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Angela Lansbury Dissects The Cast Album Recording Process

Angela Lansbury Dissects The Cast Album Recording ProcessLegendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Angela Lansbury dissects the process of recording a cast album and reflects on her own most notable recordings as part of a new interview featurette.

The elegant and erudite triple-threat multi-Tony Award-winner shares her immeasurable insight, relating, "Generally, when you make a cast recording your rendition of a song is pretty well set - you don't change anything. The composer is sitting there; the conductor is listening - everybody is on their toes; they want you to give the performance that you give onstage. Now, that always isn't easy...."

Additionally, Lansbury says, "You don't fool around - you don't change anything. And, if you do change something, just for the sake of the microphone or whatever, it's miniscule - it's nothing very much."

Plus, Lansbury shares of listening back to her recorded work years later, "It's quite an eye-opener in many respects. I hear things now that I find interesting because, with me, it's a progression - I start with ANYONE CAN WHISTLE and then I go to MAME, then I go to DEAR WORLD, then I go to PRETTYBELLE and then I go to GYPSY, of course, and then I go to SWEENEY TODD."

"It's totally different," Lansbury concludes of each and every experience - then and now.

More information on Masterworks Broadway is available at the official site here.

View the new featurette on cast albums with Angela Lansbury below.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.