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Bombay Dreams

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Bombay Dreams#0
Posted: 2/21/04 at 1:46am
I just finished listening to the London recording. It reminds me of Moulin Rouge. I don't think I like it, but of course I won't judge from the CD. Any thoughts on this anyone?
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re: Bombay Dreams#1
Posted: 2/21/04 at 10:01am
Personally I like the show. For those of you who can get to a copy of the CD (or listen on Broadway Radio), the better tracks are:

Like an Eagle
Shakalaka Baby
Only Love
How Many Stars
The Journey Home

Only Love is such a powerful song in performance. When I saw it in previews it was Act 1 finale, and it made such an amazing finale. I think they changed it, I can't be sure. When it was sung, it absolutely blew me away. I have never heard a performance that will match the emotion contained in her voice. The CD doesn't do it justice.

As for the score itself, it has a very urban Indian sound.
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re: re: Bombay Dreams#2
Posted: 2/21/04 at 11:41am
i come from the uk as many of you know now...when i first saw this show i thought yeah its ok.....but the 2nd time i went....i went to seea friend in it and boy was it C*ap!
the cd makes out there is a big Orchestra but when you get to the theatre there is half the instruments missing!
i dont think this show will last much longer on the west end....and i dont think it will last too long on broadway when it gets there ! ! !


love Ben x x x
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re: re: re: Bombay Dreams#3
Posted: 2/21/04 at 11:43am
I don't get Andrew Lloyd Webber's connection this thing... did he just lend his name to it to make it seem more legit for Broadway?
Call it a regime change...
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re: re: re: re: Bombay Dreams#4
Posted: 2/21/04 at 11:59am
A.L.W just put money into this show as far as i know! Thats all he had to do with it!


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Posted: 2/21/04 at 12:09pm
Ben,

ALW produced Bombay Dreams and was with the project from the word go, in fact it's based on an idea he came up with.

As for it not lasting much longer in the West End, it's almost into its second year now and is hardly ever at TKTS or heavily discounted. The show is a hit.
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re: re: re: re: re: re: Bombay Dreams#6
Posted: 2/21/04 at 12:13pm
ok maybe a.l.w did do more with the show....but i find it funny you say it never at tdiscount tickets places because there are always doing the offer of top price tickets for 25.....so you can go much cheaper and ALSO last saturday when i went to we will rock you....believe me or not but they where giving two free tickets to bombay dreams wi every ticket sold!!!



Ben x
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re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Bombay Dreams#7
Posted: 2/21/04 at 12:18pm
Where do you get two free tickets from every one sold?
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well this is what it said at the dominion last saturday!!! really
it said get two free tickets for this top show when you buy tickets for we will rock you.....so bombay dreams cant be going that well!


Ben