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A Grand Night For Singing (1994 Original Cast Members)
Oscar Hammerstein II
A Grand Night For Singing (1994 Original Cast Members)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Oscar Hammerstein II
Title: A Grand Night For Singing (1994 Original Cast Members)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 9/13/1994
Release Date: 9/13/1994
Album Type: Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Pop, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206551624, 030206551648, 4005939551629

CD Reviews

An excellent musical revue of Rodgers & Hammerstein songs
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A refreshing approach to many well-known-and some more obscure-Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, culled from their many collaborative works. The cast of 5 singers (3 women, 2 men) generally sings engagingly and well, although the baritone has a tendency to flat on a few of the slower numbers. A Grand Night for Singing is a charming show that puts the music in a completely new setting. Includes a drop-dead arrangement that puts "Many a New Day" (Oklahoma) and "Gonna Wash That Man" (South Pacific) together in a jazzy woman's trio of playful men-bashing. Other highlights include "Love, Look Away," "Kansas City," "Honey Bun" and "Some Enchanted Evening." A very enjoyable listen."
The Best of the Songwriter Reviews - Exquisite
BrianOC | NYC | 01/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cast album of the review of songs by Rogers & Hammerstein (conceived by Walter Bobbie) is the best of the reviews that feature one songwriter or team--even better than "And the World goes Round" which features songs by Kander & Ebb. The structure is thoughtful, the arrangements are imaginative, and the singing is superb. Many of the numbers are surprising interpretations of familiar songs, for instance "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" sung by a young man trying to figure out his girlfriend. Others are heart-rending versions of great ballads such as "I Have Dreamed." Another highlight is a soaring "Some Enchanted Evening" scored for all four singers. Overall, a must-have for lovers of musical theatre."
All of them are very unique and interesting!
BrianOC | 11/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must for R&H musical fans. Wonderful wongs are turned out to be very "up-to-dated" and sung well by these cast members. If you want to hear the new style and new arrangement of R&H's song, I recommend it highly to you!"