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|Leslie Bricusse, Robert Cuccioli, Linda Eder|
Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical (1997 Original Broadway Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
The one thing you can say about Frank Wildhorn is that he doesn't give up. Like The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde , based on R. L. Stevenson's classic depiction of a split personality run amok, went through several rewr... more »
The one thing you can say about Frank Wildhorn is that he doesn't give up. Like The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde , based on R. L. Stevenson's classic depiction of a split personality run amok, went through several rewrites and casts--each show is a work-in-neverending-progress for Wildhorn. This recording immortalizes the show's classic Broadway cast: Robert Cuccioli as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Linda Eder as Lucy, and Christiane Noll as Emma. Appropriately for the show, Wildhorn's score is both tempestuously romantic and unabashedly ominous. While Cuccioli handles both parts with elan, Wildhorn saved his best songs for Lucy and Emma, confirming that he really is the contemporary master of the power ballad. --Elisabeth Vincentelli
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Spectacular, fantastic, MINT!
Josh T | 08/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic musical. I had heard a couple of songs from this show prior to purchasing the soundtrack and thought they were very good and I was not disappointed with the rest of the songs in the show. Though a somewhat older musical, the composer has done a wonderful job in taking something essentailly quite classical and spicing it up with some cool and interesting melody lines, harmonies and instrumental lines.
The two lead actress Christiane Noll and Linda Eder have some of the most beautiful and pure broadway voices I have heard and their duet of "In His Eyes" is electric. All the leads are capable of putting out some wonderful 'money notes' which just makes you appreciate their talent and skill.
At times some of the motifs get a bit repetitive, but overall, this is a brilliantly written soundtrack and it has become one of my favourites."
Where is "Bring on the Men"? Buy the 1994 cast recording.
Craig Marco Polo | 09/22/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The two best songs in Jekyll & Hyde were "Bring on the Men" and "Letting Go". Why are they missing from this disk? Don't buy this version. Get the 1994 recording of the original Jekyll & Hyde. If you buy this 1997 version you won't hear the best songs."