Silk Stockings
Recordings

Original Broadway Cast Recording
Silk Stockings

Orchestra conducted by Herbert Greene
Recorded March 6, 1955, in Webster Hall, NYC

Go to the Original Stage Production page for cast and prodution credits

  • LP, 1955 [RCA Victor LOC-1016]
  • LP reissue, 1965 [RCA Victor LOC-1102 (mono) / LSO-1102 (stereo)] (40:00)
  • LP reissue, 1977 [RCA Red Seal CMB1-2208 (mono)]


  • Remastered Edition
    Remastered by Paul Goodman
    Liner notes by Bill Rosenfield; synopsis by Robert Kimball

  • Compact Disc, 1989 [RCA Victor 1102-2-RG]
  • Cassette, 1989 [RCA Victor 1102-4-RG]
    • Overture - Orchestra (2:38)
    • "Too Bad" - Henry Lascoe, Leon Belasco, David Opatoshu (1:41)
    • "Paris Loves Lovers" - Don Ameche and Hildegarde Neff (3:14)
    • "Stereophonic Sound" - Gretchen Wyler and 3 Reporters (2:21)
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" / "All of You" - Hildegarde Neff / Don Ameche (4:02)
    • "Satin and Silk" - Gretchen Wyler (3:38)
    • "Without Love" - Hildegarde Neff (3:05)
    • "Hail Bibinski" - Henry Lascoe, Leon Belasco, David Opatoshu and Chorus (2:03)
    • "As On Through the Seasons We Sail" - Don Ameche and Hildegarde Neff (2:29)
    • "Josephine" - Gretchen Wyler and Chorus (4:43)
    • "Siberia" - Henry Lascoe, Leon Belasco, David Opatoshu (2:48)
    • "Silk Stockings" - Don Ameche (2:07)
    • "The Red Blues" - The Russians (3:51)
    • Finale - The Entire Company (:48)

    Original Film Soundtrack Recording
    Silk Stockings

    MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn
    With Fred Astaire, Janis Paige and Carol Richards (singing for Cyd Charisse)

    Go to the Film Version page for further cast and production credits

  • LP, 1957 [MGM E-3542 ST (mono)] (36:00)
  • Double LP, 1973 [MGM 2-SES-51ST] (includes the film soundtracks of Les Girls and The Barkleys of Broadway)
  • LP, 1980 [MCA Classics MCA-39074]
  • Cassette, 1980 [MCA Classics MCAC-39074]
  • Compact Disc, 1987 [MCA MCAD-6177] (includes the film soundtrack of Les Girls)
    • "Too Bad" (1:58)
    • "Paris Loves Lovers" (3:25)
    • "Stereophonic Sound" (3:34)
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" / "All of You" (4:03)
    • "Satin and Silk" (2:36)
    • "Silk Stockings" (2:51)
    • "Without Love" (1:52)
    • "Fated to be Mated" (2:48)
    • "Josephine"(2:47)
    • "Siberia" (2:38)
    • "The Red Blues" (3:17)
    • "The Ritz Roll and Rock" (2:57)
    • "Too Bad" (:55)

    Silk Stockings [film soundtrack]

    Expanded soundtrack containing previously unreleased material

  • Compact Disc, 1990 [CBS Special Products AK 46198]
  • Cassette, 1990 [CBS Special Products AT 46198]
    • Title Music / Introducing Fred - Orchestra
    • Propaganda / "Too Bad" - Fred Astaire, Jules Munshin, Peter Lorre & Joseph Buloff with Barrie Chase, Tybee Afra & Betty Utti
    • "Paris Loves Lovers"- Fred Astaire & Carol Richards
    • "Stereophonic Sound"- Janis Paige & Fred Astaire
    • Seeing Paris - Orchestra
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All"- Carol Richards
    • "All of You"- Fred Astaire
    • "Satin and Silk"- Janis Paige
    • "Silk Stockings" - Orchestra
    • "Without Love"- Carol Richards
    • "Fated to be Mated" - Fred Astaire
    • "All of You" (reprise) - Orchestra
    • "Josephine"- Janis Paige
    • "Siberia" - Jules Munshin, Peter Lorre & Joseph Buloff
    • "The Red Blues" - Wim Sonneveld & Chorus
    • "The Ritz Roll and Rock" - Fred Astaire & Chorus
    • "Too Bad" (finale) - Jules Munshin, Peter Lorre & Joseph Buloff

    Silk Stockings [film soundtrack]

    Remastered from the original master recording sessions in stereo
    Reissue produced with liner notes by George Feltenstein

  • Compact Disc, 2002 [Rhino 74368]
    • Main Title - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • Fred's Feet - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "Too Bad" [with alternate dance orchestration] - Fred Astaire, Joseph Buloff, Peter Lorre, Jules Munshin and Chorus
    • "Paris Loves Lovers" - Fred Astaire and Carol Richards
    • "Stereophonic Sound" - Fred Astaire and Janis Paige
    • Paris Montage - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "Paris Loves Lovers" [instrumental] - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "Easy to Love" - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" - Carole Richards
    • "All of You" - Fred Astaire
    • Medley: "Love of My Life / You Can Do No Wrong" - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "Satina and Silk" - Janis Paige
    • "Silk Stockings" - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "Without Love" - Carol Richards
    • "I Feel Better Now" - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • Medley: "Fated to Be Mated [extended version] / All of You" - Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse
    • "Josephine" [extended version] - Janis Paige
    • "Siberia" - Peter Lorre, Jules Munshin and Joseph Buloff
    • Cyd Leaves Paris - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • High Heeled Shoes - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "The Red Blues" - Wim Sonneveld, Bill Lee, Jules Munshin and the MGM Studio Chorus
    • Oatmeal / Cyd Returns to Paris - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "All of You" (Vielli Russio) - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "The Ritz Roll and Rock" - Fred Astaire and the MGM Studio Chorus
    • We Are Getting Married - The MGM Studio Orchestra
    • "Too Bad" (reprise) / Finale - Jules Munshin, Peter Lorre and Joseph Buloff
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" [unused demo] - Cyd Charisse with Andre Previn
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" [unused alternate orchestration] - Carole Richards
    • "In the Still of the Night (Poodle Cafe)" [outtake] - The MGM Studio Orchestra

    Robert Russell Bennett's Symphonic Impressions of Silk Stockings

    (includes selections from Pajama Game)

    New World Theatre Orchestra conducted by Joseph Kuhn

  • LP, 1957 [Somerset P-3300 (mono); SF-3300 (stereo)]
  • LP, 196? [Valiant V-4930]
  • Aspects of Broadway

    No other credits available

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [ProArte Audio+ CDB 8308] (includes selections from Can-Can, Guys and Dolls, Sophisticated Ladies, Kismet, Hello Dolly!, and No No Nanette)
    • "Silk Stockings"
    • "Satin and Silk"
    • "All of You"
    • "Hail Bibinski"