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Little Me [New Broadway Cast Recording]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The trouble with the first Broadway cast album of Little Me in 1962 was that the musical was designed as a star vehicle for comedian Sid Caesar, who played seven parts in the show, but couldn't sing. The 1982 revival divided the Caesar roles between two actors, but was a flop and was never recorded. The 1999 revival put Martin Short in the Caesar roles, but it beefed up the female lead, originally divided between two actresses, but now performed by Faith Prince alone. Since those two actresses had originally sung the title song as a duet, something was lost right there. But a lot was gained from the point of view of the score, because Short could sing passably and ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The trouble with the first Broadway cast album of Little Me in 1962 was that the musical was designed as a star vehicle for comedian Sid Caesar, who played seven parts in the show, but couldn't sing. The 1982 revival divided the Caesar roles between two actors, but was a flop and was never recorded. The 1999 revival put Martin Short in the Caesar roles, but it beefed up the female lead, originally divided between two actresses, but now performed by Faith Prince alone. Since those two actresses had originally sung the title song as a duet, something was lost right there. But a lot was gained from the point of view of the score, because Short could sing passably and Prince, a gifted musical comedy performer, had the right voice and attitude for the cartoonish material. The only problem was that the score still wasn't great. Composer Cy Coleman might immodestly claim in his liner notes that it "boasts at least five standards," but one would be hard pressed to name them. OK, "I've Got Your Number" and maybe "Real Live Girl," but that's only two. As was the fashion in the expanded CD era of the '90s, the 59-minute cast album half again as long as the first one contained lots of dialogue, which gave much more of a sense of the show than the song-only original cast album had, but meant that it grew tiresome upon repeated listenings, partly because Short was more of a showboat, but less funny, than Caesar. The result was a marginal improvement over the 1962 album, but still no masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206601121
  • Catalog Number: 6011

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (2:17)
  2. 2 Little Me - Belle's Boys (2:55)
  3. 3 Chapter One: The Story Begins - Momma (0:36)
  4. 4 The Other Side Of The Tracks - Faith Prince (1:55)
  5. 5 The Other Side Of The Tracks - Faith Prince (1:36)
  6. 6 Rich Kids Rag (1:59)
  7. 7 I Love You - Noble (2:16)
  8. 8 Belle Meets Mr. Pinchley - Pinchley (0:58)
  9. 9 Deep Down Inside - Pinchley & Martin Short (3:57)
  10. 10 Girl Guns Geezer - Pinchley (0:56)
  11. 11 Be a Performer! - Bernie Buchsman & Faith Prince (2:22)
  12. 12 Dimples - Belle & Her Chain Gang (1:29)
  13. 13 Fame Is A Fickle Thing - Faith Prince (0:27)
  14. 14 Boom Boom - Boom Boom Girls (4:05)
  15. 15 I've Got Your Number - Lucky (3:38)
  16. 16 Belle Meets Fred - Soldiers (1:06)
  17. 17 Real Live Girl - Martin Short (6:57)
  18. 18 I Love Sinking You - Noble (3:59)
  19. 19 Belle Goes To Hollywood - Faith Prince (0:48)
  20. 20 Poor Little Hollywood Star - Faith Prince (4:15)
  21. 21 The Prince & I - Faith Prince (1:02)
  22. 22 Goodbye - Prince Cherney (4:52)
  23. 23 Here's to Us - Faith Prince (3:03)
  24. 24 Finale-The End - Faith Prince (1:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Arnold Track Performer
David Chase Piano, Conductor
Ray Grappone Drums
Leon Maleson Bass
Faith Prince Track Performer
Bruce Samuels Synthesizer
Jack Schatz Trombone
Rev. Dan Willis Reeds
Ronnie Buttacavoli Trumpet
Martin Short Track Performer
Dr. David Evans Keyboards
Cynthia Onrubia Track Performer
Frank Santagata Reeds
Ruth Williamson Track Performer
Denis Jones Track Performer
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Cy Coleman Liner Notes
Vincent Cirilli Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Bruce Kimmel Producer
Michael Portantiere Liner Notes
Bruce Samuels Programming
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