Contact [Original Cast Recording]

Contact [Original Cast Recording]

     
 

When Contact won the 2000 Tony Award for best musical, it was drowned in a sea of controversy -- how could a musical win a Tony when its whole soundtrack was canned? Never mind that it was a quirky and eclectic mix of classic and modern songs and that both the dancing and acting which accompanied said music were superb. From the bright, exuberant violin work ofSee more details below

Overview

When Contact won the 2000 Tony Award for best musical, it was drowned in a sea of controversy -- how could a musical win a Tony when its whole soundtrack was canned? Never mind that it was a quirky and eclectic mix of classic and modern songs and that both the dancing and acting which accompanied said music were superb. From the bright, exuberant violin work of Stephane Grappelli to the smarmy Squirrel Nut Zippers song "Put a Lid on It," this music is pure fun. It is, however, a somewhat limited view of the work that earned that award, because it only presents the prerecorded music without any of the performance aspects that earned critical praise. The nature of the musical itself makes that difficult, but without a live performance, this disc functions like little more than an anthology, leaving the listener wanting more.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Rca Victor Broadway
UPC:
0090266376421
catalogNumber:
63764

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Tracks

  1. Act One, Swinging: My Heart Stood Still  - Stéphane Grappelli
  2. Act One, Did You Move?: Anitra's Dance  -  New York Philharmonic
  3. Act One, Did You Move?: Waltz Eugene  -  New York Philharmonic
  4. Act One, Did You Move?: Farandole  -  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  5. Act Two, Contact: Your're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  6. Act Two, Contact: Put a Lid on It  -  Squirrel Nut Zippers
  7. Act Two, Contact: Sweet Lorraine  - Stéphane Grappelli
  8. Act Two, Contact: Runaround Sue  -  Dion
  9. Act Two, Contact: Beyond the Sea  -  Royal Crown Revue
  10. Act Two, Contact: See What I Mean?  -  Cooper & His Savoy Sultans
  11. Act Two, Contact: Simply Irresistible
  12. Do You Wanna Dance  -  Beach Boys
  13. Act Two, Contact: Topsy  -  Royal Crown Revue
  14. Act Two, Contact: Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing), Pt. 1-2  -  Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Conductor
Beach Boys   Track Performer
Dion & the Timberlanes   Track Performer
Stéphane Grappelli   Track Performer
Walt Weiskopf   Tenor Saxophone
Royal Crown Revue   Track Performer
New York Philharmonic   Track Performer
Tommy Igoe   Drums
Branford Marsalis   Track Performer
Lou Marini   Alto Saxophone
Lee Musiker   Piano
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Tenor Trombone
Byron Stripling   Trumpet
Squirrel Nut Zippers   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
John Miller   String Bass

Technical Credits

Douglas Besterman   Orchestration,Musical Director
Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Jay David Saks   Producer

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