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|Paul Francis Webster|
Calamity Jane: First Complete Recording (1995 Studio Cast)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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This Jane's no Calamity!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first complete recording of Calamity Jane does not disappoint. Previous "highlights" recordings do nothing but annoy the serious musicals fans as they often leave out some of the most relevant parts of the show.This recording is really excellent, both in content and cast. Debbie Gravitte (formerly Debbie Shapiro) gives a "rootin' tootin' shootin'" rendition of Calamity's songs to "out Calamity" Doris Day's movie version from the 50's."Careless with the Truth", which is invariably missing form other recordings of Calamity Jane is included here and forms an integral part of the show when seen on stage, as do "Adelaide" and "Men". This long- awaited full recording really fills a gap in the market.I hope it's not too long before we see similar full recordings of many of the other great musicals like "Anything Goes""
Great Theatrical Version!
T. Pressman | Los Gatos, California USA | 01/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had grown up on the movie, and really didn't know what to expect from this new version. It's based on the theatrical production which was produced after the movie in 1979. I loved it. Debbie Shapiro entertains with a lively Calamity Jane. Her performance of "My Secret Love" is delicate, and beautiful. The whole cast creates a comedic feel that rivals that of the movie. Orchestra interludes throughout the 2-CDs help maintain a level of energy that is hard to find on some studio releases. That energy carries through to spoken dialog that is included. The only thing lacking is a liberetto."
T. Pressman | 06/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is better for people, such as myself, who are more familiar with the play than the movie, in which songs like "Men!" and "Adalaid" are not featured. Also, if you want some background music to play, the scene change music is great."