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Cats (Highlights from the 1981 Original London Cast)
Andrew Lloyd Webber, T. S. Eliot, Richard Stilgoe
Cats (Highlights from the 1981 Original London Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Single Disc Collection of the Best Songs from the Original London Cast of the Hit Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Based on the Book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.s. Eliot.

      
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All Artists: Andrew Lloyd Webber, T. S. Eliot, Richard Stilgoe, Elaine Paige
Title: Cats (Highlights from the 1981 Original London Cast)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polydor Import
Release Date: 10/12/1998
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Pop, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042283941526

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Single Disc Collection of the Best Songs from the Original London Cast of the Hit Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Based on the Book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.s. Eliot.
 

CD Reviews

Okay - good for the London Cast hankerers
Yi-Peng | Singapore | 03/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am happy to see an abridged version of the Original London Cast recording of CATS available in the market, especially to the US market. I don't really consider this to be the finest cast recording, but I am willing to let the beginning purchaser and those who own the Broadway soundtrack try this out. I am a little bit more enthusiastic about the abridged London soundtrack because you needn't tire your ears and feel unhappy from listening to too much of its underpowerdness. Of course, we have Elaine Paige and Brian Blessed singing very well as Grizabella and Old Deuteronomy, and we have complete versions of "Gumbie Cat" and "Ad-Dressing." However, I would advise you to be aware of Paul Nicholas and Wayne Sleep, who sing with no feeling for the music. Overall, I would recommend this a little bit more than the 2-CD set, and for the general collector, the Broadway soundtrack, be it in complete and abridged versions, would be the first choice."
Fantastic! The best iv'e heard!
05/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You should get this beautiful recording!It's the best!I might not have the Hightlights cd but I do have the compleate recording!Of course Ms. Paige gives a better interpretation of Grizabella.And Mr. Blessed is Old Dueteronemy!This is the''Dream Cast''!This recording also features the missing ''Billy McCaw''!And the original music to ''Mongojerrie and Rumpulteazer''.It also includes the original ''Addressing of Cats''!In all this is a must buy!But don't take my word for it buy it yourself and you'll see that this import is the best of the best!"
Better than the broadway version
Christina Bueti | Hudson Valley New York State | 01/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This London version of CATS "blows away" the broadway version. Anyone who has listened to both will surely agree!! If you think the broadway one is better, then you don't "know" music or musical talent when you hear it. There is so much passion in the London cast. They are not "going through the motions". A must have for fans of musicals and the theater."