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Carousel [1994 Broadway Revival Cast]

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Definitive "Carousel"

    Although I would give the edge to the previous London Cast Revival recording of the same production, this Lincoln Center presentation of Nicholas Hytner's stunning reworking of Rodgers and Hammertein's immortal masterpiece is nearly as good on CD. As with the previous disc, the orchestrations triumph over the voices with the exception of Audra McDonald's magnificent set of pipes. Michael Hayden's Billy Bigelow may not match John Raitt in the voice department but his portrayal comes across like gangbusters and his performance carries a conviction that makes his voice powerful despite some vocal limitations. You will probably never hear more touching renditions of "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone", two of the greatest songs in the Rodgers and Hammerstein canon. This is an essential disc to own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This recording does a good job of staying true to the show

    My community's production of ''Carousel'' just closed five days ago; I played Louise, Billy Bigelow's daughter. I have come to know and love this music well, and it will always have a special place in my heart. The 1994 Broadway Revival CD is probably the best recording because it includes every piece except ''The Highest Judge of All'' (which is often cut and was cut from our production). This version is unique because it includes Louise's ballet and Geraniums in the Winder. Other recordings cut numbers such as ''Blow High Blow Low'' and the ''Mister Snow Reprise'' which give the show a positive mental lift; ''Carousel'', while in my opinion is the most beautiful and touching Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration (with gorgeous music), is a rather dark musical that deals with touchy subjects such as domestic violence and suicide (if produced the original way Rodgers and Hammerstein intended it). Some numbers that are often cut give the show the lighter edge a typical musical has. This is a great album that stays loyal to an incredible musical.

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