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Leonard Bernstein|West Side Story (The Original Soundrack Recording, 1961)

West Side Story (The Original Soundrack Recording, 1961)

Music by Leonard Bernstein - Johnny Green (Conductor)

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The soundtrack of the West Side Story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience. (It is an entirely different recording, it should be emphasized, from the original Broadway cast recording, which was also a massive-selling album.) Its widespread impact could be attributed to a few factors: the wide range of compositional and orchestral styles, from cool swing jazz and shades of Latin pop to classical; the universality of the storyline, pitting underdog lovers against the world; and an assortment of songs that goes well beyond the sentimental love odes that are the staples of musicals (though it has some of those, too), including some downright tough posturing and sardonic social commentary. "Jet Song," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "Tonight," "Cool," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," and "Something's Coming" are all among the most famous and oft-sung soundtrack numbers ever. Why might you want to upgrade if your familiar old album has been moldering in the collection for decades, or if you got it passed down for free from older relatives? Well, aside from the excellent remastered sound and historical liner notes about the film and soundtrack production, it has four tracks designated as previously unreleased. One of those, "Intermission Music," is pretty dispensable, as it's simply a 90-second instrumental version of "I Feel Pretty." But "Overture" is a worthy instrumental fanfare, and the "Finale" and "End Credits" that close the release have some supremely booming funereal tones, in keeping with the downbeat end of the film.

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Leonard Bernstein

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West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein)

1
Overture
West Side Story Orchestra
00:04:38

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

2
Act I: Prologue
West Side Story Orchestra
00:06:35

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

3
Act I: Jet Song
Russ Tamblyn
00:02:06

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

4
Act I: Something's Coming
Jim Bryant
00:02:32

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

5
Act I: Dance at the Gym: Blues - Promenade - Mambo - Pas de deux - Jump
Johnny Green
00:09:27

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

6
Act I: Maria
Jim Bryant
00:02:35

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

7
Act I: America
West Side Story Ensemble (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
00:04:59

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

8
Act I: Tonight
Jim Bryant
00:06:40

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

9
Act I: Gee, Officer Krupke
Russ Tamblyn
00:04:14

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

10
Act I: Intermission Music
Johnny Green
00:01:29

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

11
Act II: I Feel Pretty
Marni Nixon
00:03:35

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

12
Act II: One Hand, One Heart
Jim Bryant
00:03:02

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

13
Act II: Tonight - Quintet
Marni Nixon
00:03:22

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

14
Act II: The Rumble
Johnny Green
00:02:42

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

15
Act II: Somewhere
Marni Nixon
00:02:04

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

16
Act II: Cool
West Side Story Ensemble (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
00:04:21

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

17
Act II: A Boy Like That - I Have A Love
Natalie Wood
00:04:30

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

18
Finale
Johnny Green
00:04:22

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

19
Act II: End Credits
Johnny Green
00:05:07

Andre Tayir, Performer - Bert Michaels, Performer - Betty Wand, Performer - Carole D'Andrea, Performer - Chorus, Performer - David Bean, Performer - David Winters, Performer - Eddie Verso, Performer - Eliot Feld, Performer - George Chakiris, Performer - Gina Trikonis, Performer - Gus Trikonis, Performer - Harvey Hohnecker, Performer - Jaime Rogers, Performer - Jay Norman, Performer - Jim Bryant, Performer - Joanne Miya, Performer - John Astin, Performer - Jose de Vega, Performer - Larry Roquemore, Performer - Marni Nixon, Performer - Natalie Wood, Performer - Ned Glass, Performer - Nick Covacevich, Performer - Orchestra, Performer - Pennt Stanton, Performer - Robert Banas, Performer - Robert Thompson, Performer - Rudy del Campo, Performer - Russ Tamblyn, Performer - Scooter Teague, Performer - Simon Oakland, Performer - Susan Oakes, Performer - Suzie Kaye, Performer - Tony Abbott, Performer - Tony Mordente, Performer - Tucker Smith, Performer - William Bramley, Performer - Yvonne Othon, Performer - Johnny Green, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer

(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

Album review

The soundtrack of the West Side Story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience. (It is an entirely different recording, it should be emphasized, from the original Broadway cast recording, which was also a massive-selling album.) Its widespread impact could be attributed to a few factors: the wide range of compositional and orchestral styles, from cool swing jazz and shades of Latin pop to classical; the universality of the storyline, pitting underdog lovers against the world; and an assortment of songs that goes well beyond the sentimental love odes that are the staples of musicals (though it has some of those, too), including some downright tough posturing and sardonic social commentary. "Jet Song," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "Tonight," "Cool," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," and "Something's Coming" are all among the most famous and oft-sung soundtrack numbers ever. Why might you want to upgrade if your familiar old album has been moldering in the collection for decades, or if you got it passed down for free from older relatives? Well, aside from the excellent remastered sound and historical liner notes about the film and soundtrack production, it has four tracks designated as previously unreleased. One of those, "Intermission Music," is pretty dispensable, as it's simply a 90-second instrumental version of "I Feel Pretty." But "Overture" is a worthy instrumental fanfare, and the "Finale" and "End Credits" that close the release have some supremely booming funereal tones, in keeping with the downbeat end of the film.

© TiVo

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