Kiss Me, Kate
Recordings

Please note that in most cases the show's title includes a comma, the major exception being the film version.

Major Recordings

1948 Original Cast Recording
1953 Film Soundtrack
1959 Original Cast Studio Recreation
1968 ABC-TV Soundtrack Recording
1987 Royal Shakespeare Company Recording
1990 EMI Studio Recording
1994 UK Studio Recording
1999 Broadway Revival Recording

Foreign Language Recordings

1948 Original Cast Recording

Conducted by Pembroke Davenport
Performers: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, and Harold Lang
[Go to the Original Production page for further info]


Recording credits from the original release:
Produced for records by Mitchell Ayres
Recording engineer: Harold Chapman
Recorded January 13, 1949 at the CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC

Recording credits from the 1998 re-issue:
Producer: Manie Sachs
Recording Director: Mitchell Ayres
Recording Engineer: Harold C. Marchessault
Recorded January 16 - 24, 1949

All releases are mono

Kiss Me, Kate [45 RPM]

  • 78 RPM [6 discs], 1949 [Columbia C-200 (55042-55047)]
  • LP, 1949 [Columbia ML 4140]
  • 45 RPM [5 discs], 1949 [Columbia A-200]
  • Kiss Me Kate [45 RPM Extended Play]

  • Volume One
    45 RPM EP, 1949 [Columbia A 1725]
    • "Why Can't You Behave?"
    • "So in Love"
    • "Wunderbar"
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion"
  • Volume Two
    45 RPM EP, 1949 [Columbia A 1726]
    • "Were Thine That Special Face"
    • "I Hate Men"
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?"
    • "Too Darn Hot"

  • LP, 1958 [Columbia OL 4140] (credits for the television special, but is actually the original cast recording)
  • LP (fake stereo), 1963 [Columbia OS 2300]
  • LP, 1973 [Columbia PS 32609]
  • American Musicals [Time-Life Compilation]

  • Triple LP (mono), 1981 [Time-Life Records STL-AM02] (with original cast recording of Can-Can and the 1962 revival of Anything Goes)
  • Compact Disc, 1989 [Columbia CK 4140]
  • Cassette, 1989 [Columbia JST 4140]
  • Remastered Version

    Reissue produced by Didier C. Deutsch and Darcy M. Proper
    Reissue engineered by Darcy M. Proper

  • Compact Disc, 1998 [Sony Classical / Columbia / Legacy SK 60536]
    (same tracks, but adds Lehman Engel's 1958 recording of the true overture as a bonus track)
  • Selections
    All releases except for the 45 RPM EP (see above)

    • Overture (actually a recording of the Entr'acte) / "Another Op'nin', Another Show" (4:24)
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" (3:09)
    • "Wunderbar" (3:37)
    • "So in Love" (3:36)
    • "We Open in Venice" (2:02)
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry" (2:05)
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" (2:12)
    • "I Hate Men" (2:13)
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" (4:12)
    • "Too Darn Hot" (3:36)
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" (4:24)
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" (4:00)
    • "Bianca" (2:07)
    • "So in Love" (reprise) (2:11)
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (1:40)
    • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" / Finale (2:39)

    1949 Mercury Studio Recording (selections)

    Performers: Patti Page, Madelyn Russell, Dinah Washington

  • LP, 1949 [Mercury 25002] (includes selections from South Pacific)
  • Kiss Me Kate [1949 Capiltol Recording 45 RPM set]

    1949 Capitol Studio Recording (selections)

    Conductor: Paul Weston
    Performers: Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

  • 78 RPM [4 discs], 1949 [Capitol CD-144 (mono)]
  • 45 RPM [4 discs], 1949 [Capitol CDF-157]
  • LP (10"), 1950 [Capitol H-157 (mono)]




  • Kiss Me Kate [1949 Capitol Recording]

    • "Wunderbar" - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Paul Weston and Orchestra with Vocal Chorus
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Gordon MacRae
    • "I Hate Men" - Jo Stafford
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Jo Stafford
    • "Bianca" - Gordon MacRae with Vocal Chorus
    • "So in Love" - Gordon MacRae
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Jo Stafford

    Studio Cast Recording (selections)

    Conductor: Johnny Gregory
    Performers: Elizabeth Larner, Barry Kent and the Mike Sammes Singers

  • LP, 1950? [Wing SRW-11006] (includes selections from Brigadoon)
  • Kiss Me Kate [UK EP]

    1951 London Cast Recording (selections)

    Conductor: Freddie Bretherton
    Performers: Patricia Morison
    (Kate), Bill Johnson (Petruchio) , Julie Wilson (Bianca) , Walter Long, Adelaide Hall, Archie Savage, Danny Green, and Sidney James
    [Go to the London Production page for further info]

  • 45 RPM EP, 195? [Columbia (UK)]
    • "Wunderbar" - Patricia Morison & Bill Johnson
    • "So in Love" - Bill Johnson
    • "I Hate Men" - Patricia Morison
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Julie Wilson
  • Double LP, 1974 [World SHB 26] (also contains excerpts from other London productions of Porter shows; for more info go to Cole Porter in London)
    • "Why Can't You Behave" - Julie Wilson
    • "Wunderbar" - Patricia Morison & Bill Johnson
    • "So in Love" - Bill Johnson
    • "I Hate Men" - Patricia Morison
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Bill Johnson
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Archie Savage
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Bill Johnson
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Julie Wilson
    • "So in Love" - Patricia Morison
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Danny Green & Sidney James

    1953 Film Soundtrack Recording

    The M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn
    Arrangements by Saul Chaplin, Andre Previn, and Conrad Salinger
    Orchestrations by Skip Martin, Robert Franklyn, Maurice dePackh, Wally Heglin, Conrad Salinger, Andre Previn, and Pete Rugolo
    Recorded at the M-G-M Studios, Culver City CA on March 17 - August 20, 1953
    [Go to the Kiss Me Kate film page for cast and production info]

    Kiss Me Kate [film soundtrack LP]

  • 78 RPM [4 discs], 1953 [MGM Records E-223]
  • LP, 1953 [MGM Records E-3077]
  • EP [3 discs], 1953 [MGM Records X-223]
    • "Too Darn Hot", "So in Love", "We Open in Venice", "Why Can't You Behave?", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Tom, Dick or Harry", "Wunderbar", "Always True to You in My Fashion", "I Hate Men", "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua", "From This Moment On", "Where is the Life That Late I Led?", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Kiss Me Kate"
    Kiss Me Kate [film soundtrack Metro MS-525]
  • LP, 1965 [Metro M-525 (mono); MS-525 (fake stereo)] (abridged)
    • "Too Darn Hot", "So in Love", "We Open in Venice", "Why Can't You Behave?", "Wunderbar", "Always True to You in My Fashion", "I Hate Men", "From This Moment On", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Kiss Me Kate"
    Kiss Me Kate [film soundtrack]
  • Double LP, 1973 [MGM Records 2 SES 44 ST] (includes The Bandwagon soundtrack)
    • "Too Darn Hot", "So in Love", "We Open in Venice", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Why Can't You Behave?", "I Hate Men", "Tom, Dick or Harry", "Wunderbar", "Always True to You in My Fashion", "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua", "From This Moment On", "Where is the Life That Late I Led?", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Kiss Me Kate"
  • LP, 1986 [MCA MCA-25003]
  • Cassette, 1986 [MCA MCAC-25003]
    • "Too Darn Hot", "So in Love", "We Open in Venice", "Why Can't You Behave?", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Tom, Dick or Harry", "Wunderbar", "Always True to You in My Fashion", "I Hate Men", "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily", "From This Moment On", "Where is the Life That Late I Led?", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Kiss Me Kate"
  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Sony Special Products AK 46198]
  • Cassette, 1990 [Sony Special Products AT 46198]
    • Title Music, "So in Love", "Too Darn Hot", "Why Can't You Behave?", "Wunderbar" "So in Love (reprise)", "We Open in Venice", "Tale of the Merchant", "Tom, Dick or Harry", "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua", "I Hate Men", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Where is the Life That Late I Led?","Always True to You in My Fashion", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "From This Moment On", "Kiss Me Kate"

    Remastered with bonus tracks

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Rhino / Turner 72152]
    • Overture Medley: "Always True to You in My Fashion" / "Why Can't You Behave" / "Another Openin', Another Show" / "So in Love" [outtake; includes alternate main title] (2:51) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • Main Title ("So in Love" / "Wunderbar") (2:01) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "So in Love" (2:19) - Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel
    • "Too Darn Hot" (3:25) - Ann Miller with Bill Lee, Hal Hopper, Bob Wacker, Gene Lanham, Mac McLain, Hermes Pan & Saul Chaplin
    • "Why Can't You Behave" (4:01) - Ann Miller
    • Electric Sign ("Another Openin', Another Show") (0:33) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • Lilli's Cork (1:25) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "Wunderbar" (4:00) - Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel
    • "So in Love" (Reprise) (1:37) - Kathryn Grayson
    • "We Open in Venice" [extended version] (2:16) - Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller & Tommy Rall
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry" (4:12) - Ann Miller, Bob Fosse, Tommy Rall & Bobby Van
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily In Padua" (2:34) - Howard Keel & The M-G-M Studio Chorus
    • "I Hate Men" (3:53) - Kathryn Grayson
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" (2:06) - Howard Keel
    • Finale: Act One ("Kiss Me Kate") (0:24) - The M-G-M Studio Chorus
    • And So to Wed ("We Open In Venice" / "I Hate Men") (1:04) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" (Reprise) (0:56) - Howard Keel & The M-G-M Studio Chorus
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led" (5:05) - Howard Keel
    • "Bianca" (1:33) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "Why Can't You Behave" (1:36) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" (1:11) - The M-G-M Studio Chorus
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" (2:43) - Ann Miller & Tommy Rall
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (3:30) - James Whitmore & Keenan Wynn
    • Bianca's Wedding ("We Open in Venice") (0:27) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "From This Moment On" (3:47) - Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van & Bob Fosse
    • Down On Kate (includes "So in Love") (1:31) - The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
    • "Kiss Me Kate" (Finale: Act Two) (1:28) - Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel & The M-G-M Studio Chorus

    1953 RCA Studio Recording (selections)

    Conductor: Lehman Engel
    Performers: Lisa Kirk, Helena Bliss and George Britton

  • 45 RPM [Extended Play], 1953 [RCA Victor EPA 488]
  • LP (10"), 1953 [RCA Victor LPM 3157] (includes selections from Anything Goes)
    • "So in Love"
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion"
    • "Wunderbar"
    • "I Hate Men"

    Symphonic Pictures of George Gershwin's Music from Porgy and Bess, Richard Rodger's Music from Oklahoma and Cole Porter's Music from Kiss Me, Kate (selections)

    M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by Robert Ashley

  • LP, 1954 [MGM Records E-3131]
  • Broadway Spectacular (selections)

    Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra

  • LP, 1956 [Columbia CL 865 , includes selections from Oklahoma!, Porgy and Bess, and Show Boat]
  • Kiss Me, Kate [1958 UK Studio]

    1958 London Studio Recording

    Conductor: Hill Bowen
    Performers: Andy Cole, Denis Quilley, Bryan Johnson, Patricia Clark, Ivor Emmanuel, Laurie Cornell, Marie Benson
    Liner Notes by Leonard Raphael

  • LP, 1958 [RCA Camden CAS 482 (stereo)]
    • Overture - Orchestra
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Chorus
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Marie Benson
    • "Wunderbar" - Patricia Clark and Ivor Emmanuel
    • "So in Love" - Andy Cole
    • "I Hate Men" - Marie Benson
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Bryan Johnson
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Denis Quilley
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Denis Quilley
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Laurie Cornell
    • "Bianca" - Bryan Johnson

    1958 Studio Cast Recording

    Performers: The Four Aces, Peggy Lee and Danny Kaye

  • LP, 1958 [World Pacific WP-1243 (mono)]
  • The Four Lads Sing Kiss Me Kate [EP}

    Four on the Aisle (selections)

    The Four Lads with Ray Ellis and his orchestra

  • LP, 1958 [Columbia CL 1111] (includes selections from Babes In Arms and Annie Get Your Gun)
  • EP, 1958 [Columbia B 11111] (as The Four Lads Sing Kiss Me, Kate, includes only the six selections marked with an *)
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" *
    • "So in Love" *
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" *
    • "Why Can't You Behave?"
    • "We Open in Venice" *
    • "Bianca"
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" *
    • "Too Darn Hot"
    • "Wunderbar" *

    Mimi Benzell & Felix Knight

    Mimi Bensell & Felix Knight Sing
    Cole Porter's
    Can-Can and Kiss Me
    Kate
    (selections)

    Conductor: Warren Vincent
    Performers: Mimi Benzell and Felix Knight
    Produced by Ralph Stein

  • LP, 1959 [Design DLP-111 (mono); DCF-1009 (stereo)] (includes selections from Can-Can)
  • LP, 19?? [Spectrum Records SDLP-111; SS-54]
    • "Wunderbar" - Mimi Benzell and Felix Knight (2:41)
    • "So in Love" - Mimi Benzell (3:43)
    • "Why Can't You Behave" - Mimi Benzell (3:45)
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Felix Knight (3:03)
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Felix Knight (2:57)

    1959 Capitol Studio Recording of the Original Cast

    Conductor: Pembroke Davenport
    Performers: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, Harold Lang, and other members of the original Broadway production, with chorus and orchestra
    A Libra Production by Simon Rady and Alfred Drake
    Recorded May 1-2 and July 1, 1959
    Liner notes by Miles Kreuger

  • LP, 1959 [Capitol TAO 1267 (mono); STAO 1267 (stereo)]
  • Remastered Version

    Digitally remixed and remastered by Bob Norberg
    Liner notes by Marc Kirkeby

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Broadway Angel ZDM 7 64760 2]
  • Cassette, 1993 [Broadway Angel EG 7 64760 4]
    • Overture - Orchestra (2:25)
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Lorenzo Fuller and Chorus (1:53)
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Lisa Kirk (2:46)
    • "Wunderbar" - Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison (2:29)
    • "So in Love" - Patricia Morison (3:38)
    • "We Open in Venice" - Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, Harold Lang (1:56)
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Lisa Kirk, Harold Lang, Bob Sands, Ray Drakely (2:06)
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Alfred Drake (2:07)
    • "I Hate Men" - Patrica Morison (2:05)
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Alfred Drake (4:11)
    • "Too Darn Hot" - lorenzo Fuller and Boys (3:20)
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Alfred Drake (3:52)
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Lisa Kirk (3:47)
    • "Bianca" - Harold Lang (2:06)
    • "So in Love" (reprise) - Alfred Drake (2:30)
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Aloysius Donovan and Alexis Dubroff (1:41)
    • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" - Patricia Morison (1:55)
    • "Finale - So Kiss Me, Kate" - Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison and Chorus (:47)

    1959 RCA Studio Recording

    Kiss Me Kate [1959 Studio Recording]

    Conductor and arranger: Henri Rene
    Performers: Gogi Grant, Howard Keel, and Anne Jeffreys
    Recorded in Hollywood, February 12-14, 1959
    Liner notes by Stanley Green

  • LP, 1959 [RCA Victor LPM 1984 (mono); LSP 1984 (stereo)]
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Grant, Keel, Jeffreys (3:55)
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Grant (3:46)
    • "Wunderbar" - Keel, Jeffreys (3:24)
    • "So in Love" - Grant, Keel (4:47)
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Grant with Male Trio (3:06)
    • "We Open in Venice" - Grant, Keel, Jeffreys (2:43)
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Grant, Keel, Jeffreys (3:04)
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Keel (2:25)
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Grant (2:42)
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Keel (3:38)
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Grant, Keel, Jeffreys (3:12)
    • "I Hate Men" - Jeffreys (4:12)
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Keel (3:52)

    Robert Russel Bennet's Kiss Me
    Kate and Oklahoma
    (sic)

    Symphonic Impressions by
    The New World Theatre Orchestra
     

  • LP, 1959 [Somerset SF-9800 (stereo); P-9800 (mono)]

     
  • Kiss Me Kate [1959 Stage Door Production]

    1959 Studio Recording

  • LP, 1959 [National Academy Record Club NA4 as "A Stage Door Production; Produced by Ben Selvin; Liner Notes by Milton Cross]
  • LP, 1959 [National Academy Record Club ES 2 as "Ed Sullivan presents America's Great Musicals: Kiss Me Kate"; Liner notes by Ed Sullivan]
  • LP, 1960 [Little & Ives ES 2 as "Ed Sullivan presents Songs and Music of Kiss Me Kate"]




    • Overture
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show"
    • "Why Can't You Behave"
    • "Wunderbar "
    • "So in Love"
    • "I Hate Men"
    • "Were Thine That Special Face"
    • "Too Darn Hot"
    • "Where is the Life that Late I Led"
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion"
    • "Bianca"

    Wrightson, Hunt and Mayo

    Great Songs from Cole Porter's
    Kiss Me Kate
    (Studio Recording)

    Conductor: Glenn Oster
    Performers: Earl Wrightson, Lois Hunt and Mary Mayo
    Produced by Ernie Altschuler
    Liner notes by Curtis F. Brown

  • LP, 1962 [Columbia CL 1768 (mono); CS 8568 (stereo)]
  • LP, 19?? [Columbia Harmony HL 7155 (mono); HS 11001 (stereo)] (abridged as "Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate")
    • Overture - Orchestra
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Earl Wrightson, Lois Hunt, and Mary Mayo
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Earl Wrightson
    • "I Hate Men" - Lois Hunt
    • "So in Love" - Earl Wrightson
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Mary Mayo
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Earl Wrightson
    • "Wunderbar" - Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt
    • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" - Lois Hunt
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Earl Wrightson
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Mary Mayo
    • "We Open in Venice" - Earl Wrightson, Lois Hunt, and Mary Mayo

    Reprise Repertory Musical Theatre Presents Kiss Me Kate

    Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre presents Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate (Studio Recording)

    Conductor: Morris Stoloff
    Performers: The Hi-Lo's, Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Prophet, Phyllis McGuire, Lou Monte, Dinah Shore, and Keely Smith
    Conceived and Produced by Frank Sinatra
    Associate Musical Director: Ken Lane

  • LP, 1964 [Reprise F-2017 (mono); FS-2017 (stereo)]
    • "Overture" - Orchestra [arranger: George Dunning]
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - The Hi-Lo's [arrangers: Warren Barker & Gene Puerling]
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Jo Stafford [arranger: Billy May]
    • "We Open in Venice" - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. [arranger: Billy May]
    • "So in Love" - Johnny Prophet [arranger: Nelson Riddle]
    • "I Hate Men" - Phyllis McGuire [arranger: Skip Martin]
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Sammy Davis Jr. [arranger:George Rhodes]
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Johnny Prophet [arranger: Herb Spencer]
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Lou Monte [arranger: Billy May]
    • "Wunderbar" - Dinah Shore and Johnny Prophet [arranger: Jerry Fielding]
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Keely Smith [arranger: Skip Martin]
    • "Bianca" - Dean Martin [arranger: Skip Martin]
    • "So in Love" [reprise] - Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith [arranger: Nelson Riddle]

    Selections from Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate

    Reprise Repertory Musical Theatre Presents Kiss Me Kate [UK EP]

  • EP, 1964 [Reprise (UK) R 30023 (mono)]
    • "We Open in Venice" - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Sammy Davis Jr.
    • "So in Love" - Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Keely Smith






    The Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre

    Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre [box set]

    CD reissue produced by Gregg Geller
    CD Digitally remastered by Lee Herschberg

  • CD, 2000 [Warner/Reprise 47775] (Kiss Me Kate included in the 4-disc boxed set; same selections as the stereo LP version)
  • Kiss Me Kate [1967 UK Studio]

    1967 UK Studio Recording

    Conductor: Geoff Love
    Performers: Patricia Routledge, David Holliday, Stella Tanner, Alyn Ainsworth Singers, Geoff Love, Alan Page, Dick Avon, Mike Bretoom, and Jill Donahue

  • LP, 1967 [Regal SREG 1046]
  • LP, 19?? [Music for Pleasure MFP-1126] (excludes "Tom, Dick or Harry")
  • Kiss Me Kate [1967 UK Studio]

    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show"
    • "Why Can't You Behave?"
    • "Wunderbar"
    • "So in Love"
    • "We Open in Venice"
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry"
    • "Too Darn Hot"
    • "I Hate Men"
    • "Were Thine That Special Face"
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion"
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?"
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"

    1968 ABC Television Soundtrack Recording

    Armstrong presents Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate "Original ABC Television Soundtrack."

    Recording Produced by Joe Carlton

  • LP, 1968 [Columbia Special Products CSS 645 (stereo)]
  • For further details, go to the page for the 1968 ABC-TV Production

    1987 Royal Shakespeare Company Recording

    Triumph Theatre Productions and The Old Vic present the Royal Shakespeare Company

    Musical Staging and Choreography by Ron Field
    Directed by Adrian Noble
    Production musical supervision and musical arrangements by Timothy Higgs

    Cast
    Paul Jones
    (Fred Graham / Petruchio), Nichola McAuliffe (Lilli Vanessi / Kate), Fiona Hendley (Lois Lane / Bianca), Tim Flavin (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Earlene Phillips (Hattie), Peter Alex Newton (Paul), Peter Ledbury (Benjamin Stubbs / Hortensio), Cyril Nri (Chas Gilpin / Gremio), Emil Wolk (Gangster), John Bardon (Gangster)
    With Jeffery Dench, Christopher Brown, Edward Phillips, and Barry Linehan

    Recording produced by Norman Newell
    Engineer: John Kurland; Assistant Engineer: Andrew Fraser
    Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, August 3 and 6, 1987

  • Compact Disc, 1987 [Relativity 8258]
  • Compact Disc, 1987 [First Night 10]
  • Compact Disc reissue, 1996 [First Night CD6020]
    • Overture - Orchestra
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Hattie & Chorus
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Lois and Bill
    • "Wunderbar" - Lilli and Fred
    • "So in Love Am I" - Lilli
    • "We Open in Venice" - Kate, Petruchio, Bianca, Lucentio and Chorus
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Bianca, Lucentio, Hortensio and Gremio
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Petruchio and Men
    • "I Hate Men" - Kate
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Petruchio and Girls
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Paul and Boys
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Petruchio
    • "Always True to You (in My Fashion)" - Lois
    • "Bianca" - Lucentio and Girls
    • "So in Love Am I" - Fred
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Gangsters
    • "Women Are So Simple" - Kate
    • "Finale" - Full Company

    1990 EMI Studio Recording

    Conductor: John McGlinn
    Performers: Josephine Barstow; Thomas Hampson; Kim Criswell; George Dvorsky; Karla Burns; Damon Evans; Robert Nichols; David Garrison
    Recorded June, 1989, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London.

  • Double Compact Disc, 1990 [EMI Angel CDC 7 54034 2] [112 mins.]
  • Double Cassette, 1990 [EMI Angel 4D2S 54033]
  • For further details, go to the page for the 1990 EMI Studio Recording

    1994 UK Studio Recording

    Conductor: John Owen Edwards with the National Symphony Orchestra
    Performers: Thomas Allen
    (Fred Graham), Diana Montague (Lilli Vanessi), Diane Langton (Lois Lane), Graham Bickley (Bill Calhoun)
    Digitally recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London on December 22 - 24, 1993
    Recording Engineer: John Kurlander
    Produced by John Yap

    Complete Releases

  • Double LP, 1994 [TER 1212]
  • Double Compact Disc, 1994 [TER CD TER2 1212]
  • Double Compact Disc, 1996 [Jay CDJAY2 1296] (118:11 mins.)
    • Overture
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show"
    • "Why Can't You Behave?"
    • "Wunderbar"
    • "So in Love"
    • "We Open in Venice"
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry"
    • Rose Dance
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua"
    • "I Hate Men"
    • "Were Thine That Special Face"
    • "I Sing of Love"
    • Dance (Tarantella)
    • Finale Act One
    • Entr'acte
    • "Too Darn Hot"
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?"
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion"
    • "Bianca"
    • "So in Love" (reprise)
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"
    • Pavane
    • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple"
    • "Finale - So Kiss Me Kate"
    • Shrew / Grand Finale

    Bonus tracks

    • Can-Can Overture
    • Jubilee Overture
    • Out of This World Overture

    Highlights Releases

  • Compact Disc (UK), 19?? [Showtime QHO32]
  • Compact Disc (US), 1995 [Jay Records (Curtain Call) EXCC-2-2279]
  • Cassette (US), 1995 [Jay Records (Curtain Call) EXCC-4-2279]
    • Overture
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show"
    • "Why Can't You Behave?"
    • "Wunderbar"
    • "So in Love"
    • "We Open in Venice"
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua"
    • "I Hate Men"
    • "Too Darn Hot"
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?"
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"

    1996 UK Studio Recording

    Kiss Me Kate [1996 UK Studio Recording]

    Conductor: Matthew Freeman with the West End Concert Orchestra
    Performers: Edmund Hockridge
    (Fred/Petruchio), Janine Roebuck (Lilli/Katharine), and Jackie Jefferson (Lois/Bianca)
    Recorded at CTS Studios, Wembley
    Orchestrations by Colin Keyes, Ted Brennan, and Matthew Freeman

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [Carlton Sounds 30362 00332] (43:32 mins.)
    • "Another Op'nin', Another Show"
    • "Why Can't You Behave?"
    • "Wunderbar"
    • "So In Love"
    • "We Open in Venice"
    • "Tom, Dick or Harry"
    • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua"
    • "I Hate Men"
    • "Were Thine That Special Face"
    • "Too Darn Hot"
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?"
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion"
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"
    • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple"
    • "From This Moment On"

    1999 Broadway Revival Recording

    KIss Me, Kate [1999 Broadway Cast Recording]

    Produced by Hugh Fordin, Paul Gemignani, and Don Sebesky
    Recorded and Mixed by Cynthia Daniels
     

  • Compact Disc, 2000 [DRG CD 12988]
  • Cassette, 2000 [DRG MC 12988]
     
  • For further details, go to the page for the 1999 Broadway Revival

    Foreign Language Recordings


    Dutch Cast Recording

  • LP, 19?? [CNR Music LCT-8010]
  • Conductor: Henk van Dijk
    Performers: Lia Dorana, Donald Jones, John Lanting, Pieter Lutz, Annet Nieuwenhuijzen, Jo Vischer, Jr,. Rob de Vries


    German Cast Recording

  • LP, 19?? [Philips 249177, includes selections from Annie Get Your Gun]
  • Conductor: Heinz Geese
    Performers: Ingeborg Hallstein, Heinz Hoppe, Horst Indra, Wolfgang Kieling, Lore Lorentz, Peter Rubin


    German Cast Recording

  • Compact Disc, 1989 [Cora 1020]
  • Conductor: Georg Hahn
    Performers: Bernd Birkhahn, Marcus Fritsche, Cordula Gerburg, Rolf Idler, Peter Kollek, Mathias Lange, George Meyer-Groll, Puck Oosthoek, Christoph Schobesberger, Stefan Staudinger, Susanne Tremper, Franz-Xaver Zach


    German Studio Recording

  • LP, 19?? [Ariola S-74343] [37:31 mins.]
  • Conductor: Johannes Fehring
    Performers: Peter Alexander and Olive Moorefield


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