Phantom: The American Musical Sensation

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Composer/lyricist Maury Yeston Nine actually began work on this musical version of Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom Of The Opera before it attracted the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber and before it fell out of copyright. But Lloyd Webber got to the stage first and had a spectacular success with his show, so the Yeston version is doomed always to be known as "the other Phantom." Nevertheless, it has gotten some productions although not in New York or London, and this "premiere cast recording" reveals it to be a respectable effort, free of the bombast of Lloyd Webber, if not quite the superior treatment claimed in the liner notes.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Composer/lyricist Maury Yeston Nine actually began work on this musical version of Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom Of The Opera before it attracted the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber and before it fell out of copyright. But Lloyd Webber got to the stage first and had a spectacular success with his show, so the Yeston version is doomed always to be known as "the other Phantom." Nevertheless, it has gotten some productions although not in New York or London, and this "premiere cast recording" reveals it to be a respectable effort, free of the bombast of Lloyd Webber, if not quite the superior treatment claimed in the liner notes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/1993
  • Label: Rca Victor Broadway
  • UPC: 090266166022
  • Catalog Number: 61660
  • Sales rank: 57,688

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture - The Orchestra (1:55)
  2. 2 Mélodie de Paris - Paul Schöffler (4:56)
  3. 3 Paris Is a Tomb - Richard White (1:03)
  4. 4 Dressing for the Night - Ensemble (2:29)
  5. 5 Where in the World - Richard White (2:34)
  6. 6 This Place Is Mine - Meg Bussert (3:30)
  7. 7 Home - Glory Crampton (6:11)
  8. 8 The Music Lessons/Phantom Fugue - Ensemble (3:14)
  9. 9 You Are Music - Glory Crampton (3:04)
  10. 10 The Bistro: Sing/Paree Is a Lark/Christine's Obligato as You Would ... - Glory Crampton (4:40)
  11. 11 Who Could Ever Have Dreamed up You - Paul Schöffler (4:08)
  12. 12 Entr'acte - The Orchestra (2:00)
  13. 13 Without Your Music - Richard White (3:05)
  14. 14 My True Love - Glory Crampton (3:19)
  15. 15 My Mother Bore Me - Richard White (5:09)
  16. 16 You Are My Own - Jack Dabdoub (3:44)
  17. 17 Finale: You Are Music - Glory Crampton (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan Reed Violin
David Nadien Violin, Concert Master
Richard White Vocals, Track Performer
Rich White Track Performer
Lamar Alsop Violin
Julien Barber Viola
John Beal Bass
John Campo Bassoon
David Carey Percussion
Harold Coletta Viola
Barry Finclair Violin
David Gale Trumpet
John Gale Trombone
Gerald Tarack Violin
Lowell Hershey Trumpet
Hank Jaramillo Percussion
Warren Lash Cello
Beverly Lauridsen Cello
Robert Lawrence Violin
Michael Mark Ensemble
Helene Miles Ensemble
John Moses Clarinet
Gene Orloff Violin
Suzanne Ornstein Violin
Seymour Red Press Clarinet, Flute
Matthew Raimondi Violin
Marilyn Reynolds Violin
Lenny Roberts Ensemble
Les Scott Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Robert Steen English Horn, Oboe
Jeffrey Szabo Cello
Mitsue Takayama Viola
Jonathan Tunick Conductor
Roger Wendt French Horn
Masako Yanagita Violin
Emanuel Vardi Viola
John Feeney Bass
Stephen Bogardus Ensemble
Meg Bussert Vocals, Track Performer
Glory Crampton Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Dabdoub Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Schöffler Vocals, Track Performer
Nicholas Archer Synthesizer, Piano, Celeste, Keyboards, Keyboard Synthesizer
John Mulcahy Choir Director, Choir Master
Peter Gordon French Horn
Francesca Corsi Harp
Daniel Reed Violin
Kim Lindsay Ensemble
Donald Birely Ensemble
Elaine Buegeler Ensemble
Sharmane Davis Ensemble
Lyle Garrett Ensemble
Jim Gricar Ensemble
Lowell Hersey Trumpet
Allen Kendall Ensemble
Melony Matthews Ensemble
Bess Morrison Ensemble
Tom Polum Ensemble
Victoria Reed Ensemble
Marguerite Shannon-Clancy Ensemble
Melinda Thomas Ensemble
James Van Treuren Ensemble
Ed Walker Ensemble
Sandra DeGeorge Ensemble
The Orchestra Track Performer
Henry Jaramillo Percussion
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Leroy Anderson Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Harold Rome Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Mary Rodgers Composer
Lionel Bart Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
Kander Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Obin Miller Composer
Jerry Ross Composer
Richard Alder Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Mark Mason Contributor
James Nichols Engineer
Cole Porter Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Jonathan Tunick Arranger
Steve Vining Producer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
P.G. Wodehouse Composer
Maury Yeston Producer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Bill Rosenfield Producer
Bob Merrill Composer
Harvey Schmidt Composer
J.J. Stelmach Art Direction
Rick Besoyan Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Arthur Kopit Liner Notes, Book
Frank Verlizzo Illustrations
John Mulcahy Director
Jim Wise Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Reginald "Guy" Bolton Composer
George Haimsohn Composer
Tom Jones Composer
Eric Stuart Composer
Timothy Gray Composer
Mark "Moose" Charlap Composer
Marshall Barer Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingly Beautiful and Touching Story

    I know how wonderful this play is because I have seen it first hand my high school put the production on and I am beyond obsessed and in love with the story, and of course the music. It was an amazing experiance. I LOVE IT!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW, WOW, WOW!

    I read the two other reviews for this, and I also consider myself some-what a expert on Le Fantom de l'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera). I found out about this CD through a friend who is performing 'Home' for a recital. I fell in love with the song and memorized it, and later sung it in a Talent Show. Now I'm going to sing it in another Talent Show- but I didn't have the tape for the song, so ordered the CD so I could teach it to a friend who is singing it with me. Well, let me say this: I didn't think I'd like it, becuase of the major diffrence between it and any other version I've seen. But I heard it and I can't stop listening to it. It's ethier on my stero or in my head, and it's far, FAR (I can't say 'far' enough) better then Mr. Webbers. And the music WELL makes up for any diffrences! Favorite songs of mine are You Are Music, My Mother Bore Me, Home and You Are My Own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Phantom's review of ''Phantom''

    When I saw it, I thought it was really good because I consider myself an expert on the subject of The Phantom of the Opera. When Josph got killed, I almost laughed out loud. What is with the song ''Who Could Ever Have Dreamed Up You''? That song scares me. If you ever get a chance to see it, do because it is a good show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than Lloyd Webber

    I might get flamed to a crisp for saying this, but I like this Phantom much more than Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. I feel it shows much more depth and thought...also, I'm a big fan of Maury Yeston!

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    Posted February 22, 2009

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