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Tim Minchin premieres new song for

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darquegk
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppvgd-1YBvQ

I don't know how much this will resemble the song's final form, but Minchin has long performed solo versions of his show tunes, particularly "When I Grow Up" and "Naughty" in concerts. So this is a ballad from his upcoming "Groundhog Day" musical.
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justincharacter
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 02:37pm
Thank you for the link! I was looking for this after the article from yesterday and I just couldn't seem to find any footage of it.

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tazber
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 03:30pm
The man is a genius.
....but the world goes 'round
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Sutton Ross
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 04:39pm
I love him. The song sounds beautiful.
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jacobsnchz14
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 04:45pm
He should've won the Tony... I'll say it again. He should've won the freaking Tony.
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 05:25pm
^Amen. 200% Robbed!
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Jeffrey Karasarides
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 05:34pm
If Groundhog Day ends up coming to Broadway, maybe he'll win a Tony for that show...
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qolbinau
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 06:13pm
This is going to be a killer role for the guy who is lucky enough to play it.
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Hackasaurus_Rex
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 07:19pm
The song is really pretty but far more somber and serious than I would have expected for "Groundhog Day". Very curious.
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darquegk
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 07:33pm
I think that's the hallmark of Tim's work- building scores and songs where the ludicrously grotesque comic stylings and serious emotional introspection can work side by side.
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Hackasaurus_Rex
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/17/14 at 07:37pm
I guess I would have expected some humor making it's way into the lyrics but I'm intrigued!
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qolbinau
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/18/14 at 08:19pm
This version also has his performance of "When I Grow Up" afterwards, which is pretty awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J67pfbEWOxk


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darquegk
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/18/14 at 10:36pm
Of all the composer demo recordings that are regularly traded, no one seems to have Minchin's Matilda demo, which sucks, because I think I would like it just as much as I do the Broadway cast album, and more than the West End.

There are very few shows where I like the demo more than the real thing. Spring Awakening is one. I think this might be another. (I had high hopes for the Book of Mormon demo, but it turned out a little blander than expected.)
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devonian.t
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Tim Minchin premieres new song for
Posted: 7/19/14 at 02:59am
I found this song pretty bland actually

 
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