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

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/1994
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • UPC: 731451726620
  • Catalog Number: 517266
  • Sales rank: 10,179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prologue (1:39)
  2. 2 Any Dream Will Do (single version) - Northern Explosion (3:53)
  3. 3 Jacob & Sons/Joseph's Coat - Bayview Glen Chorus (5:37)
  4. 4 Joseph's Dreams - Rufus Bonds Jr. (2:55)
  5. 5 Poor, Poor Joseph - Rufus Bonds Jr. (2:36)
  6. 6 One More Angel In Heaven - Lee Lobenhofer (3:01)
  7. 7 Potiphar - Male Ensemble (4:47)
  8. 8 Close Every Door - Donny Osmond (3:47)
  9. 9 Go, Go, Go Joseph - Trent Armand Kendall (5:28)
  10. 10 Pharaoh Story - Janet Metz (3:07)
  11. 11 Poor, Poor Pharaoh - Rufus Bonds Jr. (1:51)
  12. 12 Song of the King (Seven Fat Cows) - Johnny Seaton (3:13)
  13. 13 Pharaoh's Dreams Explained - Donny Osmond (1:21)
  14. 14 Stone the Crows - Female Ensemble (2:36)
  15. 15 Those Canaan Days (4:40)
  16. 16 The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel - Female Ensemble (4:24)
  17. 17 Who's the Thief? - Female Ensemble (2:06)
  18. 18 Benjamin Calypso - Mark Cassius Ferguson (2:56)
  19. 19 Joseph All the Time - Female Ensemble (0:59)
  20. 20 Jacob in Egypt - Janet Metz (1:07)
  21. 21 Finale: Any Dream Will Do/Give Me My Coloured Coat - Janet Metz (3:32)
  22. 22 Joseph Megamix - Full Company (8:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A. L. 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 Jr. 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
A. L. Webber Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Robin Sellars Engineer
Nigel Wright Producer
Tim Rice Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it!

    We used it as an adjunt for the 3-5 graders to listen to while we were studying Joseph in Bible study. My 11 year old daughter also likes to listen to it in the car!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    JOSEPH & HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR COAT

    This version of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat was okay - the narrator was not very engaging.
    Donnie Osmond as always does a good job - but the Pharoah part lacked enthusiasm.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Its awesome!

    We did this play 2 years ago at our highschool and it was the best thing that ever happened(even though i was in the childrens choir)! This is my favorite version. Donny Osmond was perfect for Joseph, but the Pharoah didn't sound very much like Elvis. The Narrator is good to. I would recemend this to any musical lover!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    an awsome cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!

    WOW! i'm a picky teenager and i must say that no other broadway soundtrack compares to this CD! it makes you feel as if you're sitting right in front of the stage listening; captivated by the music. i had the good fortune of seeing donny osmond perform this play about 8 years ago, and it was the best! it makes me lonesome for the show, and i wish he would do it again! buy this CD and the DVD!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding!!-- Why does that star-rating stop at five?!?

    About a year ago, I was shopping for a fresh new musical for my high school. We'd run the usual Greese and Secret Garden into the ground. I picked up the Joseph DVD and as soon as we stuck it in, we knew this was the one! I'd reviewed the other versions after that ( i.e. Donovan's) and they weren't up to par--- Even the DVD was more colorful!!! (Which is the point, after all!) A Wonderful Script, and Wonderful Cast and Brilliant Scenery (DVD)--- "...ahead of our time!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Like You are sitting in the audience!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this soundtrack. Donny Osmond has an amazing voice along with the other characters. This was a perfect role for him and hopefully he will come back to the role. My favorites include ''Any Dream Will Do'', ''Jacob and Sons'' and ''Close Every Door''.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Donny Osmond, the BEST Joseph Yet!

    I thought this CD was the best musical since Cats. Donny Osmond is the best Joseph I've heard and seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Comparison

    There is absolutely no comparison between Donny Osmond and ANY of the others who have acted and sang the role of Joseph. It was as if he was born to play the role...particularly since he was pretty much the favored one in HIS family too (by the public, that is)...although he is fortunate NOT to have the kind of brothers Joseph had! No one can sing CLOSE EVERY DOOR like Donny. It is a heartbreaker and he nails it. Whether on CD or on video, Donny's performance is worth the money and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Fabulous

    For anyone who collects Broadway, this is a wonderful addition. The music reaches you like nothing else can. It stars the amazing Donny Osmond as the title character. This is one CD you must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A little Ify

    This is a fabulous show, really a lot of fun. But it can be hard to like. Most of all, it is rare to see a good production of it, but when you find one, boy is it good...it can be one of your most favorite shows! This particular production is good...Donny Osmand is a perfect Joseph, but the woman who plays the narrator is extremely annoying. Her voice makes you want to choke your radio. I would definitely see the show and judge how much you like it before you buy this CD though, because if you buy the CD first, you will hate the show and never give it a chance...but really it is a great show with fun music(rather elementary though).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, but I prefer Donovan

    Donny Osmond's Joseph is excellent, though slightly high-voltaged, and so is Janet Metz's beautiful, characterful and bubbly Narrator. Howeer, Johnny Seaton does not give an authentic Elvis accent in his portrayal of Pharaoh, yet he is still able to tickle you pink thorugh his Seven Fat Cows song. This version is good, but I prefer Donovan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an Awesome Musical!

    'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' is one of the best musicals I have ever seen. I was in the play and it was so much fun. The soundtrack is awesome with Donny Osmond as 'Joseph.' You need to hear the soundtrack and rent the movie. They're awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great preformance

    This was the mostfanomonal cast including DONY OSMOND AS Joseph. The songs are great and this is the one to get so dont delay get your copy today! :)

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