EW's first listen to the LADY DAY Cast Recording

WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
MikeInTheDistrict
Featured Actor
joined:8/27/11
I didn't really believe people when they said Audra sounded just like Billie, but damn. Holiday as been one of my favorite singers since I was a teenager, and this is a beautiful tribute.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Unbelievably gorgeous.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
^^^ as usual
Everlast85
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Wow. I'm unable to attend the show, but this sounds so, so great.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
This is one of the most perfect things that has ever happened.
yr pal,
joey




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henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Is the recording the entire show with patter? Either way, this could be a huge hit.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
The commentary mentions, "The two-disc set offers an immersive translation of the show...". I listened to a couple of the clips, and there is patter.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
This is a must-own. She is remarkable.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
I got this in the mail today, and it's so incredible guys. The sound is perfect, and the album is a heart breaking, gorgeous journey. Wow. I guess PS Classics started shipping this pretty early. Since CDs sound so much better than any compressed music, buy the physical album, it's worth it for this. Buy it from PS Classics, they are worth supporting over Amazon, and it's 5 dollars cheaper. :)

Their site has clips of almost the whole album via SoundCloud
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
StageStruckLad
Featured Actor
joined:3/13/13
I have very mixed feelings about this recording. I saw the show and loved Audra. One of her best performances. But (and this is a very big but) Billie did not sound this good at the end of her life (when the show is supposedly set). Would an entire evening of a voice-ravaged Billie been too much to take? Maybe. But it would have been more authentic. And as for a recording of Audra doing Billie, well, I guess it's better than Diana Ross doing Billie for LADY SINGS THE BLUES. But I would rather have had a video of the whole show. And I definitely don't want to listen to the dialogue between the songs (by far the weakest part of the evening) over and over.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
In case anyone is interested, they also have the physical CDs at the show merch booth, as I *finally* saw this tonight.

The dialogue tracks are separated out, so it looked like you can only hear the songs if you wanted.
formerly oasisjeff on here.
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Anyone have any luck finding this on Spotify? Debating whether to buy it but would rather not if it is in fact on Spotify.