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"The Color Purple" Overture

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"The Color Purple" Overture#0
Posted: 1/25/06 at 12:50am
Okay, is it just me (and everyone else I've mentioned this to), but does the beginning and end of the overture for THE COLOR PURPLE sound like something they play as the winner of an award is walking towards the stage to accept their Daytime Emmy award or something?
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#1
Posted: 1/25/06 at 12:56am
Yes, I noticed that. It's a fun overture, but its not very good.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#2
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:00am
Which overture are we talking about? re: 'The Color Purple' Overture

Yes, it does sound like that a lot. But than it segs quickly into WHAT ABOUT LOVE?

But in a way, that makes sense. The music that is played comes from the end of the act, when Nettie returns. If you see where my corny path is leading...

I am happy they added the overture, I enjoy it. It gives the music a raw sound compared to what is ACTUALLY played. I feel, though, they should have left some things out - like the underscoring from when Mister and Harpo talk (after Shug's arrival).

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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#3
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:00am
I like the daytime emmys, so i like the overture. bite me.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#4
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:10am
I didn't say it's a bad overture. I enjoy most of the music from THE COLOR PURPLE.

BSO - I'm talking about the WHAT ABOUT LOVE and THE COLOR PURPLE themes that they play. Not the first few seconds of the overture...when they go into those two songs.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#5
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:12am
Now I am completely lost.

But, I think the very beginning sounds like the emmy awards...
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#6
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:14am

That's because the score is completely generic.



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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#7
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:49am
You're lost? When they play "What About Love" and then after "Push Da Button" turns into "The Color Purple" theme. The very slow, grand, plodding-ness of it.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#8
Posted: 1/25/06 at 1:53am
Yes. You think that all sounds like the Daytime Emmy theme?
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#9
Posted: 1/25/06 at 3:10am
No!

When a winner of an award (Oscar, GG, whatever) they play theme music from that show or movie. It sounds like some generic theme song. I used the daytime Emmy's as an example, because it awards soap operas and I thought it would be a nice, borderline-tacky example.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#10
Posted: 1/25/06 at 2:33pm
Alright. I got the CD so I listened again.

I see what you mean.

It does sound like that - like an awards ceremony.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#11
Posted: 1/25/06 at 2:38pm
Munk, I thought the exact same thing when I put the cd on this morning.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#12
Posted: 1/25/06 at 2:45pm
I LOVE the CD.

But, I have some issues with the sound. They cleaned up the overture a lot - it was raw in the theatre, and it was nice.

They also made OUR PRAYER more mystical than in the show.

Otherwise, I am loving the CD. And so much is included! I wish they included the lyrics.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#13
Posted: 1/25/06 at 2:47pm
The overture sounded "raw" in the theatre?

I think the CD sounds exactly like it did live.
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#14
Posted: 1/25/06 at 2:49pm
When I first saw the show in previews, it didn't even have an overture. The second time, it sounded like they learned it that week.

P.S. I wish they kept in Sofia's march - which basically came right out of the book!
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#15
Posted: 1/25/06 at 3:29pm
are you saying you liked it better "raw" like it went better w/ the rawness of the show?
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re: 'The Color Purple' Overture#16
Posted: 1/25/06 at 3:37pm
It just didn't sound as genericly corny.
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