Cats [Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Cats [Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording]

by A. L. Webber
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Overview

Cats [Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic Cats takes its characters from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Though the book contains no narrative structure, Webber has created one, although what drew audiences to the theater in droves was the charm of the feline characters, not the tale of what happens to them. The score is rather fetching but simple, with moments of elegance like the now-standard "Memory." The longest-running musical of its time, Cats is at times overrated, but as a whole it retains the charm that attracted audiences. This is the original Broadway cast album, with strong performances from Betty Buckley and Terrence Mann. A high-quality version, it's not quite as brilliant as the London rendition, but it comes close.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/1993
Label: Decca Broadway
UPC: 0731452146328
catalogNumber: 521463

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Primary Artist
Benny Aronov   Electric Piano,Prophet Synthesizer
Dick Berg   French Horn
Gerry Chamberlain   Trombone
Barry J. Eastmond   Prophet Synthesizer
Hank Freeman   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Ross Konikoff   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Victor Paz   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Piccolo
Mark Perchanok   English Horn,Oboe
Douglas Purviance   Bass Trombone
Albert Regni   Flute,Piccolo,Tenor Saxophone
Ron Tooley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Edith Wint   Cello
David Katzenberg   Electric Bass
Jim Ogden   Percussion
Paul Pizzuti   Drums
Ethan Fein   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Keith Herrmann   Piano,Prophet Synthesizer
Ray Shanfeld   Clarinet,Bassoon,Baritone Saxophone
Rene Wiegert   Conductor
Stanley Lebowsky   Conductor
Mel Rodnon   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Jeff Zahn   Cello
A. Robert Johnson   French Horn

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Betty Buckley   Contributor
David Cullen   Orchestration
Martin Levan   Producer
Ken Page   Contributor
Carol Richards   Contributor
Donna King   Contributor
Hector Mercado   Contributor
Cynthia Onrubia   Contributor
Tim Scott   Contributor
Kenny Ard   Contributor
Rene Wiegert   Musical Director
Stanley Lebowsky   Production Director
Réné Clemente   Contributor
R. Tyler Gatchell   Executive Producer
Steven Gelfer   Contributor
Janet L. Hubert   Contributor
Anna McNeely   Contributor
Peter Neufeld   Executive Producer
Herman W. Sebek   Contributor
Harry Groener   Contributor
Trevor Nunn   Director,Liner Notes
Wendy Edmead   Contributor
Robert Hoshour   Contributor
Diane Fratantoni   Contributor

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Cats [Original Broadway Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the hymnbook of cat lovers. Fantastic...and you probably know one or two of these cats, be it Mungojerrie, Mr. Mistoffelees, or Macavity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was 11 I was fasinated by cats. I had never seen cats in my entire life then my family and I moved to London, England and I saw the musical a year later on my birthday when I turned 15 and I had to get the CD. Now I'm seventeen and Cats is the BEST CD or Movie ever made!!! And It always will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These songs are very good for choir classes. The very fast song, Rum Tum Tugger, Slow like Memory, and mystical like Macavity. These will get them in touch with their various vocal talents. A very emotional statement in the music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the two official English CATS soundtrack, this presents the most listening rewards. Betty Buckley is an excellent Grizabella, able to open up to more people than Elaine Paige. Ken Page, Timothy Scott, Stephen Hanan and Terrence Mann all give excellent contributions of the same calibre as Buckley's. The orchestrations have been well-improved by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Stanley Lebowsky, along with Rene Weigert, makes a first-class musical director.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was really awesome^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best movie in the world! Well besides Balto lol I just saw this the other week at the overture center in Madison, WI and it was the best! I LISTEN TO THE CD EVERY DAY! i love it! plus today i ordered the 2-disc broadway cd! : D i love cats!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite song has to be Mr. Mistoffelees, he was the best cat in the show when I saw it. I absolutely love this C.D.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cats has a little bit for everyone. Whether it's opera, a little jazz, or even some rock and roll, Cats has it all. Each song stands on it's own, and yet when they all come together, it's just amazing. I think anyone who owns a cat or likes them will find the songs surprisingly a lot alike cat characters depicted in the songs. The CD is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this CD is the best CD I have ever listened to I have all the cat CD's, but this is the best in the whole world I love this CD it is sooo, sooooooooooooo , sooooooooooo,soooooo cool i give it a five!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw the show and i knew that i had to get the cd. its the best show i ever saw in my whole life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i knew when i saw cats in london, i had to have the cd!!!! i will love cats now & forever!!!1