Anything Goes [1995 Studio Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 2/3/2004
  • Label: Jay Records
  • UPC: 605288137426
  • Catalog Number: 1374
  • Sales rank: 363,321

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture - National Symphony Orchestra (4:51)
  2. 2 I get a kick out of you - National Symphony Orchestra (2:13)
  3. 3 There's no cure like travel / Bon voyage - National Symphony Orchestra (2:21)
  4. 4 You're the top - National Symphony Orchestra (4:24)
  5. 5 Easy to love - National Symphony Orchestra (3:30)
  6. 6 There will always be a lady fair - National Symphony Orchestra (1:53)
  7. 7 Friendship - National Symphony Orchestra (2:52)
  8. 8 It's delovely - National Symphony Orchestra (5:52)
  9. 9 Anything goes - National Symphony Orchestra (4:16)
  10. 10 Entr'acte - National Symphony Orchestra (2:29)
  11. 11 Public enemy number one - National Symphony Orchestra (1:54)
  12. 12 Blow Gabriel blow - National Symphony Orchestra (5:40)
  13. 13 Goodbye little dream goodbye - National Symphony Orchestra (1:51)
  14. 14 Be like a blue bird - National Symphony Orchestra (2:10)
  15. 15 All throught the night - National Symphony Orchestra (3:10)
  16. 16 The gypsy in me - National Symphony Orchestra (2:12)
  17. 17 Buddy beware - National Symphony Orchestra (3:41)
  18. 18 Finale - National Symphony Orchestra (2:39)
  19. 19 Bows - National Symphony Orchestra (2:32)
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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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