The Best of Front Row Center: Selections from Broadway Gold Box Set

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A 16-track extract from MCA's four-CD Front Row Center: The Broadway Gold Box Set. If you're not the type who buys seasons ticket to the theater, this is a recommended i.e. affordable alternative to the box, with such perennials as "Oklahoma! Finale," "South American Way," "Dat's Love," "I Got Rhythm," "Time Heals Everything," and "There's No Tune Like a Show Tune," spanning 1939 to 1985. Performers include Carmen Miranda, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Pearl Bailey, Sandy Duncan, and Bernadette Peters. All selections were drawn from recordings made by Decca and other labels owned by MCA; there are even a couple of previously unreleased...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A 16-track extract from MCA's four-CD Front Row Center: The Broadway Gold Box Set. If you're not the type who buys seasons ticket to the theater, this is a recommended i.e. affordable alternative to the box, with such perennials as "Oklahoma! Finale," "South American Way," "Dat's Love," "I Got Rhythm," "Time Heals Everything," and "There's No Tune Like a Show Tune," spanning 1939 to 1985. Performers include Carmen Miranda, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Pearl Bailey, Sandy Duncan, and Bernadette Peters. All selections were drawn from recordings made by Decca and other labels owned by MCA; there are even a couple of previously unreleased alternate takes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811157425
  • Catalog Number: 11574

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oklahoma! Finale - Joan Roberts (3:24)
  2. 2 South American Way - Carmen Miranda (2:51)
  3. 3 My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Mary Martin (2:31)
  4. 4 Dat's Love - Muriel Smith (3:50)
  5. 5 I Can Cook Too - Nancy Walker (2:25)
  6. 6 Close as Pages in a Book - Wilbur Evans (3:15)
  7. 7 I Got Rhythm - Ethel Merman (2:59)
  8. 8 Once in Love with Amy - Ray Bolger (4:19)
  9. 9 There Must Be Something Better Than Love - Pearl Bailey (2:41)
  10. 10 Lazy Afternoon - Kaye Ballard (3:13)
  11. 11 Sun at My Window, Love at My Door - Ricardo Montalban (3:00)
  12. 12 There's No Tune Like a Show Tune (2:36)
  13. 13 Won't You Charleston with Me? - Harvey Evans (3:36)
  14. 14 Time Heals Everything - Bernadette Peters (3:23)
  15. 15 Hard Candy Christmas - "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" Cast (3:54)
  16. 16 River in the Rain - Daniel Jenkins (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pearl Bailey Track Performer
Ethel Merman Track Performer
Sy Oliver Conductor, Choir Master
Eileen Farrell Track Performer
Kaye Ballard Track Performer
Mary Martin Track Performer
Bernadette Peters Track Performer
Nancy Walker Track Performer
Leonard Joy Conductor
Sandy Duncan Track Performer
Alfred Drake Track Performer
Ray Bolger Track Performer
Jerry Herman Piano
Don Pippin Conductor
Carmen Miranda Track Performer
Linda Twine Conductor
Harvey Evans Track Performer
Ray Sinatra Conductor
Gloria DeHaven Track Performer
Oklahoma Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble
Joan Roberts Track Performer
Boyfriend Performing Ensemble
Seventh Heaven Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble
Max Meth Conductor
Frederick Dvonch Conductor
Joseph Littau Conductor
Jay Blackton Conductor
Robert Billig Conductor
Ron Richardson Track Performer
Daniel Jenkins Track Performer
Ricardo Montalban Track Performer
Muriel Smith Track Performer
Wilbur Evans Track Performer
Robert Shaw Choir Master
Technical Credits
Georges Bizet Composer
Robert Russell Bennett Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Andy McKaie Reissue Coordinator
Jack Elliott Director
Max O. Preeo Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Ron O'Brien Reissue Producer
Jurg Morgenthaler Composer
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