Phantom: The American Musical Sensation

Phantom: The American Musical Sensation

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Phantom: The American Musical Sensation

Composer/lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine) actually began work on this musical version of Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom Of The Opera before it attracted the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber (and before it fell out of copyright). But Lloyd Webber got to the stage first and had a spectacular success with his show, so the Yeston version is doomed always to be known as "the other Phantom." Nevertheless, it has gotten some productions (although not in New York or London), and this "premiere cast recording" reveals it to be a respectable effort, free of the bombast of Lloyd Webber, if not quite the superior treatment claimed in the liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/1993
Label: Rca Victor Broadway
UPC: 0090266166022
catalogNumber: 61660
Rank: 178264

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Reed   Violin
David Nadien   Violin,Concert Master
Richard White   Vocals,Track Performer
Rich White   Track Performer
Lamar Alsop   Violin
Julien Barber   Viola
John Beal   Bass
John Campo   Bassoon
David Carey   Percussion
Harold Coletta   Viola
Barry Finclair   Violin
David Gale   Trumpet
John Gale   Trombone
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Lowell Hershey   Trumpet
Hank Jaramillo   Percussion
Warren Lash   Cello
Beverly Lauridsen   Cello
Robert Lawrence   Violin
Michael Mark   Ensemble
Helene Miles   Ensemble
John Moses   Clarinet
Gene Orloff   Violin
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Seymour Red Press   Clarinet,Flute
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
Marilyn Reynolds   Violin
Lenny Roberts   Ensemble
Scott   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo
Robert Steen   English Horn,Oboe
Jeffrey Szabo   Cello
Mitsue Takayama   Viola
Jonathan Tunick   Conductor
Roger Wendt   French Horn
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Emanuel Vardi   Viola
John Feeney   Bass
Stephen Bogardus   Ensemble
Meg Bussert   Vocals,Track Performer
Glory Crampton   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Dabdoub   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Schöffler   Vocals,Track Performer
Nicholas Archer   Synthesizer,Piano,Celeste,Keyboards,Keyboard Synthesizer
John Mulcahy   Choir Director,Choir Master
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Francesca Corsi   Harp
Daniel Reed   Violin
Kim Lindsay   Ensemble
Donald Birely   Ensemble
Elaine Buegeler   Ensemble
Sharmane Davis   Ensemble
Lyle Garrett   Ensemble
Jim Gricar   Ensemble
Lowell Hersey   Trumpet
Allen Kendall   Ensemble
Melony Matthews   Ensemble
Bess Morrison   Ensemble
Tom Polum   Ensemble
Victoria Reed   Ensemble
Marguerite Shannon-Clancy   Ensemble
Melinda Thomas   Ensemble
James Van Treuren   Ensemble
Ed Walker   Ensemble
Sandra DeGeorge   Ensemble
Orchestra   Track Performer
Henry Jaramillo   Percussion

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Mary Rodgers   Composer
Lionel Bart   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Obin Miller   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Alder   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Mark Mason   Contributor
James Nichols   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Jonathan Tunick   Arranger
Steve Vining   Producer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
P.G. Wodehouse   Composer
Maury Yeston   Producer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Bill Rosenfield   Producer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Rick Besoyan   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Arthur Kopit   Liner Notes,Book
Frank Verlizzo   Illustrations
John Mulcahy   Director
Jim Wise   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Reginald "Guy" Bolton   Composer
George Haimsohn   Composer
Tom Jones   Composer
Timothy Gray   Composer
Mark "Moose" Charlap   Composer
Marshall Barer   Composer

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Phantom: The American Musical Sensation 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know how wonderful this play is because I have seen it first hand my high school put the production on and I am beyond obsessed and in love with the story, and of course the music. It was an amazing experiance. I LOVE IT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I might get flamed to a crisp for saying this, but I like this Phantom much more than Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. I feel it shows much more depth and thought...also, I'm a big fan of Maury Yeston!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw it, I thought it was really good because I consider myself an expert on the subject of The Phantom of the Opera. When Josph got killed, I almost laughed out loud. What is with the song ''Who Could Ever Have Dreamed Up You''? That song scares me. If you ever get a chance to see it, do because it is a good show.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the two other reviews for this, and I also consider myself some-what a expert on Le Fantom de l'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera). I found out about this CD through a friend who is performing 'Home' for a recital. I fell in love with the song and memorized it, and later sung it in a Talent Show. Now I'm going to sing it in another Talent Show- but I didn't have the tape for the song, so ordered the CD so I could teach it to a friend who is singing it with me. Well, let me say this: I didn't think I'd like it, becuase of the major diffrence between it and any other version I've seen. But I heard it and I can't stop listening to it. It's ethier on my stero or in my head, and it's far, FAR (I can't say 'far' enough) better then Mr. Webbers. And the music WELL makes up for any diffrences! Favorite songs of mine are You Are Music, My Mother Bore Me, Home and You Are My Own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago