Mame [Original Broadway Cast] [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The idea of turning Mame, which had already been a successful novel, straight play, and film (the last two under the title Auntie Mame), into a musical comedy was a great one, since it provided the opportunity to do what the musical theater does so well: showcase the talents of a major female actress/singer. The choice of composer/lyricist Jerry Herman to do the score was obvious; Herman had just scored a hit with Hello, Dolly!, another period story of an eccentric, larger than life female character. And everything else went well, too, including the felicitous casting of Angela Lansbury and a smooth out-of-town tryout period. By opening night, May 24, 1966, Bobby Darin...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The idea of turning Mame, which had already been a successful novel, straight play, and film (the last two under the title Auntie Mame), into a musical comedy was a great one, since it provided the opportunity to do what the musical theater does so well: showcase the talents of a major female actress/singer. The choice of composer/lyricist Jerry Herman to do the score was obvious; Herman had just scored a hit with Hello, Dolly!, another period story of an eccentric, larger than life female character. And everything else went well, too, including the felicitous casting of Angela Lansbury and a smooth out-of-town tryout period. By opening night, May 24, 1966, Bobby Darin and Louis Armstrong had reached the charts with single recordings of the title song (which is self-consciously similar to the Hello, Dolly! title song), and Eydie Gormé has covered the torchy ballad "If He Walked into My Life," which works equally well as a romantic lament as it does, in the show, as Mame's self-recrimination over the loss of her adopted son. Herman's score hasn't a weak song, and it has some very strong ones, not only those already mentioned, but also "We Need a Little Christmas," soon to be a seasonal standard. Add a cast headed by Lansbury, Frankie Michaels, and Beatrice Arthur, and you have the makings of a terrific cast album, which this is. [The cast recording was also released with bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886976572822
  • Catalog Number: 765728
  • Sales rank: 3,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Overture (4:03)
  2. 2 Act 1. St. Bridget (1:55)
  3. 3 Act 1. It's Today - Angela Lansbury (4:39)
  4. 4 Act 1. Open A New Window - Angela Lansbury (3:46)
  5. 5 Act 1. The Man In The Moon - Angela Lansbury (2:55)
  6. 6 Act 1. My Best Girl - Angela Lansbury (3:24)
  7. 7 Act 1. We Need A Little Christmas - Angela Lansbury (3:02)
  8. 8 Act 1. Mame (6:16)
  9. 9 Act 2. The Letter (1:29)
  10. 10 Act 2. My Best Girl (Reprise) - Angela Lansbury (1:29)
  11. 11 Act 2. Bosom Buddies (4:08)
  12. 12 Act 2. Gooch's Song (3:27)
  13. 13 Act 2. That's How Young I Feel - Angela Lansbury (2:11)
  14. 14 Act 2. If He Walked Into My Life - Angela Lansbury (3:53)
  15. 15 Act 2. Finale - Angela Lansbury (2:52)
  16. 16 St. Bridget (from Mame) (1:56)
  17. 17 It's Today (from Mame) (3:52)
  18. 18 Camouflage (from Mame) (3:29)
  19. 19 Open a New Window (from Mame) (3:23)
  20. 20 Mame (from Mame) (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original Broadway Cast Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Jerry Herman Piano, Vocals
Angela Lansbury Vocals
Bea Arthur Vocals
George Coe Vocals
Charles Braswell Vocals
Sab Shimono Vocals
Jane Connell Vocals
Charlotte Jones Vocals
Alice Borden Vocals
Jerry Lanning Vocals
Frankie Michaels Vocals
Willard Waterman Vocals
Donald Pippin Conductor
Diana Walker Vocals
Mame Pit Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Diane Coupe Vocals
Margaret M. Hall Vocals
John C. Becher Vocals
Johanna Douglas Vocals
Technical Credits
Jerry Herman Composer, Lyricist, Liner Notes
Philip J. Lang Orchestration
Goddard Lieberson Original Album Producer
Thomas Z. Shepard Reissue Producer
Charles Burr Synopsis
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Roger Adams Dance Arrangement
Eleanor Becker Editorial Production
Jerome Lawrence Book
Donald Pippin Vocal Arrangements, Music Direction
Robert E. Lee Book
Elisabeth Ladwig Graphic Design
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