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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Incomplete but well-recorded version of the score.
A. Andersen | Bellows Falls, VT USA | 07/01/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In typical Hollywood fashion the Pulitzer Prize winning musical was brought to the screen with a nearly intact script and much of the original cast but the score was not respected. Five of the original thirteen songs were dropped (COFFEE BREAK was recorded and filmed but cut out of the final print - it is here on this recording). At least all of Robert Morse's numbers are kept. So with only eight numbers it's a "part-time" musical. The sound here is quite excellent and the performances are superb. Michelle Lee (who took over from Bonnie Scott in the original cast on Broadway) is much more appealing and much less of a conniver here than in the original. It's been softened somewhat but the meat of the original production is on screen and the score (what there is of it) is lovingly and respectfully scored and performed. Of the three recordings available of the work, the best by far is the Broadway revival with Matthew Broderick."