Glen Innes, NSW, Hans Christian Andersen, Music, CD, Universal Music, Oct20, ELOQUENCE / DECCA, Danny Kaye, Classical Music

Hans Christian Andersen


Hans Christian Andersen , the film, was produced in the spring of 1952 and released on 25 November in New York, with general release following in December that year. It was one of the top ten grossing films of the year, but was not well received in Andersen’s hometown of Odense, when it was released in Denmark in September 1953. It was nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Colour Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Set Decoration ( Colour ), Best Costume Design Colour ), Best Scoring of a Musical Picture (Walter Scharf), Best Song (‘Thumbelina’), and Best Sound Recording. Decca (US) recorded the soundtrack in August that year and the songs were originally released as a series of four 78r pm singles, with two songs per disc, a 45rpm album, and a ten inch LP. Danny Kaye took the lead, and when the album was reissued (on Decca and MCA) on a twelve inch LP, four further tracks were added : Tubby the Tuba as well as its less well known sequel, Tubby the Tuba at the Circus, and two additional songs written by Kaye’s wife, Sylvia Fine. Now, for the first time on a Universal Music label, the original tapes have been retrieved from the archive and newly remaste red for release on Eloquence. “His singing of ‘Wonderful Copenhagen’, with a variety of choruses, is full of bounce, and he puts ingenuousness and flavor i nto ‘Thumbelina’ and ‘The King's New Clothes’. His singing of the tale of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ to a shaven headed boy has wistful charm, as has his flutey solo of 'Inch W

Tracks

1~1~I'm Hans Christian Andersen
1~2~Anywhere I Wander
1~3~The Ugly Duckling
1~4~Inchworm
1~5~Thumbelina
1~6~No Two People
1~7~The King's New Clothes
1~8~Wonderful Copenhagen
1~9~Tubby The Tuba
1~10~Tubby The Tuba At The Circus
1~11~Uncle Pockets
1~12~There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea

Details

Format: CD
Artist: Danny Kaye
Release Date: 02 October 2020
Genre: Classical Music
Label: ELOQUENCE / DECCA
Distributor: Universal Music

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