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The Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast (1974 Los Angeles Cast)
Richard O'Brien
The Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast (1974 Los Angeles Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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25th anniversary reissue of the original Roxy cast recording of the notorious musical that inspired the cult film of the same name. New sleeve notes by Nick Drake biographer Patrick Humphries. All the classics including 'T...  more »

      
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All Artists: Richard O'Brien
Title: The Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast (1974 Los Angeles Cast)
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 5/12/1989
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227009021, 081227009014, 081227009045, 084317900925, 5017615893229

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25th anniversary reissue of the original Roxy cast recording of the notorious musical that inspired the cult film of the same name. New sleeve notes by Nick Drake biographer Patrick Humphries. All the classics including 'The Time Warp'. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.

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CD Reviews

THE ROXY CAST ROCKS!!!
Robert Lopez | California | 08/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want a CD with lots of rock n roll and tremendous belting, then THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW: ROXY CAST is just the thing you need. Beginning with the high energy "Science Fiction/Double Feature" sung by actress Jamie Donnelly (who we all know as Jan in the movie "Grease".) She has turned the infamous slow song from the movie into a rock and roll belt and growl fest. She is awesome! B. Miller and Abigale Haness play the all American couple Brad and Janet with great energy. "Dammit Janet" has turned into an up beat belt song. Now, enter Tim Curry as the ever lovable Frank-N-Furter and tears up "Sweet Transvestite" with his sultry, growling belts. This song is Tim Curry at his absolute best!! Next is the "Time Warp" which gives Bruce Scott (Riff) a chance to show off his tremendous vocal abilities with his "Jesus Christ Superstar" falsetto notes, which are simply amazing. And of course Jamie has turned Magenta's "it's so dreamy.." sequence into a sexy belting surprize. A real treat is Meatloaf as Eddie and Doctor Scott, so he definately belts his way through "..Saturday Night" and through "Eddie's Teddy" which the keys have been raised to show off Meatloaf's vocal ability. (Listen for Jaime Donnely belting "Hot Patootie" at the last few bars of the "..Saturday Night". Wowww!!!) And the most impressive song of the CD is Abigale Haness' rendition of "Toucha Touch Me." The keys have been raised so it is definately higher, and she brings a new meaning to the word belting. (It's a shame she hasn't done anything else..?..) Other cast menbers include Boni Eaton (Colombia), and Kim Milford (Rocky) who are equally talented. One of my favorite songs, and is not in the movie version is "Once in A While" which is sung by Brad. It's in this version and is a nice 50's doo-wop belt song. I can't say enough about this CD, it is a must buy. So what are you waiting for? Buy it, I promise you won't regret it if you appreciate diva belters!!"
THE Best Rocky Horror recording made!
Get What We Give | Georgia | 10/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Far superior to the film's slicked up orchestrations of the music, the Roxy version is true to the original stage version's vision. It was done on the cheap, but with a stupendous cast of phenomenal singers.If you were weaned on the film, you may hate this version until you listen to it a couple of times. After that, you'll never want to hear the film version again."
THE Definitive recording of this musical
Get What We Give | Georgia | 02/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Rocky Horror Show - not The Rocky Horror Picture Show (that's a film, folks, not a live musical)- is the best recording of this whacky and fun musical. It doesn't have the same cast as the film (though Tim Curry and Meatloaf are in it). So what makes it better? I'll tell you.

Rocky Horror is a visceral experience. Even though the film was widely panned by the press and the public upon its release, it was a much slicker version of the stage musical. Songs were rewritten. Dialogue was gussied up. Costumes were more professional. Sets were much more detailed and static. The experience of the live show was necessarily changed - no usherette - just lips.

The film stands on its own as a hugely wonderful experience. However, it is a different experience than the musical. But that could be said of every one of the live versions when compared to the film. So let's not use the film as a comparison...

The Roxy Cast of RHS is just awesome. It's a little honky tonky in the music provided. Janet is more raspy and less delicate than most other versions of her. Tim Curry has never sounded better. Meatloaf plays both Dr. Scott and Eddie (which is typically the case in the live show). Kim Milford as Rocky gives us a more truly 1970's version of what a hunk was - and he sings exceedingly well (he was the lead singer for the Jeff Beck group for quite a while). Then there's the really emotional numbers like "Once in a While" and "Superstars". Those two will rip your guts out with the sheer emotion. In fact, that's probably what sets this version apart from all others. So many people know RHS for what it became, but when this cast took it up, it was brand new to the U.S. and you had some really awesome stage actors adding real emotional input to the roles, music included.

Get this soundtrack -because it is THE defnitive recording of the show! You'll love it."