LP0167. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, 1971 Soundtrack, w.Walter Scharf Cond. Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Julie Dawn Cole, Diana Lee, Diana Sowle, Peter Ostrum, Aubrey Woods. Paramount stereo PAS-6012. [A gorgeous, pristine copy of this delight!]
“WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.
The Academy Award-nominated original score and songs were composed by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, and musical direction was by Walter Scharf. The soundtrack was first released by Paramount Records in 1971.”