Orchestra 70 - Plays Music from "The Happy Time" (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 27:08 minutes | 988 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
The Happy Time (1968) is one of those Broadway musical flops that looks like a surefire winner on paper. It was mounted by the legendary producer David Merrick. It was based on Samuel Taylor's successful 1950 Broadway play, which in turn was based on Robert L. Fontaine's novel about a boy coming of age in Canada. The director/choreographer was veteran Gower Champion. An instrumental album containing most songs from the score performed by the Orch. '70, conducted by Joe Reisman, was released by RCA Victor Broadway in 1968. All songs were substantially re-orchestrated for this recording.