Summer of '42 [Original Cast Recording]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This cast recording, dating from five years after the show's one-month off-Broadway run, is about a match for the David Kirshenbaum score and the Hunter Foster book, all based on the Herman Raucher novel and screenplay. Kirshenbaum's music is close to Stephen Sondheim at various points, but that isn't a bad place to be -- there might not be a "big" tune here, but the score is reasonably inventive though it may place a little too much emphasis on the comedic side of the testosterone-driven antics of the hero and his two friends, and the book has its clever moments. The cast members throw everything they've got into the material at hand, and the recording may actually be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This cast recording, dating from five years after the show's one-month off-Broadway run, is about a match for the David Kirshenbaum score and the Hunter Foster book, all based on the Herman Raucher novel and screenplay. Kirshenbaum's music is close to Stephen Sondheim at various points, but that isn't a bad place to be -- there might not be a "big" tune here, but the score is reasonably inventive though it may place a little too much emphasis on the comedic side of the testosterone-driven antics of the hero and his two friends, and the book has its clever moments. The cast members throw everything they've got into the material at hand, and the recording may actually be slightly superior to the score in that regard. Listening to this account, it's difficult to fathom why the production only ran for four weeks at the outset of the 21st century -- and easy to see why it has, despite that uncertain start, found a life in student and regional productions around the country. Rachel York and Ryan Driscoll are superb in the two leads, and their performances are worth the price of this set by themselves. As with other Jay releases, the annotation is thorough and the whole release handsomely produced.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2007
  • Label: Jay Records
  • UPC: 605288139628
  • Catalog Number: 1396
  • Sales rank: 231,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Prelude - Danielle Ferland (1:48)
  2. 2 Act 1. The Summer You'll Always Remember - Danielle Ferland (1:41)
  3. 3 Act 1. The Terrible Trio - Danielle Ferland (0:35)
  4. 4 Act 1. Here And Now - Danielle Ferland (2:58)
  5. 5 Act 1. Will That Ever Happen to Me? - Danielle Ferland (2:35)
  6. 6 Act 1. Winchell Report # 1 (0:30)
  7. 7 Act 1. You're Gonna Miss Me - Danielle Ferland (1:41)
  8. 8 Act 1. Little Did I Dream - Danielle Ferland (5:32)
  9. 9 Act 1. Mr. Sanders # 1 - Danielle Ferland (1:30)
  10. 10 Act 1. The Walk - Danielle Ferland (2:20)
  11. 11 Act 1. Dorothy's House - Danielle Ferland (1:37)
  12. 12 Act 1. Like They Used To - Danielle Ferland (4:53)
  13. 13 Act 1. I Think I Like Her - Danielle Ferland (2:54)
  14. 14 Act 1. The Heat / Winchell Report # 2 / Here And Now (Reprise) - Danielle Ferland (2:06)
  15. 15 Act 1. Before The Movies - Danielle Ferland (3:37)
  16. 16 Act 1. The Movies - Danielle Ferland (5:24)
  17. 17 Act 1. After The Movies - Danielle Ferland (1:36)
  18. 18 Act 1. Winchell Report # 3 (0:34)
  19. 19 Act 1. Benjie And Gloria - Danielle Ferland (0:33)
  20. 20 Act 1. The Boxes - Danielle Ferland (4:43)
  21. 21 Act 1. Man Around The House - Danielle Ferland (2:44)
  22. 22 Act 1. Someone To Dance With Me - Danielle Ferland (5:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Act 2. Entr'acte - Danielle Ferland (0:40)
  2. 2 Act 2. Unfinished Business - Danielle Ferland (5:19)
  3. 3 Act 2. Make You Mine - Danielle Ferland (1:05)
  4. 4 Act 2. Mr. Sanders # 2 / Here And Now (Reprise) - Danielle Ferland (2:38)
  5. 5 Act 2. The Drugstore - Danielle Ferland (5:07)
  6. 6 Act 2. The Jitterbug - Danielle Ferland (0:50)
  7. 7 Act 2. The Marshmallow Roast - Danielle Ferland (4:01)
  8. 8 Act 2. The Campfire - Danielle Ferland (3:58)
  9. 9 Act 2. Hermie And Dorothy - Danielle Ferland (3:48)
  10. 10 Act 2. Promise Of The Morning (5:10)
  11. 11 Act 2. Oh Gee, I Love My G.I. / Winchell Report # 4 - Danielle Ferland (1:17)
  12. 12 Act 2. Oscy And Hermie - Danielle Ferland (1:30)
  13. 13 Act 2. Dorothy's House - Danielle Ferland (1:35)
  14. 14 Act 2. The Dance - Danielle Ferland (5:36)
  15. 15 Act 2. Finale - Danielle Ferland (5:22)
  16. 16 Act 2. Bows - Danielle Ferland (1:27)
  17. 17 Act 2. Exit Music - Danielle Ferland (3:04)
  18. 18 Our Story So Far, song (3:21)
  19. 19 Losing Track Of Time, song (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rachel York Primary Artist, Vocals
John Dipinto Keyboards
Bill Buell Vocals
Christine MacDonnell Woodwind
Mary Ann McSweeney Bass
Joe Gallagher Vocals
Danielle Ferland Vocals
Peter Prosser Cello
Summer of '42 Cast Ensemble Choir, Chorus
Brett Tabisel Vocals
Celia Keenan-Bolger Vocals
Ryan Driscoll Vocals
John DiPinto Keyboards
Joe Mowatt Percussion
Adam Sousa Vocals
Megan Valerie Walker Vocals
Ayal Miodovnik Vocals
John DiPinto Keyboards
Lynne Shankel Conductor, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Troy Halderson Engineer
David Kirshenbaum Composer, Lyricist, Liner Notes, Associate Executive Producer
Christopher Robinson Electrician
John Yap Producer, Executive Producer
Sophie Marchant Mastering
Hunter Foster Liner Notes, Book
Philip Adelman Representation
Gabriel Barre Director, Liner Notes
Gail Eve Malatesta Production Stage Manager
Jay Hilton Sound Effects
John A. Yap Producer, Executive Producer
Herman Raucher Contributor, Screenplay
Jack O'Brien Assistant Management
David Kirshenbau Lyricist
Lynne Shankel Music Direction
James Morgan Liner Notes, Cover Design, Logo Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is an absolutely beautiful show. It perfectly captures the mood of WWII America through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy who befriends a 25-year-old war bride while her husband is overseas. Ryan Driscoll as Hermie and Rachel York as Dorothy are charming together. We really feel their hopes and fears, joys and sorrows. Solo highlights are Driscoll’s “Will That Ever Happen to Me?” and York’s “Promise of the Morning,” “Our Story So Far,” and “Losing Track of Time.” Touching duets include “Little Did I Dream,” “Like They Used To,” and “Someone to Dance with Me.” A trio of young girls sing several swing interludes in the style of the Andrews Sisters, and Hermie’s friends Oscy and Benjie join him for some fun testosterone driven numbers that add comic relief. The entire cast is very talented, but Rachel York is, as always, a standout. Her voice is equally beautiful when soaring powerfully or gently cradling more pensive lyrics. This musicalized version of the classic film is sentimental without being cloying. You will be moved to both laughter and tears. Your heart will break, but it will also be healed. What a treat to have this cast album include the entire show – book and score. It’s well worth every penny.

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