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Casablanca: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Original recording remastered, Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (October 14, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: October 14, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Rhino
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000344X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,102 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Medley: Main Title/Prologue
2. Medley (It Had To Be You/Shine) - Dooley Wilson
3. Knock On Wood - Dooley Wilson
4. Rick And Renault* (The Very Thought Of You)
5. Arrival Of Ilsa And Victor At Rick's (Love For Sale)
6. Play It Sam... Play 'As Time Goes By' (Avalon/As Time Goes By)
7. Of All The Gin Joints In All The Towns In All The World...
8. Medley: Paris Montage
9. Medley: At La Belle Aurore
10. Ilsa Returns To Rick's
11. Medley (Die Wacht Am Rhein/La Marseillaise)
12. Ilsa Demands The Letters
13. Rick Confronts Ilsa And Laszlo
14. Airport Finale/Here's Looking At You, Kid
15. Medley (Shine/It Had To Be You) (Alternate Orchestral Version)
16. Dat's What Noah Done - Dooley Wilson
17. Knock On Wood - Dooley Wilson
18. Medley (Ilsa Returns/As Time Goes By)
19. Medley (Laszlo/As Time Goes By)
20. As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

1. Medley: Main Title/Prologue (Africa...Thief)(LP Version) 2. Medley: It Had To Be You/Shine (LP Version) 3. Knock On Wood (LP Version) 4. Rick And Renault (The Very Thought Of You - Underscore) (LP Version W/ Dialogue) 5. Arrival Of Ilsa And Victor At Rick's (Love For Sale - Underscore) (LP Version W/ Dialogue) 6. Play It Sam...Play "As Time Goes By" (Avalon/As Time Goes By- Underscore) (LP Version) 7. Of All The Gin Joints In All The Towns In The World (Piano Improvisation - Underscore) (LP Version W/ Dialogue) 8. Medley: Paris Montage (As Time Goes By...Menace) (LP Version) 9. Medley: At La Belle Aurore (As Time Goes By...Ilsa Returns) (LP Version) 10. Ilsa Returns To Rick's (Medley: Ilsa Returns...La Marseillaise)(LP Version w/ dialogue) 11. Medley: Die Wacht Am Rhein/La Marseillaise (LP Version) 12. Ilsa Demands The Letters (Medley: Deutschland....As Time Goes By) (LP Version w/ dialogue) 13. Rick Confronts Ilsa And Laszlo (Medley: Con Moto...Running) (LP Version w/ dialogue) 14. Airport Finale/Here's Looking At You Kid (Medley: Laszlo...Plane) (LP Version w/ dialogue) 15. Medley: Shine/It Had To Be You (Alternate Orchestral Version) 16. Dat's What Noah Done (Outtake) 17. Knock On Wood (Alternate Version) 18. Medley: Ilsa Returns...La Marseillaise (LP Version) 19. Medley: Laszlo....Plane (LP Version) Casablanca 20. As Time Goes By (from 'Casablanca')

Amazon.com

Its exotic locale, the romantic chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman with a gripping equation of star-crossed romance and hard-boiled valor made Casablanca an Oscar-winning surpise that erased Warner Brothers studio executives' disappointment in George Raft for not signing on as Rick, the suave, mysterious proprietor of the café that serves as ground zero for this timeless 1942 classic. Max Steiner's urgent score, and the equally contentious insertion of Dooley Wilson's now indelible saloon reading of "As Time Goes By," has made the film's music an integral piece of this pop cultural puzzle, finally enjoying a formal soundtrack issue more than a half century after theatrical release. As part of Rhino's ambitious soundtrack project with Turner Entertainment, which owns the film, Casablanca is anything but tossed-off, restoring extensive portions of the original score along with evocative dialog excerpts and annotating the history of the film and its sonic counterpart. Here's looking at you, kid. --Sam Sutherland

Customer Reviews

If you are a fan of the movie you should own the soundtrack.
A. Calabrese
Great to listen to while I am running errands in the car, preparing dinner or just relaxing and enjoying a sunset with a glass of wine and listening to the CD.
Lois Lynne
The blu-ray version looks and sounds great and I would bet the audio quality is better.
D. Floyd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alex Diaz-Granados on September 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Of all the soundtrack recordings I own, this is the most unusual. Yes, it features Max Steiner's score and the various vocal renditions of standards as we saw and them in Rick's Cafe Americain...including Herman Hupfeld's "As Time Goes By." And although this isn't the first soundtrack to incorporate dialog from the film, it's the only one I have ever owned in this format.
The score by composer Steiner is reminiscent of his music for a movie also set in French North Africa (Algiers), with melodies and rhythms that evoke the desert and alien cultures of the region. Interpolating the French national anthem and (reluctantly) As Time Goes By, as well as snippets of Germany's national anthem, Steiner's music sets the tone for the conflict both out in the wider world at war and in Rick Blaine's disillusioned heart.
Adding punch and poignancy to Steiner's score are recordings of "Dooley" Wilson, the Warner Bros. Orchestra, and pianist Elliot Carpenter (the real ivories-tickler behind "Sam Waters'" playing) as they performs such wonderful numbers as "Knock on Wood," "It Had To Be You," "The Very Thought of You," "Frenesi," and, of course, the incomparable "As Time Goes By." And as a bonus, Casablanca fans will be thrilled to hear many of the great lines from the movie, spoken by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, and other cast members. Some of these exchanges will make you smile, others will make you mist up. Others will help you settle bets ("See, no one in the movie ever, ever says, 'Play it again, Sam.'").
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
"Casablanca" is admired for its great cast and witty script, and the makers of this soundtrack wisely included the complete dialogue along with the music for several scenes, including the one of Laszlo trying to buy the letters of transit, the Germans singing Die Wacht Am Rhein, the patrons of Rick's American Cafe singing "La Marseillaise", Renault shutting the place up because he is shocked- shocked! to find that gambling is going on there, and Major Strausser (sp?) confronting Ilsa. This scene will never be surpassed. Also included with dialogue intact is the airport climax. As fun as it is to listen to that dialogue, the listener will also gain an appreciation for the music. Every note played in the movie is included, as well as several very well-chosen supplemental tracks: the above scenes with only the Max Steiner's score, and Dooley Wilson singing all of "As Time Goes By", which he never gets to do in the movie.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Luis M. Ramos on July 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
"Casablanca" is my favorite movie of all time. I felt extremely happy when I heard that an original soundtrack of Max Steiner's great score was to be released. However, my illusions became shattered when I bought this CD because almost all the dialogue from the movie was included on this Rhino release. I felt so disappointed at that. It would be better to buy the movie instead.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Perry W. Rockett on December 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD to replace a vinyl recording I had of Humphrey Bogart film scores - more than anything, I wanted the stirring and romantic music from Casablanca. Well...it's here, but my favorite parts are buried under a layer of dialogue from the film. Don't get me wrong, it's great dialogue. But if I wanted to listen to that, I'd just watch the movie. I'm hoping there's a CD available out there that lets Steiner's great music stand on its own.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eleftherios T.Kongalidis on December 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Yes it's a great CD which brings back all the memories from this unforgetable movie but there is one omission.The tune played by an unknown female guitarist is not included.It's an Italian song titled "Tango delle rose"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Calabrese on December 30, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The dialogue, the intrigue, and now the soundtrack. If you are a fan of the movie you should own the soundtrack. The great Max Steiner score is good company on a quiet evening.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Shoemaker on February 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
as a rabid fan of Casablanca I almost died of joy when I received the soundtrack as a Christmas gift...and then this experience was repeated the first time I played it. The soundtrack, like the film, is absolutely perfect. fans of both music and Casablanca, and indeed good film in general, will adore this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1999
Format: Audio CD
There's been a trend over the last few years to include dialogue in movie soundtrack CDs (I think "Apollo 13" was the first). Well, "Casablanca" is the standard by which all these CDs should be judged. This CD hits all the highlights, and uses them wisely: it knows when to talk, and when to shut up and let Max Steiner carry the show. This CD is so well-constructed you don't even need to have seen the movie to understand the story (of course, if you haven't seen the movie, why would you get this CD?)
Kudos kudos kudos to everyone involved. Vive la liberte!
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