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'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' was Meredith Willson's second Broadway musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Music Man'. Based on the life of Margaret Brown, the production opened at New York's Winter Garden Theatre on November 3rd 1960, starring Tammy Grimes and Harve Presnell

This landmark collection includes, for the first time on CD, the original demo recordings of Willson's The Unsinkable Molly Brown score.  This includes a superb fully orchestrated studio demo album featuring vocalists Sandy Stewart and Bernie Knee alongside the Elliot Lawrence Orchestra and Chorus. Also featured are selections from the score performed by composer Meredith Willson alongside his wife Rini and the show's original male lead Harve Presnell. These fascinating composer demos include several cut songs including 'Read the Label on the Bottle', 'One Day at a Time' and 'Colorado, My Home'.

The release includes a bonus disc of cover recordings from Meredith Willson's dazzling score including a full length instrumental album performed by Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra (remastered from stereo reel tape) plus a comprehensive selection of pop vocal cover recordings including songs performed by Aretha Franklin, Nat "King" Cole, Gordon MacRae, Dinah Shore, The Four Aces and more.

The collection is further complemented by detailed sleeve notes by Broadway historian George Dansker. 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown - The Original Demo Recordings and More' is a limited edition release of 500 units only.

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 6th, 2023
CATALOGUE #: STAGE 9096
BARCODE:
5055122190967

With many thanks to The Great American Songbook Foundation

 
DISC ONE

STUDIO DEMO RECORDINGS
1. I AIN'T DOWN YET - Elliot Lawrence Orchestra and Chorus
2. BELLY UP TO THE BAR, BOYS - Elliot Lawrence Orchestra and Chorus
3. I'VE ALREADY STARTED IN - Sandy Stewart
4. I'LL NEVER SAY NO - Bernie Knee
5. BEA-U-TI-FUL PEOPLE OF DENVER - Elliot Lawrence Orchestra and Chorus
6. ARE YOU SURE - Sandy Stewart
7. CHICK-A-PEN - Bernie Knee, Sandy Stewart
8. BON JOUR (THE LANGUAGE SONG) - Bernie Knee, Sandy Stewart
9. IF I KNEW  - Bernie Knee
10. KEEP-A-HOPPIN' - Elliot Lawrence Orchestra and Chorus
11. DOLCE FAR NIENTE - Elliot Lawrence Orchestra and Chorus

COMPOSER DEMO RECORDINGS
Performed by Meredith Willson, Rini Willson and Harve Presnell

12. I AIN'T DOWN YET
13. BELLY UP TO THE BAR, BOYS
14. COLORADO, MY HOME
15. I'VE ALREADY STARTED IN
16. I'LL NEVER SAY NO
17. MY OWN BRASS BED
18. READ THE LABEL ON THE BOTTLE
19. BON JOUR (THE LANGUAGE SONG)
20. IF I KNEW
21. ONE DAY AT A TIME
22. DOLCE FAR NIENTE
23. ARE YOU SURE
24. COLORADO, MY HOME (FINALE)

BONUS TRACKS
25. COLORADO, MY HOME (ECHO TEST) - Harve Presnell
26. I AIN'T DOWN YET - Iva Withers

DISC TWO

ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA PLAY THE MUSIC FROM MEREDITH WILLSON'S 'THE UNSINKABLY MOLLY BROWN' (STEREO) 
1. I AIN'T DOWN YET
2. I'LL NEVER SAY NO
3. CHICK-A-PEN
4. ARE YOU SURE
5. I'VE ALREADY STARTED IN
6. BELLY UP TO THE BAR, BOYS
7. DOLCE FAR NIENTE
8. KEEP-A-HOPPIN'
9. LEADVILLE JOHNNY BROWN SOLILOQUY
10. BEA-U-TI-FUL PEOPLE OF DENVER
11. COLORADO, MY HOME

POP COVER RECORDINGS
12. I AIN'T DOWN YET - Dinah Shore
13. BELLY UP TO THE BAR, BOYS - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
14. I'VE ALREADY STARTED IN - The Four Preps
15. I'LL NEVER SAY NO - Janice Harper
16. ARE YOU SURE - Aretha Franklin
17. IF I KNEW - Nat "King" Cole
18. DOLCE FAR NIENTE - Gordon MacRae
19. KEEP-A-HOPPIN' - Jack Marshall's Music
20. MOLLY BROWN MEDLEY - The Manhattans
21. I AIN'T DOWN YET - The Manhattans
22. ARE YOU SURE - Tex Williams
23. DOLCE FAR NIENTE - The Four Aces
24. I AIN'T DOWN YET - Art Mooney
25. ARE YOU SURE - Lori Parker

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