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"Morning Glow" Music Video from Pippin
Posted: 12/16/13 at 05:39pm
Did you guys see the new music video Pippin released for the song "Morning Glow" featuring the acrobats? Check it out!


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Updated On: 12/16/13 at 05:39 PM
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"MORNING GLOW" MUSIC VIDEO FROM PIPPIN
Posted: 12/16/13 at 08:57pm
it's interesting to watch this now considering most of the original acrobats in the show have left.
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"Morning Glow" Music Video From Pippin
Posted: 12/16/13 at 09:50pm
I loved this video! It made me nostalgic about the magical experience I had when I saw Pippin in June 2013. I wish I could see it once more. Yes, it appears that most of the original acrobats have departed. But, a crowd favorite has returned after a four month rehabiliation. So that's something.
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"Morning Glow Music Video From Pippin
Posted: 12/16/13 at 10:32pm
Love it! Makes me miss the original acrobats. Beautiful video. Love how they blend in clips from the show with backstage acrobatics.
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Posted: 12/16/13 at 11:55pm
That was great. You boys n girls are dedicated fans. I would not have been able to tell that these were mostly original acrobats in the video. Then again, I saw the show for the first time in November and from the back of the mezzanine. Is there a big difference between the current acrobatic cast and the originals? Perhaps I don't know what I missed, but I was dazzled by everyone I saw in November.

Beyond the amazing grace and strength of the acrobats, I'm struck by two other things in this video:

1 - Matthew James Thomas' astonishingly great vocals. I usually can't stand pop-style vocals in Broadway scores. They often sound far too forced to me. But MJT manages to bring such authenticity and theatricality to his pop sound. He sounds fantastic on the cast recording and was just as strong and dynamic the night I saw him in November.

2 - I know the original cast recording has its fans, but the lack of theatricality in that recording - an attempt for pop crossover appeal, right? - was not to my taste. "Morning Glow" was a song I almost skipped over. But when I heard it in the theatre and on the new cast recording I was struck by that killer arrangement. More than Thomas' great vocal or the triumphant sound of the chorus, it's the crystaline arrangement/orchestration that gives the number its edge. When shows with scores that are inherently 70s-ish are revived, the new/updated arrangements often suck the soulfulness out score so I was pleasantly surprised at how well Schwartz (who appeared to be pretty closely involved) and the team of Nadia Digiallonardo and Larry Hochman managed to update and, in this case, improve upon the sound of the original without losing the score's authentic 70s feel.
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Posted: 12/17/13 at 12:31am
As long as the gorgeous Viktoria Grimmy is still with the show twirling her hula hoop, all is right with the world.
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Posted: 12/17/13 at 01:10am
Wow, the video is amazing!! And yeah, Viktoria Grimmy had crazy mad skills with those hula hoops!
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Posted: 12/17/13 at 03:34am
Horse, I think you're right that the Pippin original cast album was made with at least some desire for a pop crossover hit. Motown recorded it, it was done to pre-recorded orchestral tracks, it has all those fade outs, etc, and I know Schwartz has spoken about how the Godspell album was made with cross-over hopes, so it wouldn't be surprising if Pippin was too.
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Posted: 12/17/13 at 06:18am
I totally disagree, I love the cd, one of my favorite show recordings in a number of years, truth be told. I think bway shows have long given up trying to get any "pop" appeal. Crossover is pretty non-existent.

The vid is fun, but it seems like a lot of b-roll footage from other things just edited (nicely) together.

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Posted: 12/17/13 at 07:32am
I totally disagree, I love the cd, one of my favorite show recordings in a number of years, truth be told. I think bway shows have long given up trying to get any "pop" appeal. Crossover is pretty non-existent.


I assume you're referring to the revival recording? They're referring to the OBC.
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Posted: 12/17/13 at 07:43am
Well look at that. I totally missed that. Silly me.

Continue on, nothing to be seen.

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Posted: 12/17/13 at 11:13am
Listening to the New Cast Album is a joy compared to the OBC - and I did wear that one out in my teen years. I posted previously that the amazing thing for me about the revival are the orchestrations, vocal arrangements, and the vocal capabilities of the cast. The OBCR has Vareen and Leland Palmer, but the others (Eric Berry, John Rubenstein, Jill Clayburgh, etc) were not primarily singers. Te new version shows the beauty of the music , and MJT is exceptional.
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Posted: 12/17/13 at 10:53pm
"Morning Glow" is the most stunning number to listen to on the revival cast recording.
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