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Best Joseph Album?

carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 06:03pm
I recently went to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and i taught the music was good and id like to heard more. Just wondering whats the best album to start to listen to first? Movie Soundtrack; Broadway Cast; Canadian cast? Thanks
broadway_14
Chorus Member
joined:10/21/13
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 06:22pm
I like the 1990s broadway revival with michael damian. I have several Joseph CDs for sale , see my post below :)
chinto1984
Leading Actor
joined:8/6/07
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 06:40pm
Original Broadway. One reason, Laurie Beechman.
TBFL
Featured Actor
joined:2/1/11
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 06:43pm
For me, Joseph is all about the Narrator, as she sings throughout the show. I prefer the Jason Donovan/Linzi Hateley London recording.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 07:55pm
I listen to the soundtrack version with Maria Friedman and Donny Osmond the most because it's the most complete. It has the dance music for "One More Angel" and "Those Caanan Days" and it also has the second verse in "Go, Go, Go Joseph." The megamix is a bit shorter, but that's not nessicarily a bad thing. All the other revival recordings are missing the dance music and I believe all of them use the exact same pre-recorded orchestrations, just with different vocals laid on top.

If having a more complete recording with the dance music isn't an issue for you then I'd suggest the Michael Damien one because I enjoy Kelli Rabke as the Narrator quite a bit. Overall though I don't think anyone did it better than Linzi Hateley. There's also a re-release of the Palladium recording with Linzi that has bonus tracks of the new song "King of My Heart" and "Any Dream Will Do" sung by Lee Mead from the most recent London revival.
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mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 11:02pm
The Broadway recording is best. As others mentioned, Laurie Beechman as the Narrator simply cannot be beat.
jimmycurry01
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/05
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 11/30/13 at 11:59pm
The Broadway recording is my favorite. Laurie Beechman makes the show.
carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
Best Joseph Album?
Posted: 12/1/13 at 02:59pm
Broadway Recording it is so! Thanks for all your help