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Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by Mattbrain 2013-01-04 08:41:51


It's just it's been a while since it opened and I'm just curious if there are plans to record it at all.

*Braces self for another verbatim review from goldenboy*

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by Mr Roxy 2013-01-04 09:47:46


How many times do you want to hear "Tomorrow"?

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by CarlosAlberto 2013-01-04 09:50:45


It's always nice to have a new cast recording of a show just to hear a fresh "spin" on the material, but I haven't come across any information regarding a recording for the current Broadway revival.

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by DEClarke 2013-01-04 12:37:20


Are they selling a previous cast album at the merch table already? Just curious. If not, I would think that might indicate that they will...

I'm sure they're still trying to determine if enough of the audience is willing to buy the album to justify the expense of recording. I hear it is a stellar production of the material, so I would think that they might. I guess, unless they are not doing new/innovative with the music at all. If its just a complete rehash of the music they may not feel the need to preserve new voices with the same orchestrations already recorded.

Honestly, I don't know...

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Posted by SondheimFan5 2013-01-04 14:18:49


Warlow just recorded it in Australia, though with different arrangements and a different cast.

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by jv92 2013-01-04 23:23:25


I would only buy it for Warlow. The guy is gloriously talented. Other than that, who needs anyone but Dorothy Loudon and Andrea McArdle?

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by mb87 2013-01-04 23:31:03


I do agree about the OCR, but I would love an updated recording with Lilla. I actually think she's been the best Annie since McArdle. I would enjoy hearing her recording.

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Posted by frontrowcentre2 2013-01-06 11:54:55


The original cast is pretty much unbeatable, but the Time-Life 2 CD set of the 30th anniversary production + the score of the notorious ANNIE 2 is a must-have...and here is a head's up: Time-Life has reissued the first disc (ANNIE) as a stand alone, and it appears that once the current batch of 2-disc sets is gone there will be no more. Grab it while you can!

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-06 12:04:28


I'm sure Lilla's mom (aka Mama Rose) will make SURE her baby gets a cast recording. And God help the person who tells her it won't happen.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2013-01-06 13:05:39


It would be a great opportunity for the girl playing Annie, but no recording has come close to the original. It would be difficult for the producers to justify the funding of another recording after the original and the 2-disc Time-Life set (which I found brand new among several still sealed copies at Half Price Books for $2).

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Posted by Jonwo 2013-01-06 13:46:20


Probably unlikely to happen but perhaps they could do a live cast recording? I know in London, the 2009 production of Oliver!, Legally Blonde and Betty Blue Eyes were recorded live rather in the studio.

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Posted by SondheimFan5 2013-01-06 14:01:53


Has there ever been a LIVE cast album of a Broadway show? I know they are doing it a lot in London and Australia (and they can now easily do it at Encores! and 54 Below)

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Posted by frontrowcentre2 2013-01-06 14:12:29


I am NOT a fan of live recordings.

The performances on stage usually don't come across well in live albums, and most theatres are not acoustically "tuned" to give live recordings the sound they need...lyrics are lost and audience noises are distracting. (A digital watch going off just before Barbara Cook sails into the first line of "Losing My Mind" on RCA's FOLLIES IN CONCERT album has always taken me out of the moment.)

Editing would be a problem. How do you correct one note or phrase from two different live recordings? Also some numbers are way too long on stage and need to be abridged.

In a proper recording studio the singers and orchestra can be adjusted, tempos can be modified, and the performers can tone down performances when not having to shout lines to reach the back of the balcony.

Financially, I doubt there is much to gain from a live recording as the cast and orchestra would still have to be paid their full fees (one weeks salary) and all other fees associated with making cast albums (to orchestrators, copyists, etc.) would still apply.

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by NoName3 2013-01-06 14:46:47


"Has there ever been a LIVE cast album of a Broadway show?"

The Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 was recorded live and complete on 78's during a performance on the road. I have no idea whether the purpose was archival or commercial but in the end it never appeared publicly until a highlights CD was issued in the late '90s. The R&H Archives used to have it complete, transferred to tape, but I have no idea of its current status.

I've also heard that the Follies of '36 was similarly recorded but I couldn't find anything during a quick search on the net to back that up.

And there's your useless trivia for the day.

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Posted by frontrowcentre2 2013-01-06 14:57:35


Wasn't PASSING STRANGE recorded live as well (to give a more recent example.)

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Posted by Smaxie 2013-01-06 15:13:13


And Bring in 'Da Noise...

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by fashionguru_23 2013-01-06 16:03:22


The cast album to Brooklyn: the Musical, was also done live.

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-06 16:17:14


Maybe they were afraid Eden would break te equipment at the recording studio with her high pitched screaming.

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Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2013-01-06 17:55:15


I believe they did that with The Woman in White too, no?

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-06 18:55:33


^Woman in White wasn't a Broadway cast recording and Brooklyn was recorded in a studio with a live audience. It's not a recording of a live stage performance.

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Posted by carousel94 2013-01-06 19:23:36


I feel like Movin' Out was recorded live too, but I can't remember for sure.

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Posted by Mattbrain 2013-01-06 20:18:06


Re: Passing Strange...sort of. They did record it in the theater in front of an audience but it wasn't during a performance.

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Posted by goldenboy 2013-01-07 15:50:58


Why would anyone want to listen to that abortion of a revival called Annie. Misguided in so many ways.

Happy now?

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Posted by Mister Matt 2013-01-07 16:26:35


Another thing I don't like about the live recordings, which have been quite common for London cast recordings for several years now, is that you can hear how the cast gets winded from choreography. The Oliver revival recording proves this in a most distracting way during Consider Yourself. It's understandable that it happens when you see the show live because you can see everything going on, but in just an audio recording, it's a real nuisance.

goldenboy - So do you believe Annie was deliberately halted or simply miscarried?

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Posted by spiderdj82 2013-01-07 16:35:52


Here is the cover for the latest Australian recording with the AMAZINGLY AWESOME WONDERFUL Anthony Warlow. I would love to hear it but amazon.com has it for $54. No Bueno!












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Posted by SueleenGay 2013-01-07 20:01:51


An Evening With Marcel Marceau was recorded live, too. And I might add, captured that riveting performance like no other live recording before or since.

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Posted by Phyllis Rogers Stone 2013-01-07 20:07:45


What the hell kind of name is Nancye?

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by winston89 2013-01-07 21:09:31


Carousel,

Movin' Out was indeed recorded live. In fact, you can hear the applause from the audience right before the opening "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" as well as a cheer during the intro do River Of Dreams. However, I am sure that they edited the applause between numbers because I remember them happening when I saw the show but didn't hear them on the cast album.

Also, Frontrowcenter, you're incorrect about one thing. They are able to make edits to live recordings. Take a look at the London cast recording of Legally Blonde for example, or the recent Les Miserables Live album. Both edited out things that were part of the stage show but wouldn't work on an album.

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Posted by twinbelters 2013-01-07 21:55:33


I love the live Moby Dick and Spamalot from England, but am glad this isn't standard practice. I didn't know that the Annie Anni. recording has songs from Annie 2. Intrigue.

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Posted by frontrowcentre2 2013-01-07 23:59:13


Also, Frontrowcenter, you're incorrect about one thing. They are able to make edits to live recordings. Take a look at the London cast recording of Legally Blonde for example, or the recent Les Miserables Live album. Both edited out things that were part of the stage show but wouldn't work on an album.

Sorry..I should have made that comment more clear: It is very hard to get a smooth edit from different live recordings because of differing audience noise levels. Of course anything can be edited, the trick is to make it soudn like it was one complete performance. Live albums are bad for obvious edits.

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Posted by mb87 2013-01-25 19:46:32


update:

"Hello,

The Annie program book is still in development. We anticipate that it will be available on our merchandise website (http://www.anniethemusicalshop.com/) for ordering in the next two weeks with an estimated shipping date of 2/14/13.

There have been recent discussions about producing a new Annie cast recording but unfortunately we do not have any official release information at this time. Periodically check back on the media section of our merchandise website for updated information.

Please let us know if you have any other immediate questions or concerns.

Thanks!

Best Regards,

Creative Goods"

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-03-05 14:55:14


I'm glad to know that it actually is happening.

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by jetts7 2013-03-05 15:19:38


I'm so glad that they will be recording the revival :)

Annie revival cast album not happening?
Posted by rorschach37 2013-03-05 15:41:26


I was hoping they'd wait until Jane Lynch joined

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-03-05 15:48:16


I'm sorry, I'm still stuck on "Nancye."

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Posted by mb87 2013-03-05 16:10:04


beyond ecstatic to hear this recording! I cannot wait to have Lilla and Anthony's renditions.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-03-05 16:11:03


"I was hoping they'd wait until Jane Lynch joined"

Lynch is great, but Finneran is this revival's original Miss Hannigan.

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Posted by SweetLips 2013-03-05 16:36:27


'wicked'--check the bio for Nancye Hayes-an Australian music theatre legend-from chorus girl to Sweet Charity/Chicago etc etc,Grey Gardens,directed a Production Company Annie now recently Miss Hannigan[not her best performance].Jill Perryman[Funny Girl],Nancye Hayes,Julie Anthony-3 great Australian ladies of musical theatre.