Broadway - America's Music [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
When you consider the relatively short span of time between, say, “Summertime’” from the 1935 production of Porgy and Bess and "Popular" from 2003’s Wicked -- merely an average life’s expanse -- it seems remarkable that so much has changed in the homegrown national art of the Broadway musical. The evolution, stylistic mutations, and general twists and turns that the popular art form has taken are well documented in Broadway: America’s Music, a compact and eminently entertaining history of high points from many of the legendary shows that made the Great White Way great. Drawing on one song per score, this six-CD set moves with breathtaking ease, covering the shows that ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
When you consider the relatively short span of time between, say, “Summertime’” from the 1935 production of Porgy and Bess and "Popular" from 2003’s Wicked -- merely an average life’s expanse -- it seems remarkable that so much has changed in the homegrown national art of the Broadway musical. The evolution, stylistic mutations, and general twists and turns that the popular art form has taken are well documented in Broadway: America’s Music, a compact and eminently entertaining history of high points from many of the legendary shows that made the Great White Way great. Drawing on one song per score, this six-CD set moves with breathtaking ease, covering the shows that signaled the maturation of the musical, including Oklahoma!, Porgy and Bess, Pal Joey, and Annie Get Your Gun; the golden age of Broadway in the 1940s, '50s and '60s (The King and I, Guys and Dolls, She Loves Me, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver!); the influx of grand British imports (Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon); and contemporary blockbusters like Rent, Wicked, The Boy from Oz, and Mama Mia! -- with plenty of invigorating stops along the way. In all, it’s a thrilling ride that paints a multicolored vista of the still-glittering glories of Broadway’s fabled productions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602498818268
  • Catalog Number: 9881826

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oh! What A Beautiful Mornin'
  2. 2 Summertime
  3. 3 I Could Write A Book
  4. 4 It Never Entered My Mind
  5. 5 I Can Cook Too
  6. 6 Make It Another Old Fashioned, Please
  7. 7 If I Loved You
  8. 8 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  9. 9 Thou Swell
  10. 10 Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen
  11. 11 There's No Business Like Show Business
  12. 12 South American Way
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shall We Dance?
  2. 2 Ohio
  3. 3 Luck Be A Lady
  4. 4 The Ballad Of Mack The Knife
  5. 5 There's A Small Hotel
  6. 6 Once In Love With Amy
  7. 7 The Yodel Blues
  8. 8 Lazy Afternoon
  9. 9 There Must Be Something Better Than Love
  10. 10 You're Just In Love
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Impossible Dream
  2. 2 Love Makes The World Go 'Round
  3. 3 Try To Remember
  4. 4 Put On A Happy Face
  5. 5 I Say Hello
  6. 6 Happiness
  7. 7 She Loves Me
  8. 8 What Kind Of Fool Am I?
  9. 9 Shy
  10. 10 Consider Yourself
Disc 4
  1. 1 Magic To Do
  2. 2 They're Playing My Song (Hers)
  3. 3 I Don't Know How To Love Him
  4. 4 I Won't Send Roses
  5. 5 Good Morning Starshine
  6. 6 Don't Cry For Me Argentina
  7. 7 Hard Candy Christmas
  8. 8 Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
  9. 9 Won't You Charleston With Me?
  10. 10 Applause
Disc 5
  1. 1 The Phantom of the Opera
  2. 2 Memory
  3. 3 On My Own
  4. 4 Muddy Water
  5. 5 How Could I Ever Know? [The Secret Garden]
  6. 6 The American Dream
  7. 7 I Know Him So Well
  8. 8 Doctor Jazz
  9. 9 Me And My Girl
  10. 10 Suddenly, Seymour
Disc 6
  1. 1 Mamma Mia
  2. 2 Popular
  3. 3 Seasons Of Love
  4. 4 Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
  5. 5 Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)
  6. 6 Crazy
  7. 7 How Deep Is Your Love
  8. 8 Stars, Stars, Stars
  9. 9 People Like Us
  10. 10 I Go To Rio
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