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That's Entertainment! A Celebration Of The MGM Film Musical / John Wilson Orchestra

Wilson,John Orchestra
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 19004  
Composer:  Johnny GreenHugh MartinIrving BerlinFrederick Loewe,   ... 
Performer:  John WilsonKim CriswellCurtis StigersMatthew Ford,   ... 
Conductor:  John Wilson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For lovers of classic Hollywood and light music, The John Wilson Orchestra is the leading, credible ensemble offering composer and conductor John Wilson’s official recreations of the most popular repertoire from The Golden Age of film.

THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA are a truly unique orchestra featuring a hand- picked collection of the finest musicians from The UK’s greatest orchestras. Composer, arranger and conductor JOHN WILSON is one of the world’s leading experts on the music of Hollywood and Broadway’s Golden Age. His great love of this repertoire and extraordinary talent led MGM to commission him to re-create the long lost scores of their Film Musical catalogue. John’s dynamic, charismatic and approachable personality
Read more shines as he leads his hand-picked orchestra featuring some of the finest players from The UK’s leading orchestras.

Get Happy with the music The UK’s Independent praised as “Technicolour for your ears!” That’s Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical captures The John Wilson Orchestra’s record-smashing 2009 Prom concert, which catapulted the 96-member band to stardom and captured the hearts of the British public. Watched by over six million people, The MGM and 2010’s Rogers & Hammerstein Proms have been watched by more members of the public than any prom other than Last Night. This recording captures the joie de vivre of the live experience and is the first time that these scores have been recorded in their official, re-crafted versions since the original films.
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Works on This Recording

1.
MGM Jubilee Overture by Johnny Green
Performer:  John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Meet Me in St. Louis: The Trolley Song by Hugh Martin
Performer:  John Wilson (), Kim Criswell (Voice)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Easter Parade: Steppin' Out with My Baby by Irving Berlin
Performer:  John Wilson (), Curtis Stigers (Voice)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Brigadoon: The heather on the hill by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Matthew Ford (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Barn Dance by Gene de Paul
Performer:  John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Written: 1982 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
High Society: You're Sensational by Cole Porter
Performer:  John Wilson (), Seth MacFarlane (Voice)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
7.
Girl Crazy: I got rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Kim Criswell (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Singin' in the Rain, song (from "Hollywood Review of 1929") by Nacio Herb Brown
Performer:  Seth MacFarlane (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9.
An American in Paris: Main Title by George Gershwin
Performer:  John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Curtis Stigers (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11.
High Society: Well, Did You Evah! by Cole Porter
Performer:  John Wilson (), Curtis Stigers (Voice), Seth MacFarlane (Voice)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
12.
The New Moon: One Kiss / Lover Come Back to Me by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Matthew Ford (Voice), Sarah Fox (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Broadway Melody Ballet (original version for Singin' in the Rain) (bonus track) by Nacio Herb Brown / Lennie
Performer:  Matthew Ford (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Length: 13 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
The Band Wagon: That's Entertainment by Arthur Schwartz
Performer:  Seth MacFarlane (Voice), Curtis Stigers (Voice), Matthew Ford (Voice),
Kim Criswell (Voice), Sarah Fox (Voice), John Wilson ()
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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