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Hello, Dolly! [1994 Cast Recording]
     

Hello, Dolly! [1994 Cast Recording]

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David Merrick's star-studded presentation of Hello, Dolly! (1964) -- based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker -- was known as much for Gower Champion's brilliant direction and choreography as it was for Jerry Herman's equally effective lyrics and music. The cast includes the irrepressible

Overview

David Merrick's star-studded presentation of Hello, Dolly! (1964) -- based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker -- was known as much for Gower Champion's brilliant direction and choreography as it was for Jerry Herman's equally effective lyrics and music. The cast includes the irrepressible Carol Channing as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Charles Nelson Reilly as Cornelius Hackl, and a young Eileen Brennan in the role of Irene Molloy. The show originally opened on January 16th, 1964, and became the longest running Broadway musical of its' time. The Original Cast Recording also scored big, selling an unprecedented 80,000 copies the first week it was released. In 2003 terms, that would have given the record a Top Ten debut, which remains an unmatched feat for a Broadway soundtrack. The show earned an astonishing ten Tony Awards, and Herman also garnered a Grammy for Song Of The Year in 1964 -- beating out the Beatles' ("A Hard Day's Night") and Barbra Streisand's ("People"). The bonus tracks include "I Put My Hand In" and "So Long Dearie," by the Mary Martin-led London cast from 1965, as well as "Before the Parade Passes By" and the dynamic title track "Hello, Dolly!" featuring Pearl Bailey's 1967 Broadway reformation. An additional highlight is the rare pairing of "Love, Look In My Window" and "World, Take Me Back," from Ethel Merman's 1970 revival. Incidentally, the lead role was originally conceived for Merman, and these two songs were sold on a 45-RPM single that was available only at the performances. A 2003 conversation with Channing is excerpted in the ten-plus-minute "Interview With ..." segment concluding the disc, which also comes with a 15-page booklet replete with rare cast and recording session photos, as well as condensed plot summaries, and respectively historical essays.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/1994
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206555721
catalogNumber:
5557

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carol Channing   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Bateman   Vocals
Bernie Edstrom   Trumpet
Robert Hallgrimson   Trumpet
Mark Henderson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dave Karr   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Marshall   Viola
Larry Pyatt   Trumpet
John Tartaglia   Viola
Paul Thomas   Cello
Michael Quinn   Vocals
Kent Saunders   Banjo,Guitar
Jay Garner   Vocals,Track Performer
Peter Enblom   Trombone
Tim Stella   Conductor
Stephanie Arado   Violin
Rebecca Kite   Percussion
Pamela Arnstein   Violin
Emily Basinger   Violin
Julian Brightman   Vocals
Monica M. Wemitt   Vocals
David Williamson   Acoustic Bass
Instant Glee Club   Track Performer
Michael DeVries   Vocals
Cory English   Vocals
James Darrah   Vocals
Christine DeVito   Vocals
Florence Lacey   Vocals
Lori Ann Mahl   Vocals
Steve Pudenz   Vocals
Kristen Anderson   Cello
John Bantay   Vocals
Desta Barbieri   Vocals
Kimberly Bellman   Vocals
Bruce Blanchard   Vocals
Stephen Bourneuf   Vocals
Wade Clark   Trombone
Holly Cruikshank   Vocals
Roger Frisch   Violin
Simone Gee   Vocals
Jason Gillman   Vocals
Milica Govich   Vocals
Joe Deluca   Drums
Dan LoBuono   Vocals
Mary Setrakian   Vocals
Sharon Moore   Vocals
Elizabeth Green   Vocals

Technical Credits

Vincent Cirilli   Engineer
Bruce Kimmel   Producer
Jeanne Evans   Wardrobe Coordinator
Bill Meade   Producer,Concept
Tim Stella   Musical Director
Michael Caprio   Art Direction,Publicity
Tivice Davenport   Personal Assistant

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD today and I already had the original cast but the 1994 cast was even better. The sound quality was excellent and Carol Channing was AWESOME she's still had it 30 years later. This album was INCREDIBLE. The music was brighter and everything you could ever want out of "Hello Dolly". "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" was amazing . Check out this cd. I hope Dolly comes back soon.