Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway - My Fair Lady (1964)
Original Soundtrack Recording, Historic Reissue Series
Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Conducted by André Previn
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 261 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Musical | Label: Columbia | # COL 70000 2, CDCOL 70000 2 | 00:52:35
Lerner and Loewe's elegant, indestructible musical is one of those rare Broadway triumphs to be transferred to the big screen with practically every note and lyric intact. Warner's plush film version also preserved for posterity the definitive performances of Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins (though Jack Warner originally wanted Cary Grant) and Stanley Holloway as Alfred Dolittle. But if the decision to replace Broadway's radiant Julie Andrews (then a stranger to Hollywood) with the more bankable Audrey Hepburn remains a tad controversial, there is little doubt that Miss Hepburn made a captivatingly chic Eliza Dolittle; albeit with a singing voice provided by game dubber-for-the-stars, Marni Nixon.