Anything Goes (2003 National Theatre's London Cast Recording)

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Cole Porter's 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes underwent extensive revision for a 1987 Broadway revival that has become the standard text ever since. Timothy Crouse and John Weidman rewrote the script; the song list was altered to remove minor tunes and add Porter evergreens from other works ("Easy to Love," "It's De-Lovely," "Friendship"); and Michael Gibson wrote a new set of orchestrations. The show was a hit all over again in both New York and London (1989), with cast albums reflecting the changes. There was even a British studio cast album in 1995 that provided another reading. Now, the revival has been revived for a West End production that opened at the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Cole Porter's 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes underwent extensive revision for a 1987 Broadway revival that has become the standard text ever since. Timothy Crouse and John Weidman rewrote the script; the song list was altered to remove minor tunes and add Porter evergreens from other works ("Easy to Love," "It's De-Lovely," "Friendship"); and Michael Gibson wrote a new set of orchestrations. The show was a hit all over again in both New York and London (1989), with cast albums reflecting the changes. There was even a British studio cast album in 1995 that provided another reading. Now, the revival has been revived for a West End production that opened at the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre on December 18, 2002. So, with this cast album (billed as being the 2003 London cast recording, perhaps because it wasn't recorded until seven months after the opening), the 1987 version of Anything Goes has now had four recordings. This one manages to add 12 minutes to the running time that the 1987 Broadway and 1989 London albums had, mostly by including instrumental sections arranged by Gareth Valentine, plus some dialogue. But the main distinction among the different versions really lies in the casting. Here, Sally Ann Triplett steps into the role of Reno Sweeney, "an evangelist turned nightclub singer," a part created by Ethel Merman. She sings well, despite some difficulties with her American accent, which is typical of British performers. (The same can be said for the rest of the cast.) However, the secondary characters played by John Barrowman, Mary Stockley, Martin Marquez, and Annette McLaughlin fare better in their vocal interpretations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • Label: First Night Records
  • EAN: 5014636209022
  • Catalog Number: 90
  • Sales rank: 183,524

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (4:08)
  2. 2 I Get a Kick Out of You (2:14)
  3. 3 There's No Cure Like Travel - Paul Grunert (1:14)
  4. 4 Bon Voyage (1:22)
  5. 5 Reprise: There's No Cure Like Travel - Robin Soans (1:09)
  6. 6 You're the Top (4:53)
  7. 7 Easy to Love - Mary Stockley (3:20)
  8. 8 Reprise: Easy to Love - Mary Stockley (0:21)
  9. 9 The Crew Song (1:31)
  10. 10 There'll Always be a Lady Fair - Corey Skaggs (2:55)
  11. 11 Friendship - Martin Marquez (3:02)
  12. 12 It's De-lovely - Mary Stockley (4:40)
  13. 13 Anything Goes - Chorus (4:30)
  14. 14 Interlude (2:23)
  15. 15 Public Enemy Number One - Robin Soans (1:51)
  16. 16 Blow, Gabriel, Blow - Chorus (7:16)
  17. 17 Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye - Mary Stockley (1:42)
  18. 18 Be Like the Bluebird - Martin Marquez (2:15)
  19. 19 All Through the Night - Mary Stockley (3:56)
  20. 20 The Gypsy in Me (3:39)
  21. 21 Buddie, Beware - Annette McLaughlin (3:09)
  22. 22 Finale: I Get a Kick Out of You - Company (1:43)
  23. 23 Bows (Anything Goes) - Company (1:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Derek Watkins Trumpet
Pete Beachill Trombone
Stuart Brooks Trumpet
John Francis Violin
Jamie Talbot Reeds
Graeme Taylor Banjo, Guitar
Irving Townsend Keyboards
Sally Ann Triplett Vocals, Track Performer
John Barrowman Vocals, Track Performer
John Franchi Reeds
Duncan Smith Track Performer
Denis Quilley Vocals, Track Performer
Nikki Worrall Vocals, Track Performer
Gareth Valentine Conductor
Jay Craig Reeds
Allan Cox Drums
Adrian Hallowell Trombone
Shaun Henson Track Performer
Simon Day Vocals, Track Performer
Gordon Campbell Trombone
Mark White Trumpet
Howard McGill Reeds
Rutledge Turnlund Double Bass
Anthony Cable Track Performer
Patrick Hartley Trombone
Richard Henders Vocals, Track Performer
Christopher Bennett Track Performer
Kevin Brewis Track Performer
Raymond Chai Track Performer
Yao Chin Track Performer
Daniel Crossley Vocals, Track Performer
James Dunsmore Piano
Tom Espiner Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Feltham Trombone
Jane Fowler Vocals, Track Performer
Jye Frasca Track Performer
Jason Gardiner Track Performer
Andrew Gathercole Trumpet
Christian Gibson Track Performer
Charlotte Gorton Track Performer
Paul Grunert Vocals, Track Performer
Akiya Henry Track Performer
Alexis Owen Hobbs Vocals, Track Performer
Lance Kelly Trumpet
Duncan MacVictor Track Performer
Jane Mark Track Performer
Martin Marquez Vocals, Track Performer
Annette McLaughlin Vocals, Track Performer
Tam Mutu Vocals, Track Performer
Robbie O'Reilly Track Performer
Corrina Silvester Percussion
Corey Skaggs Vocals, Track Performer
Nicola Sloane Track Performer
Robin Soans Vocals, Track Performer
Mary Stockley Vocals, Track Performer
Susan Tracy Track Performer
Lee William Davis Track Performer
Claire Winsper Track Performer
Robbie O'Reilly Vocals
Anything Goes Cast Ensemble cast
Anything Goes Pit Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Jane Mark Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Fay Dance Arrangement
Cole Porter Composer
Toby Alington Engineer
Paul Groothuis Sound Design
Gareth Valentine Dance Arrangement
Trevor Nunn Director
Anthony Powell Costume Design
Robert Cushman Hayes Liner Notes
Nikki Woollaston Assistant Choreographer
Stephen Mear Choreographer
Stewart Mackintosh Producer
Michael Gibson Arranger, Orchestration
Patsy Rodenburg Composer
James Dunsmore Director, Music Direction
Majella Hurley Dialect Coach
Robert Cushman Liner Notes
Dave Moore Digital Editing
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