Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre

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Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre
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Compilation album by Various artists
Released 1963
Recorded 1963, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz vocal, traditional pop
Length 2:50:27
Label Reprise
Producer Sonny Burke
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Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre is a series of four 12" long playing vinyl albums recorded in Los Angeles in 1963. The four albums were sold through mail order as a box set in 1963, then released separately to retail in 1964.[1] They were conceived and produced by Frank Sinatra. Morris Stoloff was the musical director and the A&R Director was Sonny Burke.

The four discs feature the scores of four popular Broadway musicals of the time, namely Finian's Rainbow (1947), Kiss Me, Kate (1948), South Pacific (1949) and Guys and Dolls (1950).

The "Guys and Dolls" album[2] was issued on CD in 1992 when the musical itself was enjoying a revival. All the albums were re-released in a box set on September 26, 2000.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One - Finian's Rainbow

All lyrics written by Yip Harburg; all music composed by Burton Lane.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Overture" ̶ 4:00
2. "This Time of the Year" The Hi-Lo's 2:28
3. "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" Rosemary Clooney 3:06
4. "If This Isn't Love" Dean Martin, The Hi Lo's 2:32
5. "Look to the Rainbow" Clooney 2:54
6. "Something Sort of Grandish" Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds 2:26
7. "Old Devil Moon" Frank Sinatra 2:59
8. "Necessity" Sammy Davis, Jr. 3:24
9. "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love" Sinatra 3:25
10. "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich" Lou Monte, Mary Kaye Trio 2:37
11. "The Begat" The McGuire Sisters 3:40
12. "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" (reprise) Clark Dennis 2:24
13. "The Great Come-And-Get It Day" Davis 2:41
Total length: 38:36
Disc Two - Kiss Me, Kate

All tracks written by Cole Porter.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Overture" ̶ 3:40
2. "Another Op'nin', Another Show" Hi Lo's 1:55
3. "Why Can't You Behave?" Jo Stafford 3:01
4. "We Open in Venice" Sinatra, Martin, Davis 2:13
5. "So in Love" Johnny Prophet 2:52
6. "I Hate Men" Phyllis McGuire 3:06
7. "Too Darn Hot" Davis 2:29
8. "Were Thine That Special Face" Prophet 3:35
9. "Where Is the Life That Late I Led?" Monte 2:56
10. "Wunderbar" Dinah Shore, Prophet 2:58
11. "Always True to You in My Fashion" Keely Smith 3:38
12. "Bianca" Martin 2:47
13. "So in Love" (reprise) Sinatra, Smith 2:53
Total length: 38:03
Disc three - South Pacific

All lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II; all music composed by Richard Rodgers.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Overture" ̶ 3:57
2. "Dites-Moi" McGuire Sisters 1:55
3. "A Cockeyed Optimist" Stafford 3:12
4. "Twin Soliloquies" Sinatra, Smith 1:38
5. "Some Enchanted Evening" Sinatra 3:29
6. "(I'm in Love with) a Wonderful Guy" Smith 3:29
7. "Younger Than Springtime" Crosby 2:38
8. "Bali Ha'i" Stafford 3:43
9. "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" Davis 2:37
10. "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" Shore 2:38
11. "Bloody Mary" Hi-Lo's 1:56
12. "Happy Talk" Reynolds 3:05
13. "Younger Than Springtime" Hi-Lo's 3:14
14. "This Nearly Was Mine" Sinatra 2:47
15. "Honey Bun" Shore 2:55
16. "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" Davis 1:45
17. "Some Enchanted Evening" (reprise) Sinatra, Clooney 3:21
Total length: 48:19
Disc four - Guys and Dolls

All tracks written by Frank Loesser.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Overture" ̶ 3:34
2. "Fugue for Tinhorns" Sinatra, Crosby, Martin 1:31
3. "I'll Know" Stafford 3:31
4. "The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)" Sinatra, Crosby, Martin 2:33
5. "A Bushel and a Peck" McGuire Sisters 2:31
6. "Guys and Dolls" Sinatra, Martin 2:50
7. "If I Were a Bell" Shore 2:40
8. "I've Never Been in Love Before" Sinatra 2:57
9. "Take Back Your Mink" Reynolds 2:58
10. "More I Cannot Wish You" Clark Dennis 3:18
11. "Adelaide's Lament" Reynolds 3:52
12. "Luck Be a Lady" Sinatra 5:18
13. "Sue Me" Reynolds, Allan Sherman 2:32
14. "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" Davis 3:33
15. "Guys and Dolls" (reprise) Sinatra, Martin 1:51
Total length: 45:29

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2015.