The Music Man [2000 Broadway Revival Cast Recording]

( 9 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Cohen
As American as a Sousa march and as much fun as a Thanksgiving Day parade, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, the crowd-pleasing and nostalgic 1957 paean to small-town Americana, is the classiest and brassiest revival currently on Broadway. Craig Bierko, in a match-made-in-heaven casting coup, stars as the lovable confidence man Prof. Harold Hill. Bierko nods to Robert Preston's indelible original, especially in his tongue-twisting verbal fluidity, but adds a rascally flirtatiousness that makes the showpieces, "Ya Got Trouble" and "76 Trombones" thunderous, shout-out roof-raisers. Rebecca Luker ("The Sound of Music") adds pizzazz and polish to the often ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $8.75   
  • New (1) from $32.00   
  • Used (3) from $8.75   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$32.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
075679291523 BRAND NEW! SEALED! Ships First Class!

Ships from: River Hills, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Cohen
As American as a Sousa march and as much fun as a Thanksgiving Day parade, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, the crowd-pleasing and nostalgic 1957 paean to small-town Americana, is the classiest and brassiest revival currently on Broadway. Craig Bierko, in a match-made-in-heaven casting coup, stars as the lovable confidence man Prof. Harold Hill. Bierko nods to Robert Preston's indelible original, especially in his tongue-twisting verbal fluidity, but adds a rascally flirtatiousness that makes the showpieces, "Ya Got Trouble" and "76 Trombones" thunderous, shout-out roof-raisers. Rebecca Luker ("The Sound of Music") adds pizzazz and polish to the often too-prim-and-proper role of Marian, the librarian with a tender yearning, on the exquisite ballads "Goodnight, My Someone," "My White Knight," and "Till There Was You." This flawless new recording captures the full-throttle blare of the show's large orchestra and company, who help to make THE MUSIC MAN's many ensemble numbers distinctive highlights.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The score of The Music Man must be one of the most bulletproof among all Broadway musicals. By the time he wrote it, composer Meredith Willson was a mature talent who had spent the better part of a decade crafting a valentine to his Iowa boyhood. The result is a rock-solid collection of tunes imbued with the styles of pre-World War I America, from the marching-band sound of John Philip Sousa to barbershop quartets. It's hard not to make a good recording of the score if you just perform it as written, but the original 1957 production also boasted two indelible performances: Robert Preston's as Professor Harold Hill, and Barbara Cook's as Marian Paroo. Maybe that's why, although The Music Man is a perennial favorite of high school drama departments, it has not been recorded as many times as a show of its popularity usually is. When it was determined that a major Broadway revival was to be mounted after more than 43 years, casting was the obvious challenge. Surprisingly, though, the producers succeeded in finding two talented lead performers, neither of whom shies away from recalling the original performances. Rebecca Luker does not hesitate to sing in a manner similar to Cook, her soprano full of innocence and longing. The previously little-known Craig Bierko is even more unabashed in patterning his interpretation of Harold Hill on Robert Preston's, recreating nearly every inflection. Onstage, this acting choice works as a kind of homage. On record, of course, he is forced to compete with the original Broadway cast album still in print, but here one catches more of the subtle changes he does make in his phrasing and line readings, and he is still very impressive. Doug Besterman's orchestrations are a bit too cute here and there, but on the whole this is an outstanding performance of The Music Man with a strong supporting cast.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2000
  • Label: Q. RECORDS
  • UPC: 075679291523
  • Catalog Number: 92915

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Baker Percussion
Ann Brown Trombone
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Sarah Carter Cello
Max Casella Bass Drums
David Chase Conductor
Eve Cornelious Track Performer
Jack Doyle Alto Saxophone
Matt Ingman Tuba, Bass Trombone
Bob Millikan Woodwind
Dave Ratajczak Drums
Dick Sarpolo Bass
Andrew Sterman Woodwind
John Dent Trumpet
Jeff Williams Trombone
Paul Woodiel Violin
Chris Komer French Horn
Ellen Harvey Trombone
Chuck Wilson Woodwind
Rebecca Luker Piccolo
Richard Heckman Woodwind
Craig B. Track Performer
Paul Benedict Cymbals
Grace Paradise Harp
Kenneth Finn Trombone
Rob Berman Keyboards
Michael Duran Trombone
Mark Thrasher Woodwind
Kevin Bogue Trombone
Tracy Nicole Chapman Track Performer
Blake Hammond Soprano Saxophone
Mary Illes Trombone
Wayne J Trumpet
River Marching Band Track Performer
Craig Bierko Trombone
Michael Phelan Cornet
Michael-Leon Wooley Baritone Saxophone
John Solman Tenor Saxophone
Ruth Williamson Glockenspiel
Joy Lynn Matthews Trombone
Martha Hawley Trombone
Leslie Hendrix Track Performer
Katherine McGrath Track Performer
Jack Solman Track Performer
Liam Burke Trombone
Dan Sharkey Trombone
Ralph Byers Anvil
Andre Garner Trombone
Mary Iiles Track Performer
Cameron Adams Trombone
Dick Clark Trombone
Cynthia Leigh Heim Trombone
Clyde Alves Snare Drums
Pamela Remler Trombone
Sara Brenner Trombone
Jennie Ford Trombone
Technical Credits
Hugh Fordin Producer
Alan Silverman Mastering
Meredith Willson Composer
Cynthia Daniels Engineer
Peggy Sirota Cover Photo
Eric Witzer Art Direction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(1)

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
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HE'S A MUSIC MAN

    I bought the CD cause I was in the play and I wanted to hear a the Broadway version so I bought the revival and I liked it awhole lot and what was amazing about it was that Rebecca Luker the girl that play Marian Paroo is from my state of Alabama and went to college at Montevallo and I thought that was so cool.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rebecca Luker is awesome

    If you couldn't make it to the show in New York, this is a great CD to make up for it. You can follow the story just by listening to the music. The best thing about it is definitely Rebecca Luker though. She's an amazing singer, and a great actress. Her beautiful soprano voice is perfect for the role of Marian.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classical Broadway At Its Best Returns to New York!!!!

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this beautiful Broadway Revival recording. Instantaneously, it became a classic on Broadway and now, it comes completely back to life in this recording!! Craig Beirko is outstanding!! The new Robert Preston has returned!!! To everyone, this is definitely a worthwhile purchase. I completely recommend it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Music Man; Living up to a legend

    There is no doubt in my mind that this new cast lives up the standard set by the original cast. The voices of Bierko and Luker soar, and the supporting characters are simply enchanting. A definate must buy

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Craig Bierko: Timeless Music Man

    This show is amazing! The vocals are very impressive, and Craig Bierko is adorable. This is true Broadway.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant!

    Meredith Wilson's score is absolutely brilliant. This revival of this '50s masterpiece is brought back to life with an amazing Craig Bierko(said to be a better Harold Hill than Robert Preston by many) and the only thing more beautiful than Rebecca Luker is her voice. This soundtrack is extremely well done and sure to be enjoyed by all!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bierko Plays Preston

    While this is no doubt to become a classic recording, after two listenings I still feel Mr. Bierko atleast on the recording is trying to sound to much like Robert Preston. This makes me feel as if he is playing Robert Preston playing the role. The voices are all great. Rebecca Luker once again out does her self.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Showstopper after showstopper

    This recording is simply awesome. Unbelievable instrumental arrangements perfectly complement all the outstanding vocals in every song. This is a phenomenal recording. A hit, a palpable hit!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Remake of a Classic

    Wonderful cast recording, with great orchestration. Rebecca Luker's Marion is fantastic... she has a wonderful soprano voice. Rest of the cast members rival the originals.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews