Doctor Zhivago - The Original Sound Track Album Vinyl Album

Doctor Zhivago - The Original Sound Track Album Vinyl Album
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Doctor Zhivago - The Original Sound Track Album Vinyl Album

While working on the soundtrack for Doctor Zhivago, Maurice Jarre was asked by director David Lean to come up with a theme for the character of Lara, played by Julie Christie. Initially Lean had desired to use a well-known Russian song but could not locate the rights to it, and delegated responsibility to Jarre. After several unsuccessful attempts at writing it, Lean suggested to Jarre that he go to the mountains with his girlfriend and write a piece of music for her. Jarre says that the resultant piece was "Lara's Theme", and Lean liked it well enough to use it in numerous tracks for the film. In editing Zhivago, Lean and producer Carlo Ponti reduced or outright deleted many of the themes composed by Jarre; Jarre was angry because he felt that an over-reliance on "Lara's Theme" would ruin the soundtrack.

Jarre's esthetic fears notwithstanding, the theme became an instant success and gained fame throughout the world. By special request of Connie Francis, Paul Francis Webster later took the theme and added lyrics to it to create "Somewhere, My Love". Francis, however, withdrew from the project when the lyrics were presented to her because she thought of them as too "corny". A few weeks later, Francis reconsidered her position and recorded the song nonetheless, but by then Ray Conniff had also recorded a version of his own, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966. Conniff's version of the song also topped the "Easy listening" chart in the U.S. for four weeks. Despite Conniff's success, Francis also had her version released as a single, and although it failed to chart in the US, it became one of her biggest successes internationally, becoming one of the "Top 5" in territories such as Scandinavia and Asia. In Italy, her Italian version of the song, "Dove non so", became her last #1 success.

Both the album cover and the vinyl album are in good condition. The cover opens up to more pictures, story, and credits. The inner sleeve is the sleeve that came with the album.

Songs on Album:

Side One
1 -Overture From "Doctor Zhivago" 4:10
2 -Main Title From "Doctor Zhivago" 2:37
3 - Lara Leaves Yuri 1:25
4 - At The Student Cafe 1:30
5 - Komarovsky And Lara's Rendezvous 3:49
6 - Revolution 3:59
Side Two
7 - Lara's Theme From "Doctor Zhivago" 2:50
8 - The Funeral 3:05
9 - Sventytski's Waltz 2:12
10 - Yuri Escapes 2:16
11 - Tonya Arrives At Varykino 3:39
12 - Yuri Writes A Poem For Lara 2:35

 

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