American Idiot [Original Broadway Cast, Highlights]

American Idiot [Original Broadway Cast, Highlights]

by Green Day
     
 

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Unlike most albums adapted from rock Broadway musicals, American Idiot isn't a jukebox musical, it's a genuine rock opera based on Green Day's modern-day 2004 classic and its 2009 sequel, 21st Century Breakdown, and that's not the only way it differs, either. Unique among rockSee more details below

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Unlike most albums adapted from rock Broadway musicals, American Idiot isn't a jukebox musical, it's a genuine rock opera based on Green Day's modern-day 2004 classic and its 2009 sequel, 21st Century Breakdown, and that's not the only way it differs, either. Unique among rock musicals, the original cast recording actually feels like rock & roll, no doubt because Green Day functioned as the house band for this original cast recording, lending muscle so heavy it's disarming, particularly when it's paired with the cast's ready-for-the-stage vocals. Inevitably, there's a disconnect between the stage-seasoned singers and Green Day's persistent growl, but it actually makes for a convincing translation from album to stage, at least as far as the record goes: the drama and themes are pumped up without losing the subversive spirit…if anything, it could be argued that the subversiveness has been increased, since there's never been a Broadway cast album that sounds as nasty as this. [A single-disc version of the album was also released.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624965367
catalogNumber:
524521
Rank:
81646

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green Day   Primary Artist,Group
Original Cast Recording   Indexed Contributor
Tre Cool   Drums
Tony Vincent   Vocals
Mike Dirnt   Bass
Billie Joe Armstrong   Guitar
Carmel Dean   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion
Alec Berlin   Guitar
Mary Faber   Vocals
Rebecca Naomi Jones   Vocals
John Gallagher   Guitar,Vocals
Trey Files   Percussion
Rachel Turner   Cello
Kathy Marshall   Violin
Christina Sajous   Vocals
Alysha Umphress   Vocals
Erin Benim   Viola
Michael Esper   Guitar,Vocals
Libby Winters   Vocals
Leslie McDonel   Vocals
Stark Sands   Guitar,Vocals
American Idiot Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Green Day   Composer
Bill Schneider   Guitar Techician
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Billie Joe Armstrong   Lyricist,Producer
Chris Dugan   Engineer,Engineering
Brad Kobylczak   Engineer
Carmel Dean   Music Direction
Tom Kitt   Arranger,Orchestration
Micah Chong   Guitar Techician
Ken Butler   Drum Technician

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