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West Side Story
The Original Sound Track Recording
Music byLeonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story
33STWestSideStory

Columbia Masterworks...Mono OL 5670...33 1/3 LP...Fidelity Recording...1961


Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story side 1 Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story side 2
SIDE 1
1) Prologue - Leonard Bernstein - 5:32 -
ASCAP: 460079923 - ISWC: T0701668076
2) Jet Song - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 2:06 -
ASCAP: 400011901 - ISWC: T0700883857
3) Something's Coming - Leonard Bernstein - 2:32 -
ASCAP: 490102920 - ISWC: T0701367158
4) Dance at the Gym - Leonard Bernstein - 3:31 -
ASCAP: 340003427 - ISWC: T0700381196
5) Maria - Leonard Bernstein - 2:38 -
ASCAP: 430030629 - ISWC: T0701084403
6) America - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 4:50 -
ASCAP: 310038910 - ISWC: T0700010974
7) Tonight - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 3:35 -
ASCAP: 500096640 - ISWC: T9010729621

SIDE 2
1) Gee, Officer Krupke! - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 4:07 -
ASCAP: 370007215 - ISWC: T0700638590
2) I Feel Pretty - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 2:45 -
ASCAP: 390017079 - ISWC: T0709028432
3) One Hand, One Heart - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 1:53 -
ASCAP: 450036578 - ISWC: T0701591787
4) Quintet - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 3:23 -
ASCAP: 470042309 - ISWC: T0701252085
5) The Rumble - Leonard Bernstein - 2:23 -
ASCAP: 480060020 - ISWC: T0701274227
6) Cool - Leonard Bernstein - 4:23 -
ASCAP: 330093920 - ISWC: T0700259604
7) A Boy Like That - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 1:32 -
ASCAP: 320084011 - ISWC: T0700122866
and I Have A Love Somewhere - Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim - 2:59 -
ASCAP: 390023259 - ISWC: T0709030501
Finale - Leonard Bernstein - 2:06 -
ASCAP: 360025170 - ISWC: T0700545487


*** ASCAP/ISWC work numbers are shown - but not listed on/in the album ***


INSIDE THE JACKET


Listen to the finger-snapping pulse of life on the West Side of New York City, where a life time can be only 48 hours ("Prologue"). Riff (Russ Tamblyn) is the leader of the Jets. The opposition - a Puerto Rican gang called the Sharks, led by Bernardo (George Chakiris). Inevitably, it adds up to a rumble - they'll set the date at a dance. But there's nothing to worry about - because "the Jets are the greatest" (Jets Song).

Riff and his best friend Tony, (Richard Beymer) founded the Jets together. Lately, Tony's been drifting away from the Jets. He's taken a job at Doc's candy store and persudes reluctant Tony to come to the dance. Perhaps there he'll discover someone special (Something's Coming).

For Maria (Natalie Wood), the dance is also very important. It has been one month since her brother, Bernardo, brought her to America, but "do I ever even touch excitement?" she asks Bernardo's girl, Anita (Rite Moreno).

The dance begin fairly well, but when Bernardo arrives with Anita, Maria and Chino (Jose De Vega), the boy Maria is to marry, the dance becomes a competition between the Jets and Sharks.

During the unspoken but furious rivalry of steps ("Dance at the Gym"), Tony arrives. From opposite sides of the gym he and Maria see each other for the first, magic time.
Later, Tony walks through the streets, lost in a dream, thinking only of the girl he has just met ("Maria").

At the dance, as planned, Bernardo has been challenged to a rumble. As Bernardo and the other Shanks bid goodnight to their girls, a sardonic argument ensues, the girls pretending to stree the virutes of life in the new country, while the boys poke fun at their teasing compments ("American"). When they are gone, Maria hears a voice from outside her window. It's Tony.

She gones out onto the fire escape and he climbs up to join her. For the monment, they forget their problems ("Tonight"). They will meet again tomorrow evening at the Bridal Shop where Maria works.

At Doc's candy store, where a war council is to take place, Riff and his Jets are visited by Officer Krupke (Bill Bramley), the cop on the beat, who warns the boys not to cause trouble. When he leaves, the Jets lampoon him ("Gee, Officer Krupke!").

Marie is in a gay mood at the Bridal Shop ("I Feel Pretty") when Tony comes to meet her next day. He tells her that he has changed the rumble to a mere fist fight for her, but she makes him promise to stop the fight altogether. Before Tony goes to the rumble, he and Maria pretend for a moment that the Bridal clothes in the shop are for them ("One Hand, One Heart").

The rumble is about to begin ("Quintet"). The place is a dead-end under the highway. Tony attempts to reconcile the two factions, but Bernardo insults him, Riff leaps forward and belts Bernardo.

In the fight that follows ("The Rumble") the forbidden knives appear, and Riff is killed by Bernardo. Tony now scoops up Riff's blade, stabs Bernardo, and the rumbles ends with the scream of the police siren.

Tony flees to Maria on the roof top. She has already heard that he killed her brother, but she cannot hate him. "It's not us! It's everything around us" she cries, and Tony tries to reassure her. Together, they envision a place where they can be free from prejudices.

The Jets, now commanded by Ice (Tucker Smith - "Cool"), are determined to protect Tony - particularly from Chino, who is searching for him with a gun.

The sorrowing Anita accuses Maria ("A Boy Like That"), but Maria's love for Tony ("I Have a Love") wins over even Anita, who agrees to find Tony at Doc's Candy store, where he's hiding, to tell him that Maria will join him.

At the candy store, Anita is mauled by the Jets before she can even see Tony. In a rage, she delivers another message! "Tell him Chino found out about them and - shot her!" She's dead!" Doc relays this to Tony who walks numby into the streets calling. "Come and get me too, Chino."

Suddenly he stops as he sees a dim figure across the darkness of the playground. Maria! As he starts toward her, unbelieving, another figure steps out on the shadows. Chino points his gun and fires. Tony stumbles and Maria, who has been running to him, catches him ("Some where"). He dies in her arms.

Behind them the two gangs form and begin to close on each other. Rising from Tony's dead body, Maria quickly takes the gun from Chino. "You all killed him," she accuses. "And my brother and Riff, too."

At last she lifts her tear-streaked face proudly and turns to follow Tony's body as it is born off by Jets and Sharks. The rivals appears, for the moment at least, to have found undersanding in tragedy.


END of The Album


West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

The original 1957 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim's Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957, but the award for Best Musical went to Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Robbins won the Tony for his choreography and Oliver Smith won for his scenic designs. The show had an even longer-running London production, a number of revivals and international productions. A 1961 musical film of the same name, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten, including George Chakiris for Supporting Actor, Rita Moreno for Supporting Actress, and the Best Picture.

Ibid: Columbia OL 5670 Mono-Hi Fi, differs from the Stereo OS 2079 album, for whatever the reason, parts of the 'sound track' cuts have been removed.
Side one track seven - "Tonight" has the dialog missing - while it is on the Stereo cut. But I only attempt to get you what I have - not what should be.
But give YouTube a try and you will see what I mean. Also while in the Army, at Fort Benning, GA, in 1963, before going off to Viet Nam, over a period of about three weeks,
at the camp theater, I saw this move, fourteen times. I still enjoy it, the sound track, the joy and the sorrow - the whole score.


The Making of West Side Story
While it is a making of West Side Story - and the score - IT IS NOT THE SAME SCORE AS THE MOVIE - Is the Broadway show
this is a link to Youtube, and may not work should it be taken down;
running time 88:24 minutes

THIS IS NOT THE MOVIE


Title (Format)     Label   Cat#   Country   Year

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) Columbia Masterworks OS 2070 US 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS KLLS1700 Australia 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS S 62058 Italy 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) Philips B 47126 L UK 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) Columbia Masterworks OS 2070 US 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) Columbia YS-189 Japan 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS SBPG 62058 UK 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS 62058 Italy 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) Columbia Masterworks OS 2070 Canada 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS BLD.7199 South Africa 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) CBS 62058 Italy 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) Philips R 47126 L Europe 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks OL 5670 US 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks OL 5670 US 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS BRG 70006, OL 5670 UK 1961

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Sou) CBS, CBS KLL 1700, KLL-1700 Australia 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS, CBS SBRG 70006, 70006 Europe 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS CBS 62058 France 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS SBRG 70005 UK 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS, CBS SBRG 70006, 70006 UK 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS CBS 62058 Netherlands 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS, CBS 62058, OS 2070 France 1961

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS 62058, (OL 5670) Netherlands 1961

West Side Story (LP) Coronet (2) KLL 1618 Australia 1961

West Side Story (Banda Sonora Original De La Pelicula) (LP, Album) CBS SAPS 60001 Spain 1962

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) CBS BPG 62058 UK 1962

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono, Gat) CBS BPG 62058 UK 1962

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) Columbia Masterworks OS 2070 US 1963

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS, CBS S 71 749, CBS 71 749 Germany 1965

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS S 70006 Spain 1970

West Side Story (LP, Album) Supraphon, CBS 1 13 0804 Czechoslovakia 1970

West Side Story - Amor Sin Barreras (Banda Original De Sonido De La Pelicula (LP) CBS 19229 Argentina 1972

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP) Embassy S EMB 31027 UK 1973

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP) Embassy EMB 31027 Greece 1975

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 25AP 801 Japan 1977

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP) CBS, Embassy, Musica Pił none, EMB 31027 Italy 1982

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, RE) Belter, CBS 2-90.004 Spain 1982

West Side Story - The Original Sound Track Recording (CD, Album) CBS/Sony 35DP 59 Japan 1983

West Side Story (LP, Album) CBS LSP 980 338 1 Finland 1988

West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (CD, Album, RE) World Music (2) WM 88040 Netherlands 1990

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (CD, Album, RE) Columbia 489472 2 Austria 1990

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) Bonton 710046-1 331 Czechoslovakia 1991

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (CD, Album, RE, RM, ADD) Sony Masterworks SK 48211 US 1992

West Side Story - The Original Sound Track Recording (CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Masterworks SK 48211 Europe 1992

West Side Story - Original Soundtrack (Features Previously Unreleased Tracks) (CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd) Sony Classical, Legacy, Columbia Masterworks SK 89226 US 2004

West Side Story - The Original Sound Track Recording (CD, Album, Promo, Car) The Mail On Sunday MOSWSS01 UK 2009

West Side Story (2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Red) Music On Vinyl MOVATM001 Netherlands 2014

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) Columbia Masterworks S 2070 US Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS 62058 Israel Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS 70006 Netherlands Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) Coronet (2) KLLS1700 New Zealand Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, RE) Columbia JS 2070 US Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, RE) Columbia Masterworks JS 2070 US Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, RE) Columbia Masterworks OS 2070 US Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, RE, Mono) Columbia Masterworks OL 5670 US Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 70006, S BRG 2070 UK Unknown

West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, RP) CBS, CBS 467606 1, CBS 70006 UK Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 462544 2, CBS 462544 2 Europe Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album) CBS, CBS S 70 006, 70 006 Germany Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS S62058 France Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 70006 Netherlands Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS BP 153 012 France Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS S 62058, (OL 5670) Netherlands Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks OL-5670 Canada Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) CBS CP 133303 Italy Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks OL-5670 Canada Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono, Gat) CBS, CBS BPL 62058, (OL 5670) Netherlands Unknown

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (LP, Album, Mono, RE) Columbia Masterworks OL-5670 US Unknown



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Sources:
Joe's Private Collection - Columbia CL-1031 West Side Story
wikipedia - very good information on the WHOLE thing
discogs.com










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