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The Hired Man and the new recording

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The Hired Man and the new recording#1
Posted: 2/23/09 at 2:28pm
I bought this in Dress Circle- I already have the double cd of the concert version and the OLC on vinyl.

Well, you don't have to be a completist to enjoy this recording- it is stunning. The CD is beautifully produced and every singer is strong and full of character. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

If you've never heard 'The Hired Man', get it NOW! It is possibly the finest British score of the last 30 years. 'No Choir of Angels' is so beautiful I had tears in my eyes just listening to the CD! I really wish I had seen the tour last year.

The only thing that could make me happier would be a re-mastered transfer of the OLC- Julia Hills at her very finest!
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re: The Hired Man and the new recording#2
Posted: 2/23/09 at 6:37pm
I saw this in Huddersfield and I really enjoyed it. What is the orchestration on the CD? is it just keys? that was my only criticism of the live show...i thought that it was terrific.
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re: The Hired Man and the new recording#2
Posted: 2/24/09 at 9:01am
I must go shopping!
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re: The Hired Man and the new recording#3
Posted: 2/24/09 at 11:45am
No, there's a small band but very effective.

I'm just glad they didn't do the actor/ muso thing!
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re: The Hired Man and the new recording#4
Posted: 2/24/09 at 5:26pm
I need to get this too.

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re: The Hired Man and the new recording#5
Posted: 2/24/09 at 6:00pm
If you don't like it, I'll eat my pointy hat with a D on it!