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Cats [Selections from the Orig. Broadway]
     

Cats [Selections from the Orig. Broadway]

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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 theatre in droves was the charm of the feline characters, not the tale of what happens to them. The score is rather fetching but

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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 theatre 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, as in during 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 highlights CD contains the finest cast recording of Cats in a sampled form. For those who want only the major songs, this is a fine investment, but for those looking to recreate the experience of seeing the show, the full compilation would be a better bet.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1993
Label:
Decca Broadway
UPC:
0731452146229
catalogNumber:
521462
Rank:
46277

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Performance Credits

Betty Buckley   Vocals
Benny Aronov   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Dick Berg   French Horn
Gerry Chamberlain   Trombone
Barry J. Eastmond   Synthesizer
Hank Freeman   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Ross Konikoff   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Victor Paz   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Piccolo
Mark Perchanok   English Horn,Oboe,Oboe D'amore
Douglas Purviance   Bass,Trombone
Albert Regni   Flute,Piccolo,Tenor Saxophone
Ron Tooley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Edith Wint   Cello
David Katzenberg   Electric Bass
Jim Ogden   Percussion
Paul Pizzuti   Drums
Ethan Fein   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Keith Herrmann   Synthesizer,Piano
Stanley Lebowsky   Conductor
Ray Shanfield   Clarinet,Bassoon,Baritone Saxophone
Jeff Zahn   Cello
A. Robert Johnson   French Horn

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Billy Strange   Composer
Jeffrey Bowen   Composer
David Cullen   Orchestration
Martin Levan   Producer,Sound Design
Country Joe McDonald   Composer
Kathy Wakefield   Composer
Rene Wiegert   Director
R. Tyler Gatchell   Executive Producer
Peter Neufeld   Executive Producer
Trevor Nunn   Composer
T.S. Eliot   Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne   Composer
Scott David   Composer
M. Levan   Producer
Donald Baldwin   Composer

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