Aladdin Cast Recording

Broadwaygirl202
Understudy
joined:8/11/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 12:49pm
Does anyone know if the entire Aladdin Broadway Cast Recording is up online anywhere? I know there are 4 songs but what about the rest of the CD? I remember that the Kinky Boots and Pippin entire CD were available online before they were officially released. Also, is it going to be available on iTunes because I looked and it's not there yet, but If/Then is (with no song previews) and is released the week after?
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 02:17pm
Sadly, the whole soundtrack isn't up yet :/
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 02:17pm
Sadly, the whole soundtrack isn't up yet :/
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 02:30pm
Entertainment Weekly and NPR have had exclusive first listen of entire recordings before but nothing from Aladdin yet... really excited for this one!
nyc623
Swing
joined:5/24/14
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 03:50pm
You can purchase and download the cast recording on Disney's official download music site. I purchased it on Thursday for $10.99. Be warned, it does not come with a digital booklet.
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 04:02pm
The recording is absolutely magical. I did not have much interest in seeing this, but after listening to the cast recording, I want to see it. Danny Troob's orchestrations never cease to be anything short of absolutely beautiful. Everyone sounds really great. I would definitely recommend purchasing this one.

"Thereís nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
Updated On: 5/24/14 at 04:02 PM
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 04:31pm
^^Seriously, see Aladdin. Not only is the music beautiful, but so is the show!
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 05:21pm
I wish I could see it on my trip, but tickets weren't available for us in our price range by the time we looked into it. We didn't want to risk lottery especially if it's in high demand that weekend. I'm sure it'll tour, though.
lambchop2
Understudy
joined:8/18/12
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 05:47pm
Thanks for the heads up! I couldn't wait until the iTunes release so I went ahead and purchased. It's truly a beautiful cast recording. I wish I could see the Broadway version. I really hope that Disney does a proper book for this show like they did for The Little Mermaid! It deserves it!
carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 06:17pm
Anyone know where i can get it in the UK now? Cant find it anywhere and iím dying to get this!
hundredsofhats
Understudy
joined:4/16/14
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/24/14 at 11:20pm
Since it's online at the Disney music store can you also buy it from there even if you're in the UK?

I couldn't wait for it to be out on ITunes so I bought "Diamond in the Rough" and "Prince Ali Jafar Reprise" from the Disney music store. Loving these so much!!! ^__^
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/12
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/25/14 at 01:02am
Once again Alan Menken and Danny Troob make magic. What a beautiful recording and score. The cast sounds fabulous. I do wonder why they wrote Jasmine a new I want number when they could've just expanded on "To Be Free" they sound very similar.
Jamminman
Chorus Member
joined:6/29/12
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/25/14 at 09:54pm
Beautiful mixing and sound quality, much better than Little Mermaid (one of the most horribly mixed cast recordings recently) and Lion King. The vocals and instruments sound clear and flattering, I'd be interested to know who mixed the album. The cast sounds great and the songs are top-notch. I like the harmonies at the end of Jasmine's new song, and thought Arabian Nights, Proud of Your Boy, Act One Finale, and Price Ali were stand-outs. In the few dialogue segments that are included, Courtney Reed sounds exactly like Jasmine from the movie, it's spot-on, and Adam Jacobs sounds very similar to the original Aladdin. Great singing and I definitely suggest this CD to everyone.
GlitterandBeGay2
Chorus Member
joined:3/22/14
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 06:02pm
I LOVE Jasmine's new song! It's certainly an improvement over her big number, "Call Me a Princess," from Toronto and a worthy substitute for "To Be Free." I remember reading an interview where Tim Rice said he did not put much effort in writing the lyrics for the new song ("To Be Free") for the theme park production.
Peter87
Swing
joined:1/29/08
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 06:50pm
I don't think Tim Rice put any effort in writing the lyrics for "To Be Free" because the lyrics (and music) were written by Alan Menken for that song.
Jingjo2
Understudy
joined:8/25/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 07:01pm
I'm sure one of the reasons they didn't use "To be free" in the broadway show is because how similar it is to "home" in beauty and the beast
http://www.youtube.com/RandomJingjo
Updated On: 5/26/14 at 07:01 PM
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 07:18pm
Or they didn't want two solo ballads to follow one right after the other. There could be any number of reasons.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
hundredsofhats
Understudy
joined:4/16/14
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 07:59pm
[I LOVE Jasmine's new song! It's certainly an improvement over her big number, "Call Me a Princess," from Toronto and a worthy substitute for "To Be Free." I remember reading an interview where Tim Rice said he did not put much effort in writing the lyrics for the new song ("To Be Free") for the theme park production.]

"To Be Free" is pretty amorphous-- free from what? It's not really established that palace life is really constrained in that version. The song also attempts to establish the worthlessness of worldly treasure but there's not much setup for that. Makes her sound like a monk or priest or something. "Beyond the Palace Walls" seems more--I don't know, more like a youthful princess who wants to get away from the suitors and find real love. And "Beyond the Palace Walls" is more relatable.

Don't get me wrong, "To Be Free" is a beautiful song and probably would fit better with more context, but "Beyond the Palace Walls" fits Jasmine best in this show, in my opinion.

I just noticed that someone posted the lyrics to "Beyond the Palace Walls" here. I might as well do it for "Diamond in the Rough", which I can't stop playing : D It's not as flashy as Why Me?, but on the other hand it doesn't burden Jafar with a backstory. Some of its mockery of Aladdin is reminiscent of "Humiliate the Boy". : D I also like how Jafar switches tactics to convince Aladdin to go into the Cave of Wonders,proving he's still smart and adaptable.

JAFAR
You're the one that I need. You're nimble, stealthy, skilled. Do you want to continue abusing those skills, stealing bits of bread and worthless baubles, or do you want to make a name for yourself, and do something that would make any mother proud?

You have the profile of a prince
With a physique that matches
Beneath the dirt and patches
You are a diamond in the rough

I say we work together since
You're braver than we two are
We're just as shocked as you are

JAFAR and IAGO
That you're the diamond in the rough

IAGO
Diamond in the rough

JAFAR
Under the filth and the fleas there are gifts that you've been neglecting
And truth be told you were not quite the guy that we were expecting
And though you might need finesse and perhaps some disinfecting

JAFAR and IAGO
You'll be the one who succeeds
When a lamp hunter needs

JAFAR
Collecting

ALADDIN
I don't know guys, I got a funny feeling about this. I better just be on my way.

JAFAR
Take one step and die, you brainless miscreant!

IAGO
Happy place!

JAFAR
Apologies. What I meant to say is,,

You just don't know how swell you are

IAGO
You just don't know how swell you are

JAFAR
So far the only hitch is

IAGO
It's just an itty-bitty hitch

JAFAR
You're an embarrassment of riches

IAGO
Embarrassing, too true!

JAFAR
You are the diamond in the rough

IAGO
Let's rejoice, the spooky voice said
You're the diamond in the rough


JAFAR
Look here's the diamond in the

IAGO
Three cheers the diamond in the

JAFAR and IAGO
We've found the diamond in the rough

ALADDIN
You'd better find somebody else!

JAFAR
There is nobody else!

IAGO
Talk about the girl!

JAFAR
Oh! Then..

Of course there's Princess Jasmine
It's clear she took a shine to you
But let me be frank
With no cash in the bank
You'll never win her heart
It just tears me apart
To see her slip right through your fingers

ALADDIN
Which way is this cave of yours?

JAFAR
Thataboy!

Go though you might be a bum
But you're one of noble spirit


IAGO
It's just a cave that might eat you alive
No need to fear it

ALADDIN
Well it's a risk that I might have to take

JAFAR and IAGO
We're glad to hear it

JAFAR
So please no missteps or blunders

IAGO
Cue the Cave of Wonders

JAFAR and IAGO
We've waited long enough

CAVE
Who disturbs my slumber?

ALADDIN
Uh, it is I, Aladdin!

CAVE
You are the diamond in the rough, the one whose worth lies deep within. You may enter.

ALADDIN
I don't believe it--my mother always said if only I applied myself, if I only believed--

JAFAR
We don't have time for self-discovery! Fetch me the lamp! Now!

ALADDIN
Wish me luck!

JAFAR and IAGO
Luck!

JAFAR
Good-bye you diamond in the

IAGO
Please try you diamond in the

JAFAR and IAGO
Don't die you diamond in the rough

JAFAR
At last!

Updated On: 5/26/14 at 07:59 PM
sabrelady
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 08:07pm
Hmmmm. Ordered this back when it was in TO. Guess a phone call is due...
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MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 08:13pm
^It officially comes out tomorrow, so I would give it a few more days.
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 08:49pm
I've been listening to the cast recording on Spotify and it's pretty darn great, Friend like Me is my favourite but I like the new and cut songs like Somebody's got your Back and High Adventure.

I think To Be Free could have worked not only as a song for Jasmine but maybe a reprise could have be sung by Genie.
matineeidol2591
Understudy
joined:6/10/09
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 09:24pm
Jonwo, how were you able to find the recording on spotify? I'm having trouble locating it.
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/26/14 at 09:39pm
Not on spotify for me, either.
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/27/14 at 12:45am

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aladdin-original-broadway/id877812620

It's now available on iTunes, but no digital booklet.
quatchi2010
Swing
joined:2/1/13
Aladdin Cast Recording
Posted: 5/27/14 at 01:10am
Jasmine new song sound a little like "Beyond my wildest dream" from "The little mermaid." I don't like Courtney Reed's voice especially when she tries to hold the note on "Wall" . Adam Jacobs sound very good as Aladdin.



Updated On: 5/27/14 at 01:10 AM

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