Wicked Japanese Recording on sale 7/23/08

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Wicked Japanese Recording on sale 7/23/08#1
Posted: 5/11/08 at 4:26pm
Yeah yeah, I thought people might be interested.

(in Japanese)
http://www.shiki.gr.jp/navi/003063.html
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Sad, this recording will probably be out before the Gypsy recording...
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I enjoy the German recording, so I look forward to this one.
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Will this have the same orchestrations as the Broadway and German recordings?
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I'm sure it will have the OBC orchestrations. I adore the German disc.
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Anyone know where to order it online? Can't find it on amazon.co.jp or Dress Circle. I want to pre-order it, because there is a 40% chance I could be out of the country on 7/23, and I love getting things like this on the first day.
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I actually think they have new orchestrations. They have an orchesration on the music page on their shiki website of NOMTW and it is different than the OBC.
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I love the German cast recording to death, but I would've loved it more if it had new orchestrations. I've heard their "No One Mourns The Wicked" orchestrations, and they sound slightly different than the US/Germany/UK orchestrations.
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COOOOLkid, thank you so much for the information!!! Not only does it come out three days before my birthday, it comes out about two weeks before I leave the country for good, so I can buy it to bring back with me. I'm really happy! Between Wicked and the new Hana Yori Dango otome for the DS, it's going to be a fabulous month. ^_^ (But my poor wallet...!!)

musicaltheatrefan3, give Amazon a little time. The Japanese site is notoriously slow when it comes to sticking up pre-orders, even for best-selling albums from popstars. Most recently, I recall that it took them ages to pre-list the latest albums from YUI and Arashi within the past few months. I was checking the site weekly until they were listed.

Just because a press release/article/official announcement/etc. has gone out, it doesn't mean it'll be on Amazon right away.

I'm positive they'll list it, though. For one thing, clG [Shiki (Four Seasons) Theatre Company] has several albums listed on Amazon (http://amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_ss_m?__mk_ja_JP=%83J%83%5E%83J%83i&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=%8C%80%92c%8El%8BG&Go.x=13&Go.y=9)
For another, the last time I was in Tokyo in...February? March? There were Wicked posters all over the place, and even commercials on the train to Yokohama. There's also promo for it in Osaka due to the short production performing at USJ. And the English-language album is also available, so I have no doubt that it WILL be listed. We just have to give it a little more time. :)
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http://www.shiki.gr.jp/applause/wicked/music.html

It is pretty cool that the have just the orchestral version of the overture (NOMTW) on the site.

It lets you hear some orchestral parts that you might not normally hear with all the vocals on top.
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It's on Amazon#12
Posted: 5/27/08 at 12:12am
It's on Amazon Japan. I pre-ordered it.

Here's the English-language link to the Japanese Amazon listing of the "Wicked" Japanese CD.
"Wicked" on Amazon Japan
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It's on Amazon#12
Posted: 5/27/08 at 12:12am
It's on Amazon Japan. I pre-ordered it.

Here's the English-language link to the Japanese Amazon listing of the "Wicked" Japanese CD.
"Wicked" on Amazon Japan
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It's on Amazon#12
Posted: 5/27/08 at 12:12am
It's on Amazon Japan. I pre-ordered it.

Here's the English-language link to the Japanese Amazon listing of the "Wicked" Japanese CD.
"Wicked" on Amazon Japan
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It's on Amazon#12
Posted: 5/27/08 at 12:12am
It's on Amazon Japan. I pre-ordered it.

Here's the English-language link to the Japanese Amazon listing of the "Wicked" Japanese CD.
"Wicked" on Amazon Japan
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It's on Amazon#12
Posted: 5/27/08 at 12:13am
It's on Amazon Japan. I pre-ordered it.

Here's the English-language link to the Japanese Amazon listing of the "Wicked" Japanese CD.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/ミュージカル「ウィキッド」劇団四季版-劇団四季/dp/B0019N1PJ2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1211861278&sr=8-1
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It's on Amazon#13
Posted: 5/27/08 at 12:29am
im super excited, it comes out the day before my birthday. YAY!!!
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It's on Amazon#14
Posted: 5/27/08 at 1:53am
How does that work ordering from Amazon Japan??? Like payment and shipping?
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It's on Amazon#15
Posted: 5/27/08 at 8:46am
Same as it is for UK, US, Canada, China, France Amazon. You make an account and use your credit card. You can use your address if it is outside of Japan.
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It's on Amazon#16
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:03am
Can someone please help me identify a CD (2nd page on link below/grey cover/man holding umbrella) in the enclosed link supplied by Baine (thanks!): http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_ss_m?__mk_ja_JP=%83J%83%5E%83J%83i&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=%8C%80%92c%8El%8BG&Go.x=13&Go.y=9

I purchased this CD from amazon.co.jp and I love it! Unfortunately, it's all in Japanese so I'd be interested in an English title or any other info available. Thanks!
Updated On: 5/29/08 at 09:03 AM
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It's on Amazon#17
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:44am
It's 'A Dream Within a Dream' (Yume Kara Sameta Yume), and is apparently based on a fantasy novel by Jiro Akagawa. It's an original Shiki musical.

Here's a link to the show's page on the Shiki website:

http://www.shiki.gr.jp/applause/yume/index.html

I can't read Japanese well enough to understand what the story is actually about, but there are some productions photos and other interesting things etc. Oh, and here's some video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZZJFHCjDo&feature=related

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It's on Amazon#18
Posted: 5/29/08 at 10:36am
Wow! Thanks for all the info. Now I know how to file this CD!
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It's on Amazon#19
Posted: 7/19/08 at 9:44am
Ok....another question. What's the English title for the CD (black cover with colorful Japanese lettering) on the second page between the "Evita" and "A Chorus Line" CDs? Thanks again!

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It's on Amazon#20
Posted: 7/23/08 at 12:14am
^ I think it's "Yuta and His Fantastic/Strange/Mysterious Friends/Amigos/whatever"


And here's a link to the preview clips from the Japanese cast recording:
http://www.universal-music.co.jp/classics/soundtrack/wicked_shiki/index.html

I think they're using the same orchestral track as the OBC (and the Germany recording). How lame.


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