Broadway Magic: Broadway, 1968-1980

Broadway Magic: Broadway, 1968-1980

     
 

Broadway Magic: Broadway 1968-1980 is the fourth of six budget-priced compilations of cast recordings issued by Universal Music's Decca Broadway imprint, covering the six decades since the founding of the American Decca Records label. Actually, Decca was part of MCA Records during the period covered by the disc, and the label was phased out by the early '70s.See more details below

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Broadway Magic: Broadway 1968-1980 is the fourth of six budget-priced compilations of cast recordings issued by Universal Music's Decca Broadway imprint, covering the six decades since the founding of the American Decca Records label. Actually, Decca was part of MCA Records during the period covered by the disc, and the label was phased out by the early '70s. But the company that later morphed into Universal also gobbled up lots of other firms, with the result that there was plenty of catalog for producers Brian Drutman and Joseph S. Szurly to choose from -- tracks on this disc originally appeared on LPs issued by Motown, Casablanca, ABC, ATCO, and MGM/Verve Records in addition to Decca and MCA. Nevertheless, the album represents only a sampling of some of the Broadway music of those years. There are no songs from Company, Follies, Grease, A Little Night Music, The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Pacific Overtures, Annie, or Sweeney Todd, simply because the cast albums for these shows went to other record companies. There wouldn't be a song from Hair, either, if the producers hadn't bent the rules by using a track from the Original London Cast album. And the inclusion of the old songs "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and "Won't You Charleston with Me?," drawn from revivals, makes the date range questionable. But revivals are a part of Broadway, too, and by mixing them in with British imports, elements of rock and disco, and more traditional show tunes, this short album gives a taste of what the Great White Way sounded like in the '70s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Decca Broadway
UPC:
0602498809174
catalogNumber:
000447402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Klein   Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Vocals
Carol Channing   Vocals
Patti LuPone   Vocals
Andy Duncan   Vocals
Annabel Leventon   Vocals
Robert Preston   Vocals
Ben Vereen   Vocals
Lucie Arnaz   Vocals
Harvey Evans   Vocals
Linda Kendrick   Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Lyricist
Carol Hall   Lyricist
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer,Lyricist
Lee Adams   Lyricist
Doug Pomeroy   Remastering
Leo Robin   Lyricist
Tim Rice   Composer,Lyricist
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Sandy Wilson   Lyricist
Stephen Schwartz   Lyricist
Brian Drutman   Producer
Joseph S. Szurly   Producer
Olivier Delhaye   Art Direction

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