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The Only Broadway CD You'll Ever Need
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Could any single disc live up to the title The Only Broadway CD You'll Ever Need? Of course not, though this 76-minute disc gives it a good try. Out of the RCA vaults come original cast performances such as Zero Mostel's "... more »
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Could any single disc live up to the title The Only Broadway CD You'll Ever Need? Of course not, though this 76-minute disc gives it a good try. Out of the RCA vaults come original cast performances such as Zero Mostel's "If I Were a Rich Man," Carol Channing's "Hello Dolly," and Oliver's "Consider Yourself." From topnotch revivals come Patti LuPone's "Anything Goes," Peter Gallagher's "Luck Be a Lady," Alan Cumming's "Money," and Bebe Neuwirth's "All That Jazz." Also included are selections from newer shows Titanic and Ragtime. The collection starts to get thin when it has to hunt for available versions of classic songs, ending up with an "America" from Jerome Robbins' Broadway, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from the 1979 Oklahoma! revival, and an "Impossible Dream" from Colm Wilkinson's solo album--all fine recordings, but nothing that could be considered a first choice. And of course there are many omissions, most notably the shows of Stephen Sondheim (a longtime RCA artist, even!). A follow-up, The Only Other Broadway CD You'll Ever Need, proved what everyone expected--the original's title was indeed an impossible dream. But it got your attention, didn't it? --David Horiuchi
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Teri S. from CLARKSVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 9/23/2006...
Well...maybe not the 'only' Broadway CD you'll ever need, LOL but it has the greats on it!
I LUV this CD
Val | Minnesota | 12/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD (and her new one THE ONLY OTHER BROADWAY CD YOU'LL EVER NEED) contains some of the the greatest hits of the broadway musicals, from the very beguinning to this years smash hits. If you want a great collection of songs, this collection is for you. The recordings are all very good and nothing is fake. You won't be sorry for buying this CD! I knew very little of the songs when I got it, and now I know them all by heart! Enjoy!"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD definitely represents the best of Broadway. I have listened to this CD so many times and have enjoyed it tremendously each and every time. It also introduced me to two musicals I hadn't had the opportunity to hear yet--Titanic and Ragtime. The two songs chosen for this CD were so incredibly good that I immediately bought those musicals in full. This is the third time I have had to buy this CD because my family members keep taking mine. Definitely get this. You won't regret it."