Hair [1992 Australian Revival Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The success of Hair on Broadway in 1968 surprised many traditional musical theater fans, and its subsequent spread across the world, with productions in the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, and Austria between 1968 and 1970, also amazed those who supposed its distinctly American origins and references would limit its appeal. Yet another surprise was that the show went on to become a perennial theater favorite, despite the topical nature of its subject matter, which might have seemed to date it after the hippie trend subsided and the Vietnam War ended. But the clueless traditionalists who underestimated Hair may have had something in common with the real hippies and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The success of Hair on Broadway in 1968 surprised many traditional musical theater fans, and its subsequent spread across the world, with productions in the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, and Austria between 1968 and 1970, also amazed those who supposed its distinctly American origins and references would limit its appeal. Yet another surprise was that the show went on to become a perennial theater favorite, despite the topical nature of its subject matter, which might have seemed to date it after the hippie trend subsided and the Vietnam War ended. But the clueless traditionalists who underestimated Hair may have had something in common with the real hippies and peace activists who disdained it when it first appeared because it seemed to trivialize and stereotype them. It was exactly by stereotyping and celebrating that Hair preserved the ethos of the hippie counterculture for future generations, and its topicality, instead of making it dated, turned it into a time capsule. Of course, none of that would have mattered without the real driving force of the show from the beginning, its endlessly tuneful score composed by Galt MacDermot, which threw off several hit singles and continued to please listeners as rock dominated pop music decade after decade. Thus, there was no reason why a 1992 Australian revival cast, even with only a small band to support it, couldn't turn in a perfectly enjoyable version of Hair. And they do, even if the occasional syllable or phrasing betrays their down under origins and they sometimes sound a bit self-mocking, as if they think they're performing The Rocky Horror Show. Whether the world really needs another recording of Hair is another question that this one attempts to answer by claiming to be "the most complete recording of the score on CD." That was true -- sort of -- as of 1992, in the sense that the longest recording to date, the soundtrack to the 1979 movie, originally a two-LP set, had been abridged slightly for the 1989 CD reissue by deleting two tracks and, while still longer than this CD, was less "complete." In any case, this is a spirited, enjoyable rendition of the familiar score, and so a worthy addition to the large library of Hair recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2003
  • Label: Bayview
  • UPC: 659057711324
  • Catalog Number: 23
  • Sales rank: 310,182

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aquarius - Melvin Carroll (3:13)
  2. 2 Donna - Terry Serio (2:16)
  3. 3 Hashish (0:54)
  4. 4 Sodomy - David Argue (0:49)
  5. 5 Colored Spade - Armondo Hurley (1:25)
  6. 6 Manchester (England) - Nick Carrafa (1:19)
  7. 7 Peace Chant (0:38)
  8. 8 I'm Black - Terry Serio (0:24)
  9. 9 Ain't Got No - Melvin Carroll (0:40)
  10. 10 Peace Chant (Reprise) (0:13)
  11. 11 Ain't Got No (Reprise) (1:00)
  12. 12 Air - Cindy Lee (1:35)
  13. 13 Initials (0:49)
  14. 14 I Got Life - Nick Carrafa (2:50)
  15. 15 Going Down - Terry Serio (1:35)
  16. 16 Dead End - Armondo Hurley (1:22)
  17. 17 Hair - Terry Serio (2:43)
  18. 18 My Conviction - David Argue (2:08)
  19. 19 Easy To Be Hard - Meredith Chipperton (3:08)
  20. 20 Frank Mills - Cathy Rutten (2:14)
  21. 21 Hare Krishna (The Be-In) (2:54)
  22. 22 Where Do I Go? - Nick Carrafa (3:16)
  23. 23 Electric Blue - Terry Serio (2:34)
  24. 24 Black Boys - Cindy Lee (1:05)
  25. 25 White Boys - Hali Gordon (2:20)
  26. 26 Walking In Space - Cindy Lee (6:25)
  27. 27 Abie Baby - Armondo Hurley (1:46)
  28. 28 War (1:26)
  29. 29 Three-Five-Zero-Zero (3:04)
  30. 30 What A Piece Of Work Is Man - Geoff Paine (1:59)
  31. 31 How Dare They Try (1:35)
  32. 32 Good Morning Starshine - Meredith Chipperton (2:30)
  33. 33 The Flesh Failures (Let The Sun Shine In) - Meredith Chipperton (9:39)
  34. 34 Let The Sun Shine In (Reprise) (1:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Atkins Staging
Jeff Barnes Drums
Brett Kingman Guitar
Stephen Morgan Bass
Andrew Burns Keyboards
Nikki Bennett Vocals, cast
Tina Kopa Vocals, cast
Justin Connor cast
Jenny Davis Vocals, cast
David Argue Vocals, cast
Nick Carrafa Vocals, cast
Melvin Carroll Vocals, cast
Meredith Chipperton Vocals, cast
Vivien Davies Vocals, cast
Leata Vocals
Geoff Paine Vocals, cast
Cathy Rutten Vocals, cast
Terry Serio Vocals, cast
Troy Sussman cast
Nicola Quilter cast
Jeff Barnes Drums
Hairspray Cast Ensemble cast
Armondo Hurley Vocals, cast
Michael Kocent Piano
Jenny Davies Vocals
Cindy Lee Vocals, cast
Technical Credits
Ian Underwood Artwork
James Rado Librettist, Book
Gerome Ragni Librettist, Book
Peter Pinne Reissue Producer
Ross Burton Producer
Ellis Nassour Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Hair! The Sun really shone in!

    I really was excited about getting this! Barely any Hair CDs have been released lately. I enjoyed Aquarius, Coloured Spade and Walking in Space alot! This CD also containes quite a bit od dialogue, such as the Rally and the Joan of Arc dialogue. There is complete dialogue in Eyes Look Your Last, containing lines such as "Like it or not, they got me!". Only the now rare Mexican Cast and 2CD German Cast contain dialogue. I thought the Berger wasn't all that great, and the brass band and the bassist really get on your nerves sometimes ei-Coloured Spade. The Sheila is good, as is Hud, Woof and Claude. Also, the bit of dialogue before Walking in Space is included. If you are a Hair fan, get this one as your next album! You'll enjoy it alot!

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