Carousel (1987 Studio Cast)
 : Carousel (1987 Studio Cast)

from: MCA Classics

Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0076732620922
Format: CD
Item Dimensions: 4555022494
Label: MCA Classics
Languages: EnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: MCA Classics
MPN: AManPro-0024719
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: MCA Classics
Release Date: September 28, 1987
Studio: MCA Classics

Disc 1:
  1. Carousel: The Carousel Waltz (Orchestra)
  2. Carousel: Mister Snow
  3. Carousel: If I Loved You
  4. Carousel: June Is Bustin' Out All Over
  5. Carousel: Mister Snow Reprise
  6. Carousel: When The Children Are Asleep
  7. Carousel: Blow High, Blow Low
  8. Carousel: Soliloquy
  9. Carousel: A Real Nice Clambake
  10. Carousel: Geraniums In The Winder
  11. Carousel: Stonecutters Cut It On Stone
  12. Carousel: What's The Use Of Wond'rin'
  13. Carousel: You'll Never Walk Alone
  14. Carousel: The Highest Judge Of All
  15. Carousel: If I Loved You
  16. Carousel: You'll Never Walk Alone Reprise
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
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Genre: Original Cast Recordings
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 30-OCT-1989
This 1987 studio recording of Richard Rodgers's favorite score was designed as a direct thumb of the nose at the operatic versions of West Side Story and South Pacific starring Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras. Its message: Here are some great voices that actually know how to sing American musical theater. Does it succeed? Well, Barbara Cook, while always glorious, sounds a bit old for Julie and strains on some of the higher notes. Opera star Samuel Ramey has plenty of voice, but his bass sounds a little too heavy and wise for Billy. Sarah Brightman, fresh off her star-making turn in The Phantom of the Opera, is effective in the role of Carrie Pipperidge, especially for those tuned into her unique glassy timbre. David Rendall and Maureen Forrester make a fine Mr. Snow and Nettie, respectively.

Another distinction of this recording at the time was its generous 69-minute running time, including certain key reprises, and the full dialogue and underscoring of "If I Loved You." But the excellent 1993 London revival and the 1994 Broadway revival (with Audra McDonald) offer even more music, and the 1956 film soundtrack and original Broadway cast version have been reissued in the meantime. It's still a good listen, especially for fans of the principals, but among a strong field of contenders, it's not nearly as distinctive as it used to be. --David Horiuchi

Average Rating: none

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