Reefer Madness [The Movie Musical Soundtrack and Original Los Angeles Cast Recording]

Reefer Madness [The Movie Musical Soundtrack and Original Los Angeles Cast Recording]

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Reefer Madness [The Movie Musical Soundtrack and Original Los Angeles Cast Recording]

Here is the mother lode of off-Broadway shows cum cable cult classics. About halfway through the soundtrack to Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, you realize you are hearing the best thing to hit the Great White Way -- and the Showtime cable television -- since Little Shop of Horrors, only this is far funnier, raunchier, and way more subversive. Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney are this production's Menken and Ashman, but the show itself is the star. And the disc dedicated to the movie soundtrack is definitely the highlight: starring the divine Kristen Bell (who can do no wrong) in one of her best roles, Christian Campbell, Ana Gasteyer, and Amy Spanger among a perfectly picked and perfectly pitched ensemble cast, director Andy Fickman's interpretation of the story of two teenagers pulled into a ludicrous plot of "hooligans and whores" on account of the "demon weed" is spot-on. Even the timing of the dialogue between the musical numbers is flawless. This is a phenomenal cast performing a remarkable musical under the guidance of a peerless director. For comparison's sake, there is also the original Los Angeles cast recording (produced by none other than Lee Curreri). The show is unfortunately not as complete here -- certain numbers needed to be switched around and changed -- and the comparison of the two discs is a great way to see the right way to go about doing things. The best part about the album is that it serves as a reminder of a great musical motion picture event -- one that, in a perfect world, should still become a midnight phenomenon someday. Seriously, this thing is a gold mine. There is not a bad song, casting choice, or incorrect line delivery made in the bunch. It's as close to a perfect musical movie soundtrack as you could come. There is also one more piece of evidence of Murphy and Studney's talent, "Weather Changes," a bonus track from another project of theirs, revealing all of the musicality, wit, and emotion that make Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical the greatest musical achievement of its generation. One hopes it's not too long before the next Murphy and Studney opus.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2008
Label: Ghostlight
UPC: 0791558443226
catalogNumber: 84432
Rank: 175009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reefer Madness Cast   Primary Artist
Steve Kujala   Woodwind
Bruce Dukov   Violin
John Fumo   Trumpet
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Gary Chase   Drums
Brian Dembow   Viola
Tim Emmons   Bass
Stephen Erdody   Cello,Celli
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Dan Higgins   Woodwind
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Greg Huckins   Woodwind
Roland Kato   Viola
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello,Celli
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Bill Liston   Woodwind
Charles Loper   Trombone
Edward Meares   Bass
Simon Oswell   Viola
Joel Peskin   Woodwind
Katia Popov   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Lee Thornburg   Trombone,Trumpet
Cecilia Tsan   Cello,Celli
Joe Turano   Vocals
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Ian Walker   Bass
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Larry Poindexter   Vocals
Andrew Shulman   Cello,Celli
Lee Thornberg   Trombone,Trumpet
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Philip Bynoe   Bass
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Robert Torti   Vocals,cast
Samantha Harris   Vocals
Chris Bleth   Woodwind
Armen Anassian   Violin
Milton Nelson   Performing Ensemble,Lead
Tiffiany Yi Hu   Violin
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Tim Morrison   Trumpet
Rose Corrigan   Woodwind
John Mann   Vocals,cast
Jeff Griggs   Vocals
Neve Campbell   Vocals,cast
Alan Cumming   Vocals,cast
Trevor Handy   Cello,Celli
Linda Jackson   Vocals
Liane Mautner   Violin
Amy Spanger   Vocals,cast
Rebecca Shoicet   Vocals
Samuel Formicola   Viola
Steven Weber   Vocals,cast
Jolie Jenkins   Vocals
John Kassir   Vocals,cast
Ralph Williams   Woodwind
Peter Ole Jørgensen   Vocals
Bruce O'Connor   French Horn
Rena Strober   Vocals
John Reynolds   French Horn
Kevin Stites   Conductor
Michael Price Nelson   Woodwind
Lori Alan   Vocals
Alexz Johnson   Vocals
Kristen Bell   Vocals
Ana Gasteyer   Vocals
Christine Lakin   Vocals
Nathan Wang   Keyboards
Chang Tseng   Vocals,cast
Stacy Sibley   Vocals
Michael Nelson   Woodwind
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Laura Nason   Vocals
Matt Olvar   Vocals
David Manning   Guitar,Keyboards
Fidelia Rowe   Vocals
Matt Shepherd   Vocals
Paul Nygro   Vocals
Rebecca Shoichet   Vocals
Aukai Cain   Vocals
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
Lucinda Jackson   Vocals
Alex Iles   Trombone
Chun-Ping Tseng   Vocals
Steven Holtman   Trombone
David Duke   French Horn
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Timmy Fuller   Vocals
Peter Jorgensen   Vocals
Bruce O'Connor   French Horn
Abraham Jedidiah   Vocals
Harry S. Murphy   Vocals
Reefer Band   Band
Erin Matthews   Vocals
Christi Arellano   Vocals
Eli Myles   Vocals
Bruce Dembow   Viola
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Christian Campbell   Vocals
Tom Arntzen   Vocals
Matthew Funes   Viola
Stephen Weber   Vocals
Ralph Morrison   Violin
Timothy Morrison   Trumpet
Michael Cuno   Vocals
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Samantha Harrison   Vocals
John Van Houten   Tuba
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Gary Chase   Orchestration
Lee Curreri   Producer
Joel Iwataki   Engineer
Alan Meyerson   Engineer
David Rodgers   Book
Milton Nelson   Orchestration
Glenn Morgan   Executive Producer
Jessica Disbrow   Art Direction
Christian Campbell   Composer
Kevin Murphy   Lyricist,Liner Notes,Book
Dan Studney   Composer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements,Book
David Pagani   Artwork
Benoit Gray   Orchestration
Ryan Demaree   Remixing
Ritchard Druther   Art Direction
Vince Renaud   Engineer
Charles Fernandez   Orchestration
Savage Steve Holland   Logo Design

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