Miss Saigon [Angel Original Broadway Cast Highlights]

Miss Saigon [Angel Original Broadway Cast Highlights]

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MISS SAIGON, the Vietnam War update of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," is the high-water mark for the Euro-musical, that Continental hybrid of opera, drama and spectacle that dominated Broadway for much of the last two decades. This double-disc recording of the 1989 world-premiere cast features Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga, who both went

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MISS SAIGON, the Vietnam War update of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," is the high-water mark for the Euro-musical, that Continental hybrid of opera, drama and spectacle that dominated Broadway for much of the last two decades. This double-disc recording of the 1989 world-premiere cast features Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga, who both went on to win Tonys for their respective roles as a venal pimp and his teenage whore. The romantic score out-Webbers Lord Andrew with such affecting and surprisingly intimate songs as "The Movie in My Mind," "The Heat Is On In Saigon" and "The Last Night of the World." Pryce's eye-popping paean to supply-side economics, "The American Dream," thrills even when separated from the show's amazing visual flash. "I'd Give My Life For You" and "Sun and Moon" finds Filipino soprano Salonga trilling with awesome power and conviction. Enthralling in its sweeping passions, MISS SAIGON captures both the chaos of war as well as the sensual ecstasies and romantic yearnings of the men and women caught up in its wake.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
This single-disc highlights album was recorded with a 73-piece orchestra and features the best of the best from the landmark musical Miss Saigon. Composers/lyricists Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg supervised the disc's production, and the album contains some of their finest pieces from the musical, including "Why God Why?," "Now That I've Seen Her," and "The American Dream."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/1999
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724355681027
catalogNumber:
56810

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derek Watkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Hinton Battle   Vocals,Track Performer
William David Brohn   Performing Ensemble
Trevor Burley   Cello
Duke Dobing   Flute,Piccolo
Kenneth Essex   Viola
John Francis   Violin
Sid Gauld   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Brian Hawkins   Viola
Steve Levine   Violin
Pauline Lowbury   Violin
Rita Manning   Violin
Robin McGee   Double Bass
Johnathan Rees   Violin
Godfrey Salmon   Violin
Sonia Swaby   Vocals
Shelley Van Loen   Violin
Justin Ward   Viola
Hugh Webb   Harp
Steve Aitken   Bass Trombone
Troy Germano   Piano
Clive Howard   Viola
Chris Lacey   Flute,Piccolo,Wood Flute
Paul Marrion   Double Bass
Steve McManus   Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Glen Martin   Clarinet
Steve Waterman   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Alison Taylor   Horn
Ian McLeod   Violin
David Hartley   Piano
Ian Laws   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar
Ray Santos   Vocals
John McDougall   Bassoon
Julian Fairbank   Percussion
Joseph Frohlich   Violin
Paul Gardham   Horn
David Juritz   Violin
Jack Rozman   Violin
Robert Sydor   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Peter Tanfield   Violin
Edward Vanderspar   Violin
Bruce Winant   Vocals
Nigel Charman   Percussion
Robert Weber   Vocals
Martin Turnland   Violin
Stephen Williams   Double Bass
Paul Cullington   Double Bass
Eric Chan   Vocals
Rachel Allen   Violin
Alison Kelly   Violin
Alvin Crawford   Vocals
Jay Douglas   Vocals
Andrew Schulman   Cello
Emy Baysic   Vocals,Track Performer
Eric Bates   Vocals
Jim Harrison   Vocals
Dave Whitson   Trombone
Donnell Aarone   Vocals
Tito Abeleda   Vocals
Zar Acayan   Vocals
Joanna Ampil   Vocals
Alan Ariano   Vocals
Darrell Autor   Vocals
Charles Azulay   Vocals
Nick Barr   Viola
Robert Bartley   Vocals
Barrie Belcher   Cello
C.C. Brown   Vocals
Peter Cousens   Vocals
Mirla Criste   Vocals
Francis J. Cruz   Vocals
Sylvia Dohi   Vocals
Myrna Edwards   Viola
Rona Figueroa   Vocals
Margaret Gates   Vocals
Lydia Gatson   Vocals
Robie Gibbs   Violin
Martin Gill   Violin
Ann Glover   Oboe
Nigel Goldberg   Violin
Christopher Hind   Percussion
Clive Hughes   Violin
John Hursey   Violin,Cello
Leonard Joseph   Vocals
Norman Kauahi   Vocals
Howard Kaye   Vocals
Gordon Laing   Bassoon,Contrabassoon
Zoie Lam   Vocals
Christine Langner   Vocals
Ming Lee   Vocals
Frank J. Maio   Vocals
Paul Matsumoto   Vocals
Kevin Neil McCready   Vocals
Henry Menendez   Vocals
Heidi Meyer   Vocals
Charles Munn   Vocals
Cheri Nakamura   Vocals
Geoffrey Nash   Trombone
Christopher Nightingale   Synthesizer
Mark Oka   Vocals
Chris O'Neil   Oboe,Cor anglais
Elizabeth Paw   Vocals
Matthew Pederson   Vocals
Juan Pineda   Vocals
Jeff Reid   Vocals
Chloe Stewart   Vocals
Jade Kaiwalani Stice   Vocals
Rozanne Taga   Vocals
Philip Trzebiatowski   Cello
Steve Wick   Tuba
Welly Yang   Vocals
Robert Bailey   Cello
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Timothy Grant   Viola
Kevin Gray   Vocals,Track Performer
Chris Baron   Percussion,Drums
Alan Jones   Horn
Benedict Cruft   Violin
Michael Thompson   Horn
Imelda de los Reyes   Vocals
Philip de Groote   Cello
Justin Pearson   Cello

Technical Credits

Alain Boublil   Executive Producer
David Caddick   Producer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Executive Producer
David Hunt   Engineer
Andy Bruce   Engineer
David Hersey   Engineer
Nicholas Hytner   Director

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Miss Saigon [Angel Original Broadway Cast Highlights] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I still believe that Miss Saigon is one of the best musicals in history, only second to Les Miserables. I love the story and soundtrack and was so lucky to get it from Barnes and Noble at such a great price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome show! Unfortunately it is not on Broadway anymore but you should totally get the cd. I would suggest getting the full cd with all the songs because there are a lot of great song that are missing on the one like "Please" and "This Money's Yours"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago