The Wiz

July 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

$14.49
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1:09
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3:55
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2:17
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2:50
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1:30
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2:24
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1:26
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3:27
Disc 2
30
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4:03
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1:01
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6:44
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2:46
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3:21
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3:04
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7:49
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2:55
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1:09
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2:15
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4:02

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Geffen
  • Copyright: (C) 1978 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 1:19:30
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  • ASIN: B002G0BBZU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,542 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Quincy and Smalls created great musical arrangements.
Harlemqt
Listening to "Is this What Feeling Gets?" and a very pictorial well-made soundtrack booklet is definitely worth having this CD.
Sam A. Milazzo
Just sitting back and listening to a great soundtrack as I ease on down the road.
Mr. Flip

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By The Fancy One on May 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I saw the movie when it came out in '78 a total of SEVEN times! I had the soundtrack on vinyl, but not any more. I also own the video and my daughter LOVES this movie. I was a big MJ fan. This soundtrack is absolutely amazing! Aside from the fact that two of popular music's most talented people were paired together to make music history afterwards (MJ and Quincy), this entire soundtrack is a non-stop joy, from Diana and MJ's "Ease On Down the Road" to "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" by the late Mabel King to the heart-stopping "If You Believe" by Lena Horne. A must-have! And if you don't own the movie, I highly recommend getting that as well. You won't be disappointed.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It took forever for this soundtrack to be released on CD, and though expensive it is worth every penny. The double CD soundtrack has been remastered for its initial release, and this is by far the best sounding quality CD I have ever heard (and I have a huge collection of CDs).From the opening overture brilliantly arranged by Quincy Jones, to Diana Ross' soulful rendition of "Home," you have nearly eighty minutes of solid non-stop music. Every track is a gem. Since having bought this double CD set I now remember why I used to play this album so much back in the fall of 1978 (along with the "Grease" soundtrack but that's another review). I love every song on this album.If you had the original two LP set you won't be disappointed in this remastered two CD set. It's GREAT!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Mitchell on October 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I don't get all the negative reviews for this soundtrack, or even the 1978 film version of the Broadway musical. I saw it when was 11 years old in the theater and LOVED it - sure it has a few flat moments, but I love the Sidney Lumet "old school" way of shooting dance sequences in long, continuous takes so you can, ahem, actually see them DANCE - I loved the urban NYC authentic locations, the subway pillar monsters, the motorcycle monkeys, the Tony Walton-designed gigantic sets, and that cool linoleum yellow brick road - hello, people?! Anyway back to the soundtrack CD abso-tutely brimming with brilliant 70s/disco/funk/soul gems from Q - Brand New Day (catch the intro vocals by the one & only, late & lamented Luther Vandross), Ain't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (the late, great Mabel King), Ease On Down the Road (I bought of the 45 and wore that mutha out on my portable stereo as a kid!), Emerald City Sequence ("I wouldn't be caught dead...in RED!"), and esp the straight-up phonkey "Poppy Girls Theme" - plus who can forget Ms. Lena Horne turning it out on "Believe in Yourself" and finally Ms. Ross pouring her heart out (and shedding some real tears) on her own take of the finale "Home" - sure, she can't sing always on-key and as well as Stephanie Mills as the original Dorothy, but La Ross sells this song! I remember the gatefold deluxe LP (back in the day), and the cool 70s disco packaging - yup, they don't make 'em like they used to. But at least you can now cherish the CD/DVD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sam A. Milazzo on November 2, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I ordered this CD, the 30th Anniversary DVD, the original Broadway soundtrack along with the MGM DVD (reviewed) and Tin Man DVD earlier this year.

This CD pack of course has the songs from the movie, only here some of them have a bit more time and more space to play out, most notably the Overture pt 1. It also has another song not in the movie, and a few little changes:
Instead of the music where Dorothy and Toto (who didn't accompany Dorothy to Oz in the Original Broadway!) are whisked away by the tornado with the dramatic exciting tune - we instead get "Glinda's Theme", which is good but also a let down as I like that scoring of the blizzard. Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow sings "You Can't Win" (* originally writtne for Evillene on Broaway, but put here instead*) rather than "I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday", and Nipsey Russell sings both of Tin Man's songs together: "What Would I Do If I Could Feel?" and "Slide Some Oil to Me" - the last one having more space to breathe and finish before the reprise of 'Ease on Down the Road'. Ted Ross and Mabel King once again are Lion and WWW Evillene, only here they add more energy and volume to their performance than they did back in 1975. Glinda's theme also appears on disk 2 in the appropriate place "the Good Witch Glinda" between tracks "Believe in Yourself" by Dorothy/Diana and Glinda/Lena Horne herself.

As always, "Ease on down the Road" is FANTASTIC, FUN, and a FAVOURITE to listen to! And so is "A Brand New Day/Everybody Rejoice"!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By andrewjack on December 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The soundtrack to the 1978 motion picture, The Wiz, stands nearly alone as one of the only good things about the movie. Starting with Charlie Smalls's charming original score, and expanding outward, Quincy Jones rocks the land of Oz!
The music is fast and exciting, unlike the mostly mellow laidback tunes of the original Broadway soundtrack. Also, Quincy Jones doesn't believe in simplicity. Every song is weighted down with key changes, abstract key signatures, and layer upon layer of rhythms. While this is neat for a few songs, it becomes a little ungainly to listen to after a while.
As far as the actual singing goes, it was mostly good. Some people have described Diana Ross's singing as comparable to honey, others to a little kitty cat. She was singing a minor third higher than she had ever sung in her life and it is clearly evident. However, there were some high points, notably: Mabel King's gospel-like anthem and Lena Horne's showstopper. "Brand New Day" and "Emerald City Sequence" are equally stunning.
All in all, this was a GREAT soundtrack to an OKAY movie.
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