|CD Universe Part number||7010995|
|Release Date||Jan 24, 2006|
|Producer||Jay David Saks; Jay David Saks|
|Recording Time||78 minutes|
|Personnel||Lawrence Feldman - woodwinds|
Buddy Williams - drums, percussion
A. Maura Giannini
Belinda Whitney - violin
David Creswell - viola
Eugene J. Moye
Clay Ruede - cello
Jason Jackson - trombone
Joseph Joubert - keyboards
Kamau Adilifu - trumpet
Ren+¬e Elise Goldsberry
Brandon Victor Dixon - vocals
Felicia P. Fields - vocals
Maia Nkenge Wilson
Steve Bargonetti - guitar
|Additional Info||Original Broadway Cast; Bonus Track|
Jersey Boys CD (2005) Top Seller
Color Purple Soundtrack buy CD music Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS brings to the stage the story of 1960s singing sensations Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, recounting their rise from working-class kids to pop-music superstars. The soundtrack, naturally, is filled with Four Seasons hits, including timeless classics like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," and "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)." Interspersed between the songs are snippets of dialogue from the play, and the actors playing the Four Seasons nail the group's famous vocal harmonies impressively. JERSEY BOYS is a fun listen for those looking to take a walk down memory lane for historical curiosity or even just nostalgia's sake. Composers: Denny Randell; Dorothy Fields; Doug Flett; Peggy Farina; Robert Feldman; Raymond Bloodworth; Gaynel Hodge; Gerald Goldstein; Guy Fletcher ; Thomas Austin; L. Russell Brown; Billy Dalton; Abel Baer; Jimmy McHugh; Judy Parker; Kenny Nolan; L. Wolfe Gilbert; Maurice Williams; Otis Blackwell; Sandy Linzer; Stan Rhodes; Barbara Belle; Bob Crewe. Lyricist: Bob Crewe. Jersey Boys: The Four Seasons (vocals); Steve Snyder (synthesizer); Ken Dow (bass guitar); Kevin Dow (drums); Christian Hoff, Bill Hayes , Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Ron Melrose, Randy Andos, Larry Saltzman, Ben Kono, J. Robert Spencer. Personnel: Christian Hoff, Donnie Kehr, Daniel Reichard, Tituss Burgess, John Lloyd Young, Sarah Schmidt, J. Robert Spencer (vocals); Larry Saltzman (guitar); Joe Payne (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar); Louise Owen, Shinwon Kim, Robin Zeh, Cenovia Cummins , Belinda Whitney (violin); Debra Shufelt, Maxine Roach (viola); Anik Oulianine, Stephanie Cummins (cello); Matt Hong, Ben Kono (reeds); Dave Spier (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bob Milikan (trumpet); Randy Andos (trombone); Ron Melrose (piano, synthesizer); Steve Orich (keyboards); Ken Dow (electric bass); Bill Hayes (percussion). Audio Mixers: Pete Karam; Jason Stasium. Recording information: Right Track Recording Studios, New York, NY. Actors: John Lloyd Young; J. Robert Spencer; Mark Lotito. Photographer: Joan Marcus.
|Monty Python's Spamalot CD (2005)
Color Purple Soundtrack CD music Track Listing of songs: Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Tuning; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Overture; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Historian's Introduction to Act 1; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Finland / Fish Schlapping Dance: Finland / Fisch Schlapping Dance; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Monks Chant / He Is Not Dead Yet: Monks Chant / He Is Not Dead Yet; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Come With Me; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Laker Girls Cheer; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. The Song That Goes Like This; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. He Is Not Dead Yet; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. All For One; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Knights Of The Round Table / The Song That Goes Like This; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Find Your Grail; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. Run Away!; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 1. The Intermission; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Historian's Introduction To Act 2; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Brave Sir Robin; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. You Won't Succeed On Broadway; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Diva's Lament; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Where Are You?; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. His Name Is Lancelot; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. I'm All Alone; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Twice In Every Show; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Act 2. Act 2 Finale; Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play: Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life;
|Original Broadway Cast|
Light in the Piazza CD (2005)
Color Purple Soundtrack songs Going into the family business was not what the grandson of songwriting icon Richard Rodgers originally had in mind, but composer/lyricist Adam Guettel rose to the occasion while grabbing the ring at his own steady pace. His musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA tells the touching love story of an American tourist and an Italian countryman in post-WWII Firenze. Guettel's unabashed romanticism includes soaring, long-lined melodies, rich and deep harmonic language not far from the land of Sondheim, and lush orchestrations. The refreshing, wide-eyed naivete felt by the young Clara is aptly translated in her solo "The Beauty Is," while Fabrizio's charming awkwardness with English (and with courting a beautiful stranger) is winningly expressed in their duet "Passeggiata. " The exciting rhythms of "Hysteria" and "Octet" recall Stravinsky's neo-classical language. The story's tragic secret is achingly revealed by Clara's mother in "The Beauty Is (Reprise)." All the proceedings are supported by a superior cast including Victoria Clark (URINETOWN, TITANIC), Kelli O'Hara (DRACULA, JEKYLL & HYDE) and Matthew Morrison (HAIRSPRAY, FOOTLOOSE). The future of musical theater may look murky to some. But Guettel's sure-handed amalgam of styles has a voice of his own, one that can point the way. Composer/Lyricist: Adam Guettel. Personnel: Andrew Schwartz (guitar, mandolin); Adam Guettel (guitar); Victoria Drake (harp); Anne Lehmann, Matthew Lehmann, Sylvia Davanzo, Lisa Matricardi, James Tsao, Shinwon Kim, Cenovia Cummins , Joyce Hammann, Victor Schultz, Mineko Yajima, Belinda Whitney, Christian Hebel, Katherine LiVolsi Stern (violin); Peter Sachon, Robert Burkhart, Ariane Lallemand, Eugene J. Moye (cello); Richard Heckman (clarinet, oboe, English horn); Gili Sharett (bassoon, contrabassoon); Dan Riddle (piano, celesta); Willard Miller, Mark Sherman (percussion). Audio Mixer: Todd Whitelock. Liner Note Author: Frank Rich. Recording information: Right Track Recording, New York, NY (04/25/2005/04/26/2005). Photographer: Joan Marcus. Translator: Judith Blazer. Unknown Contributor Role: Elizabeth Spencer.
|25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee CD (2005)
Color Purple Soundtrack album for sale Who would of thunk it? That some ingenious soul(s) would use the spelling bee -- that great American institution that millions of children have suffered through -- as a gristmill for a Broadway musical? The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee does exactly that, and Ghost Light has provided an original Broadway cast recording of the musical. The compositions and lyrics are from William Finn, and with a Tony under his belt, he's got the experience to make even a spelling bee dramatic. As one might imagine, the cast includes a number of overachievers gathered at a junior high gym for the contest. There are love songs to the dictionary ("My Friend, the Dictionary" rhymes Nietzsche with Christiana Richie), expressions of inferiority ("I'm Not That Smart"), and lots and lots of spelling. The music is catchy and the cast are fine singers, though numbers like "Pandemonium" are a bit overwhelming as what seems like a dozen spellers trade lines and build to a crescendo as the band plays louder and louder. A musical without the visuals can seem a bit fragmented, and that's true of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee. Some may find all of this a bit precious and not unlike sitting through another spelling bee. Others (i.e., overachievers) will no doubt enjoy a glance back at their glory days. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. Audio Mixer: Joel Moss . Liner Note Author: Bill Rosenfield. Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (04/05/2005); Sound on Sound Studios, New York, NY (04/05/2005). Photographer: Joan Marcus. Original Soundtrack: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana, Derrick Baskin, Craig, Deborah S., Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Jay Reiss, Sarah Saltzberg. Personnel: Scott Kuney (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Ming Yeh (violin); Liuh-Wen Ting (viola); Dennis Anderson (flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone); Richard Heckman (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); Russ Rizner-French (French horn); Carmel Dean (synthesizer).
|Michael Cerveris / Patti LuPone|
Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller CDs (2006)
Color Purple Soundtrack CD music Based on the legend of the London barber who murdered his clients and made meat pies from their cadavers, the musical SWEENY TODD, with music and lyrics by composed by Stephen Sondheim, had a stunningly successful revival in 2005. This album features the production's Broadway cast of actor/musicians, who perform their own musical accompaniment. Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim. Adapter: Christopher Bond. Personnel: Michael Cerveris (vocals, guitar); Benjamin Magnuson (vocals, cello, piano); Lauren Molina (vocals, cello); Donna Lynne Champlin (vocals, flute, accordion, piano); Diana DiMarzio (vocals, clarinet); Alexander Gemignani (vocals, trumpet, piano); Mark Jacoby (vocals, trumpet, percussion); Patti LuPone (vocals, tuba, percussion); John Arbo (vocals). Audio Mixer: Tom Lazarus. Liner Note Authors: Jeremy Sams; Sarah Eagle Feather Travis. Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY. Editor: Bart Migal. Photographer: Paul Kolnik.
|Original Broadway Cast|
Drowsy Chaperone CD (2006)
Color Purple Soundtrack buy CD music The Grammy-nominated Broadway cast recording of the lauded 2006 musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE pays clever and entertaining tribute to the lavish stage productions of the early 20th century. Led by actors Bob Martin and Sutton Foster, the album mixes witty narrated bits ("Beatrice Stockwell") with jaunty show tunes ("Love Is Lovely in the End"), making for an excellent audio document of the giddily enjoyable play. Lyricist: Lisa Lambert. Personnel: Danny Burstein, Andrea Chamberlain, Eddie Korbich, Patrick Wetzel, Jennifer Smith , Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Stacia Fernandez, Kitty Reidy, Jay Douglas, Lenny Wolpe, Sutton Foster, Bob Martin (vocals); Ed Hamilton (guitar, banjo, ukulele); Tom Murray (flute, piccolo, clarinet, reeds, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Ron Jannelli (clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, reeds, baritone saxophone); Tom Christensen (clarinet, oboe, English horn, reeds, tenor saxophone); Dave Stahl, Jeremy Miloszewicz, Glenn Drewes (trumpet, flugelhorn); Steve Armour, Jeff Nelson & Covenant (trombone); Matt Perri (piano, keyboards); Lawrence Goldberg (keyboards); Perry J. Cavari (drums); Bill Hayes (percussion). Audio Mixer: Joel Moss . Liner Note Author: Kevin McCollum. Recording information: Right Track Studio A509, New York, NY; Times Square Recording Company. Editors: Jan Folkson; Joel Moss . Unknown Contributor Role: Ed Hamilton.