Me and Juliet [Original Cast Recording] [Bonus Tracks]

Me and Juliet [Original Cast Recording] [Bonus Tracks]

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Of Rodgers & Hammerstein's three relative flops, Allegro, Me and Juliet, and Pipe Dream, Me and Juliet was the most successful. In fact, it broke even. But after 55 years, the only memorable thing about it remains the song that became a hit shortly after opening night, "No Other Love," based on a theme

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Of Rodgers & Hammerstein's three relative flops, Allegro, Me and Juliet, and Pipe Dream, Me and Juliet was the most successful. In fact, it broke even. But after 55 years, the only memorable thing about it remains the song that became a hit shortly after opening night, "No Other Love," based on a theme Richard Rodgers had previously used in the television series Victory at Sea. Rodgers & Hammerstein were trying for a light romantic comedy in the style of Rodgers & Hart, but Hammerstein was not Hart, and this wasn't Pal Joey. The 2008 reissue of Me and Juliet by DRG Records, licensed from Sony BMG, adds both sides of Perry Como's chart-topping single of "No Other Love"/"Keep It Gay." (Of course, "Keep It Gay" is a different and far more innocent composition than the song of the same name that later appeared in the Mel Brooks musical The Producers.) It also contains a 16-minute interview of Richard Rodgers by Goddard Lieberson, president of Columbia Records. The interview seems to have been conducted in 1955, and it actually concerns itself with the Columbia album Rodgers Conducts Rodgers, an LP on which Rodgers conducted the New York Philharmonic in performances of some of his instrumental compositions. The only reference to Me and Juliet comes when the two are discussing Victory at Sea. Despite its tangential relationship to the album on which it appears, the interview will be of interest to musical theater fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471911527
catalogNumber:
19115

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Original Cast Recording   Primary Artist
Perry Como   Vocals
Richard Rodgers   Interviewee
Mark Dawson   Vocals
Henri René   Conductor
Bill Hayes   Vocals
Isabel Bigley   Vocals
Henri René & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bob Fortier   Vocals
Joan McCracken   Vocals
Me and Juliet Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Arthur Maxwell   Vocals
Me and Juliet Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Salvatore Dell'Isola   Conductor,Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Richard Rodgers   Composer
Hugh Fordin   Reissue Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist,Book
Goddard Lieberson   Interviewer
Don Walker   Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Bert Fink   Liner Notes
Alice Butts   Art Direction
Barbara Carroll Trio   Vocal Group
Alice Botts   Art Direction
Jim Kelly   Reissue Production Assistance

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