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|Alan Stevens Hewitt||Bass|
|Richard Maltby Jr.||Lyricist, Liner Notes, Concept, Stage Direction|
|David Shire||Composer, Lyricist|
|Carol Rosegg||Cover Photo|
|John Yap||Producer, Executive Producer|
|Patrick Scott Brady||Vocal Arrangements|
|Andrew Gerle||Music Direction|
|Robert L. Smith||Engineer|
Posted August 22, 2013
Closer than Ever, the CD was exceptionally produced and performed. From the opening song--Doors, to the closing song, Closer than Ever, the sound is crisp, the vocals impeccable and the instrumental work energizing. Even if you have never seen the show, you will feel the powerful emotions that are within each song. Whether it is the hilarious Miss Byrd (one of my favorites which makes me laugh hysterically each time) or the strongly loving song, if I Sing (reflective of a son's love for his father and all that the father did to inspire the son), you get the message of the whole work of Maltby and Shire and that is of love and relationships and the complexity of them. For myself who has seen the revival of this masterpiece production, I felt like I was back at the York Theatre watching the show and enjoying every moment of it again. This truly was a labor of love by the cast and the production team. This is a must CD for true lovers of musical theatre and for those just discovering musical theatre, it is a great introduction to this genre of music. The music has the power to soothe and help you to forget daily worries and just have a great time laughing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MALTBY AND SHIRE'S CLOSER THAN EVER.
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