Film Score Monthly has announced the release of “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” MGM’s 1969 film musical featuring songs by Leslie Bricusse and score by John Williams. The set was produced by Michael Matessino, and features a reconstruction of the full score (including several unused cues by Williams), alternates, source music, unused songs, demos, plus the complete original 1969 album. A 48-page booklet offers a chronicle of the film’s production, score analysis, and many never-before-seen photographs.
Also offered is a limited collectible edition including a photograph of Williams, Bricusse, Petula Clark, and associate music supervisor Ian Fraser, taken during a reunion at which they signed copies of the CD’s front tray inlay. Associate producer Mort Abrahams also added his signature separately. These premium editions are being offered in limited quantity, and include the photo, signed inlay, and certificate of authenticity.
Track listing, sound clips, and ordering information are available at Screen Archives.