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|Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado|
Hair: Original Soundtrack Recording - Special Anniversary Edition
Genres: Miscellaneous, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Rereleased two decades after the motion picture debuted, the soundtrack to the movie version of America's first "tribal love-rock musical," Hair, holds up amazingly well. Performances by Treat Williams ("I Got Life"), Beve... more »
Rereleased two decades after the motion picture debuted, the soundtrack to the movie version of America's first "tribal love-rock musical," Hair, holds up amazingly well. Performances by Treat Williams ("I Got Life"), Beverly D'Angelo ("Good Morning Starshine"), and Nell Carter ("Abie Baby" and "White Boys") are as uproarious as ever, while Cheryl Barnes's "Easy to Be Hard" remains a paralyzing gospel number. The timing could not have been better, as many trends in late-'90s music retread the musical's funk bass and evangelical vocal arrangements. But beyond a lucky coincidence, the rerelease of the music comes at a time when the spoiled offspring of the original Woodstock generation returns to the farm rioting, destroying property, and filling arrest dockets with names. If nothing else, the CD is a glorious reminder of a time when social awareness, brotherly love, and mind expansion were mantras, not marketing rhetoric on the sides of soda bottles. --Beth Massa
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NOT the movie soundtrack
A. Russell | 04/19/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have wanted to replace my cassette tape of the Hair movie soundtrack forever and I thought this would fit the bill. Unfortunately, I believe I was misled to think this was the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack but it's not. Maybe it's me, but Manchester sounds awful sung by anyone but John Savage and Treat Williams. If you are looking for the full movie soundtrack - this is not it."
One Disapointment - The Liner Notes
Ken Rought | Williamstown, NJ USA | 03/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The soundtrack is great but I wish the liner notes had listed the performers singing each song. If anyone has such a list I'd sure like to see it.
In any case, this is well worth buying."