Songs from Grease [1994 Studio Cast]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Producer John Yap's studio cast recordings of Broadway musicals for the British Jay Records label tend to be "complete" versions of the shows' music as it was performed on-stage, including the original orchestrations, if featuring casts peopled by West End stars. His version of Grease is a considerable exception to this rule, which may help explain why it's called Songs from Grease and, with its cover photo and prominent name placement, it almost seems like a John Barrowman solo album. The big variance is that, like the 1993 London revival of Grease, this version incorporates songs that were written for the 1978 movie adaptation, notably "Grease," "Hopelessly Devoted ...
See more details below
CD
$18.04
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$18.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $13.38   
  • New (4) from $13.38   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Producer John Yap's studio cast recordings of Broadway musicals for the British Jay Records label tend to be "complete" versions of the shows' music as it was performed on-stage, including the original orchestrations, if featuring casts peopled by West End stars. His version of Grease is a considerable exception to this rule, which may help explain why it's called Songs from Grease and, with its cover photo and prominent name placement, it almost seems like a John Barrowman solo album. The big variance is that, like the 1993 London revival of Grease, this version incorporates songs that were written for the 1978 movie adaptation, notably "Grease," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," and "You're the One That I Want." (Also, instead of using the original arrangements, the album features new ones by conductor Martin Yates.) Those interpolated numbers are anachronistic, of course, with Barry Gibb's composition "Grease" in particular being more suggestive of the disco '70s than the rock & roll '50s, but they were hits and have become accepted and expected additions to Jim Jacobs' and Warren Casey's original stage score from 1972. The song "Shakin' at the High School Hop" was in the original production, but it was not recorded for the original Broadway cast album. So, in a sense, this version of Grease does fulfill Jay's usual goal, since it is a composite including Broadway songs that weren't in the movie (and thus are not on the original soundtrack album) and movie songs that weren't in the stage production (and thus are not on the original Broadway cast album). This track list might not work in performance since, for example, both the climactic "All Choked Up," which was in the show, and "You're the One That I Want," which replaced it in the movie, are included. But it's still good to have both on one disc. And the studio cast is a spirited bunch that performs with the appropriate enthusiasm and good humor, while Yates' arrangements attempt to bring some consistency to the disparate musical eras represented in the music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/1996
  • Label: Jay Records
  • UPC: 605288129308
  • Catalog Number: 1293
  • Sales rank: 236,070

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grease (2:55)
  2. 2 Summer Nights - Shona Lindsay (3:13)
  3. 3 Those Magic Changes - Paul Manuel (2:16)
  4. 4 Freddy, My Love (3:16)
  5. 5 Greased Lightnin' @@Paul Collis (2:05)
  6. 6 Mooning (2:22)
  7. 7 Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Clare Burt (1:32)
  8. 8 Hopelessly Devoted to You - Shona Lindsay (3:06)
  9. 9 We Go Together - John Barrowman (2:22)
  10. 10 Shakin' at the High School Hop - John Barrowman (2:00)
  11. 11 It's Raining on Prom Night - Shona Lindsay (2:26)
  12. 12 Alone at a Drive-In Movie (2:30)
  13. 13 Born to Hand Jive - Ethan Freeman (3:04)
  14. 14 Beauty School Dropout (2:59)
  15. 15 Sandy (2:39)
  16. 16 Rock & Roll Queen - Paul Manuel (1:40)
  17. 17 There Are Worse Things I Could Do - Clare Burt (2:21)
  18. 18 All Choked Up - Shona Lindsay (2:54)
  19. 19 You're the One That I Want - Shona Lindsay (2:53)
  20. 20 We Go Together (Finale) - John Barrowman (1:05)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Boys Track Performer
The Girls Track Performer
Sally Ann Triplett Track Performer
Mark Wynter Track Performer
John Barrowman Track Performer
Martin Yates Conductor
Andrew Halliday Track Performer
Dawn Spence Track Performer
Ethan Freeman Track Performer
Technical Credits
Sammy Hagar Composer
John Mayall Composer
Michael Anthony Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Larry Moore Arranger
Mick Ralphs Composer
Eddie Van Halen Composer
Alex Van Halen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Alex Marcou Engineer
Ben Turner Engineer
John Yap Producer, Executive Producer
Martin Yates Arranger
Perry Stevens Composer
Louis St. Louis Composer
Shelly Haims Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously