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 Posted:   Mar 11, 2004 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Anyone get to listen to the recent Decca reissue of the FIVE PENNIES, 1959, soundtrack featuring Danny Kaye & Louis Armstong? Is this a straight reissue of the original LP or are there any extras? Was this a studio re-record or taken from the actual soundtrack recordings? I believe the UK release of this album was quiet elaborate, gatefold jacket with booklet. Was the US LP similar?

Thanks

Joe

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2004 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

The US 1959 LP on Dot label was not a gatefold release. No extras. The stereo release was always harder to find than the mono.
Mike



[startquote from joec ]Anyone get to listen to the recent Decca reissue of the FIVE PENNIES, 1959, soundtrack featuring Danny Kaye & Louis Armstong? Is this a straight reissue of the original LP or are there any extras? Was this a studio re-record or taken from the actual soundtrack recordings? I believe the UK release of this album was quiet elaborate, gatefold jacket with booklet. Was the US LP similar?

Thanks

Joe

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2004 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Our estimable Joe Caps produced the excellent laserdisc of "Five Pennies" some years ago and managed to re-master the soundtrack to stereo.

He can probably tell you the details on the music masters he used for this and whether the LP was totally soundtrack or contained other elements.

How about it, Joe? Give us a rundown on this re-mastering job you did.

(Were the underscore cues also in stereo, and is it sad that Decca didn't go back to the original elements and give us an expanded CD?)

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2004 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

Anyone get to listen to the recent Decca reissue of the FIVE PENNIES, 1959, soundtrack featuring Danny Kaye & Louis Armstong? Is this a straight reissue of the original LP or are there any extras? Was this a studio re-record or taken from the actual soundtrack recordings? I believe the UK release of this album was quiet elaborate, gatefold jacket with booklet. Was the US LP similar?

Thanks

Joe



Looking at the listing on the website, the track listing appears to be the same as the original album, which I still have.

"The Five Pennies" was one of the first Stereo albums that my Mum & Dad bought, and it used to get played a lot, to demonstrate the new process.

It certainly did have an elaborate, full-color booklet cover, very similar to the original "South Pacific" album.



 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2004 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   Emyrs   (Member)

I just listened to the CD at Tower on 66th Street (Lincoln Center). The one I heard was in mono.

???

Emyrs

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2004 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   Skyros   (Member)

The new CD is unfortunately in Mono and contains no extra tracks. However sound quality is very good and it's great to have this score on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2004 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

the cd is mono?
Manderley, I did NOT produce the laserdisc - Paramount did this on their own. THey lifted the stereo music from an actual lp. Paramount did not keep the raw music for this film.
Parmaount and Warners both did the same odd thing. Whle they genreally kept the music scoring sessions if it was orchestrral, they did NOT keep the vocals. I put in requests to Paramount to pull the sessions for White Christmas, Half a Sixpnce, Funny face,,and Lila Abner so these titles could me mixed for stereo laser. They didn't have them. thankfully, later, the complete stereo mixed track of Half a sixpence was found. Can't believe this title finally gets released on dvd in just a few weeks.
Warners is very sad, because they did so many fun musicals with Doris Day and the sessions are just not there.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I just found out that back in January, the Fresh Sounds' imprint Blue Moon Records issued a jazz soundtrack "two-fer" CD comprised of the LPs for THE FIVE PENNIES (Dot Records, 1958) and THE GENE KRUPA STORY (Verve Records, 1959). THE FIVE PENNIES was previously released individually on CD by Decca Broadway/Universal back in 2004, and is still available. But this is the first CD release for THE GENE KRUPA STORY, which is most likely mastered from an LP source.

I see a posting above stating that the Decca Broadway CD of THE FIVE PENNIES is in mono sound. It's possible then, that if this new FIVE PENNIES is mastered from an LP, that they could have used a stereo LP, and thus we'd have the first stereo FIVE PENNIES CD release.



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Well, here's a review of the new Blue Moon CD from an Amazon customer:

5.0 out of 5 stars
FINALLY IN STEREO!!!!, March 24, 2014
By P. Wolske

This review is from: Original Soundtrack from The Five Pennies and The Gene Krupa Story (Audio CD)

I've had the Dot stereo LP of The Five Pennies since 1959, so I was elated when the Decca CD came out several years ago. But, alas, it was in MONO! This Blue Moon (a quality company in Spain) release is in the terrific stereo of the Dot release. This CD also has the great soundtrack of The Gene Krupa Story (on CD at last, and also in stereo). Also included is a 16 page booklet with lots of pictures and details. If you have the mono CD, use it as a coaster, and get this to have the music come alive in great stereo.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Well, here's a review of the new Blue Moon CD from an Amazon customer:

5.0 out of 5 stars
FINALLY IN STEREO!!!!, March 24, 2014
By P. Wolske

This review is from: Original Soundtrack from The Five Pennies and The Gene Krupa Story (Audio CD)

I've had the Dot stereo LP of The Five Pennies since 1959, so I was elated when the Decca CD came out several years ago. But, alas, it was in MONO! This Blue Moon (a quality company in Spain) release is in the terrific stereo of the Dot release. This CD also has the great soundtrack of The Gene Krupa Story (on CD at last, and also in stereo). Also included is a 16 page booklet with lots of pictures and details. If you have the mono CD, use it as a coaster, and get this to have the music come alive in great stereo.


But mastered undoubtedly from an LP. Blue Moon is a Euro CD company which uses the 50 year copyright rule to its best advantage.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

But mastered undoubtedly from an LP. Blue Moon is a Euro CD company which uses the 50 year copyright rule to its best advantage.


True enough, but that seems to be the only way to get a stereo version onto CD.

One wonders why, if UMG couldn't find the stereo tapes when they issued their CD in 2004, they didn't also master a stereo version from an LP--and include both mono and stereo versions on their release.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Well, here's a review of the new Blue Moon CD from an Amazon customer:

5.0 out of 5 stars
FINALLY IN STEREO!!!!, March 24, 2014
By P. Wolske

This review is from: Original Soundtrack from The Five Pennies and The Gene Krupa Story (Audio CD)

I've had the Dot stereo LP of The Five Pennies since 1959, so I was elated when the Decca CD came out several years ago. But, alas, it was in MONO! This Blue Moon (a quality company in Spain) release is in the terrific stereo of the Dot release. This CD also has the great soundtrack of The Gene Krupa Story (on CD at last, and also in stereo). Also included is a 16 page booklet with lots of pictures and details. If you have the mono CD, use it as a coaster, and get this to have the music come alive in great stereo.


But mastered undoubtedly from an LP. Blue Moon is a Euro CD company which uses the 50 year copyright rule to its best advantage.


It's a subsidiary label to Fresh Sounds, who've released a lot of really incredible-sounding stuff - I would not jump to the LP conclusion - because some of their releases are amazing and do not come from LP.

 
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