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High Tor (album)

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Released  1956
Release date  1956
Label  Stage Door Records
Recorded  1955
Genre  Classical
Show  High Tor
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Artists  Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews
Similar  Julie Andrews albums, Other albums

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High Tor is a soundtrack album featuring Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews and Everett Sloane. It was primarily taken from the soundtrack of the Ford Star Jubilee TV film aired on March 10, 1956 by CBS. A musical adaptation of Maxwell Anderson’s musical play of the same name, the soundtrack album was released in 1956 by Decca Records, catalogue Decca DL 8272.

Contents

Julie Andrews' songs from the film were included on the Sepia Records CD "Once Upon a Time" (Sepia 1103) released in 2007.

Content and reception

Bing Crosby linked dialogue and songs from the soundtrack and recorded "When You’re in Love" and "John Barleycorn" separately for inclusion in the album. "When You’re in Love" had been essayed by Julie Andrews and Everett Sloane in the film and it was fitting that Bing should add his own version. "John Barleycorn" had been sung by Bing in the film but it was decided to make a longer rendering as a finale. The songs used in the soundtrack were recorded on October 31 and early in November 1955. Joseph J. Lilley & his Orchestra provided the musical backing for the album. All the songs were written by Arthur Schwartz (music) and Maxwell Anderson (lyrics). The film itself was not very well received, see also High Tor (play), but the album had a better reception with Billboard magazine saying, “High Tor” is an excellent package of Crosbiana, and if the show is as big a click as expected, the LP should enjoy brisk sales.”

Track listing

All lyrics written by Maxwell Anderson; all music composed by Arthur Schwartz.

Songs

Living One Day at a Time4:11
When You're in Love3:17
Sad is the Life of the Sailor's Wife2:53

References

High Tor (album) Wikipedia


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