Closer Than Ever [Original Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A followup to Richard Maltby Jr and David Shire's previous off-Broadway revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, featuring two discs' worth of smart songs about the ups and downs of modern life, especially, romance.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A followup to Richard Maltby Jr and David Shire's previous off-Broadway revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, featuring two discs' worth of smart songs about the ups and downs of modern life, especially, romance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/1990
  • Label: Rca Victor Broadway
  • UPC: 090266039920
  • Catalog Number: 60399
  • Sales rank: 64,520


Disc 1
  1. 1 Doors (3:26)
  2. 2 She Loves Me Not - Brent Barrett (3:56)
  3. 3 You Want to Be My Friend? - Richard Muenz (2:56)
  4. 4 What Am I Doin'? - Brent Barrett (3:48)
  5. 5 The Bear, the Tiger, the Hamster and the Mole - Lynne Wintersteller (4:50)
  6. 6 Like a Baby - Lynne Wintersteller (3:27)
  7. 7 Miss Byrd - Sally Mayes (4:24)
  8. 8 The Sound of Muzak - Patrick Scott Brady (4:21)
  9. 9 One of the Good Guys - Brent Barrett (5:05)
  10. 10 There's Nothing Like It (4:18)
  11. 11 Life Story - Lynne Wintersteller (5:30)
  12. 12 Next Time, I Wouldn't Go Back - Richard Muenz (6:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Three Friends - Brent Barrett (3:22)
  2. 2 Fandango - Lynne Wintersteller (1:48)
  3. 3 There - Patrick Scott Brady (4:29)
  4. 4 Patterns - Lynne Wintersteller (3:53)
  5. 5 Another Wedding Song - Brent Barrett (2:16)
  6. 6 If I Sing - Richard Muenz (4:30)
  7. 7 Back on Base - Richard Muenz (3:28)
  8. 8 The March of Time (6:30)
  9. 9 Fathers of Fathers - Patrick Scott Brady (4:15)
  10. 10 It's Never That Easy - Lynne Wintersteller (6:18)
  11. 11 Closer Than Ever - Richard Muenz (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sally Mayes Vocals, Track Performer
Dennis Anderson Woodwind
Brian Koonin Guitar
Lou Marini Woodwind
Charles McCracken Cello
Russ Rizner-French French Horn
Jim Young Drums
Scott Frankel Synthesizer
Richard Muenz Vocals, Track Performer
Lynne Wintersteller Vocals, Track Performer
Brent Barrett Vocals, Track Performer
Patrick Scott Brady Piano
Technical Credits
Paul Goodman Engineer
Richard Maltby Jr. Director
James Nichols Engineer
Jay David Saks Producer
David Shire Lyricist
Michael Starobin Orchestration, Orchestration Recording
Daryl Roth Producer
Patrick Scott Brady Vocal Arrangements, Musical Director
Richard Maltby Lyricist
Michael Gill Producer
Terry Byrne Company Manager
Philipp Jung Scenic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire are songwriting geniuses. Technically these songs are the leftovers from their other, better known musicals....But in this case the leftovers are gems. Each song is a masterpiece in itself. Each song tells a story, and by the time you finish listening, you realize how they are all connected....not by plotline, but by the same thread that binds all human beings together. You will laugh at ''There's Nothing Like it'' and ''Miss Byrd,'' and you will cry at ''If I Sing'' and ''It's Never That Easy.'' Every character is one you have known before, next door or at the office. You have probably lived most of these stories yourself. And the melodies will haunt you and never leave you. There isn't a weak song in the collection, nor a weak singer in the cast. This recording is such a rich, emotionally satisfying experience. If you are like me and you somehow overlooked this recording all these years, don't hesitate another moment. Buy it NOW.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you haven't seen this show, at least give the soundtrack a try!

    When I first heard this cd, I thought it was crazy and that none of the pieces fit together until I realized that's exactly what the whole show is about. Each ''door'' that opens gives you a quick glimpse into the lives of the characters. My only advice if you're going to enjoy this music fully, is to go into the experience with an open mind and a good sense of humor!

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