatrix Potter's work), he hedged his bets by hiring many of the talents who'd made the Bond series a mega- success: actor Gert Frobe (title character in Goldfinger); famed production designer Ken Adam; and children's author/screenwriter You Only Live Twice Roald Dahl. Broccoli teamed them with three of the musical stars (the songwriting Sherman Brothers and actor-singer-dancer Dick Van Dyke) who'd help make Mary Poppins one of the '60s' most successful screen musicals. The result often strayed from Fleming's original plot, and it was only a modest success at the time of its release in 1968. However, its charms have won over successive generations, largely by the Sherman Brothers' Gilbert-and-Sullivan-for-the-knee-sock-set sophistication. --Jerry McCulley
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Excellent music from a timeless film classic!
email@example.com | Los Angeles, California | 07/02/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am sure many of you are familiar with the movie which airs almost every year around Thanksgiving. When I was young, I had the soundtrack on an old 33 RPM album. I played the record so much, you could barely hear the music any longer. Call me crazy, but the title song, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," still ranks as one of my all time favorite songs. I tried in vain for years to replace the album; and forget about trying to find it on CD. Finally, it has been re-released, and on CD! Be a kid again! Enjoy the music for yourself! Recall the old days of a young Dick Van Dyke! And if you know where I can find one of the old Chitty Chitty Bang Bang toy cars, let me know!"
My son listens to this over and over and over.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 07/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember watching the movie when I was a kid and now my children are enjoying it too. My son especially loves it and I was very happy to find the music for him to listen to in the car. Now we listen to it constantly (I'm not sure if that's good or bad) We espcially like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Posh, and Old Bamboo."
Brilliant music and the best mastered cd soundtrack ever!!
email@example.com | 09/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How could the soundtrack to "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" be anything but brilliant. Rykodisc stated that this was MGM's greatest selling soundtrack and its musical appeal cannot be faulted. The title song was nominated for an academy award, but it lost to 'The windmills of your mind'. The music was written by the songwriting team of brothers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also wrote the music and lyrics to Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The jungle Book, Charlottes web and Tom Sawyer. Every single song is inspirational, and amoung the greatest they have written. Many people would say that the title song is the greatest song they have written. The 90 piece orchestra used to record the songs is stretched to its limit with "Me 'Ol Bam-Boo" and "Toot Seets". This soundtrack is extreamly clear, with no background hiss. I have never heard a recording of this vintage with such clarity and I own "The Sound Of Music 35th Anniversary edition. Only one problem, it might take you a while to get the theme song out of your head."