Closer Than Ever [Original Cast]

Closer Than Ever [Original Cast]

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Closer Than Ever [Original Cast]

A followup to Richard Maltby Jr and David Shire's previous off-Broadway revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, featuring two discs' worth of smart songs about the ups and downs of modern life, especially, romance.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/1990
Label: Rca Victor Broadway
UPC: 0090266039920
catalogNumber: 60399

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sally Mayes   Vocals,Track Performer
Dennis Anderson   Woodwind
Brian Koonin   Guitar
Lou Marini   Woodwind
Charles McCracken   Cello
Russ Rizner-French   French Horn
Jim Young   Drums
Scott Frankel   Synthesizer
Richard Muenz   Vocals,Track Performer
Lynne Wintersteller   Vocals,Track Performer
Brent Barrett   Vocals,Track Performer
Patrick Scott Brady   Piano

Technical Credits

Paul Goodman   Engineer
Richard Maltby   Director
James Nichols   Engineer
Jay David Saks   Producer
David Shire   Lyricist
Michael Starobin   Orchestration,Orchestration Recording
Daryl Roth   Producer
Patrick Scott Brady   Vocal Arrangements,Musical Director
Richard Maltby   Lyricist
Michael Gill   Producer
Terry Byrne   Company Manager
Philipp Jung   Scenic Design

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Closer Than Ever [Original Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard this cd, I thought it was crazy and that none of the pieces fit together until I realized that's exactly what the whole show is about. Each ''door'' that opens gives you a quick glimpse into the lives of the characters. My only advice if you're going to enjoy this music fully, is to go into the experience with an open mind and a good sense of humor!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire are songwriting geniuses. Technically these songs are the leftovers from their other, better known musicals....But in this case the leftovers are gems. Each song is a masterpiece in itself. Each song tells a story, and by the time you finish listening, you realize how they are all connected....not by plotline, but by the same thread that binds all human beings together. You will laugh at ''There's Nothing Like it'' and ''Miss Byrd,'' and you will cry at ''If I Sing'' and ''It's Never That Easy.'' Every character is one you have known before, next door or at the office. You have probably lived most of these stories yourself. And the melodies will haunt you and never leave you. There isn't a weak song in the collection, nor a weak singer in the cast. This recording is such a rich, emotionally satisfying experience. If you are like me and you somehow overlooked this recording all these years, don't hesitate another moment. Buy it NOW.