LI?L ABNER / A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN ? CDs Reviews

Jorge21
Swing
joined:11/30/13
These are the first recordings I listened this year. The first is right up my alley, with a delightful funny score by Gene de Paul & Johnny Mercer. The second has a rock score by various composers and the problem is I donít enjoy rock. Yes, musically Iím very narrow-minded. You can read my complete comments to this CDs at http://themusicalchronicles.blogspot.pt
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Broaden your musical horizons my friend...there's a lot of good stuff out there just waiting to be discovered. Don't close yourself off. JMO.
Mr. Nowak
Featured Actor
joined:5/20/13
I had no idea A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN was being recorded. Usually I keep up pretty well with cast recodings, but this one totally got by me.
frontrowcentre2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/05
I have to add that the CD of LI'L ABNER much improves the LP sound. The dialogue segments on the Lp edition were drenched in reverb sounding like the audio was coming from the back of a large movie theatre. On the new CD edition much of that has been removed.

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