Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
John & Jen (Original Cast Recording)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Matt | New York, NY | 04/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard bits and pieces of this musical online. I became interested in the fact it was about a brother and sister, and that relationship affected their lives. So I bought it. My sister and I are close and seeing these songs reminds me of hard hitting times we both have face.
As I've learned this is one of Andrew Lippa's earlier musicals. His level of talent is immense here. His melodies are great. But there is much for complexity in the music, but his words seem to bring the music to a whole new level.
I loved this musical because it really pushes the boundries and helps us reflect on our relationships with others. Also, it shows how the future is reflected by the past. It forces you to realize not to live in the past nor forget...but to grow from the past.
The vocal strength and talents of the cast ring true the words..."Actors are to writers as angels are too God." If you get the opportunity buy this cd...it's worth every penny."
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~Amante | Frederick, MD | 03/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, wow, wow. This show is so great, with just two Cast members, and a small orchestra this show hits a home run. The show centers around John and Jen (go figure) but John her brother dies, and she blames herself partly, so when she has a son she names him John and tries to reincarnate her brother. It is such an amazing show. I strongly suggest getting this show no matter who you are. Listen to it all the way through, and see if you aren't moved. This show is great also in that the music tells the story perfectly. Jen's voice can be a little sharp, but over all its fine. Jon's voice is absolutely lovely. This would get a 4.5 stars if I could give it. And again this isn't just for Broadway lovers, but everyone! Favorite Song: "Every goodbye is Hello""