Anything Goes [1995 Studio Cast]

Anything Goes [1995 Studio Cast]

     
 

In 1987, Cole Porter's 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes was revamped for a Broadway revival, the changes including a re-jiggered song list that dumped some lesser numbers and interpolated better-known tunes from other Porter works, including "Easy to Love," "Friendship," and "It's De-Lovely," with the whole score given new orchestrations by See more details below

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In 1987, Cole Porter's 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes was revamped for a Broadway revival, the changes including a re-jiggered song list that dumped some lesser numbers and interpolated better-known tunes from other Porter works, including "Easy to Love," "Friendship," and "It's De-Lovely," with the whole score given new orchestrations by Michael Gibson. The Broadway revival, starring Patti LuPone as evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, was a big hit, and it was restaged in London in 1989 with Elaine Paige; both productions produced cast albums. This British studio cast recording, following half a dozen years later, is also based on the 1987 revision, with only minor changes. "I Want to Row with the Crew," a Porter college song that had been interpolated, has been dropped, and instrumental passages have been added or extended (e.g., a full-length "Overture" instead of the brief "Prelude") to the extent that the disc runs about eight minutes longer than the cast albums. The real selling point for this version, then, must be the cast. Gregg Edelman, a Broadway star who was a replacement in the London revival, is an excellent choice for the male lead, Billy Crocker, singing in a lower tenor than some of his predecessors, for a more virile, less comic effect. Louise Gold, as Reno Sweeney, harks back to the role's creator, Ethel Merman, giving an enthusiastic performance. Since Matt Zimmerman, as Moonface Martin, aka Public Enemy Number 13, is equally hammy, their duet on "Friendship" is a raucous highlight. The mostly British cast doesn't have nearly as much trouble with their American accents as the 1989 London revival cast did, although their native voices sneak in here and there, for instance in "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," when the entire company cheerfully pronounces "been" like "bean" instead of like "bin," as Americans would. As far as the 1987 version of Anything Goes, the Broadway revival cast album is still the top, but this one isn't bad.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
Label:
Jay Records
UPC:
0605288137426
catalogNumber:
1374

Tracks

  1. Overture  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  2. I get a kick out of you  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  3. There's no cure like travel / Bon voyage  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  4. You're the top  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  5. Easy to love  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  6. There will always be a lady fair  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  7. Friendship  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  8. It's delovely  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  9. Anything goes  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  10. Entr'acte  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  11. Public enemy number one  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  12. Blow Gabriel blow  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  13. Goodbye little dream goodbye  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  14. Be like a blue bird  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  15. All throught the night  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  16. The gypsy in me  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  17. Buddy beware  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  18. Finale  -  National Symphony Orchestra
  19. Bows  -  National Symphony Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Powell   Vocals
Daryl Dragon   cast
Louise Gold   Vocals
Marty Nelson   Vocals
Liza Hobbs   Vocals
John Owen Edwards   Conductor
Brian Green   Vocals
National Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hilary Western   Vocals
David Firth   Vocals
Gaynor Keeble   Vocals
Carol Lesley-Green   Vocals
Julie Livesey   Vocals
Lara Marland   Vocals
Shirley Pilgrim   Vocals
Denise Silvey   Vocals
Gareth Snook   Vocals,cast
Gareth Vaughan   Vocals
Karen Broughton   Vocals
Nicolas Colicos   cast
Robert Fardell   Vocals
Philip Griffiths   Vocals
Dominic Curtis   Vocals
Katrina Murphy   Vocals,cast
Gregg Edelman   Vocals,cast
Paul Manuel   Vocals,cast
Julia Howson   Vocals,cast
Tara Hugo   cast
Matt Zimmerman   Vocals,cast
Richard Mitchell   Vocals
William Pool   Vocals
Peter Hickman   Vocals
Bruce Ogsten   Vocals

Technical Credits

Cole Porter   Composer,Lyricist
P.G. Wodehouse   Author,Cover Design
Liza Hobbs   Company Manager
Bruce Ogston   Company Manager
John Weidman   Author
John Yap   Producer
Rexton S. Bunnett   Liner Notes
Hilary Western   Company Manager
David Firth   Company Manager
Gaynor Keeble   Company Manager
Julie Livesey   Company Manager
Lara Marland   Company Manager
Denise Silvey   Company Manager
Gareth Snook   Company Manager
Gareth Vaughan   Company Manager
Martin Nelson   Company Manager
Karen Broughton   Company Manager
Robert Fardell   Company Manager
Philip Griffiths   Company Manager
Reginald "Guy" Bolton   Author,Cover Design
Dominic Curtis   Company Manager
Rick Mitchell   Company Manager
Russel Crouse   Author,Cover Design
Howard Lindsay   Author,Cover Design
Timothy Crouse   Author
John A. Yap   Producer

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