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listen  1. IntroductionGordon MacRae/William Le Massena 1:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Main Title: The Carousel Waltz (2001 Digital Remaster)The 20th Century-Fox Orchestra 1:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. You're A Queer One, Julie Jordan (2001 Digital Remaster)Barbara Ruick/Shirley Jones 1:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. When I Marry Mr. Snow (2001 Digital Remaster)Barbara Ruick 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. If I Loved You (2001 Digital Remaster)Shirley Jones/Gordon MacRae 6:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. June Is Bustin' Out All Over (2001 Digital Remaster)Claramae Turner/Barbara Ruick 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. June Is Bustin' Out All Over BalletThe 20th Century-Fox Orchestra 5:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Soliloquy (2001 Digital Remaster)Gordon MacRae 7:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Blow High, Blow Low (2001 Digital Remaster)Cameron Mitchell 1:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. When The Children Are Asleep (2001 Digital Remaster)Robert Rounseville/Barbara Ruick 4:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Real Nice Clambake (2001 Digital Remaster)Barbara Ruick/Claramae Turner/Robert Rounseville/Cameron Mitchell 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Stonecutters Cut It On Stone (2001 Digital Remaster)Cameron Mitchell 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. What's The Use Of Wond'rin' (2001 Digital Remaster)Shirley Jones 3:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. You'll Never Walk Alone (2001 Digital Remaster)Shirley Jones/Claramae Turner 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. BalletThe 20th Century-Fox Orchestra 9:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. If I Loved You (Reprise) (2001 Digital Remaster)Gordon MacRae 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. You'll Never Walk Alone (Finale) (2001 Digital Remaster)Shirley Jones 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Carousel Waltz (LP Version) (2001 Digital Remaster)The 20th Century-Fox Orchestra 7:12$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Shirley Jones, Claramae Turner, Robert Rounseville, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, et al.
  • Audio CD (March 13, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Angel
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005A7XD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,717 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The smash movie soundtrack (on the charts for 59 weeks in 1956!) with that unbeatable team of Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, and songs like the never-before-released-in-its-entirety Carousel Waltz .

Customer Reviews

It was great to have the movie soundtrack as I remember it.
Granny B
Carousel is a wonderful story--a wonderful cast--and some of the most wonderful music ever written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Barbara A. Cooper
Gordon MaCrae was so great, and Shirley Jones has always been amazing.
Kim M

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A. Andersen on July 29, 1998
Format: Audio CD
The sumptuous orchestrations, superb vocal and dramatic interpretations (courtesy of Alfred Newman/Ken Darby) and the wonderful stereo sound make this the finest recording of the score to date. True it is incomplete but until the new 1994 cast recording this was true of all prior releases. The CAROUSEL WALTZ is heard in its entirety (7:11) though this performance is not heard in the film. Likewise YOU'RE A QUEER ONE, JULIE JORDAN and BLOW HIGH, BLOW LOW appear on the album but not in the film - excised from the final print due to running lengths. This is the first time the first half of the WALTZ is heard in stereo. The stereo LP cut it in half. Barbara Ruick is a wonderful Carrie and her MR. SNOW is the definitive version - there's a musical intro not heard in the film. IF I LOVED YOU has little of the bridging dialogue but is superbly sung by MacRae and Jones and sumptuously orchestrated. Part of the bridge "I can just see myself..." is not heard in the film. JUNE is a fabulous stereo sound spread with exceptional work from Claramae Turner as Nettie and the chorus and orchestra - this contains a musical intro and closing music not heard in the film. The SOLILOQUY is MacRae's finest hour dramatically and vocally and is the best recording of the song to date. The first half of WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE ASLEEP heard here does not appear in the film - it is an infectious performance vocally (Ruick and Robert Rounseville) and orchestrally. A REAL NICE CLAMBAKE is rousing - here another musical intro not in the film. STONECUTTERS CUT IT ON STONE (again with a musical intro not in the film) is great fun and very well done - part of the women's chorus is not in the film. Jones' WHAT'S THE USE OF WONDRIN is plaintive and introspective - a fine performance.Read more ›
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Yi-Peng on February 10, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This film adaptation of Carousel came shortly after the Oklahoma! film and reunited Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. Although the film was not well-received at the box office, the soundtrack shows MacRae, Jones and the superb cast performing their roles to their heart's content. Their performance helps bring out the pathos in this tragic R&H musical, which Rodgers himself considered his favourite of all his works.

MacRae shines vocally as Billy Bigelow, bringing an open-hearted musicality and sincerity to his stout-hearted portrayal. MacRae stands out in Billy's pivotal Soliloquy, which some reviewers have considered one of the finest vocal performances of the 20th century. He is well-partnered by Shirley Jones, who lends her tender voice and personality to her portrayal as Julie. Listen to the chemistry they exude during the pivotal If I Loved You duet, as if they're overcoming their shyness and drawing sustenance from each other with their love. The supporting cast also gives its all in performing their roles. Claramae Turner's hearty Nettie brims with sincerity, warmth and tenderness, and she leads a rousing rendition of June is Bustin' Out All Over and renders You'll Never Walk Alone touchingly. Barbara Ruick and Robert Rounseville are superb as Carrie and Mr. Snow, although I admit I would have liked a little more humour. I also admit I would have liked Cameron Mitchell as Jigger to sound more sinister, like Fisher Stevens did in the 1994 Broadway revival recording. But even as it is, everyone sings gloriously and is given sumptuous backing from Alfred Newman's superb arrangements and the 20th-Century Fox Orchestra, when it shines out in the ballets.

If I'm adding to the praise of these critic-proof performance, you'll wonder, why am I giving only 4 stars?
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This remastered and expanded edition of Carousel has never sounded better. Here we have the entire contents of the original soundtrack LP plus a whole slew of other, unreleased tracks. The previously released tracks are taken directly from the soundtrack album masters. The unreleased tracks are lifted from the edited film soundtrack. Because of this we notice a slight difference in fidelity between the released and unreleased cuts. The unreleased tracks are nice, except that on a music only CD we do not need to be bombarded with extra sound effects such as hand clapping and foot stomping (a good example is the "June" dance sequence). Those are appropriate when viewing the picture, but not when listening to it in soundtrack form. Similar sound effects are also had with the remastered OKLAHOMA, MY FAIR LADY, and (to a small extent) THE KING AND I and THE MUSIC MAN. For future releases of this album (and Oklahoma, which suffered the same downfall) more effort should be made to locate the original recording masters, where they exist, and incorporate them into the album.
If you can get past that, CAROUSEL has never sounded better. Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones are in top form, and fresh from their successful pairing in the Academy Award Winning OKLAHOMA (1955). Barbara Ruick and the rest of the support cast are excellent as well. While I dearly love the 1945 Original Broadway Cast album of CAROUSEL, the recording methods of 1945 will forever keep that album sounding like it was recorded in 1945 for 78 RPM records.
Those that still have their copies of the previous (1993) CD release of CAROUSEL will want to hang onto them, as that album is how a music only CD of Carousel should sound.
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