Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Original Canadian Cast Recording]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Original Canadian Cast Recording]

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by A. L. Webber
     
 

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's first musical to be based on biblical sources, written in 1967 when he was still a teenager, has taken on greater importance in the wake of his subsequent success. It finally hit Broadway in 1982, and there was a London revival in 1992. This cast album (which is at least the fifth recording) chronicles an American revival production that opened… See more details below

Overview

Andrew Lloyd Webber's first musical to be based on biblical sources, written in 1967 when he was still a teenager, has taken on greater importance in the wake of his subsequent success. It finally hit Broadway in 1982, and there was a London revival in 1992. This cast album (which is at least the fifth recording) chronicles an American revival production that opened in Los Angeles in February 1993, starring Michael Damian. By now, the short musical has expanded to full length (the CD runs 73 minutes, including the nine-minute disco-ish "Joseph Megamix" medley), but it remains a rock pastiche with an uncertain tone. Webber and lyricist Tim Rice would find their feet with this kind of approach in 1970 when they recorded Jesus Christ Superstar, and Joseph is still best understood as a dry run for that success.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/1994
Label:
Decca Broadway
UPC:
0731451726620
catalogNumber:
517266
Rank:
24113

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Tracks

  1. Prologue
  2. Any Dream Will Do (single version)  -  Northern Explosion
  3. Jacob & Sons/Joseph's Coat  -  Bayview Glen Chorus
  4. Joseph's Dreams  - Rufus Bonds
  5. Poor, Poor Joseph  - Rufus Bonds
  6. One More Angel In Heaven  - Lee Lobenhofer
  7. Potiphar  -  Male Ensemble
  8. Close Every Door  - Donny Osmond
  9. Go, Go, Go Joseph  - Trent Armand Kendall
  10. Pharaoh Story  - Janet Metz
  11. Poor, Poor Pharaoh  - Rufus Bonds
  12. Song of the King (Seven Fat Cows)  - Johnny Seaton
  13. Pharaoh's Dreams Explained  - Donny Osmond
  14. Stone the Crows  -  Female Ensemble
  15. Those Canaan Days
  16. The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel  -  Female Ensemble
  17. Who's the Thief?  -  Female Ensemble
  18. Benjamin Calypso  - Mark Cassius Ferguson
  19. Joseph All the Time  -  Female Ensemble
  20. Jacob in Egypt  - Janet Metz
  21. Finale: Any Dream Will Do/Give Me My Coloured Coat  - Janet Metz
  22. Joseph Megamix  -  Full Company

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Primary Artist
Original Cast Recording   Indexed Contributor
Donny Osmond   Vocals,cast
Johnny Seaton   Vocals,cast
Helen Cooper   Violin
Geoffrey Cox   Drums
Christopher Davies   Horn
Chris Davis   Horn
Michael Fletcher   Vocals,cast
Karen Holness   Vocals,Ensemble,cast
Richard Ihnatowicz   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Keith Jenkins   Guitar
Jan Kelley   Ensemble
Andrew Lynwood   Synthesizer
Paul Maguire   Keyboards
Yvonne McGuiness   Leader
Jo Meacham   Bass Guitar
Nicola Moss   English Horn,Oboe,Cor anglais
Dominic O'Dell   Cello
Ian Rowbotham   Viola
Neil Rowland   Percussion
Ian Terry   Synthesizer
Peter Walton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wives   Track Performer
Janet Metz   Narrator,cast
Linda Talcott   Ensemble
Avery Saltzman   Ensemble
Jeff Blumenkrantz   Vocals,Ensemble
Glen Kerr   Ensemble
Steve Girardi   Ensemble
Kim Scarcella   Ensemble
Michael Berresse   Ensemble
Susan Gattoni   Ensemble
Vance Avery   Ensemble
Timothy J. Alex   Ensemble
Bayview Glen Chorus   Children's Chorus
Rufus Bonds   Ensemble,cast
Mark Cassius Ferguson   Ensemble
Lee Lobenhofer   Ensemble
Northern Explosion   Children's Chorus
Michael Dixon   Conductor
Phil Reno   Conductor
Trent Armand Kendall   Ensemble,cast

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Robin Sellars   Engineer
Nigel Wright   Producer
Tim Rice   Composer

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