American Idiot [Original Broadway Cast, Highlights]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624965367
  • Catalog Number: 524521
  • Sales rank: 15,836

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 Jr. 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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