Over the Rainbow
(Harold Arlen – Yip Harburg)


Label: Roaddust Records
 The Orchard (US)

Released: 4th November 2022
Arranged, Produced, Mixed and Recorded: Hägnen Music Studios, Sweden by The Red Roses & Niklas Persson
Photo & coverdesign: Joakim Jalin at Jalin Film AB

Over the Rainbow


Over the Rainbow” is a ballad by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg. It was written for the 1939 film ”The Wizard of Oz”, in which it was sung by actress Judy Garland.
About five minutes into the film, Dorothy sings the song after failing to get Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and the farmhands to listen to her story of an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto and the town spinster, Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). Aunt Em tells her to ”find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble”. This prompts her to walk off by herself, musing to Toto, ”Someplace where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain”, at which point she begins singing.
We at Roaddust Records love this arrangement and the extraordinary lovely voice of Anna Boström. I´ll bet you will hear a lot more from this magic trio of musicians.