The Book Of Mormon [Explicit] [+Digital Booklet]
 
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The Book Of Mormon [Explicit] [+Digital Booklet]

May 17, 2011

$10.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
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1
Hello! Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad;Rory O'Malley;Scott Barnhardt;Justin Bohon;Kevin Duda;Clark Johnsen;Benjamin Schrader;Brian Sears;Jason Michael Snow;Lewis Cleale
2:52
2
Two By Two Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad;Rory O'Malley;Scott Barnhardt;Justin Bohon;Kevin Duda;Clark Johnsen;Benjamin Schrader;Brian Sears;Jason Michael Snow;Lewis Cleale
4:31
3
You And Me (But Mostly Me) Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad
2:43
4
Hasa Diga Eebowai [Explicit] Michael Potts;Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad;Michael James Scott;Lawrence Stallings;Rema Webb;Maia Nkenge Wilson;Tommar Wilson;Darlesia Cearcy;John Eric Parker;Ta'Rea Campbell;Tyson Jennette;Brian Tyree Hen
4:24
5
Turn It Off Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad;Rory O'Malley;Scott Barnhardt;Justin Bohon;Kevin Duda;Clark Johnsen;Benjamin Schrader;Brian Sears;Jason Michael Snow
5:03
6
I Am Here For You Josh Gad;Andrew Rannells
2:04
7
All-American Prophet Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad;Rory O'Malley;Scott Barnhardt;Justin Bohon;Kevin Duda;Clark Johnsen;Benjamin Schrader;Brian Sears;Jason Michael Snow;Lewis Cleale;Jared Gertner;Graham Bowen;Nick Spangler;Mich
6:14
8
Sal Tlay Ka Siti Nikki M. James
3:41
9
Man Up Josh Gad;Company
4:03
10
Making Things Up Again [Explicit] Josh Gad;Lewis Cleale;Nikki M. James;Rory O'Malley;Scott Barnhardt;Asmeret Gebremichael;John Eric Parker;Michael James Scott;Brian Sears;Rema Webb;Ensemble
4:16
11
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream Andrew Rannells;Michael Potts;Lewis Cleale;Kevin Duda;Brian Tyree Henry;Benjamin Schrader;Maia Nkenge Wilson;Ensemble
4:30
12
I Believe [Explicit] Andrew Rannells;Ensemble
4:42
13
Baptize Me Nikki M. James;Josh Gad
4:15
14
I Am Africa Josh Gad;Rory O'Malley;Scott Barnhardt;Justin Bohon;Kevin Duda;Clark Johnsen;Benjamin Schrader;Brian Sears;Jason Michael Snow
2:21
15
Joseph Smith American Moses [Explicit] Michael Potts;Michael James Scott;Lawrence Stallings;Rema Webb;Maia Nkenge Wilson;Tommar Wilson;Darlesia Cearcy;John Eric Parker;Ta'Rea Campbell;Tyson Jennette;Brian Tyree Henry
6:12
16
Tomorrow Is A Latter Day [Explicit] Andrew Rannells;Josh Gad;Nikki M. James;Company
6:02
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Digital Booklet: The Book Of Mormon


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
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  • Total Length: 1:07:53
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B004ZCLL16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (374 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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125 of 132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of miraculous! May 25, 2011
By EJon
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How often does a truly original musical succeed on Broadway? Most shows are either based on familiar stories, revivals of old shows, or "jukebox theater" like Mama Mia or Jersey Boys. Somehow, Parker, Stone and Lopez pushed this unlikely concept through, and the result is nothing short of miraculous.

I saw the show on Broadway and loved it, but the music was so tightly integrated into the story that I wasn't sure if would stand on its own. Rest assured, however, that it does. I have a number of other cast albums, and even from musicals I really liked, there are always a few tracks that I merely tolerate - or skip over - to get to my favorites, but in this show, *all* the songs are gems. OK, "I am Africa" is pretty cheesy, but that's the point; it's supposed to be, and like everything else they do it really well.

Right up front, let me warn you: the show and the music are *very* profane and *very* blasphemous. If you know Parker and Stone, you know they pull no punches and take no prisoners. If those things bother you - at all - you will probably hate this album. Otherwise, you will see that, just like South Park, behind the satire and cynicism, there's joy, innocence, and (to use the word so many reviewers have used) "sweetness". There's also a genuine affection for Mormons. They get a lot of mileage out of Mormon dogma and practices, but are never really mean about it - and they have all their facts straight. The heroes are, and remain, Latter Day Saints (and it's worth noting that they are never themselves profane or blasphemous). it wouldn't shock me if this ends up increasing, rather than decreasing, interest in the Mormon faith.
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175 of 195 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mormon and loving it more every day. June 9, 2011
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I am a Mormon. I served an LDS mission to NYC, am still active in the church and I love this musical.

Don't think that I represent the church (or even many of the members). Yes, this is full of offensive things and dirty language, but you were expecting that, weren't you? They take some liberties with the beliefs of the LDS faith, but in general, these are things we believe (they did get the facts right for the song 'I Believe' at least).

And at least the music agrees with the official Church statement in one respect: "This is the most amazing book; you won't believe how much it will change your life." Though they do poke fun at the religion, they somehow do it respectfully. Don't forget, they say some very offensive things, but I think those shots are aimed to offend everyone, not just Mormons. That distinction is where the magic lies. I explained the plot to my extremely devout grandmother and even she had a chuckle. However, I wouldn't recommend that she listen to it because, as stated, it is explicit!

So down to the music: this is hands-down one of the best scores ever written. Forget Phantom. Hasa Diga Les Miserables. If you have an ear for catchy music and are familiar with the South Park crew, do yourself a favor and get this album.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
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I grew up in a Mormon family, so I'm familiar with all the quirky beliefs being poked fun at here. Some of these beliefs in people close to me anger me deeply and often (I'm no longer Mormon--I failed to "Just Believe"), but I also admire the inherent goodness and humility in most Mormons. Sometimes these conflicting emotions over the colossal institution are hard to reconcile. THIS is the most effective reconciliation I have ever found. It speaks to me so deeply, because I find all religious belief absurd, easily exploited by scoundrels, and psychologically damaging to people with low self-esteems; but I also must admit that the majority of Mormons I know (and I know a lot of them) are good, focused, well-meaning people whom I would trust my life to sooner than most others.

Anyway, this is incredible. It hits exactly the right points so often that anyone who gets it will realize how valuable it is and embrace it as an olive branch between the devout and the embittered. In my experience, it is always good to laugh at your own naivete (the Ugandans in this musical are just as naive as the missionaries, which illustrates the depth of the material and message--we all misunderstand each other, and we all have unrealistic expectations, but everything tends to work out if we love and care for each other...and little white lies are sometimes necessary to bridge gaps in translation).

Thank you, Matt & Trey (& Avenue Q guy). I liked you guys before, but now I love you.
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
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If you are generally offended by Southpark or Team America, or had no desire to see them, then I would imagine you won't like this either. But shouldn't that be obvious????

There is a lot here for people who are more Broadway then Southpark fans too though, especially all the little homages to other musicals throughout (Wicked progressions in 'you and me', 'Hasa Diga' - Lion King, and 'I Believe' parodies Sound of Music.) About 1/2 the soundtrack is highly addictive and will stick in your head - careful singing some of those lyrics in public though! The rest is enjoyable, but the highlights for me are the first five songs and I Believe.

You also have to have a sense of humor about religion in general to appreciate the musical, but I can say as a rather liberal Christian I didn't find it offensive - but you need to have an open mind. Overall, especially having seen the actual show, the show is quite good hearted about religion and although it pokes fun at Mormonism I didn't find it to be mean spirited.

For the one star reviewers... why are you seeking out something you are predisposed to find offensive? If you don't like it.... Turn it off, like a light switch... or put it in a box and CRUSH IT! ;)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
I don't get to see as many shows as I would like, being out in the middle of nowhere, but I just love Broadway cast recordings, and this one is no exception. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Anne Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
The show was terrific. They really recorded all the fun of the musical into this recording. Hopefully you will be broad minded enough to love tis musical.
Published 3 days ago by Seymour Tenenbaum
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, excellent!!
Loves the CD, it was especially enjoyable, since I had just seen the play at the Arnoff in Cincinnati, and felt like I had missed so much of the words.
Published 8 days ago by S. Warnock
5.0 out of 5 stars CD first, show second!
A rip-roaring, musical rawness that could only be conceived between Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The description of "Explicit" is mild to what your ears are ready for. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Aaron1100
3.0 out of 5 stars I Feel Terrible For Enjoying It
When they say explicit, they mean it. No, really. Some of the songs physically made me cringe because of the vulgarity. The bad part is, this show is actually pretty hilarious. Read more
Published 12 days ago by G. M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
This is perfect for road trips! These catchy songs will seriously make any long trip go by faster! I would recommend this to anyone that’s on the fence about purchasing it.
Published 14 days ago by D.J. Berg
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop singing!!
Saw this play a few weeks before and just had to have the music to relive the show. Have been listening to it every day since it arrived!
Published 15 days ago by Beverly Meadows
5.0 out of 5 stars Just awesome
I'm not a big Broadway fan, but this show and album are fantastic in every respect - music, comedy, etc.
Published 15 days ago by Dodger Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Book (of Mormon)
We had seen the play and liked the music. The CD was quite good and we enjoyed listening to it.
Published 20 days ago by Michael Diamond
4.0 out of 5 stars Review from a Broadway musical afficianodo
I bought tickets to see this musical when it comes to Las Vegas in June. I wanted to become familiar with the songs before seeing the production. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Cynthia Clanton
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