Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens|
Once On This Island (1994 Original London Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Better than broadway
M. Tobin | 07/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording is by far better than the Broadway recording (I did get that one first, though, so I might be a bit partial to it). As a previous review said, Papa Ge is much better acted and sung in this version. It is the same for the other performers as well. Shezwae Powell gives a wonderful rendition of "A Part of Us." Also, the woman who plays Ti Moune (I can't recall her name at the moment) is superior to La Chanze on the OBC. She may not have as a great a singing voice, but her performance and acting make her the difinitive Ti Moune to me."
Not as good as the original, but still OK
M. Tobin | 05/21/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Once On This Island is a brilliant production, but this version is not that good. First off, it trades real instruments in for synthed instruments, which sounds horrible compared to the original production soundtrack. Also, the actors are not nearly as good, except that Papa Ge, the God of Death, is much better acted on this version. Overall though, purchase the original production. In my opinion, it's a Best Buy."
Upcoming Broadway Star | 01/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was amazing. I have listened to different versions and this is by far the best. I also had a lead role in this in Junior High. I played the part of Papa Ge and had a blast. This is better than the Broadway version. Overall, the mood and environment of this recording is more upbeat and festive. One of the best choices I've made since auditioning for the musical. An awesome musical depicted in an incredible manner. Phenomenal CD. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!"