'The Sound of Music' Soundtrack Turns 50: Inside the Original Recording Sessions

March 2, 2015 4:20 PM

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The hills came alive on March 2, 1965, when RCA released a soundtrack to a new 20th Century Fox film that was having its New York premiere the very same night. Eight days later, The Sound of Music had its star-studded Hollywood premiere and by March 20, the LP had debuted on the Billboard album chart, reaching the No. 1 spot on Nov. 13, 1965.

To commemorate the movie's 50th anniversary, RCA/Legacy Recordings is issuing a newly remastered and expanded edition of the soundtrack on March 10, containing previously unreleased orchestral cues as well as all vocal performances. The set also features new introductory notes written by Julie Andre...

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