Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni|
Hair: The Musical - 1993 Original London Cast Recording
Genres: World Music, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
One of the best recordings of the show
Mark D. Pyland | Texas | 09/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is, in my opinion, the best recording of the music from "HAIR". The arrangements are very good and does not have the "noise" heard on the original Broadway CD due to limitaions in 1960's technology. It also contains all of the songs from the show and some dialogue. The only downside to it is when "Flesh Failures" segues into "Let the Sunshine In", the volume drops instead of building like on previous recordings."
Disappointment to me
Bruce E. Gold | South Plainfield, NJ USA | 08/18/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Had previously owned Broadway cast version on LP. Compared to that recording, songs on this one have less life and exhuberance, or are overproduced. If Amazon posted samples of "Hair", "Where Do I Go" or "I Got Life" or some others, you could hear the overproduction (more chorus and orchestra, less spirit from the singer). I bought this CD because of the great reviews on Amazon for this version and accusations of bad production quality for the Broadway cast version CD. This one also has a lot of non-musical dialog, which hurts the musical flow. I played this one once and haven't played it since. I'll go get the version I grew up with."
The Best Hair CD EVER!!
T. J. Burzynski II | Everett, WA USA | 07/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has got to be the best recording of HAIR EVER!!! The ensemble singing is spectacular, the solo songs are great the the orchestrations are fantastic. John Barrowman does a fantastic job a Claude. His rendition of "Where Do I Go?" had got to be the best version of that song I've ever heard. Now, eventhough this CD gets 5 stars, I do have two complaints... the guy who plays Berger cannot sing very well (in my opinion) and where is "Don't Put It Down?" That is a great song. I am greatful for the inclusion of "All You Have To Do," and "Dead End." Both are really great songs. Basically, if you own the other three Hair CD's, (which I do), then you have to get this version. It's definately better than the HORRIBLE Original London Cast CD. The singing on that one is awful. And, it's got a better sound reproduction than the OBCR. All you have to do is give up all desire and BUY THIS CD!!!"