Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Here's Love (1963 Original Broadway Cast)
Genres: Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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Jim | Australia | 06/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a great reminder of how much the American musical theatre owes to Meredith Wilson, creator of, in my opinion, THE American Musical, that is, The Music Man. A classic. Although this show does not meet the high standard set by The Music Man...it comes awfully close. The songs are tuneful and catchy...and I especially like the title song and Arm in Arm...it's a shame that this is not as popular as it should be. This recording combines everything and leaves an impression on the listener...everything clicks...the performers are wonderful and the songs...again...are very good...however the book, in my opinion is a bit tedious. But other than that...a good show all round."
Michael Del Rossi | NJ | 06/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Here's Love is the last musical to complete the Meredith Wilson Broadway musical trifecta. Mr. Wilson had already written his smash hit, The Music Man and his mild success, The Unsinkable Molly Brown when he wrote, Here's Love in 1963. This is the musical version of Miracle on 34th Street. When compared to The Music Man, Here's Love can't compete, but don't be so quick to dismiss this show. Here's Love has some good numbers such as Pine Cones and Holly Berries, Arm in Arm, the title song, and She Hadda Go Back. The show is, overall, well sung and acted. Now on to the bad news. Here's Love has a lot of filler songs. It was hard for Mr. Wilson to musicalize the movie because it was some tight and compact there was little room for change. Most Broadway aficionados dismiss this show as fluff and that is what it mostly consists of. So if you are a fan of Meredith Wilson or a showtune collector like myself please pick this up. Otherwise, you might want to pass it by."
Not Meredith Willson's finest, but still worth a listen
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 03/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"HERE'S LOVE! is a musical version of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, which began life as a story written by Valentine Davies before being transformed into the evergreen movie classic with a screenplay by George Seaton.HERE'S LOVE! features a good score by Meredith Willson, though it hardly compares to mega-hit THE MUSIC MAN (or the uneven UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN score). Despite having a strong cast led by the ebullient redhead Janis Paige, HERE'S LOVE! folded after 338 performances at the Shubert Theatre.Janis Paige; who originated the role of Babe in THE PAJAMA GAME and who would go on to replace Angela Lansbury in MAME; is a great presence here on disc, though her voice is a little threadbare. She is especially fetching with the reprise of "Look, Little Girl", as well as her duet with the young Valerie Lee - "Arm in Arm".The cast also featured veteran British actor Laurence Naismith as Kris Kringle, with Craig Stevens, Paul Reed, Fred Gwynne and David Doyle.The Overture is quite thrilling in its recreation of the approaching Macy's Parade, and other standout numbers include "Expect Things to Happen", "Love, Come Take Me Again", "My Wish" and "She Hadda Go Back".A lovely cast album."