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|Frank Wildhorn, Nan Knighton, Christine Andreas|
The Scarlet Pimpernel: The New Musical Adventure - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Vanessa V. (sevenspiders) from POUND RIDGE, NY
Reviewed on 9/19/2008...
I'm way behind the times on this one. I've been a Frank Wildhorn fan since Jekyll & Hyde, but I'd neve heard anything from Scarlet Pimpernel until recently. And I didn't know the story of The Scarlet Pimpernel at all. But none of that mattered, I heard one song and I was hooked. Then I heard another song and I was even more hooked. Wildhorn's uniquely dramatic music is perfectly suited to the emotion of the story and expresses that emotion even to someone who doesn't know the story. The cast is amazing, especially Terrence Mann as the darkly intense villain. Some of the songs are a little slow and deliberate, but the overall score is well-balanced and no one does a power ballad like Wildhorn. Songs like Into the Fire, Falcon in the Dive and Where's the Girl completely suck you in. And with songs like The Creation of Man and The Scarlet Pimpernel Wildhorn shows his humorous side, which is surprisingly strong. I hope this show gets more recognition, its great swashbuckling drama.
Best recording of the scarlett pimpernel
Tanner Barker | ID | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You have to love Frank Wildhorn. The Scarlett Pimpernel has appeal to the classical romantic in all of us with sword play, operatic themes, larger than life setting and large chorus. If you like the darkness of Jekyl and Hyde you will love Chauvelin, all of Wildhorn's composition and all of this performance have the same dark setting but add altruistic ideals, full throated tenor climaxes, inspiring solo and choral speach, whirlwind romance and a more classical, heart pounding score and you have my favorite Frank Wildhorn work. If you are looking for the best recording, here it is. No songs are missing and all performances are superior, no other recording matches."