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Same as the 2002 Remaster
on October 26, 2009
This is identical to the 2002 remaster, except that it is packaged in a cardboard digipak instead of a jewel case. It is the 1956 Original Broadway Cast recording, in mono, with additional interviews with the cast at the end, which most reviewers seem to prefer the to the later 1959 London Cast Stereo version. I'm a My Fair Lady fan, and I have both recordings, and as far as I am concerned they are both great, and different enough to justify having both. The major difference is in Rex Harrsion's performances. In the London version he uses a mixed singing and talking in the major songs, whereas in Brwy it was pure singing. London seems to reflect his evolution in terms of what would get the audience going. Both work well IMO. Enjoy! PS: I'm not a big fan of the movie soundtrack, because it doesn't have Julie Andrews.