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Metropolis (1989 Original London Cast)
Dusty Hughes
Metropolis (1989 Original London Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (37) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Dusty Hughes
Title: Metropolis (1989 Original London Cast)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jay Records
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 605288124822

CD Reviews

The CD is Beautiful
Jason Flum | East Windsor, NJ United States | 01/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When it comes to buying cast recordings, I'm as bad as any addict. I see something that interests me, I have to get it. That's what happened with Metropolis; I knew nearly nothing about it (I had heard It's Only Love/Bring on the Night) on a compliation CD) and had never seen the movie. I knew the show was a flop. That's about it. So I really did not know what I was getting into when I bought the CD. To put it simply, I was amazed the show did so poorly. The music IS beautiful. Some of the lyrics are a bit difficult to make out (a copy of the libretto in the liner notes would have been nice) and some of the recording sounds somewhat hollow and tinny, but those songs!!! Songs like "You Are the Light," "The Sun," "He's Distant From Me Now," "Hold Back the Night" and of course "It's Only Love/Bring On the Night" are better than songs from some more popular shows. Much better. I suppose the score most reminds me of a combination of Chess, Weird Romance, and the better parts of Starlight Express. Yes, some of it is strange (those who've heard "Futura's Dance" know what I'm talking about!) but it's still well done. The performances are strong, and there is enough dialogue on the CD that it is easy to figure out what is going on (Beware - listen to the second disc at a high volume at your own risk, there's a gun shot on there that startled me big time - not the best while driving....) Anyway, the CD is worth experiencing. Go ahead, treat yourself to something new and exciting!"
Shut up and buy it! | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You will not be sorry. I am a long time fan of musicals and this is one of the best. Why wasn't it successful? I can only guess musicals and science fiction might not by a typical combination. Without a doubt, you will be glad you bought it."
Metropolis - almost like being there! | 07/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Metropolis" was another casualty of the London theatre scene in the late 1980's and this is sad. It came at a time when other pop opera's like Les Miserable, Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express were doing great business. "Metropolis" failed to find an audience however, despite the brilliant performances of Judy Kuhn, Graeme Bickley and Brian Blessed. Sadly, the stage production will be lost to the ages as it was not videotaped. But the CD is a pleasant reminder of a show that had all the qualities of a hit, but not the audience. The melodies glide seamlessly between desperate pulsing rhythms of the workers under to the city to the lighthearted whimsical tunes of the elitists above ground. A soaring duet between Bickley and Kuhn called "If It's Only Love" would stand easily on the pop charts today. Even if you never saw the musical, you will be able to listen to the CD and get the feel of this stage interpretation of Fritz Lang's classic movie of the same name."