MEET JOHN DOE – A CD Review

Jorge21
Swing
joined:11/30/13
MEET JOHN DOE – A CD Review
Posted: 12/1/13 at 03:29pm
This isn’t the kind of score that’ll conquer you at a first listening, but give it a chance and it might grow on you. The cast sounds is first-class and there are good songs here, but I couldn’t help wonder what someone like Kander & Ebb would have done with this material. You can read my review at the blog The Musical Chronicles.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
MEET JOHN DOE – A CD Review
Posted: 12/1/13 at 03:36pm
The cast was what initially interested me. I love Heidi Blickenstaff, Robert Cuccioli and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, but after one listen I can't say that I really "get it." I haven't seen the movie so maybe that's part of it and the synopsis is a bit confusing, but there are some good songs on the CD. I agree that it will probably grow on listeners after repeated listenings. I'm curious to see the movie now.
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Jorge21
Swing
joined:11/30/13
MEET JOHN DOE – A CD Review
Posted: 12/1/13 at 03:40pm
For me it's one of Frank Capra best movies. As for the score, at the first listening I found it kind of uninteresting, but the second time it began to catch my hears. Give it another try.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
MEET JOHN DOE – A CD Review
Posted: 12/1/13 at 04:32pm
I liked it very much on first listen. I agree everyone sounds great, but I also thought the music was very engaging. I also thought the period orchestrations were praiseworthy.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
MEET JOHN DOE – A CD Review
Posted: 12/1/13 at 05:14pm
Waiting for Amazon to deliver my copy.
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