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2:46
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3:21
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 13, 2007
  • 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,028 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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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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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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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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Format: Audio CD
Its ashame this movie never made it big.I really enjoyed it,but for some reason not to many other people did.The songs are Brilliant.Quincy Jones produced the album,and this started the partnership with Michael Jackson.Lena Horne's "Believe in yourself" is my favorite.What a voice.Lena lets it all out,and puts everyone else to shame with her style and vocals.My favorite song of Diana 's is "Home." Its one of the greatest songs ever written,and she always sings this number in concert.I still love "Be a Lion," from the original Wiz better,but "Ease on Down the road," with Michael Jackson and Diana Ross is wonderfull.It was there first,and maybe one of there only duets on record.This soundtrack is so over looked.Its Brilliant.Equal to "Grease" and "Saturday night Fever."
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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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