Fifty years after its initial release, the music from that first unedited record was re-issued in 1988 on Compact Disc by BMG (RCA). In the next post, we'll compare how these tracks differ from what we hear in the movie.
Both the CD and inserts are labeled "Not Licensed for Radio Broadcasting".
From the disc's liner notes...
This digital release was assembled from elements in the RCA/Victor vault and from original shellac records, which have survived much better than most of the metal parts in storage. The recordings were first put through an ITI Parametric equalizer to bring the voices out on analog tape, which was then transferred to a flat digital copy. A Harmonia Mundi was used to digitally reduce the residual hiss and surface noise.
Images from the Filmic Light Collection.