Evita Cast Recording Preview

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Evita Cast Recording Preview#1
Posted: 6/12/12 at 4:37pm
Making of video here... Elena sounds fantastic actually, contrary to some reports. Excited to get the album!

http://www.vevo.com/watch/evita-new-broadway-cast-recording-1/the-making-of-evita-the-new-broadway-cast-recording/USQX91200996
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#2
Posted: 6/12/12 at 5:19pm
This is very exciting! Who is technologically savvy enough to splice in Mandy over Ricky's parts?

Random side note: WTF MANDY PATINKIN IS INIGO MONTOYA?! How did it take me until this morning to realize that?! As a huge fan of THE PRINCESS BRIDE and Mandy, I am truly embarrassed.

Updated On: 6/12/12 at 05:19 PM
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#2
Posted: 6/12/12 at 5:23pm
I'm really thrilled that this show is getting a full cast recording, as I was really, really disappointed (and furious at Really Useless) that the 2006 production didn't get one.

But I'm a bit concerned that the tracks that they seem to be using are the same ones that went to the Tony voters. I heard those and didn't like them. The orchestra sounded both tiny and tinny (especially compared to the orchestra on the London CD, which was augmented) and I didn't think any of the three stars sounded their best on it. Elena sounded bizarrely acute and raspy (such that I preferred her on the 2006 album, and that didn't do her justice), Ricky stumbled over his words in 'Buenos Aires' and there was something a bit off about Cerveris too. I really hope those aren't the tracks they release, or if they are, that the rest of them are of a higher standard.

Updated On: 6/12/12 at 05:23 PM
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#3
Posted: 6/12/12 at 5:30pm
They should have recorded Superstar instead. This won't replace the Patti and Mandy recording on my ipod and we already have a recording of Elena Roger massacring the score. No need for a second.
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#4
Posted: 6/12/12 at 5:33pm
They should have recorded Superstar instead. This won't replace the Patti and Mandy recording on my ipod and we already have a recording of Elena Roger massacring the score. No need for a second.

Well, quite a few us wanted to hear Elena Roger "massacre" the entire score, not just highlights. Call me a sadist if you like.

JCS already has TONS of recordings, not that I'd complain about another. The only complete recording of the stage Evita from the UK/US is the OBC.
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#5
Posted: 6/12/12 at 5:34pm
^Yes Cats, heaven forbid someone actually act during don't cry for me Argentina. How disastrous, how horrible. (I have no problem with the rest of the recording, LuPone is brilliant but that one song is such a 'look at me i can belt', i don't get the love for that.)
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#6
Posted: 6/12/12 at 6:18pm
Ricky Martin's moronish interpretation of "High Flying Adored" proves he doesn't get this part AT ALL. A misconceived mess.

Updated On: 6/12/12 at 06:18 PM
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#7
Posted: 6/12/12 at 6:27pm
You can tell they're really coaching her on scaling back the accent.

On the London recording during You Must Love Me she says, "Frightened you'll sleep away." In the video it's very clearly "slip." And during Don't Cry, "invited them een" has become "invited them in."

Edit: I'm losing it. Just listened to the London recording and she pronounces slip with the short i sound. Still, the accent is improving.
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Updated On: 6/12/12 at 06:27 PM
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#8
Posted: 6/12/12 at 6:30pm
Also, I think Ricky Martin's wrong about High Flying, Adored. What he's describing sounds more like the waltz.
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#9
Posted: 6/12/12 at 6:38pm
Elena sounds wonderful!
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#10
Posted: 6/12/12 at 6:51pm
Sounds good but I would have liked to of seen Rachel Potter in the video as well.
Her "Another suitcase in Another Hall" is beautiful.
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#11
Posted: 6/12/12 at 7:00pm
Elena sounds incredible. Ricky Martin's earnestness is nauseating. He talks like a patronizing grade schooler.

From what I've heard, Elena is not delivering those vocal performances on stage consistently.

Im def buying the CD now.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 7:08pm
^^^
Unfortunately, she is not. There's no belt, and wince worthy head voice. However, her acting is just as strong.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 7:35pm
Wow, Elena, while still not the vocal power of LuPone, Paige or others, sounds MUCH better in this video then the London Revival Recording.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 8:01pm
Elena sounds wonderful. I saw the show twice and found her to be a very compelling presence.

Ricky was the big disappointment for me. Blah.

Going to preorder the album now.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 8:04pm
There is a 2006 recording featuring Elena Rogers
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#17
Posted: 6/12/12 at 9:31pm
Wait, they're going to include a Spanish version of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" as a bonus track on the recording? Elena sounds strident when she attempts to sing the songs in English, as if she's overcompensating, but the little snippet of her singing in Spanish was lovely. It's like PenÚlope Cruz and her awful Spanish accent in English language movies, it detracts from her performance, but when she acts in her mother tongue she's wonderful.
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Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 9:58pm
I am SO excited to hear the Spanish version of Don't Cry For Me, Argentina!!

I'm a huge fan of the Paloma San Basilio version of the show, and I would kill to see Elena and Ricky perform the show in Spanish. Call me a sadist if you like, too!
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#19
Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:02pm
This is the Elena I remember hearing. I think she's great.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:03pm
^Stage manager, it's the muscles in the mouth i know people act like that's just complete **** but it's true. And xoffender there are already recordings on youtube of elena singing it in spanish, she's done it in the past.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtFzbIgUIPo&feature=related if you want to hear the bonus track.
Updated On: 6/12/12 at 10:03 PM
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#21
Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:18pm
random person 112, WTF was that?!
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Evita Cast Recording Preview#22
Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:23pm
lol that is NOT the No Llores Por Mi Argentina we're used to.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:24pm
The arrangement and style Elena performs it in during her concerts.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:24pm
The arrangement and style Elena performs it in during her concerts.
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Posted: 6/12/12 at 10:30pm
That's another song that just happens to be called No Llores Por Mi Argentina, but it has nothing to do with Evita.