Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Out Of This World (1950 Original Broadway Cast)
Genres: Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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Tbe best CD of this, and maybe the last.
J. Gordon Holt | 02/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now is the perfect time to buy the CD of this.
Sony's transfer engineers used state-of-the-art restoration software to remove the roughness and surface noise from the originals, but (thankfully) they resisted the urge to tart-up the sound with artificial reverb, faux stereo, and thundering bass. This is by far the best-sounding CD of this ever released, and it may be the last.
The age of music ownership in America may be drawing to a close. Five years from now, this music may only be available by download, you may only be "borrowing" it, and it probably won't come with the the authentic cover art or the 16-page booklet.
(See also the original broadway Out of This World.)"
Pleasant Cole Porter score - intriguing show.
A. Andersen | Bellows Falls, VT USA | 02/18/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those show legends - intriguingly written, never revived, leaving only the original cast recording for us to muse over. This is the second of four extant Cole Porter original cast recordings (KISS ME KATE preceded, CAN CAN and SILK STOCKINGS followed). About half of the score is run of the mill but there are some real gems. Charlotte Greenwood excels in the humorous I SLEEP EASIER NOW and NOBODY'S CHASING ME - hymns to old age. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MEN? is a trio for divergent attitudes concerning the male sex and a wonderful example of Porter's incisive lyric writing. There is also great wit in THEY COULDN'T COMPARE TO YOU and a lush composing moment in NO LOVER. Truly pleasant listening and lots of fun. Worth a listen."
An Almost Lost Porter Gem
Richard I. Barons | East Hampton, New York United States | 02/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The book was a mess, but the score is pure-Porter! From the first, the brassy overture more than hints at the humor that we are in store for. Mercury's introduction is a delight. Jupiter, his Father, turns his "I Jupiter Rex" into a football cheer. The "List" songs don't end---who would want them to! There are lovely love songs, but every time Greenwood starts singing, it's those humorous songs that remain in your mind. "When I Was Younger" and "Climb Up The Mountian" are really masterpieces. The musical themes and borrowings are everywhere. From Afro-American spirituals to Yale-inspired cheerleader lieder---this is one rich patch-work quilt of a show. And it has been revived! City Center's "Encores" series brought out a fine CD, several years ago---and a few daring colleges have staged this silly and very sexy show. Go for it, no Porterite will be disappointed."