As Thousands Cheer: The Hit Musical Comedy Revue! (1998 New York Revival Cast) Cast Recording
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Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, even though the performances were very good, I was disappointed to find this recording having only piano/acoustic bass (which was barely audible) arrangements. I was SOOOO looking forward to a fully orchestrated CD presentation. In addition, the piano playing was rather wimpy and with this type of thin instrumentation - that costs the CD one star.
If you desperately want to hear this great score (like I did) buy this CD, but don't expect to be blown away by the production.
The cast is simply wonderful. They are so flexible; can croon or swoon like a torch singer in one number, create slapstick humor the next, sound like a 50 voice choir sometimes, and reduce you to tears at others. All this achieved with just a piano and a bass! I'm particularly charmed by the relatively unknown Berlin songs such as 'How's Chances' and 'Our Wedding Day', but the high points must be 'Suppertime' and 'Harlem on my Mind'!
If you already have a taste for older musicals, this is a must have. If not, sample it and discover the enjoyment it can offer as opposed to 'new' musicals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderful recreation of long ago Irving Berlin Broadway musical revue written with Moss Hart. A great source for research!.Published 20 months ago by John I Moore, III
I agree with all the other 5 star folks - the songs are great, the singing fine. I, too, love the creaky sketch, it is for me one of the highlights of the CD. Read morePublished on July 25, 2006 by Masato Nishimori