The Last Ship [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

The Last Ship [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

by Sting


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The Last Ship [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Sting's solo recording of The Last Ship was his finest album of the new millennium, so it stands to reason that the 2014 Original Broadway Cast recording of the musical would also be strong, as it contains many of the same bones as the 2013 rendition. Indeed, the OBC version of The Last Ship is also very good, although it naturally displays a different character. Certainly, this cast recording has a more theatrical bent, both in its execution and in its pacing -- the songs are in a different order and a few older Sting hits punctuate the newer tunes, serving a bit as an anchor for the audience -- and that naturally draws attention to Sting's subtler skills as a writer, both in the short and long term. Song by song, the album is sturdy, but what's more impressive is the cumulative effect, how the songs intertwine and enliven their companions, drawing a compelling and subtly moving narrative.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2014
Label: Universal Classics
UPC: 0602547139955
catalogNumber: 002245602
Rank: 83937

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sting   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jimmy Nail   Vocals
Eric Anderson   Vocals
Rob Mathes   Piano,Conductor
Sally Ann Triplett   Vocals
Craig Bennett   Vocals
Fred Applegate   Vocals
Leah Hocking   Vocals
Aaron Lazar   Vocals
Matthew Stocke   Vocals
Drew McVety   Vocals
Jamie Jackson   Vocals
Michael Esper   Vocals
Rachel Tucker   Vocals
Last Ship Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Last Ship Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Shawna M. Hamic   Vocals
Rich Hebert   Vocals
Dawn Cantwell   Vocals
Collin Kelly-Sordelet   Vocals

Technical Credits

Sting   Composer,Lyricist
Rob Mathes   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Music Direction
Anthony DeCurtis   Liner Notes
Martin Kierszenbaum   Executive Producer
Jamie Siegel   Engineering
Brian Yorkey   Book
Alex Venguer   Engineer
Joe Mantello   Stage Direction
Aki Nishimura   Pro-Tools
John Logan   Book

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