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Anyone buy the new Hello Dolly! Collectors CD?

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Is it worth it?

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If i want to hear Carol Channing sing a high note, I'll just step on my cat's tail.
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You're in a witty mood today BroadwayGuy. Someone had a good breakfast this morning.
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LOL. That I am.
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Ah, that makes one of us. Here in San Francisco at JavaOne I sadly have had much less of a wit-inducing breakfast of some type of sugary donuty block of ickyness.

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Here is an excellent "Customer Review" I came across on Amazon.com by Molly Gallagher Levi:

Well, fellas, RCA Victor has given us the "Broadway Deluxe Collectors Edition of Hello Dolly!" and it's almost a "wow". The new remastering is a slight improvement over the original CD release, but the small error in "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" hasn't been fixed. I suppose after 39 years the mistake is part of Dolly! cast album mystique. However, it shows the lack of attention to detail that mars this new edition. (Sony has it all over RCA in this respect.) Yes, it's fun to hear Mary Martin, Pearl Bailey, and Ethel Merman tracks, but they are hardly rare recordings. What about the "lost" Dolly! songs, tunes that were discarded from the show on its rough road to Broadway? "Hello Dolly" will always be a five-star cast recording and the highlight of this new edition is the brand new and totally captivating Carol Channing interview (tracks 20-26). The 1964 original cast recording remains a five-star achievement because you can't improve on its opening night freshness and energy. However, I had hoped this new "Deluxe Edition" would be a bit more deluxe. It demands color photos and an interview with the great Jerry Herman!
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Updated On: 6/11/03 at 12:45 PM
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It's a decent job of re-mastering. The chorus sounds particularly good and it's wonderful to hear TGC when she was young! I love the recording. (And I have every version of the score that's ever been recorded--foreign languages as well!!!)
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