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Cast Recordings#0
Posted: 1/3/04 at 11:57am
Hey every one i'm going on a obcr shopping spree and i was just wondering if you have any suggestions.
Updated On: 1/3/04 at 11:57 AM
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re: Cast Recordings#1
Posted: 1/3/04 at 6:02pm
Here's a bunch of them:

* Songs for a New World (off-Broadway, but still amazing)
* Bat Boy (see above)
* Titanic
* Little Shop of Horrors (not the best cast, but a complete recording)
* Scarlet Pimpernel (do NOT get the Encore version!)
* Hairspray
* Aida
* Big River
* Rags
* Ragtime
* Seussical
* A Chorus Line
* The Fantasticks
* La Boheme
* My Fair Lady
* The Producers
* Rent
* Thoroughly Modern Millie
* Urinetown

That's all I can think of--OBCs aren't always the best recordings of a show, believe me!
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re: re: Cast Recordings#2
Posted: 1/3/04 at 6:10pm
When Broadway Bound T.T. said 'spree' I don't think they meant 'every CD Virgin sells' re: re: Cast Recordings

If you're looking for one or two then I'd recommend Seussical for good quirky upbeat fun and The Last Five Years for involving musical drama of variant styles.
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re: re: re: Cast Recordings#3
Posted: 1/3/04 at 6:53pm
Sideshow
Jekyll & Hyde
The Producers
The Scarlett Pimpernel
The Civil War - Double CD Concept Album
Mack & Mabel
Chicago
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re: re: re: re: Cast Recordings#4
Posted: 1/3/04 at 7:18pm
I highly recommend:

Rent (it's a 2 disk- kind of pricey, so you might want to get the highlights)
Man of La Mancha- the New Broadway cast recording, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jesus Christ Superstar
Tick Tick Boom
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re: re: re: re: re: Cast Recordings#5
Posted: 1/4/04 at 4:21pm
Do you want classics?

Camelot
Brigadoon
Mame
Fiddler
Zorba
Oklahoma
Showboat
Kiss Me Kate
Souht Pacific
The King and I
My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music

Or do you already know these by heart? re: re: re: re: re: Cast Recordings
Cheers,
Audrey :)

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re: re: re: re: re: re: Cast Recordings#6
Posted: 1/4/04 at 4:53pm
Oklahoma London Cast recording with Hugh Jackman is excellent -- it includes two songs left out of the original production, It's A Scandal, sung by Ali Hakim, and Lonely Room, sung by Jud Fry. The latter is particularly excellent, as sung by Shuler Hensley. As I don't think they did a Broadway cast recording of the revival, the OLC should be available in the stores.

I have the Scarlet Pimpernel Encore cd, and I like it fine. It includes two bonus tracks sung by Linda Eder, and you hear both Terrence Mann and Rex Smith sing as Chauvalin, and Rachel York and Christine Andreas sing as Marguerite. Douglas Sills is the only SP though -- which is just as it should be. re: re: re: re: re: re: Cast Recordings
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I wasn't a huge fan of Encores. I liked that they had the new version of "Storybook" and "I'll Forget You," but I couldn't stand Rex's Chauvelin. I'll take Terry Mann anyday, thank you :)
"You're the worst thing to happen to musical theatre since Andrew Lloyd Webber!" --Family Guy

"Shut up! It's been 29 years!!!" --the incomparable Patti LuPone in her MUCH DESERVED Tony acceptance speech for Gypsy.

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