Salvation [DRG] [Original Broadway Cast]

Salvation [DRG] [Original Broadway Cast]

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The rock musical Salvation opened -- and stayed -- off-Broadway in 1969, while Hair, the immensely popular and now legendary Age of Aquarius hippie music, was still running on Broadway after debuting in 1967. Whew. DRG has reissued the original Broadway cast recording of Salvation, which was part of the Broadway musical series released by Angel in 1969See more details below

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The rock musical Salvation opened -- and stayed -- off-Broadway in 1969, while Hair, the immensely popular and now legendary Age of Aquarius hippie music, was still running on Broadway after debuting in 1967. Whew. DRG has reissued the original Broadway cast recording of Salvation, which was part of the Broadway musical series released by Angel in 1969 but which has been missing for more than a decade. Musically, Salvation is a far more interesting recording then Hair ever was. Rock, gospel, blues, soul, folk, and early funk were all part of its backbone. The score was written by Peter Link and C.C. Courtney; the latter wrote the play as well and claimed at the time it was basically his life story. OK. But who or wherever either man is now is immaterial in light of the fine music to be heard here. The blues gospel tune "1001" is, for example, performed here as a steamy blues. The campy, near-ragtime "Honest Confession Is Good for the Soul," with Chicago's horn section backing, is funny after several listens, and "Deadalus" is a steamy, funky rock tune. "Let's Get Lost in Now" is written as a shimmering balladic testament to the moment that gets shuffled off by corny show tune bombast but is delightful nonetheless. For those who collect such recordings, Salvation should be on your list. For those stuck in Hair's timeless time warp, shake it off for an hour to check out Salvation instead.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471908725
catalogNumber:
19087
Rank:
168620

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Tracks

  1. Overture  -  Salvation
  2. Salvation  -  Salvation
  3. In Between  -  Salvation
  4. 1001  -  Salvation
  5. Honest Confession Is Good for the Soul  -  Salvation
  6. Ballin'  -  Salvation
  7. Let the Moment Slip By  -  Salvation
  8. Gina  -  Salvation
  9. If You Let Me Make Love to You Then Why Can't I Touch You  -  Salvation
  10. There Ain't No Flies on Jesus  -  Salvation
  11. Deadalus  -  Salvation
  12. For Ever  -  Salvation
  13. Footloose Youth and Fancy Free  -  Salvation
  14. Schwartz  -  Salvation
  15. Let's Get Lost in Now  -  Salvation
  16. Back to Genesis  -  Salvation
  17. Tomorrow Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life  -  Salvation

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