Hair [Original Broadway Cast Recording / Deluxe Collector's Edition]

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
When the Broadway cast recording of Hair was re-released on compact disc back in 1988, the producers took advantage of the longer playing time and added as much bonus material as they had from the original recordings of 1968, presenting a better picture of the entire show. The 1988 version needed a remastering 15 years later, but the producers wanted to add something more and came up with this "Broadway Deluxe Collector's Edition," adding both the original off-Broadway cast recording which had been out of print since the '60s and never available on compact disc and excerpts from a 2003 interview with Galt MacDermot, who composed the music. Hair was a brilliant, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
When the Broadway cast recording of Hair was re-released on compact disc back in 1988, the producers took advantage of the longer playing time and added as much bonus material as they had from the original recordings of 1968, presenting a better picture of the entire show. The 1988 version needed a remastering 15 years later, but the producers wanted to add something more and came up with this "Broadway Deluxe Collector's Edition," adding both the original off-Broadway cast recording which had been out of print since the '60s and never available on compact disc and excerpts from a 2003 interview with Galt MacDermot, who composed the music. Hair was a brilliant, groundbreaking work, but it was also an ever-evolving piece as actors came and left, lyrics were changed, and songs were resequenced and reassigned to different characters. The off-Broadway recording offers a look at where the musical started, and some of the changes that occurred. Some of the more noticeable differences are the order in which the songs themselves appear, and the disarming way the off-Broadway version of Claude sings "Manchester, England" with an English accent! The band also went from just a four-piece off-Broadway to a nine-piece for the Broadway cast featuring the great Idris Muhammad on drums, and the arrangements change accordingly. The liner notes include a wonderful description of the Broadway staging from Lorrie Davis, one of the cast members. All in all, this is a fabulous presentation of one of the finest Broadway musicals ever, and the remastered sound is fantastic. Those who are still enjoying the original cast recording of Hair owe it to themselves to check out this truly deluxe edition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: Rca Victor Broadway
  • UPC: 828765608527
  • Catalog Number: 56085
  • Sales rank: 24,941

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aquarius - Company (2:54)
  2. 2 Donna - Company (2:15)
  3. 3 Hashish - Company (0:58)
  4. 4 Sodomy - Steve Curry (0:55)
  5. 5 Colored Spade - Company (1:12)
  6. 6 Manchester, England - Company (1:20)
  7. 7 I'm Black (0:27)
  8. 8 Ain't Got No - Company (0:45)
  9. 9 I Believe in Love - Company (1:07)
  10. 10 Ain't Got No (Reprise) - Company (1:16)
  11. 11 Air - Company (1:30)
  12. 12 Initials - Company (0:56)
  13. 13 I Got Life - Company (3:08)
  14. 14 Going Down - Company (2:21)
  15. 15 Hair - Company (3:01)
  16. 16 My Conviction - Jonathan Kramer (1:41)
  17. 17 Easy to Be Hard - Lynn Kellogg (2:40)
  18. 18 Don't Put It Down - Steve Curry (2:03)
  19. 19 Frank Mills - Shelley Plimpton (2:09)
  20. 20 Be-In - Company (3:08)
  21. 21 Where Do I Go? - Company (2:42)
  22. 22 Electric Blues - Company (2:35)
  23. 23 Manchester England (Reprise) - Company (0:32)
  24. 24 Black Boys - Suzannah Norstrand (1:10)
  25. 25 White Boys - Lorrie Davis (2:29)
  26. 26 Walking in Space - Company (4:50)
  27. 27 Abie Baby (2:44)
  28. 28 Three-Five-Zero-Zero - Company (3:10)
  29. 29 What a Piece of Work Is Man/Walking in Space (Reprise) - Company (2:23)
  30. 30 Good Morning Starshine (2:33)
  31. 31 The Bed - Company (2:57)
  32. 32 Let the Sunshine In - Company (3:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ain't Got No - Company (1:22)
  2. 2 I Got Life - Marijane Maricle (2:49)
  3. 3 Air - Jonelle Allen (1:31)
  4. 4 Going Down - Company (2:39)
  5. 5 Hair - Company (3:08)
  6. 6 Dead End - Company (2:38)
  7. 7 Frank Mills - Shelley Plimpton (1:53)
  8. 8 Hare Krishna - Company (3:21)
  9. 9 Where Do I Go? - Company (3:00)
  10. 10 Electric Blues - Company (2:32)
  11. 11 Easy to Be Hard - Company (2:08)
  12. 12 Manchester (1:14)
  13. 13 White Boys - Alma Robinson (2:37)
  14. 14 Black Boys - Suzannah Evans (1:05)
  15. 15 Walking in Space - Company (4:22)
  16. 16 Aquarius - Company (2:17)
  17. 17 Good Morning Starshine - Company (3:52)
  18. 18 Exanaplanetooch (2:37)
  19. 19 The Climax - Jill O'Hara (1:51)
  20. 20 Opening (2:27)
  21. 21 Red Blue and White - Marijane Maricle (1:44)
  22. 22 Sentimental Ending - Company (1:29)
  23. 23 Interview With Galt MacDermot: How Did You Become Involved With ... (1:07)
  24. 24 Interview With Galt MacDermot: What Do You Remember About the ... (0:32)
  25. 25 Interview With Galt MacDermot: And the Broadway Cast Recording? (0:30)
  26. 26 Interview With Galt MacDermot: In the Recording Session Photos, ... (0:13)
  27. 27 Interview With Galt MacDermot: How Did the Two Productions Differ? (1:13)
  28. 28 Interview With Galt MacDermot: You Were Not a Traditional Theater ... (0:51)
  29. 29 Interview With Galt MacDermot: Did "Hair" Influence Your Later ... (0:42)
  30. 30 Interview With Galt MacDermot: "Hair" Was Controversial With ... (0:39)
  31. 31 Interview With Galt MacDermot: On Writing Music for the Theater, ... (0:56)
  32. 32 Interview With Galt MacDermot: Did You Ever Have to Rewrite Any of the (0:23)
  33. 33 Interview With Galt MacDermot: What Sort of Music Do You Write Now? (0:23)
  34. 34 Interview With Galt MacDermot: Do You Use Synthesizers? (0:20)
  35. 35 Interview With Galt MacDermot: Have You Got Any Advice for People ... (0:30)
  36. 36 Interview With Galt MacDermot: Does Any One Song in "Hair" Express ... (0:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original Cast Recording Primary Artist
Melba Moore cast
Jimmy Lewis Bass, Band
Paul Jabara cast
Leata Galloway cast
Galt MacDermot Electric Piano, Band
Sally Eaton cast
Warren Chiasson Percussion
Steve Dean cast
Steve Gillette Guitar, Band
Walter Harris cast
Idris Muhammad Drums
Emmeretta Marks cast
Eddie Williams Trumpet
Donnie Burks cast
Zane Paul Reeds, Woodwind
Warren Burton cast
Lorrie Davis cast
Alan Fontaine Guitar
Diane Keaton cast
Hiram Keller cast
Lynn Kellogg cast
Donald Leight Trumpet
Marjorie LiPari cast
Natalie Mosco cast
Suzannah Norstrand cast
Shelley Plimpton cast
James Rado cast
Gerome Ragni cast
Robert I. Rubinsky cast
Lamont Washington cast
Jill O'Hara cast
Ronald Dyson cast
Jonelle Allen cast
Arnold Soboloff cast
Marijane Maricle cast
Gregory Ferreira Band
Bob Johnson cast
Susan Batson cast
Thommie Bush cast
Jane Levin cast
Linda Compton cast
Suzannah Evans cast
Steve Garnet cast
William Herter cast
Edward Murphy Jr. cast
Ed Crowley cast
Walker Daniels cast
Greg Ferrara Band
Alma Robinson cast
Leonard Seeds Band
Arnold Wilkerson cast
Jonathan Kramer cast
Steve Curry cast
Technical Credits
Galt MacDermot Composer, Director
Vincent Caro Remastering
Didier C. Deutsch Liner Notes
Mike Moran Engineer
Ernie Oelrich Engineer
Rick Rowe Engineer
Andy Wiswell Producer
George R. Marek Engineer
James Rado Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer, Book
John A. Morris Director
Gerald Freedman Director
Tom O'Horgan Director
Daniel Guss Liner Notes
Bertrand Castelli Executive Producer
Elenore Lester Liner Notes
Joseph Papp Producer
Robert Kiernan Engineer
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