Cats [Original London Cast Recording]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Polygram Int'l
  • UPC: 042281781025
  • Catalog Number: 817810

Album Credits

Performance Credits
A. L. Webber Keyboards
Barbara Thompson Soprano Flute, Tenor Flute
Pete Lemer Keyboards
Roland Alexander Vocals, cast
Sarah Brightman Vocals, cast
Rod Argent Keyboards
Peter Barry Vocals, cast
Jon Hiseman Drums
Ralph Izen Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
John Mole Bass Guitar, String Bass
Paul Nicholas Vocals, cast
Anita Pashley Vocals, cast
Elaine Paige Vocals, cast
Steve Wayne cast
Danielle Emond Horn
Ken Wells Vocals
David Locke Percussion
Jeffrey Shankley Vocals
Wayne Sleep Vocals, cast
Myra Sands Vocals, cast
Tony Stenson Conductor, Keyboards
John Thornton Vocals, cast
David Baxter Vocals, cast
Bonnie Langford Vocals
Femi Taylor Vocals
Johnny Chester Vocals
Brian Blessed Vocals
Sharon Lee Hill Vocals
Susan Jane Tanner Vocals
Donald Waugh Vocals
Seela Indrani Vocals
Geraldine Gardner Vocals
Stephen Tate Vocals
Stephen Nye Oboe, Cor anglais
John Chester Vocals
Kenn Wells Vocals
Barry Graham Clarinet, Soprano Flute, Flute (Baritone)
Steve Jenner Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Billy Graham Trombone, Euphonium
Ann Barnard Horn
Daniel Emond Horn
John Franca Cello
Peter Lemer Keyboards
Finola Hughes Vocals
Sharon Lee-Hill Vocals
Steven Wayne Vocals
John Maskell Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Julie Edmett Vocals
Cats Chorus Choir, Chorus
Jeff Shankley Vocals
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Producer, Liner Notes, Remastering
Harry Rabinowitz Musical Director, Production Director
Richard Stilgoe Text, Additional Music
David Hamilton-Smith Engineer
David Firman Musical Director
Gillian Lynne Choreographer
Abe Jacob Engineer
Trevor Nunn Liner Notes, Text, Additional Music
T.S. Eliot Text
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where are your ears noise is not superior to greatness

    Having had the pleasure of seeing both versions on the stage in both London and NY, I must say that the NY cast was larger, not better. Elaine Page is so far superior to Buckley they both sing the same songs but thats where the comparison ends. A much more musical approach to the stage than the NY cast allows the voices of the individuals come across as they should. Remember these were poems written for children, and should be subtle not bombastic. The finale of the english version is so far superior its not worth the comparison

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Songs

    I am afraid that the people who put the song titles on the CDs and put them in what they think is called proper order made some horrific mistakes thus put me off of wanting to purchase the set to go along with the rest of my Cats collection. I must say it is a shear disapointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Review.

    After listening to the Original Broadway Cast Recording, the Original London Cast does not seem entirely... well... up to par. It certainly is not as powerful as the Broadway cast, but still a fairly good recording. However, I would recommend buying the Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording instead. If you still want the London Cast, I would recomment getting the Selections, because, in my opinion, it simply is not worth the money to get to Complete London Cast Recording.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go for the Broadway soundtrack

    Beware of this un-atmospheric CATS soundtrack. It is not as high-powered as the Broadway version, yet it still brings its advantages of seeing how Lloyd-Webber intends his show to sound at first.

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