Super Deluxe Edition of The Sound of Music soundtrack to be released

A Super Deluxe Edition of The Sound of Music soundtrack is to be released this year.

Craft Recordings will celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless cinematic masterpiece The Sound of Music, with multiple expanded, remixed, and remastered reissues of the beloved soundtrack.

Available for pre-order now, the new editions are set for release on Friday, 1 December

The brand new Super Deluxe Edition (4-CD/1-Blu-Ray Audio box set and digital) in lucdx over 40 previously unreleased tracks, collecting every musical element from the film for the very first time, along with instrumentals of each song, plus 11 never-before-heard alternate takes from the cast. The accompanying Blu-Ray Audio disc features the full score in hi-res audio as well as a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original 16-track soundtrack for the ultimate immersive listening experience.

Rounding out the box set are new, in-depth liner notes by the acclaimed writer, preservationist, and director/producer Robert Wise’s associate Mike Matessino, who also remixed and remastered the album from the original multi-track tapes.

Matessino writes: “You will hear what you’ve heard before, famous songs with the mellifluous tones of Dame Julie Andrews leading the way, but the experience has been transformed beyond what the 1965 soundtrack album offered – with extensions to the songs, a brilliantly arranged underscore, and even some segments not used in the completed version of the film.”

Meanwhile available to stream/download today is a never-before-released alternate version on the film’s iconic opening track “Prelude / The Sound of Music” featuring Julie Andrews and cast, available along with the newly remastered original soundtrack version of the song. Listen to the single and pre-save the album now.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.