Leland Hayward / Richard Halliday / Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II / Mary Martin - The Sound Of Music (Original Broadway Cast)


Disc 1 | 12"
A Matrix:
B Matrix:
XXSM- 48558-2BG  
Record Details
Artists: Leland Hayward / Richard Halliday / Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II / Mary Martin
Title: The Sound Of Music (Original Broadway Cast)
Format: 12"
Label: Columbia Masterworks
Cat No: KOS 2020
Released: 1959
Genres: Musical
Status Details
Status Have
Additional Information
Comments A Rodgers and Hammerstein Records, Inc. Production
® "Columbia" "Masterworks"
© 1959 Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse
Printed in U.S.A.

Title as it appears on spine of Gatefold sleeve: The Sound Of Music (Rodgers And Hammerstein) Mary Martin And The Original Broadway Cast

Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp.

This Columbia Stereo Fidelity Recording Is Designed For Use On 33 1/3 RPM Stereophonic Reproducers.

Side 1 = A, XSM 48557
Side 2 = B, XSM 48558

Theodore Bikel appears by courtesy of Elektra Records.
Marilyn Rogers appears credited on front of sleeve, Marilyn Robers appears inside sleeve.

Notes not on release:
Tracklisting inside Gatefold sleeve lists performers by name only, liner notes & photos inside sleeve mention the main character names for the respective performers, the [ ] listed below with the respective performer provides additional character's names not provided in the tracklisting or liner notes of this Original Broadway Cast recording.

"The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, and ran for 1,443 performances. The production shared the Tony Award for Best Musical with Fiorello!. It also won for Best Actress in a Musical (Mary Martin), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Patricia Neway), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Oliver Smith), and Best Musical Direction. And it was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (both Theodore Bikel and Kurt Kasznar) and Best Director of a Musical (Vincent J. Donehue). The entire children's cast was nominated for Best Featured Actress category as a single nominee, even though two children were boys.

The original Broadway cast album has since sold three million copies. The Columbia Masterworks LP was released in 1959 (Mono edition KOL 5450). 1st release is in a Gatefold sleeve with drawing of a guitar on the front, a photo of Mary Martin and the children on the back and extensive notes and photos of the production inside. This was Columbia's first cast album issued in a Gatefold cover and carrying the KOL/KOS prefix.

In the mid 1960s Columbia pressed additional LPs using a standard sleeve with the photo of Mary and the kids on the front and re-printing the synopsis on the back. The catalog number remained the same.

No track durations on the jacket or the labels. Track durations have been added as derived from timing the vinyl.
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