Hello Dolly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969)
- DTCS 5103 (Gatefold LP, 1969, 20th Century Fox Records)
- ST-102 (LP, Casablanca label release, 1980s)
- 810 368-2 (CD Remastered — Philips 1994)
- Just Leave Everything To Me [3:22] *
- It Takes A Woman [3:03]
- It Takes A Woman (Reprise) [2:13] *
- Put On Your Sunday Clothes [5:27] *
- Ribbons Down My Back [2:26]
- Dancing [3:26] *
- Before The Parade Passes By [4:50] *
- Elegance [2:55]
- Love Is Only Love [3:07] *
- Hello, Dolly! [7:50] *
- It Only Takes A Moment [4:07]
- So Long Dearie [2:36] *
- Finale [4:16] *
* Streisand vocals
Note: Marianne McAndrew's (“Irene Molloy”) vocals were dubbed by Melissa Stafford (solo vocals) and Gilda Maiken (ensemble vocals).
About the Album & CD
- Album Released October 1969
- Music conducted by Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman
- Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
- Recorded July, August, November 1968; February—July 1969 at 20th Century Fox Recording Stage
- Original Sound Engineer: Murray Spivack
- 1994 Remixed Album Producer: Nick Redman
- 1994 Music Score Remix: Brian Risner
- 1994 Digital Mastering: Dan Hersch
- 1994 Liner Notes: George C. Konder
Jerry Herman contribued two new songs for the Dolly movie which were not originally in the Broadway play. The new ballad for the film, “Love is Only Love,” is the same music as “Gotta Be A Dream” which was written for a 1961 Jerry Herman musical, Madame Aphrodite (which ran for 13 performances). The song was then rewritten as “Love is Only Love” for Herman's 1966 hit musical, Mame— but it was cut from the show. Herman then interpolated the song into the Hello, Dolly! movie for Streisand.
Hello, Dolly! has had three incarnations as a soundtrack album. First, it was released by 20th Century Fox Records as a "deluxe album" in 1969. The gatefold album unfolded and included liner notes and excerpts of Jerry Herman's lyrics.
In the early 1980s, PolyGram bought 20th Century Fox Records and all assets were consolidated into the company's Casablanca label. Probably around 1982, Casablanca released the Dolly soundtrack again, this time without the gatefold artwork.
For many years, Hello, Dolly! was the only Streisand album not available on CD. In 1994, Philips (parent company of PolyGram) released Dolly on CD for the first time. (PolyGram has, to date, been absorbed by Universal Music Group.) In 1994, Polygram owned the rights to the original album, and Fox owned and archived the actual music elements that went into creating the soundtrack album.
Photos Above: A series of photos taken of Streisand in the recording studio with Louis Armstrong and director Gene Kelly. Streisand said “it was a rare privilege working with Louis Armstrong on the set and in the recording studio.”
According to George Konder's liner notes for the 1994 Philips CD:
This new digitally mastered release, which marks the film's 25th anniversary, has been lovingly remixed for the first time since the original recording. Utilizing the latest audio technology, the revitalized tracks illuminate the lush symphonic arrangements of the orchestra conducted by Lionel Newman and Lennie Hayton, and brighten the enunciation of Herman's delightful and tender lyrics. Barbra Streisand's incomparable vocalism and interpretations of the songs sparkle anew.
Dolly CD producer Nick Redman worked closely with music score remixer Brian Risner and digital mastering technician Dan Hersch (at DigiPrep in Hollywood) on the original multi-track elements. Redman insisted that the CD be created from a remix of the original multi-track tapes instead of simply digitizing the original analog soundtrack album.
On September 24, 1969, Streisand recorded different versions of two of her Dolly songs for Columbia Records to be released as singles. Streisand recorded a Peter Matz arrangement of “Before the Parade Passes By.” It was released as Columbia single #4-45072 in December 1969.
The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Here's the numbers for this Streisand album:
- Debut Chart Date: 11-15-69
- No. Weeks on Billboard 200 Albums Chart: 33
- Peak Chart Position: #49
- Gold/Platinum: none rewarded
Gold: 500,000 units shipped
Platinum: 1 million units shipped
Note: The record company must submit an album to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where it undergoes a certification process to become eligible for an award. The process entails an independent sales audit, which calculates the quantity of singles or albums shipped for sale, net after returns. The audit surveys shipments to the entire music marketplace, including retail, record clubs, television sales, Internet orders and other ancillary markets. Based on the certification of these shipments, a title is awarded Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum or Diamond status. The data here comes directly from official sources, mainly the RIAA online database.
Album Cover/Advertising Logo
Richard Amsel was 22 years old and a student at Philadelphia College of Art when he won a nationwide contest sponsored by 20th Century Fox to design the Dolly poster.
Amsel designed many well-known movie posters over the years, including the iconoclastic Raiders of the Lost Ark poster, as well as Death on the Nile and graphics for Bette Midler's early albums and performance posters.
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