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Cats [Original Broadway Cast]
     

Cats [Original Broadway Cast]

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by A. L. Webber
 

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic Cats takes its characters from T.S. Eliot's book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Though the book contains no narrative structure, Webber has created one, although what drew audiences to the theater in droves was the charm of the feline characters, not the tale of what happens to them. The score

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic Cats takes its characters from T.S. Eliot's book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Though the book contains no narrative structure, Webber has created one, although what drew audiences to the theater in droves was the charm of the feline characters, not the tale of what happens to them. The score is rather fetching but simple, with moments of elegance, like the now-standard "Memory." The longest-running musical of its time, Cats is at times overrated, but as a whole it retains the charm that attracted audiences. This is the original Broadway cast album, with strong performances from Betty Buckley and Terrence Mann. A high-quality version, it's not quite as brilliant as the London rendition, but it comes close. In 1998, a video recording of the Broadway cast was released.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/20/2005
Label:
Decca Broadway
UPC:
0602498744338
catalogNumber:
663302
Rank:
49134

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Roland Alexander   Vocals
Sarah Brightman   Vocals
Peter Barry   Vocals
Paul Nicholas   Vocals
Anita Pashley   Vocals
Elaine Paige   Vocals
Ken Wells   Vocals
Wayne Sleep   Vocals
Myra Sands   Vocals
John Thornton   Vocals
David Baxter   Vocals
Bonnie Langford   Vocals
Femi Taylor   Vocals
Brian Blessed   Vocals
Susan Jane Tanner   Vocals
Michael Verkoren   Vocals
Donald Waugh   Vocals
Seela Indrani   Vocals
Geraldine Gardner   Vocals
Stephen Tate   Vocals
John Chester   Vocals
Cats Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Cats Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Finola Hughes   Vocals
Sharon Lee-Hill   Vocals
Steven Wayne   Vocals
Julie Edmett   Vocals
Jeff Shankley   Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Harry Rabinowitz   Musical Director
Richard Stilgoe   Text
David Hamilton-Smith   Engineer
David Firman   Musical Director
Trevor Nunn   Liner Notes,Text
T.S. Eliot   Text

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Cats [Original Broadway Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the hymnbook of cat lovers. Fantastic...and you probably know one or two of these cats, be it Mungojerrie, Mr. Mistoffelees, or Macavity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the two official English CATS soundtrack, this presents the most listening rewards. Betty Buckley is an excellent Grizabella, able to open up to more people than Elaine Paige. Ken Page, Timothy Scott, Stephen Hanan and Terrence Mann all give excellent contributions of the same calibre as Buckley's. The orchestrations have been well-improved by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Stanley Lebowsky, along with Rene Weigert, makes a first-class musical director.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was 11 I was fasinated by cats. I had never seen cats in my entire life then my family and I moved to London, England and I saw the musical a year later on my birthday when I turned 15 and I had to get the CD. Now I'm seventeen and Cats is the BEST CD or Movie ever made!!! And It always will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These songs are very good for choir classes. The very fast song, Rum Tum Tugger, Slow like Memory, and mystical like Macavity. These will get them in touch with their various vocal talents. A very emotional statement in the music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was really awesome^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best movie in the world! Well besides Balto lol I just saw this the other week at the overture center in Madison, WI and it was the best! I LISTEN TO THE CD EVERY DAY! i love it! plus today i ordered the 2-disc broadway cd! : D i love cats!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cats has a little bit for everyone. Whether it's opera, a little jazz, or even some rock and roll, Cats has it all. Each song stands on it's own, and yet when they all come together, it's just amazing. I think anyone who owns a cat or likes them will find the songs surprisingly a lot alike cat characters depicted in the songs. The CD is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite song has to be Mr. Mistoffelees, he was the best cat in the show when I saw it. I absolutely love this C.D.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this CD is the best CD I have ever listened to I have all the cat CD's, but this is the best in the whole world I love this CD it is sooo, sooooooooooooo , sooooooooooo,soooooo cool i give it a five!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw the show and i knew that i had to get the cd. its the best show i ever saw in my whole life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i knew when i saw cats in london, i had to have the cd!!!! i will love cats now & forever!!!1