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THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Commemorates Movie Musical Classic

Sony Music Entertainment - 09/30/2010

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ --

New Edition Coincides with Other Major SOUND OF MUSIC Events & Releases Including:

    --  New Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (11/2)
    --  Nationwide Movie Theater Event from NCM Fathom (10/19, 10/26)
    --  Special Tribute at the VH1 Save The Music 2010 Gala (11/8)

To mark the 45th Anniversary of the most popular movie musical of all time, Legacy Recordings - in association with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment - is proud to announce the release THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. The CD will include the soundtrack from the much-loved film, plus a vibrant new recording of the film's signature tune, "My Favorite Things," sung by Lea Michele from the popular FOX-TV series GLEE.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting November 2 through Legacy/Rodgers & Hammerstein/FOX.

The release of the deluxe soundtrack edition, with new liner notes and newly-rediscovered photos from the FOX archives, will coincide with the film's high definition Blu-ray Disc debut from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. To commemorate the film's anniversary, TCFHE will release individually numbered Limited Collector's Sets packaged in a keepsake box featuring the digitally remastered and restored film on Blu-ray Disc, a bonus DVD copy of the film, the new deluxe soundtrack CD, a 100-page "My Favorite Things" scrapbook, a reproduction of the original 1965 souvenir program, an exclusive hand-painted "My Favorite Things" music box and more.

In the month prior to the release of the soundtrack and Blu-ray, THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be celebrated where it all began - in movie theaters across America. NCM Fathom, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment present THE SOUND OF MUSIC SING-ALONG EVENT: A 45th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION on October 19 and October 26 in over 500 select movie theaters in over 150 cities. For more information visit www.FathomEvents.com/SoundOfMusic or http://www.SoundOfMusic45thAnniversary.com.

One week after release, on November 8 in New York City, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor Academy Award Winner and International Star, Dame Julie Andrews. Along with tributes to other honorees, the program for the evening will include a special tribute to the 45th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. For more information please visit www.vh1savethemusic.com/gala2010.

"We are thrilled that Sony is coming out with this stellar new edition of the soundtrack in time for the anniversary," says Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company. "It is one of the best soundtracks of all time and this edition will appeal to the new fan and serious collector alike."

Rodgers & Hammerstein's score for THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the most cherished collections of songs of all time. Based on their Broadway musical, with a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, the film version was directed by Robert Wise and brought the universal (and true) story of the von Trapp family to life on the screen. The resulting film earned 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; was the top-grossing domestic film of its time; and, when readjusted for inflation, still holds the #1 spot for top-grossing domestic movie musical of all time.

The soundtrack is a classic in its own right, having spent its first four years on Billboard's Top Albums chart, and sold over 10 million units to date. With the radiant Julie Andrews leading the way, the vocal and orchestral performances include iconic versions of such standards as the title song, "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," and of course, "My Favorite Things."

The 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION's full-color CD booklet will include rare photography (some of it recently rediscovered at the Fox photo archives) and an extensive and newly-updated 1,500-word liner notes essay ("I'll Sing Once More: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Lives On") written by Bert Fink, Senior Vice President of Communications for Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Legacy/Rodgers & Hammerstein/FOX 88697 79086 2) - Selections: 1. Prelude and The Sound of Music * 2. Overture and Preludium (Dixit Dominus) * 3. Morning Hymn and Alleluia * 4. Maria * 5. I Have Confidence * 6. Sixteen Going on Seventeen * 7. My Favorite Things * 8. Do-Re-Mi * 9. The Sound of Music * 10. The Lonely Goatheard * 11. Edelweiss * 12. Laendler * 13. So Long, Farewell * 14. Entr acte * 15. Climb Ev'ry Mountain * 16. My Favorite Things (reprise) * 17. Something Good * 18. Processional and Maria (The Wedding) * 19. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (reprise) * 20. Do-Re-Mi (reprise) * 21. Edelweiss (reprise) * 22. So Long, Farewell (reprise) * 23. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (reprise) * 24. Finale * Bonus track: 25. My Favorite Things (by Lea Michele from Glee).

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Commemorates Movie Musical Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein's Beloved Score Includes "The Sound of Music," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," and more SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK FOR 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION: LEA MICHELE OF TV's GLEE SINGS "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Available at both physical and digital retail outlets starting November 2, 2010, through Legacy/Rodgers & Hammerstein/FOX

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ --

New Edition Coincides with Other Major SOUND OF MUSIC Events & Releases Including:

  • New Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (11/2)
  • Nationwide Movie Theater Event from NCM Fathom (10/19, 10/26)
  • Special Tribute at the VH1 Save The Music 2010 Gala (11/8)

To mark the 45th Anniversary of the most popular movie musical of all time, Legacy Recordings – in association with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment – is proud to announce the release THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.  The CD will include the soundtrack from the much-loved film, plus a vibrant new recording of the film's signature tune, "My Favorite Things," sung by Lea Michele from the popular FOX-TV series GLEE.  

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO)

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting November 2 through Legacy/Rodgers & Hammerstein/FOX.  

The release of the deluxe soundtrack edition, with new liner notes and newly-rediscovered photos from the FOX archives, will coincide with the film's high definition Blu-ray Disc debut from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. To commemorate the film's anniversary, TCFHE will release individually numbered Limited Collector's Sets packaged in a keepsake box featuring the digitally remastered and restored film on Blu-ray Disc, a bonus DVD copy of the film, the new deluxe soundtrack CD, a 100-page "My Favorite Things" scrapbook, a reproduction of the original 1965 souvenir program, an exclusive hand-painted "My Favorite Things" music box and more.  

In the month prior to the release of the soundtrack and Blu-ray, THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be celebrated where it all began – in movie theaters across America. NCM Fathom, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment  present THE SOUND OF MUSIC SING-ALONG EVENT: A 45th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION on October 19 and October 26 in over 500 select movie theaters in over 150 cities.  For more information visit www.FathomEvents.com/SoundOfMusic or http://www.SoundOfMusic45thAnniversary.com.

One week after release, on November 8 in New York City, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor Academy Award Winner and International Star, Dame Julie Andrews.  Along with tributes to other honorees, the program for the evening will include a special tribute to the 45th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC.  For more information please visit www.vh1savethemusic.com/gala2010.

"We are thrilled that Sony is coming out with this stellar new edition of the soundtrack in time for the anniversary," says Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company.  "It is one of the best soundtracks of all time and this edition will appeal to the new fan and serious collector alike."

Rodgers & Hammerstein's score for THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the most cherished collections of songs of all time.   Based on their Broadway musical, with a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, the film version was directed by Robert Wise and brought the universal (and true) story of the von Trapp family to life on the screen.  The resulting film earned 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; was the top-grossing domestic film of its time; and, when readjusted for inflation, still holds the #1 spot for top-grossing domestic movie musical of all time.

The soundtrack is a classic in its own right, having spent its first four years on Billboard's Top Albums chart, and sold over 10 million units to date. With the radiant Julie Andrews leading the way, the vocal and orchestral performances include iconic versions of such standards as the title song, "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," and of course, "My Favorite Things."

The 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION's full-color CD booklet will include rare photography (some of it recently rediscovered at the Fox photo archives) and an extensive and newly-updated 1,500-word liner notes essay ("I'll Sing Once More: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Lives On") written by Bert Fink, Senior Vice President of Communications for Rodgers & Hammerstein:  An Imagem Company.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Legacy/Rodgers & Hammerstein/FOX 88697 79086 2) – Selections: 1. Prelude and The Sound of Music * 2. Overture and Preludium (Dixit Dominus) * 3. Morning Hymn and Alleluia * 4. Maria * 5. I Have Confidence *  6. Sixteen Going on Seventeen * 7. My Favorite Things * 8. Do-Re-Mi * 9. The Sound of Music * 10. The Lonely Goatheard * 11. Edelweiss * 12. Laendler * 13. So Long, Farewell * 14. Entr acte * 15. Climb Ev'ry Mountain * 16. My Favorite Things (reprise) * 17. Something Good * 18. Processional and Maria (The Wedding) * 19. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (reprise)  * 20. Do-Re-Mi (reprise) * 21. Edelweiss (reprise) * 22. So Long, Farewell (reprise) * 23. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (reprise) * 24. Finale  * Bonus track: 25. My Favorite Things (by Lea Michele from Glee).

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

CONTACT: Tom Cording at Legacy Media Relations, +1-212-833-4448, www.legacyrecordings.com.

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