The Australian production opened and was recorded at Melbourne's Princess Theatre in 1961 and ran for three years with a cast headed by Australian soprano June Bronhill.
The recording of the Australian cast is complemented by a selection of rare bonus tracks including Bronhill's studio recordings of the show highlights.
The complete track listing follows:
2. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (June Bronhill)
3. MARIA (Rosina Raisbeck, Gloria McDonall, Beryl Cheers, Halinka De Tarczynska)
4. MY FAVOURITE THINGS (June Bronhill, Rosina Raisbeck)
5. DO RE MI (June Bronhill and The Children)
6. SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN (Julie Day, Tony Jenkins)
7. THE LONELY GOATHERD (June Bronhill and The Children)
8. HOW CAN LOVE SURVIVE (Lola Brooks, Eric Reiman)
9. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Peter Graves and The Children)
10. SO LONG, FAREWELL (The Children)
11. CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN (Rosina Raisbeck)
12. NO WAY TO STOP IT (Peter Graves, Eric Reiman, Lola Brooks)
13. AN ORDINARY COUPLE (June Bronhill, Peter Graves)
14. PROCESSIONAL (Ensemble)
15. SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN (June Bronhill)
16. EDELWEISS (Peter Graves)
17. FINALE – CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN (Rosina Raisbeck)
18. DO RE MI (June Bronhill)
19. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (June Bronhill)
20. MY FAVOURITE THINGS (June Bronhill)
21. CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN (June Bronhill)
22. MY FAVOURITE THINGS (Petula Clark)
23. CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN (Dickie Valentine)
24. DO RE MI (Joan Regan)
25. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Edmund Hockridge)
26. SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN (Mark Wynter)
27. AN ORDINARY COUPLE (Ken Dodd) With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and based on Maria Augusta Trapp's autobiography, The Sound of Music, according to press notes, "tells the timeless story of Maria, Captain von Trapp, and their singing family."
Set in Salzburg, Austria, on the eve of World War II, the score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” the title song and “Climb Ev'ry Mountain.” The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it ran for more than 1,400 performances.
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