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THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Phan#24601 2013-01-21 14:44:28


I love Boublil and Schönberg's works, but I have always been very hesitant to buy THE PIRATE QUEEN recording because it is a highlights album. From those of you who own the songs, are they worth the money? Thanks for your input!

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Mister Matt 2013-01-21 14:49:25


Yes

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by EricMontreal22 2013-01-21 14:57:45


If you love their work, I think it is. I "like very much" their work--and I think I like about 1/4 of the CD well enough to play it. But for ten dollars that's not too bad....

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by little_sally 2013-01-21 15:14:26


I definitely think so. There's some bad stuff on it but I really, really like the good.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-21 15:23:51


I still listen to this quite a bit. I love it.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by frontrowcentre2 2013-01-21 15:32:33


Surprised to see it for $10. A while back the CD was out-of-print and used copies were for sale at unbelievably inflated prices. Now I see what has happened..it is now CD-R on demand. It may only be highlights but the CD is very well produced and the booklet includes a detailed synopsis and all the lyrics so the disc offers a good 60 minute distillation of the show.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by kieranbec 2013-01-21 15:45:14


It is so worth it!!! I listen to it regularly.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by DEClarke 2013-01-21 16:42:11


I like Boublil and Schönberg. I love Stephanie J. Block. The $9.99 I paid for this album on iTunes when it first came out was a waste of money. Listened to it in its entirety twice and was not impressed at all.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-21 16:46:04


I like it. I listen to this when I get tired of listening to the Martin Guerre OLC.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Phan#24601 2013-01-21 18:42:50


I really enjoy the Martin Guerre OLCR too. I have not heard the OBCR for Martin Guerre, but I heard bad things about it.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by frontrowcentre2 2013-01-21 18:44:45


There is NO OBCR for MARTIN GUERRE - it never played Broadway.

There is a 2nd edition of the London cast CD to incorporate changes made after opening.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Phan#24601 2013-01-21 19:29:00


Oops...correction: I have never heard the 1999 Revised London Cast Recording.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-21 22:50:31


The only thing I don't like about this recording, honestly, is that they should have recorded the "percussion" bit with the wooden oars hitting the stage floor at the beginning of the title song. The start of the song is a little abrupt without it. Other than that it's great. But, if you didn't see the show you won't miss it.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Phan#24601 2013-01-29 23:56:56


I actually bought the CD, and I agree with you guys. I like most of it, but I enjoy MARTIN GUERRE more. The cast is really great and so is most of the music. It is rather strange though because in the middle of the last bonus track, "Son of the Irish Seas", Claude Michel-Schönberg starts singing a couple verses out of nowhere. It kind of freaked me out the first time I heard the full album even though I was expecting it.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by tazber 2013-01-30 06:27:00


I missed the boat on this one. (pun intended)

I love B&S and trust me I really tried to like this recording. But after several listens I still couldn't get into it.

There are moments however that are wonderful.

Particularly:

Woman
Surrender
I Dismiss You


All the big numbers feel flat and bland though. And everything Queen Elizabeth sang just hurt my ears.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by Phan#24601 2013-01-30 09:11:42


I can see what you mean. However, I think my favorite piece from the musical would have to be "The Sea of Life". Over the years, I have become more partial to big chorus numbers.

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by thespian geek 2013-01-30 10:37:13


Personally, I love it. But I love their work and I tend to love Celtic music a lot as well, so it was kind of right up my alley. But I think it's beautiful (for the most part - it's hardly a flawless show).

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by ken8631 2013-01-30 13:32:01


Has Stephanie J. Block, so yes!

THE PIRATE QUEEN OBCR worth $10?
Posted by madbrian 2013-01-30 13:41:37


I hated the show, but I'd spend $10 for the OBCR.