1975 Maureen McGovern – Academy Award Performance

Academy Award Performance: And the Envelope, Please is Maureen McGovern‘s third studio album, released in 1975. It was her last album for 20th Century Records.

Primarily a cover album, this album is completely devoted to Oscar-winning movie themes from the 1930s to 1974; it capitalizes the fact that it took McGovern only one year to introduce a second Oscar-winning song. The fourth track is a medley of “When You Wish Upon a Star” (from the 1940 animated film Pinocchio) and “Over the Rainbow” (from The Wizard of Oz). The album begins with just 34 seconds of the song “Thanks for the Memory” then fades into the next song (“The Continental,” the oldest movie theme on this album). “Thanks for the Memory” is also the last track on the album and continues where it left off but fades immediately after the next verse.


1  Thanks For The Memory / The Continental (Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger; Con Conrad; Herbert Magidson) 03:33
2  For All We Know (Arthur James; Fred Karlin; Robb Wilson) 03:32
3  When You Wish Upon A Star / Over The Rainbow (Leigh Harline; Ned Washington; EY Harburg; Harold Arlen) 04:34
4  Lullaby Of Broadway (Al Dubin; Harry Warren) 03:06
5  The Morning After (Al Kasha; Joel Hirschhorn) 02:24
6  The Windmills Of Your Mind (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman; Michel LeGrand) 03:06
7  Swingin’ On A Star (Jimmy Van Heusen; Johnny Burke) 02:55
8  All The Way (Jimmy Van Heusen; Sammy Cahn) 02:22
9  We May Never Love Like This Again (Al Kasha; Joel Hirschhorn) 02:12
10  You’ll Never Know / Thanks For The Memory (Harry Warren; Mack Gordon; Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger) 03:13


BassMax Bennett
BassReinie Press
BassSteve La Fever
DrumsJoe Correro
DrumsSol Gubin
GuitarDavid Cohen
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarNeil Levang
PianoMike Lang
PianoPete Jolly
PianoTom Hensley
TrumpetWilliam Peterson
TrumpetBud Brisbois
TrumpetBuddy Childers
TrumpetCappy Lewis
WoodwindsTony Terran
WoodwindsBud Shank
WoodwindsGene Cipriano
WoodwindsJohnny Rotella
WoodwindsRonnie Lang
WoodwindsWilliam Green
PercussionGene Estes
VocalsMaureen McGovern

Other Musicians

Cello – Armand Kaproff, Frederick Seykora, Raphael Kramer
Harp – Gayle Levant
Viola – Allan Harshman, David Schwartz, Gareth Nuttycombe, Sven Reher
Violin – Assa Drori, Erno Neufeld, Gerald Vinci, Harry Bluestone, Henry Ferber, Israel Baker, James Getzoff, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Sidney Sharp, Tibor Zelig

Liner Notes

Producer – Carl Maduri
Arranged By – Perry Botkin Jr (Tracks 1, 3, 7, 12)
Arranged By – Mort Garson (Tracks 2)
Arranged By – George Tipton (Tracks 4, 9, 11)
Arranged By – Sid Feller (Tracks 5, 7)
Arranged By – Joe Hudson (Tracks 6, 10)
Engineer – Joe Mauldin, Stan Ross

Design – Queens Graphics
Photography By – Sunny K. Kohn

Recorded At Gold Star Studios
Phonographic Copyright PolyGram Inc, USA
Copyright PolyGram Inc, USA