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The Rocky Horror Show (Original 1973 London Cast - Rhino)
Richard O'Brien
The Rocky Horror Show (Original 1973 London Cast - Rhino)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Richard O'Brien
Title: The Rocky Horror Show (Original 1973 London Cast - Rhino)
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 2/1/1991
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227079222

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"For whatever reason the original 1973 London Cast is my favorite recording of The Rocky Horror Show. When you think about that Cast Recording, infamously recorded in one day, is truely horrendous. The orchestrations are amteurish, and the performers are more enthusiastic then trained, but it's just fun, and I take it over any polsihed and finetuned or even complete recording ( a staple for me when it comes to cast recordings) anyday.

However, all that aside, I think the reason I like it so much is because it has, for the most part, the cast which I'm glad to call definitive. That would be Tim Curry as Frank, Richard O'Brien as Riff Raff, Pat Quinn as Magenta, and Little Nell as Columbia, and having John Adams as The Narrator dosen't hurt either (he's fantastic). I was first introduced to that lot in those roles when I saw the film, and I suppose I find comfort in that they were all equally represented in their roles on stage, from the begining.

The quality of it all really adds to the experience for me though. Somethign about small scale Off*13 Broadway productions always gave me chills of excitement, the idea of a band of nobodies coming together to put on a show with little or no budget but a lot of spunk and that's what this cast has - spunk. I true, raw understanding of it all, and I love it."