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|Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin|
Lady In The Dark (1950 Original Cast Members)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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The music sounds muffled and muddy; speaking voices OK
K. D. Randolph | 12/30/1998
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My advice is to stay away from this CD at all costs. Although the speaking segments are OK, the music sounds like a defective record from the 30's."
Not even for Gertrude Lawrence fans!
Alfonzo Tyson | Buffalo, NY United States | 08/26/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is shamefully misleading! It only features snipets of the original score and two members of the original cast. In fact, there is more dialogue than music on this CD! Worse, it sound like somebody dug up a set of '78s they found buried at the bottom of their gandfather's trunk and decided to record them on CD, scratches, pops, and all! I am a huge fan of Gertie Lawrence, but even I didn't have the nerve to play this CD more than once! Pick up The Royal National Theatre's production instead!"
Not original cast but Gertie is Great.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion this CD sounds like a copy of one of Gerties shortened radio show Versions, though I am not certain.She did 30 min and 45 minute verions of all of her plays on her radio show she had in the 40's-50's. The talking part of this CD is excellent and Gertie, and the supporting cast are great. The script is very funny, very witty with an interesting plot. And Gertie is hysterically funny in certain scenes,She is the best in this kind of many faceted role of Liza. But the Music parts are shortened Versions and the sound quality is terrible though Gertie's singing is fine. so buy this CD if you want to capture Gertie and her acting talents, but if you are a Music conisseur forget it it's terrible."