The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Special Edition: Review and Giveaway (Ends 12/8) CLOSED

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Posted by Dina N


This month marks 50 years from the first opening of The Sound of Music on Broadway. In celebration of the anniversary, Sony Music has released the 50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Original Cast Recording: The Sound Of Music along with Simon & Schuster’s beautiful The Sound of Music: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up.

In addition to the original cast recording, there are three bonus tracks:
  • "From Switzerland: The Pratt Family," a spoof of The Sound of Music created for and performed by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett in 1962 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.
Songs like My Favorite Things and Sixteen Going on Seventeen have long been my favorites. Somehow, the complete collection of The Sound of Music was not among my CD collection. So, I was delighted to receive the special edition, courtesy of Sony Music, and the pop-up book to share with my children. My daughter who loves music and dancing was captivated by The Sound of Music. She started singing along to the tunes and twirling around with glee. The book contains mini pop-ups with lyrics from The Sound of Music, and it's a great way to share this classic story with your child. You can download a fun sing-along activity kit that encourages kids to follow and remember the story. The CD would make a much appreciated gift for the music lover on your list.

The Giveaway
One reader will win a copy of the 50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Original Cast Recording: The Sound Of Music, courtesy of Sony Music!

To enter, please comment below which song from The Sound of Music is your favorite.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Special Edition on #CD! #giveaway ends 12/8 @aitmama http://tinyurl.com/yj3923n";
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 8, 2009, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S.

Disclaimer: Sony Music provided me with a free sample of these products, and I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are based on personal experience. No monetary or other compensation was received or implied. Images and information courtesy of Sony Music.

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