Now that the whole thing has been released, I cant wait to give it a listen. I was lucky enough to catch the show again yesterday and I’m very glad we have our first full recording of the entire score between the concept album, the live NYTW recording, and the songs Anais recorded for her studio albums.I may be biased because I am a fan of the show since I saw at New York Theater Workshop, but I really appreciated that they gave us the drops (as they were ready) to kind of get us ready for the full thing.That reminded me of a recent cast album that we waited an awful long time for, and that was the Sunday in the Park recording with Gyllenhaal/Ashford. That was a solid six months of waiting for it, but upon first listen, it was beautifully mastered and crystal clear... making it definitely worth the wait. BUT, how I wish we had been able to have a few samples or first listens here and there in the months leading up to it.Anyway, all of that aside, Im very curious to hear what everyone thinks of the recording. It appears to be the full show, and clocks in right over 2 hours.
Me too. Listening to it now and happy with what I'm hearing so far. Eva sounds great.
Have been listening to a playlist that was shared on Google Play unlimited of the first two drops. Just deleted it and downloaded the entire thing.I was not paying attention to when the whole thing would be available. Was not a fan of how this was released. Had I not been on here tonight, I would not have known.Going to listen to it now.
This latest drop really ties it together for me. I’m a long time fan of the show, since the concept album and I couldn’t wait for this album after seeing it back in April, but I wasn’t loving the character drops. There were some good songs, but it just didn’t work as well in chunks, but I’m loving listening through it now. That being said, I do miss the live aspect from the NYTW album. There are also some rewrites for Broadway that I don’t love.
"On the west coast and was excited to get a notification that it had just automatically downloaded. Listening now.In NC and just listening now.
Overall I like it, I just don't really like the lyric changes to "Epic II."
The lyric changes that bother me the most are the ones in His Kiss, the Riot, which has been one of my favorite tracks since the concept album. Having listened to the whole thing through now, it really is a beautiful album and overall I love what they did to expand and flesh out the show. I listened with my nice headphones and two tiny complaints I had at the end were the abrupt jump from Doubt Comes In to Road to Hell II and then I just wish they had let the final note of We Raise Our Cups play out longer and fade away. Truly a gorgeous album overall though, in my opinion, and I’m thrilled to be able to dive back into the world with a full recording.
I love it so much! Is a great album with a great cast. Anyway, I´m sad they cut a part in If it´s true.
Daniel M said: "The transitions between Epic II & Chant and Doubt Comes In and Road to Hell II are messed up and I am reallllyyy bummed about it. I hope they fix them and reupload."Gaps you mean? I only had that issue with Epic II and Chant and just used an editing tool to edit out the gap so it plays back seamlessly. The other tracks seem to be formatted for gapless playback just fine for me. I figured this would happen with the drops.
CATSNYrevival said: "Daniel M said: "The transitions between Epic II & Chant and Doubt Comes In and Road to Hell II are messed up and I am reallllyyy bummed about it. I hope they fix them and reupload."Gaps you mean? I only had that issue with Epic II and Chant and just used an editing tool to edit out the gap so it plays back seamlessly. The other tracks seemto be formatted for gapless playback just fine for me. I figured thiswould happen with the drops."Yeah, the gaps! For me it’s unlistenable. Now that the drops are over I do hope they are made aware of them and fix it.
I'm liking it more and more with each listen. It was quite an adjustment at first being so used to the original cast recording.
As someone who knows nothing beyond the basic premise, which recording will stand best on its own as an introduction to the work, the concept album or the new cast recording?
joevitus said: "As someone who knows nothing beyond the basic premise, which recording will stand best on its own as an introduction to the work, the concept album or the new cast recording?"New x
Impossible2 said: "New x"Thanks!
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