Cats [Selections from the Orig. Broadway]

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All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1993
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • UPC: 731452146229
  • Catalog Number: 521462
  • Sales rank: 2,523

Album Credits

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
A. L. 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 Jr. Executive Producer
Peter Neufeld Executive Producer
Trevor Nunn Composer
T.S. Eliot Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne Composer
Daniel Hersch Mastering
Scott David Composer
M. Levan Producer
Donald Baldwin Composer
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