Once On This Island [Original Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A wonderful Caribbean-influenced musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. You can't see the fluid staging of Graciela Daniele on this disc, but the music almost makes up for it.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A wonderful Caribbean-influenced musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. You can't see the fluid staging of Graciela Daniele on this disc, but the music almost makes up for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/1990
  • Label: Rca Victor Broadway
  • UPC: 090266059522
  • Catalog Number: 60595

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We Dance - The Storytellers (5:28)
  2. 2 One Small Girl - The Storytellers (6:20)
  3. 3 Waiting for Life - The Storytellers (3:28)
  4. 4 And the Gods Heard Her Prayer / Rain - Kecia Lewis-Evans (4:22)
  5. 5 Pray - Guard (6:24)
  6. 6 Forever Yours - La Chanze (4:34)
  7. 7 The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes - The Storytellers (3:54)
  8. 8 Ti Moune - Sheila Gibbs (4:28)
  9. 9 Mama Will Provide - Kecia Lewis-Evans (3:11)
  10. 10 Some Say - The Storytellers (2:36)
  11. 11 The Human Heart - The Storytellers (3:51)
  12. 12 Pray (reprise) - The Storytellers (1:55)
  13. 13 Some Girls - Jerry Dixon (3:45)
  14. 14 The Ball - The Storytellers (1:50)
  15. 15 Ti Moune's Dance - The Orchestra (1:58)
  16. 16 When We Are Wed - The Storytellers (2:15)
  17. 17 Forever Yours (reprise) - The Storytellers (4:03)
  18. 18 A Part of Us - The Storytellers (2:57)
  19. 19 Why We Tell the Story - The Storytellers (23:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Pryor Woodwind
Tony Conniff Bass
Jerry Dixon Vocals, Track Performer
John Frosk Trumpet
David Gale Trumpet
Jack Gale Trombone
Norberto Goldberg Percussion
Brian Koonin Guitar
Seymour Red Press Woodwind
Glenn Rhian Percussion
Eric Riley Vocals, Track Performer
Garth Roberts Keyboards
Michael Starobin Synthesizer
Steve Marzullo Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Musical Direction
La Chanze Vocals, Track Performer
Nikki Rene Vocals, Track Performer
Keith Tyrone Vocals
Andrea Frierson Vocals, Track Performer
Afi McClendon Vocals, Track Performer
Milton Craig Nealy Vocals, Track Performer
Ellis Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Niborats Liehcim Vibraslap
Sheila Gibbs Vocals
Grands Hommes Track Performer
Gerry McIntyre Vocals
The Orchestra Track Performer
Ellis E. Williams Vocals
Glenn Rhiann Percussion
Niborats Leahcim Vibraslap
Norbert Goldberg Percussion
Once On This Island cast ensemble cast
La Chanze Vocals
Kecia Lewis-Evans Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Coniff Bass
Richard Prior Woodwind
Garth Roberts Keyboards
Technical Credits
Paul Goodman Engineer
Ken Hahn Post Production Mix
Scott Lehrer Sound Design
James Nichols Engineer
Jay David Saks Producer
Bill Rosenfield Liner Notes
André Bishop Artistic Director
Regina Elliott Producer
Graciela Daniele Director
James Nicholes Engineer
Kwang Suk Cover Illustration
Joseph J. Stelmach Art Direction
Florie Seery Company Manager
Paul Williams Burch Jr. Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't wait!

    2009-When i first heard that my school was going to preform this Musical i had no idea what it was. i even forgot what the title was.then whe i heard the sound track i became very excited. now waiting till december is so hard because i want us to start now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL!

    This year-2008- my high school performed this musical for the first time. Now mind you, no one has EVER heard of this musical before or ANYTHING! Well i purchased the CD when I knew i was in the musical and lemme just say HOW WONDERFUL the music is and how uplifting and motivating it is-the music and the musical itself! When we performed this show EVERYONE was sooo amazed on how it turned out and that it was NOTHING what they thought it was going to be!!! :-) So if it weren't for the music and the AWESOME choreography we had, it wouldn't have been a success!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!

    Such a good show! The music is amazing and the plot.... well... not the best. But Once on This Island is still one of the best shows ever!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great musical

    I am in grade 8 and this year we are putting on this production. It has great music and it's a story that children of all ages will love! we're doing once on this island Jr. and most of the songs are the same . I play the evil one, papa ge and i'm looking foreward to it very much.! i recomend this play soooo much to anyone who's interested!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST MUSICAL!

    Once On This Island is one of the greatest musicals ever! My school is performing it for our spring musical and you would think after listening to the music and dancing for 6 hours a day you'd get tired of it, but you don't! As soon as I get home from practice I put the cd on and sing and dance. And when I'm online I am looking up stuff about the musical constantly. It's a musical for all different ages, also. And it has a lot of depth and meaning to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome show

    This Cd is the best. My high school performed this musial. It was loads of fun and the songs are awesome. I recomend this for anyone who likes to listen to upbeat music.It is a great story, so listen to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome show

    I am getting ready for auditions for Once on this Island for my high school musical. I borrowed the cd, and i loved it. The play is great, and I am looking foward to being apart of it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    my favorite musical

    my high school had did this show, i played little ti moune.we won reginals and state with this one act play.so now my high school is #1 in the state of georga.it took us 14 years to win.once on this island was a great succes!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL AND MOVING

    IT WAS WONDERFUL MUSIC AND A WONDERFUL MUSICAL MY DAUGHTER HAD THE OPPORUNITY TO PLAY TI MOUNE IN A PRODUCTION IN HAMMOND,IND AND I CANNOT GET THE MUSIC OUT OF MY HEAD I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Review From A Different Standpoint

    Once On This Island is a wonderful musical to not only watch but perform in. I recently played the role of Agwe in my high school's production of it, and had the best theatre experience ever with it. The music, the setting, the costumes-it all blew me away. The show was amazing and one of the few that I would enjoy performing over and over again. Anyone who has not seen this show should see it immediately-it's worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Review from Sarah, a fifth grader in MD

    I was just in a camp production of this show ( it was modified, but I'm sure the real one is as good) and I was Agwe. I love(d)that part and the musical, because it was sad happy, funny, and dramatic at the same time, a whirl of emotion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never heard this music before?! You should!!!!

    This is a wonderful recording of an underappreciated show. The recording is nearly complete (lacking only one reprise), so you can get the flavor of the entire show. The story is powerful, and the music is upbeat, with a distinctive Caribbean flair. Aherns and Flaherty excel at capturing the island rhythms, and communicating the tragic yet uplifting tale. I find the Broadway cast recording more accurate and therefore superior to the London cast recording - though the latter is also worth having in your collection. I HIGHLY recommend this recording!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    fantastic show!!!

    this is a great show, and the CD will give you the whole story in itself

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST MUSICAL THERE EVER WAS!

    Oh my god! I absoulutly LOVE this musical! Its got exciting, romantic, suspensful, and mysterious music all crammed into one show! Last year my school did this muscial, and I played Papa Ge! I would listen to the CD every morning.........and I still do!! This is definitly a MUST see/hear!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Wonderful Show

    ''Once On This Island'' is an impressive and great show. I am currently am in a production of this musical, and am the part of Agwe. The songs in the show are, as the title reflects, very carribean, but with reflections of Musical Theater (see- Pray), R&B/Soul/Gospel (see- Mama Will Provide), and Pop (see- The Human Heart). I recomend this show to any and all lovers of musical theater.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastically Moving

    My son attends University Liggett School in Grosse Point MI. He played the role of Ton Ton Julian in the play and I was so overwhelmed at the whole cast likeness to the CD. The play was over a month ago and I still listen to the CD every chance I get. The music is so wonderful it makes you laugh, cry and definately sing along.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great show

    This show was spectacular! i loved every moment of it. it definitly deserves 5 stars because it really makes you want to get up and dance. if you havn't heard this cd or seen the play for that matter, i recommend it.Its a show for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So Fabulous!

    Oh my goodness! I love this show so much! When i was little, i was cast as little Ti Moune and i have never loved another show as much as i love this one! The music is great, and the parts are fantastic. Please, buy this soundtrack! Its incredible! I still know this soundtrack by heart!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best, most unbelievable musical existing

    When I was cast as a chorus member in Once On This Island, I was overjoyed. The musical was great, and tons of fun. During the production, we found laughter, sadness, and most importantly, love. I found this show my favorite in all the musicals in my past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love Once On This Island!

    Once on this Island is an incredible musical. La Chanze is an awesome TiMoune and the music is unforgettable. I recently played Mama Euralie in this show and I am a big fan of its music and story! I highly recommend it!

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