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Ultimate Broadway, Vol. 2 Soundtrack album for sale was released May 20, 2003 on the RCA label. Ultimate Broadway, Volume 2 collects more performances of well-known show tunes from past and current Broadway productions, including Bebe Neuwirth's rendition of "All That Jazz" from Chicago, Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson's performance of "Cabaret," and Jerry Orbach and Wanda Richert's version of "The Lullaby of Broadway (from 42nd Street." The collection spans musicals as venerable as Oklahoma! and as recent as The Producers and Urinetown, making for a nicely eclectic mix of songs. ...See Full Description
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Ultimate Broadway, Vol. 2 Soundtrack Album Track Listing
|1||Gypsy, musical: Overture|
|2||Man of la Mancha, musical: Man of la Mancha (I, Don Quixote)|
|3||Urinetown, musical play: Run, Freedom, Run|
|4||Ragtime, musical play: Your Daddy's Son|
|5||Phantom of the Opera, musical: The Music of the Night||5:12|| $0.99||(Available)|
|6||Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville, musical play: All That Jazz||5:06|| $0.99||(Available)|
|7||Thoroughly Modern Millie, musical play: Gimme Gimme|
|8||boheme, opera: O soave fanciulla, La||3:42||(Available)|
|9||Class Act, musical play: Next Best Thing to Love|
|10||Cabaret, musical play: Cabaret||4:29|| $0.99||(Available)|
|11||Producers, musical play: Springtime for Hitler|
|12||Losing my mind, song (from Follies)|
|13||Rocky Horror Show, musical play: Time warp|
|14||Oklahoma!, song (from "Oklahoma")||1:08|| $0.99||(Available)|
|15||Full Monty, musical play: Breeze Off the River|
|16||Sweet Charity, musical: Big Spender (used in Fosse)|
|17||West Side Story, musical: Gee, Officer Krupke (used in Blast!)|
|18||Into the Woods, musical play: Agony||2:27|| $0.99||(Available)|
|19||Miserables, musical: Bring Him Home, Les||3:24|| $0.99||(Available)|
|20||42nd Street, musical play: Lullaby of Broadway|
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Ultimate Broadway, Vol. 2 Soundtrack songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||5815488|
|Release Date||May 20, 2003|
|Producer||Jay David Saks|
|Recording Time||77 minutes|
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Ultimate Broadway, Vol. 2 Soundtrack buy CD music Following in the footsteps of other installments in Arista's Ultimate series, Ultimate Broadway is an excellent sampler of some of the greatest songs and performances in the history of the Great White Way. Almost all of the 40 songs on the two discs in this collection are performed by the original Broadway casts, which makes it an excellent choice for casual fans. The Judy Collins and Aretha Franklin covers do sound a little out of place, but those are only two numbers on a generous compilation filled with great moments. The set runs from Oklahoma! to Rent, hitting such seminal performances as Carol Channing's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," Gertrude Lawrence's "Getting to Know You," Julie Andrews' "I Could Have Danced All Night," Rex Harrison's "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," Mary Martin's "The Sound of Music," Carol Channing's "Hello, Dolly!," Zero Mostel's "If I Were a Rich Man," Barbra Streisand's "People," Liza Minnelli's "Cabaret," Andrea McArdle's "Tomorrow,"and Michael Crawford's "The Music of the Night," among many, many others. It may not be a definitive show tune collection, but it's certainly tremendously entertaining. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Includes liner notes by Clive Davis & Miles Kreuger.
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Brian Stokes Mitchell CD (2006)
Ultimate Broadway, Vol. 2 Soundtrack CD music Brian Stokes Mitchell's first solo album has been a long time coming and, as revealed in the annotations, a long time in preparation; recording spread over nearly six years, from April 2000 to January 2006. As Mitchell notes, during that period he was busy doing other things, notably appearing in Broadway musicals and performing on their cast albums. As he is too modest to point out, he also became Broadway's biggest male star by reinventing such shows as Man of La Mancha and South Pacific. Not surprisingly, his debut album revisits more Broadway material, which is given fresh orchestrations by several hands, including his own. But while his singing is always expressive and elastic, the results are not always impressive. "Something's Coming" from West Side Story, which leads things off, is given an arrangement that would place it seamlessly on a Lionel Richie album of the 1980s, and other songs, such as "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "How Long Has This Been Going On?," have been done so many times by now that there may be no good new ways to do them. Even a master of reinvention like Mitchell can only add his renditions to the already huge pile. More effective are the less familiar songs he can dig his teeth into, such as the vibrant "Life Is Sweet" and the gospel-tinged closer, John Bucchino's "Grateful." Another success is the intermingling of Billy Strayhorn's Duke Ellington anthem "Take the 'A' Train" with Stephen Sondheim's "Another Hundred People." But Mitchell shies away from doing big, dramatic performances here. There's no "This Nearly Was Mine," as there was in his South Pacific, and no "The Impossible Dream" either. He has a lot more voice than he displays on this album, and it may leave his musical theater fans wondering why more of his abilities were not used. ~ William Ruhlmann
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (04/2000-01/2006); Backpocket Studios (04/2000-01/2006); Manhattan Center Studios (04/2000-01/2006); Nola Recording Studios (04/2000-01/2006); Peaceful Waters Music (04/2000-01/2006); Studio 251 Plantation, FL (04/2000-01/2006); Times Square Recording Company (04/2000-01/2006).
Arrangers: Brian Stokes Mitchell; Mike Renzi; Don Sebesky; John Bucchino; Rob Mathes.
Personnel: Brian Stokes Mitchell (keyboards); Brian Stokes Mitchell (vocals); Rob Mathes (guitar, piano, keyboards); Dan Warner, Steve Bargonetti (guitar); Elizabeth Lim Dutton, Yergenia Strenger, Michael Roth , Wen Qian, Laura Frautschi, Susan Heerema, Xin Zhao, Margaret Magill, Marion Pinheiro, Sandra Park, Regis Iandiorio, Todd Reynolds , Sharon Yamada, Carol Pool, Avril Brown (violin); Daniel Panner, Richard Brice, Ralph Farris, Juliet Haffner, Nick Cords, Vivek Kamath (viola); Marco Lienhard (shakuhachi, woodwinds); Shelley Woodworth (oboe, English horn); David Andrew Mann (woodwinds, saxophone, soprano saxophone); Andy Snitzer, Charles Pillow (woodwinds, saxophone); Aaron Heick, Kenny Berger, Scott Kreitzer, Walt Weiskopf (woodwinds); Dave Rogers, Greg Ruvolo, Kamau Adilifu, Jeff Kievit, Scott Wendholt, Barry Danielian, Tony Kadleck, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Daniel Culpepper, Jerry Peel (French horn); George Flynn (trombone, bass trombone); Jeff Nelson & Covenant, Herb Besson, Randy Andos, Birch Johnson (trombone); Yaron Gershovsky, Andy Ezrin, Lee Musiker (piano); Jay Leonhart (bass instrument, acoustic bass); David Finck, Ben Brown , Mark Egan, Zev Katz (acoustic bass); Brian Grice, Shawn Pelton, Brian Brake, Buddy Williams (drums); Bill Hayes , Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Mike Renzi (piano); Joe Cocuzzo (drums).
Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt.
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