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Grease - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1994 Revival)
Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Rosie O'Donnell
Grease - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1994 Revival)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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The 1978 film has become such a fixture in Grease lore that any subsequent recording of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's '50s tuner needs clear disclaimers, this 1994 Broadway revival cast included. What it doesn't have: "Gr...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Rosie O'Donnell, Sam Harris
Title: Grease - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1994 Revival)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 7
Label: RCA Victor Broadway
Original Release Date: 6/28/1994
Release Date: 6/28/1994
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266270323

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The 1978 film has become such a fixture in Grease lore that any subsequent recording of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's '50s tuner needs clear disclaimers, this 1994 Broadway revival cast included. What it doesn't have: "Grease," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Sandy," "You're the One That I Want," and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. What it does have: "Those Magic Changes" winningly delivered by former Star Search champion Sam Harris; "Alone at the Drive-in Movie" in vocal, not instrumental form; striking choral arrangements (including the a cappella opener); Broadway's most famous fan, Rosie O'Donnell, appearing as Rizzo; and an energetic and suitably young cast led by Ricky Paull Goldin (Danny) and Susan Wood (Sandy). All in all, it's an enjoyable conception of the show as realized by Tommy Tune. Note that when Brooke Shields replaced O'Donnell in 1995, a new recording was issued, exactly the same as this one except with new tracks by Shields replacing O'Donnell's. --David Horiuchi

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This is NOT Grease.
Scott E. Miller | St. Louis, MO USA | 01/07/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This terrible, badly conceived revival was an insult to the very adventurous, very raw original production of Grease, a show that paints an incredibly accurate picture of a pivotal moment in American history when rock and roll was giving birth to the Sexual Revolution. You'd never know it from this revival, but Grease is not a silly, brainless 50s parody -- it's a smart, insightful, fairly alternative piece of theatre (inspired in many ways by HAIR), and this awful 90s revival missed everyting that's special about Grease, robbing it of its muscle, its attitude, its rawness, and its thrilling, subversive, over-sexed energy. If you want to hear what Grease SHOULD sound like, if you want to hear the real sound of early rock and roll, get the original 1972 recording. That's Grease."
The New Broadway Recording of Grease
Diane F. Wargo | Ewing, New Jersey | 07/02/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I find this music too commercialized. The real flavor of the original Grease is lost to the bubblegum sound of the songs. I've listened quite a few times and I just can't get into it. The sound just doesn't have the edge of the Original Grease. And Rosie O'Donnell needed more time in the vocal studio working on singing vowels and supporting her breath. Buy the original!"
Just wow!
Jodie Whittle | Ithaca NY USA | 05/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wow after reading the bad reviews I was really suprized! I am producing a production of Grease and this recording was just what I was looking for! It's High energy is what makes it so fun! I especially like the reworking on Beauty School Dropout, and the Finale was amazing! My only problem was with Greased Lighnin' and Born to hand Jive, they wern't as fun as the were on the original cast album. Other then that I was smiling the whole time!"