Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Kander, Chicago Pit Orchestra, Joel Grey|
Chicago: The 10th Anniversary Edition
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
A deluxe edition 2 CD and DVD box set that includes: Newly recorded songs by Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Lynda Carter, and John O'Hurley, legendary performances by Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, Jerry Orbach, Liza Mi... more »
A deluxe edition 2 CD and DVD box set that includes: Newly recorded songs by Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Lynda Carter, and John O'Hurley, legendary performances by Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, Jerry Orbach, Liza Minnelli, Ute Lemper and never-before-released demos by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Special bonus DVD with performance footage, interviews and more. Exclusive 68-page book featuring the provocative photos from CHICAGO's groundbreaking advertising campaign. Grammy Award-Winning Cast Recording starring Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey.
Toe Tapping music - but disappointing DVD!
Peter E. McGovern | Dublin, Ireland | 02/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having misplaced my original CD, I saw this on Amazon and decided to buy it. I was particularly excited about the prospect of seeing some of the songs recorded from stage productions.
CD1 is the same as the Cast Recording that I purchased before.
CD2 was a bit of "fun". It was interesting to hear the songs that were cut from the "new" show and it's not a great leap of the imagination to see why they probably were. It was also interesting to hear other peoples renditions of various songs from the show. Especially people like Liza Minelli, Melanie Griffith and even Linda Carter (yes, our very own "Wonder Woman").......
While I love the show and the music of "Chicago", I have to say I was disappointed by the DVD in this set. The feature about the re-opening of Chicago, was informative, but would have been better if intersperced with clips from the show(s) or even rehersals. The section that I was most excited about, the stage numbers of "All That Jazz", "All I Care About" and "When You're Good To Mama", were not the entire numbers recorded from a stage production......nor were they in English! There were clips from various productions (Japan, Germany...and a few others) all edited together to give the viewer a brief "taste" of the song in different languages.
I would have been much happier with the 3 songs, recorded from the stage production, sung in their entirity, in English.
That is the only bad thing I have to say about this set.
Definitely a buy for huge "Chicago" fans only. For the more casual admirer, go and buy the original cast recording album.....you'll be just as happy!
No Jazz !
David Chua-Unsu II | 01/10/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"To those who have the revival cast album it is more than enough to have.
The additional/new CD which includes different songs recorded by various cast members is something one may opt to have but not a must.
The DVD though it carries intereviews with key personalities involved with the production is not presented in a interesting manner.I was expecting to see more clips from the show and not just a montage of the different productions edited as one song.
But over all what can I say- great packaging and marketing but NO JAZZ!"
No Razzle Dazzle
Stanley Chua-Unsu | Manila, Philippines | 01/11/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed both the revival production and the revival CD of Chicago. When they came up with the marketing ploy of a special 10th anniversary multi-disc set, this "Chicago" fan bought it even if the revival CD (which I already have) is part of the set. The various artist disc of famous stars who have starred in the production in the last 10-years did not offer anything exciting or interesting in their rendition other than their famous names. Worse, the documentary was not well presented and the clip from the show was actually just a teaser. It is so sad because Chicago is now the longest running revival in Broadway history and they have decided to put up a forgettable memorabilia that "Chicago" lovers will not treasure in the years to come. Such a waste. To ironically paraphrase a line in the show, there was simply "no razzle dazzle"."