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Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Anybody who has spent any length of time with Billy Joel's music knows that it is ideally suited for the Broadway stage, so it was no big surprise when a selection of his songs formed the basis of a production in 2002. What was a surprise is that it was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, who was better known for her avant-garde work, including a collaboration with David Byrne on The Catherine Wheel. Tharp, however, proved to be a good choice, at least musically, since she and musical supervisor Stuart Malina helped keep the songs stripped-down and lean. They're not sung by the cast; they're sung by Michael Cavanaugh who, as the piano man, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Anybody who has spent any length of time with Billy Joel's music knows that it is ideally suited for the Broadway stage, so it was no big surprise when a selection of his songs formed the basis of a production in 2002. What was a surprise is that it was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, who was better known for her avant-garde work, including a collaboration with David Byrne on The Catherine Wheel. Tharp, however, proved to be a good choice, at least musically, since she and musical supervisor Stuart Malina helped keep the songs stripped-down and lean. They're not sung by the cast; they're sung by Michael Cavanaugh who, as the piano man, narrates the proceedings from the side. This is a sharp move musically, although it does have a side effect on record of occasionally seeming like a Billy Joel tribute, sung by a guy with Broadway chops. Still, it's a good listen, one that's not nearly as flashy as a Broadway connotation would suggest, but it's hard to imagine listening to this in the confines of your own home if you already have Billy Joel's albums, since those are better realized as recordings than this. Ironically, his albums laid back to back have a better narrative flow, too, telling the story of the baby boom generation with more momentum than this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998787728
  • Catalog Number: 87877
  • Sales rank: 95,379

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Kreitzer Saxophone
Chuck Burgi Drums
Tommy Byrnes Guitar, Vocals
Barry Danielian Trumpet
Kevin Osborne Trombone, Vocals, Human Whistle
Greg "Frosty" Smith Bass, Vocals
Scott Fowler Ensemble
Rod McCune Ensemble
John Scarpulla Percussion, Saxophone
Holly Cruikshank Ensemble
Karine Plantadit Bageot Piano, Vocals, Ensemble
Michael Cavanaugh Piano, Vocals
David Escobar Gómez Ensemble
Andew Allagree Ensemble
Mark Arvin Piano, Vocals
Alexander Brady Ensemble
Ron DeJesus Ensemble
Dennis Delguadio Guitar
Melissa Downey Ensemble
Pascale Faye Ensemble
Stuart Malina Piano
Jill Nicklaus Ensemble
Rika Okamoto Ensemble
Wade Preston Keyboards
Technical Credits
Tom Bartlett Production Stage Manager
Michael Berniker Producer
Tommy Byrnes Arranger, Producer
Peter Fitzgerald Sound Design
David Hewitt Engineer
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Kevin Osborne Vocal Arrangements
Ed Rak Engineer
Keith Roberts Contributor
David Rosenthal Producer
Brian Ruggles Sound Design
Twyla Tharp Choreographer, Concept, Direction
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Gregory Victor Assistant Management
John Todd Contributor
Scott Wise Assistant Choreographer
Keith Shortreed Digital Editing
Suzy Benzinger Costume Design
Jay Binder Casting
Aliane Baquerot Contributor
Benjamin G. Bowman Contributor
Sean Free Company Manager
Laurie Kanyok Contributor
Stuart Malina Arranger, Orchestration, Musical Supervision, Musical Continuity
William Marrié Contributor
Shelley Ott Assistant Management
Elizabeth Parkinson Contributor
Meg Paul Contributor
Sarah Prosser Casting
Lawrence Rabson Contributor
John Selya Contributor
Dana Stackpole Contributor
Ashley Tuttle Contributor
Craig Van Tassel Monitor Mix Engineer
Santo Loquasto Scenic Design
Emily King Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BILLY JOEL IS GOD

    This is the best CD I have ever heard! Billy Joel is a great musician and whatever genius came up with the idea to turn his catalogue into a broadway musical should be pat on the head and given a cookie. Michael Cavanaugh also has a great voice that compliments Billy's songs nicely. BRAVO!

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