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Lorelei (1974 Original Broadway Cast and 1973 Touring Cast)
Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Carol Channing
Lorelei (1974 Original Broadway Cast and 1973 Touring Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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CD Details

All Artists: Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Carol Channing
Title: Lorelei (1974 Original Broadway Cast and 1973 Touring Cast)
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Decca Broadway
Release Date: 10/28/2003
Album Type: Cast Recording, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498610107

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CD Reviews

I prefer this blonde as well as the original!
Alfonzo Tyson | Buffalo, NY United States | 11/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"LORELEI is a sequel of sorts of the popular 1940s musical GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. Carol Channing returned to the role she made 25 years before as Lorelei Lee Esmond, widowed gold-digger. To accomidate Channing playing a role meant for someone younger, the musical was made a retrospective with several new songs written by July Styne and lyrics by the popular tandem of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The best of these new songs is "Men", a rollicking song for Channing. There was originally two recordings of this show: The 1973 touring cast, and the 1974 Broadway cast, with some slight additions and deletions of songs. Thankfully, Decca Broadway felt fit to remaster the recording, and combine the two albums into one recording. I suggest that you buy this CD as well as the Original Cast Recording of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES from Sony Records for a full appreciation of the score. (Now if only would post a picture of the CD cover...)"
Enjoyable recording of a second-rate production
Mark Andrew Lawrence | Toronto | 02/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"LORELEI is a show that exists mainly because of producers' greed: Cash in on Carol Channing's popularity by reviving her early hit GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. Design the show for easy touring, make back all the money on the road, come into New York a hit. It didn't quite work. The road tour lost money and the New York run was less than successful. The recording works quite well with good stereo sound, and fine performances generally. The CD features all of the score as heard in the pre-Broadway cast album and also weaves in four numbers recorded after the New York opening. The best of these is Channing's showtopping first act finale "Men" (which she also performed to acclaim on the Tony Awards that year.) The worst is a dreadful performance of "It's Delightful Down in Chile" by Jack Fletcher. Ouch!Sony's Broadway cast album of BLONDES is still the best capturing Carol Channing in a fresher voice and performance. But despite it being a hit in 1949 it was already out-of-date then, and the years have not been kind to this score."
Total Carol Channing Fan
BareOpera | Tampa Bay Florida | 06/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this show on Broadway some years ago. It is great to have it available on cd at last. Although the show didn't get good reviews, when it opened I thought it was in fact better than the original Gentlemen Prefer Blonds... For sure this cd has more songs and better sound than the original broadway show ..."