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Sheldon Harnick - Hidden Treasures 1949-2013

Harnick / Bock / Davis / Legrand
Release Date: 05/01/2014 
Label:  Harbinger   Catalog #: 3002  
Composer:  Sheldon HarnickHugh MartinDavid Nathaniel BakerJerry Bock,   ... 
Performer:  Sheldon HarnickCharlotte RaeHugh MartinBetty Garrett,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this historic release, the great lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello! shares with musical theater fans 53 of his "hidden treasures" - rarely heard songs from 17 musicals, with many songs performed by Harnick himself and his late composer-partner Jerry Bock.

Three cuts feature Harnick as recorded just last year for this special collection, and other archival recordings star three-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Brian d'Arcy James, Hugh Martin, Charlotte Rae, and more. This 2-CD set is a grand celebration of Harnick's 90th birthday on April 30th and the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. That musical's iconic
Read more "Sunrise, Sunset" is being released for the first time in its original demo recording by Bock and Harnick.

The deluxe package includes a 60-page booklet with extensive notes by Harnick and a foreword by famed Broadway producer Harold Prince, who comments: “This magnificent set is testimony to Sheldon’s extraordinary gifts, and to his place in the pantheon of Broadway musical creators.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
How Could I? by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
2.
The Littlest Revue: Ballad of the Shape of Things by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Charlotte Rae (Voice)
3.
I Can't Get Used to These Clothes by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Hugh Martin (Voice)
4.
Merry Little Minuet by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
5.
The Shoestring Review: Garbage by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
6.
At the Basilica of St. Anne by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
7.
Isms by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Betty Garrett (Voice), Buster Davis (Piano)
8.
Smiling the Boy Fell Dead: Let's Evolve by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Danny Meehan (Voice)
9.
The Fair-Haired Boy: The ABC's of Success by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), David Baker (Piano)
10.
Two by Two by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Danny Meehan (Voice), Claiborne Cary (Voice)
11.
The Body Beautiful: All of These and More by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Susan Watson (Voice), Buster Davis (Piano)
12.
The Body beautiful: Every Man For Himself by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
13.
The Body Beautiful: Just My Luck by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
14.
The Body Beautiful: A Relatively Simple Affair by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Leigh Beery (Voice), Margery Gray (Voice)
15.
The Body Beautiful: Summer Is by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
16.
'Til The Bootlegger Comes by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
17.
Where Do I Go from Here? by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
18.
Tenderloin: Little Old New York by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
19.
Tenderloin: I Wonder What It's Like by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
20.
Tenderloin: The Picture of Happiness by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Margery Gray (Voice), Sheldon Harnick (Piano)
21.
Mr. A by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
22.
Man in the Moon: Worlds Apart by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Margery Gray (Voice)
23.
She Loves Me: Tell Me I Look Nice by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
24.
She Loves Me: Merry Christmas Bells by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
25.
She Loves Me: My Drug Store by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
26.
She Loves Me: Christmas Eve by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
27.
Fiddler on the Roof: We've Never Missed a Sabbath Yet by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
28.
Fiddler on the roof: Sunrise, sunset by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
29.
Fiddler on the roof: A Butcher's Soul by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
30.
Dear Sweet Sewing Machine by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
31.
What a Life by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
32.
Letters from America by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
33.
Fiddler on the roof: Get Thee Out by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
34.
Fiddler on the roof: When Messiah Comes by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
35.
What Was That by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
36.
The Apple Tree: Talkin' Truth by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
37.
The Canterville Ghost: I Worry/If You Never Try by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
38.
The Canterville Ghost: Vengeance by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
39.
Nelson by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
40.
Lord Nelson: Glory Is My Object by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
41.
That's How Much I Missed You by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Jerry Bock (Piano)
42.
The Rothschilds: In My Own Lifetime by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
43.
We're a Family by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice), William Tost ()
44.
Elizabeth by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
45.
Rex: Tell Me, Daisy by Richard Rodgers
46.
I Brought You a Gift by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
47.
The Pears of Anjou by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
48.
Song for a King: My Star by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Margery Gray (Voice), Sheldon Harnick (Voice), Michel Legrand (Piano)
49.
One Family by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Margery Gray (Voice), Leigh Beery (Voice), Sheldon Harnick (Piano)
50.
A Wonderful Life: Precious Little by Joseph Raposo
Performer:  Sheldon Harnick (Voice)
51.
A Doctor In Spite of Himself: Give Me Wine, Wine, Wine by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Brian d'Arcy James (Voice)
52.
You Made My Day by Sheldon Harnick
Performer:  Audra McDonald (Soprano)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Unusual songs June 4, 2014 By Joel N Martin (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "Lovely to listen too.......the songs are unusual....but no real sparks. Glad I bought the CD though." Report Abuse
 Historical Gem June 4, 2014 By Richard August Rosa (Pound Ridge, NY) See All My Reviews "I rarely buy this type of compilation, but I had meet Mr. Harnick a couple of times when he came to visit the Jerry Bock family for weekends in Pound Ridge. The Bock's were great friends who lived next door!, and I went to school with son and daughter George and Portia. Sheldon and Jerry were always bouncing musical ideas off of whoever was present. It was great fun. Getting to listen to these songs was a great trip down memory lane for me and a wonderful way to hear music left out of shows for one reason or another. I would recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys good listening and a great historic tour of works by two great men, Sheldon and Jerry." Report Abuse
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