|Mary Poppins: Original Cast Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Studio||Walt Disney Studios, Burbank|
|Mary Poppins chronology|
|Singles from Mary Poppins: Original Cast Soundtrack|
Mary Poppins: Original Cast Soundtrack is the soundtrack album of the 1964 film Mary Poppins, with music and lyrics written by songwriters Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and adapted and conducted by Irwin Kostal.
The original 1964 album release features seventeen tracks, consisting of sixteen songs and one overture track of film score. The soundtrack album was released by Disneyland Records the same year as the film on LP and reel-to-reel tape. Due to time constraints, some songs were edited (such as "Step in Time", "Jolly Holiday", and "A Spoonful of Sugar"), while songs also featured introductory passages ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious") or completed endings ("Sister Suffragette", "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank", "A Man Has Dreams"). The film's music received critical acclaim, winning two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (for "Chim Chim Cher-ee") and two Grammy Awards for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture and Best Recording for Children.
Walt Disney Records reissued the soundtrack in 1989, 1991 and 1997, including a 16-minute track of unreleased songs and demo versions. In 2004, as part of the film's 40th anniversary (also called Special Edition), a 28-track disc (as part of a two-disc set) was released. In 2014 (the 50th anniversary of the film's release), the soundtrack was released in a 3-CD edition as part of the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection series; this edition includes the complete soundtrack in its entirety, as well as demos of many "lost" tracks.
|1.||"Overture" (Instrumental)||Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman||3:01|
|2.||"Sister Suffragette"||Glynis Johns||1:45|
|3.||"The Life I Lead"||David Tomlinson||2:01|
|4.||"The Perfect Nanny"||Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber||1:39|
|5.||"A Spoonful of Sugar"||Julie Andrews||4:09|
|6.||"Pavement Artist"||Dick Van Dyke||2:00|
|7.||"Jolly Holiday"||Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke||5:24|
|8.||"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"||Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke||2:03|
|9.||"Stay Awake"||Julie Andrews||1:45|
|10.||"I Love to Laugh"||Dick Van Dyke, Ed Wynn, Julie Andrews||2:43|
|11.||"A British Bank (The Life I Lead)"||David Tomlinson, Julie Andrews||2:08|
|12.||"Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)"||Julie Andrews||3:51|
|13.||"Fidelity Fiduciary Bank"||Dick Van Dyke, Bankers, David Tomlinson||3:33|
|14.||"Chim Chim Cher-ee"||Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber||2:46|
|15.||"Step in Time"||Dick Van Dyke and Cast||8:42|
|16.||"A Man Has Dreams"||David Tomlinson, Dick Van Dyke||4:28|
|17.||"Let's Go Fly a Kite"||David Tomlinson, Dick Van Dyke, The Londoners||1:53|
The Shermans wrote additional songs that were unused, readapted into existing ones, or cut from the final film. The majority of this music was subsequently released in later editions of the soundtrack album.
A number of other songs were written for the film by the Sherman Brothers and either rejected or cut for time. Richard Sherman, on the 2004 DVD release, indicated that more than 30 songs were written at various stages of the film's development. No cast recordings of any of these songs have been released to the public, only demos or later performances done by the songwriters — with the exception of the rooftop reprise of "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and the "smoke staircase yodel" mentioned below.
The Compass Sequence, a precursor to "Jolly Holiday", was to be a multiple-song sequence. A number of possible musical components have been identified:
|United Kingdom (BPI)
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||4,000,000|
sales up to 1968
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This disc, released in the U.S.A. on 6 July 1964, sold over 4 million in the U.S.A. alone and over six million globally by 1 January 1968 with sales still mounting