Thursday, November 19, 2009

50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Original Cast Recording: The Sound Of Music GIVEAWAY


When I was little (I won't tell you how long ago...a lady never reveals her age) I spent great of of time with my aunt. She and I would spend time together baking cookies, going shopping and just generally having fun (at least I had fun...I am not sure how much fun it was for a young woman in her early 20s to be spending so much time with a preschooler but she made me feel like I was special). When we would ride around in the car she would say to me, "Let's sing Show Tunes!" and the one song I remember always singing was "Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. This catchy, singable tune was so much fun for me as a child. These experiences helped to foster a love of singing that I carry with me today. Through my high school years I sang in my school and church youth choirs, participating in church musical theater productions. Today I still sing in church choirs, and occasionally work up the courage to sing in small groups or solos.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the debut o
f the Sound of Music on Broadway (November 16th, 1959) Masterworks Broadway has restored the original Broadway Cast Recording and is making it available to the public! The 50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Original Cast Recording: The Sound of Music was released on November 3rd. In addition to the original recordings the album includes three bonus tracks. These are:
-"From Switzerland: The Pratt Family," a spoof of The Sound of Music created for and performed by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett in 1
962 on their TV special Julie and Carol Live at Carnegie Hall;
-A live recording of "Edelweiss," sung in German, from the historic first production (2005) of The Sound of Music in Vienna;
-A soaring cover version of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain
," sung in Swedish (as "Sök dig till bergen") by Tommy Körberg, best known to American audiences for his vocals on the concept album of Chess.


Another exciting Sound
of Music release is: The Sound of Music: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up. Released by Simon and Schuster, this pop-up book is an adaptation of the stage musical by Bert Fink. It would be a beautiful addition to any family's library. (I will be on the look out for this one for our family library as it is available now at booksellers!)




I received a digital copy of the newly released album to share with my family. It was fun to listen to these songs performed by someone other than the cast of the 1965 movie. My children enjoyed dancing and singing along with Do-Re-Mi (and of c
ourse I was singing along at the top of my lungs...and NO, my kids didn't give me funny looks, they are used to their crazy mother who likes to sing!) This album would be a great addition to your family's music collection; it is a great way to introduce your children to Broadway!

For more fun, you can download a beautiful Sing-a-
Long guide for your children. It includes beautiful illustrations from the Simon & Schuster pop up book and fun activities for your children. It is a PDF file and will require you to have Adobe Reader software.

The album is available on line at Amazon.com or
iTunes and the book can be found at Amazon.con. You can also check your local music and book sellers.

How would you like to win your own copy of the CD? I have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader! Here's what you must do to enter:

1- MANDATORY (this must be done before you can qualify for any other entries). Tell me five of Maria's favorite things (from the song). You can find five of her favorite things on the Sing-Along guide, or list five that you remember from the song Favorite Things.

Bonus Entries:
2- Tell me one of your favorite things
3-Follow my blog publicly through Google Friend C
onnect
4-Subscribe to my feed
5-Write a unique blog post about this giveaway (with link to this post). Leave a link to your post in the comments

You MUST either have your email set as public i
n your blogger profile or leave your email addres
s in your comment! If I cannot contact you, you can't win!

US addresses only

Contest closes at 11:59 PM MST on November 30th.

I received a free digital copy (Thank you Dana of Sony Music) of the album and product information in order to write this post. All personal experiences and opinions are 100% my own.

This giveaway is a Prizey Pick! Thanks to Prizey and to everyone who has entered!

44 comments:

Amber said...

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

Dark chocolate is one of my favorite things!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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mar said...

Raindrops on Roses
Cream colored ponies
Crisp apple streudels
Doorbells
Sleigh bells

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Mysharona said...

Cream colored ponies
Raindrops on Roses
Sleigh bells
Crisp apple streudels
Doorbells

Alison said...

raindrops on roses
whiskers on kittens
bright copper kettles
warm woolen mittens
brown paper packages tied up with strings

Alison said...

one of my favourite things is
ice covered tree branches after a storm

Krista said...

Raindrops on roses
whiskers on kittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Silver-white winters that melt into spring

Krista said...

Blog follower. :)

Krista said...

One of my favorite things is curling up with hot cocoa and a good book.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

1. raindrops on roses
2. whiskers on kittens
3. warm woolen mittens
4. bright paper packages tied up with string
5. crisp apple strudel
6. popcorn-oh sorry-that one's mine!

Kimberly L said...

Oh sure now I'll be singing this song all day long -- ha,ha
Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages

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Sunnyvale said...

brown paper packages wrapped with string
sleigh bells
rain drops on roses
crisp apple streudel
doorbells

Mark/CharmCity said...

snowflakes that land on my nose and eyelashes
raindrops on roses
whiskers on kittens
warm woolen mittens
bright copper kettles

Mark/CharmCity said...

One of my favs? Original Cast Recordings!

Stacy's Lame Blog said...

1. Girls is white dresses with blue satin sashes
2. snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
3. Sleigh bells
4. silver white winter that melts into spring
5. cream color ponies

Stacy's Lame Blog said...

I follow your blog

Stacy's Lame Blog said...

sparkly left handed rings are one of my new favorite things

ehhogan said...

1. raindrops on roses
2. whiskers on kittens
3. bright copper kettles
4. warm woollen mittens
5. bright paper packages tied up with string


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Jennifer said...

1. Warm woolen mittens
2. Whiskers on kittens
3. brown paper packages tied up with strings
4. girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
5. Silver white winters that melt into springs

Jennifer said...

One of my favorite things is my daughter's giggle.

Nickolay said...

Raindrops on Roses
Sleigh bells
Whiskers on kittens
Crisp apple strudel
Cream colored ponies


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Sheila said...

Warm Woolen Mittens

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings

Snowflakes That Sat On My Nose and Eyelashes

Whiskers on Kittens

Bright Copper Kettles

Abby said...

Brown paper packages all tied up with string

whiskers on kittens

raindrops on roses

crisp apple struedel

bright copper kettels

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Ken said...

These are a few of Maria's favorite things.

Raindrops on roses
Whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles
Warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages

Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Melissa said...

Maria's favorite things include:
-Brown paper packages tied up with strings
-Schnitzel with noodles
-Crisp apple streudels
-Raindrops on roses
-Warm woolen mittens

Melissa said...

One of my favorite things is seeing houses and stores all decked out for the holidays!

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Daniel M said...

raindrops on roses
cream colored ponies
whiskers on kittens
warm woolen mittens
brown paper packages tied up with strings - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

Five of Maria's favorite things are raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens and wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings. Thanks.

jesusfreak1116(at)juno(dot)com

erma said...

raindrops on roses
cream colored ponies
whiskers on kittens
warm woolen mittens
brown paper packages tied up with strings - regnod
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

raindrops on roses
whiskers on kittens
schnitzel with noodles
doorbells
sleigh bells

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

ktgonyea said...

Rainstorms and high winds.
Laughing children and full bellies.
Sharing wine with friends.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

guettel78 said...

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, and brown paper packages tied up with strings...now I have that song stuck in my head! :)

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guettel78 said...

One of my favorite things would be the first snowfall of winter, especially when it's unexpected!

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guettel78 said...

I'm following through google friend connect: guettel78

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guettel78 said...

I subscribed to your feed in google reader: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I blogged about the giveaway: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/2009/11/sound-of-music-50th-anniversary-cast-cd.html

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chromiumman said...

raindrops on roses,
whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles,
warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings

ktgonyea said...

1. Girls is white dresses with blue satin sashes
2. snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
3. Sleigh bells
4. silver white winter that melts into spring
5. cream color ponies

ktgonyea at gmail.com

mail4rosey said...

Cream-Colored Ponies
Crisp Apple Streudels
Doorbells
Sleigh Bells
Schnitzel with Noodles


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mail4rosey said...

I follow your blog.

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Tamara said...

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string

dvice said...

Here are five: raindrops on roses
whiskers on kittens
bright copper kettles
warm woolen mittens
brown paper packages tied up with strings

Gianna said...

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, and brown paper packages tied up with strings :)