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Can-Can (1953 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording]

Can-Can (Related Recordings), Erik Rhodes, Gwen Verdon, Hans Conried, Peter Cookson, Lilo, Cole PorterAudio CD
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listen  1. Introduction & Maidens Typical Of FranceOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Never Give Anything AwayOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 1:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. QuadrilleOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. C'est MagnifiqueOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Come Along With MeOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Live And Let LiveOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 1:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I Am In LoveOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. If You Loved Me TrulyOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Montmart'Original Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 1:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Allez-Vous-En, Go AwayOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Never, Never Be An ArtistOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. It's All Right With MeOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 1:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Every Man Is A Stupid ManOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. I Love ParisOriginal Broadway Cast of "Can-Can" 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Can-CanLilo 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (November 17, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: November 17, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Angel Records
  • ASIN: B000002SNN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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As Cole Porter was emerging from a severe depression in 1951, he threw himself into this story set in the Montmartre of the 1890s, turning it into a tribute to a world immortalized in the artwork of Toulouse-Lautrec. To be sure, this isn't top-shelf Porter. Too many of the songs sound like self-parodies, especially "C'est Magnifique" and "Every Man Is a Stupid Man" ("Every man is an awful fool / Every man is a nincompoop."). You also get the feeling that Lilo, who plays the lead, doesn't have much affinity for what she sings, which of course makes sense since the German-born French actress didn't speak English when she was hired and had to learn her songs phonetically. Despite all that, songs like "It's All Right with Me," "I Love Paris in the Spring," and the Gwen Verdon/Peter Cookson duet "If You Loved Me Truly" make you realize that even second-rate Porter is still vastly entertaining. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best January 13, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Cole Porter fan, but this one did not work for me. I think the reviewer before me who called this CD "lively and infectious" was referring to the movie's soundtrack, because this recording of the score was anything *but* lively or infectious. In fact, I knocked off only one star for Porter's score being a rung below his best stuff, but two stars were taken off for the absolutely dead vocals on this. The singers are so stiff and unemotional that it's a wonder they made it to Broadway at all. They seem so intent on e-nun-ci-at-ing the lyrics that they lose all of the Gallic joy and charm that most singers would have a field day with. "C'est Magnifique" and "It's All Right With Me," arguably the best songs in the score, are given especially straight-laced interpretations.
As for the score itself: this is an unusual Porter score in that, in my opinion, the lyrics play second fiddle to the music. None of the songs display the amazing linguistic acrobatics of other Porter works, but much of the music is bubbly and fun.
So, if you are a real Porter fan and cannot find a better recording of this score, then try it. But for the casual listener, this one isn't worthwhile.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Porter Never Fails To Entertain!! September 16, 2004
By David
Format:Audio CD
It would be easy to say, as many critics did, that Porter was not up to his usual standards. I have to disagree. "Can Can" is a wonderful score that never has been given it's due. Many popular songs came from this, but the best ones are overlooked.

The performers are all top notch. Lilo takes her material and belts it to perfection. Being a Gwen Verdon fan, I found her numbers thorougly enjoyable.

The sound quality is great considering the age of the material. Angel supplied wonderful liner notes, and the synopsis is very helpful. I can recommend this to Porter fans, and those who enjoy great music. Also for Porter fans, "Mexican Hayride" is now available from Decca Broadway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
"Can-Can", as most reviewers indicate, is second-rate Cole Porter in comparison to "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me Kate"; but any score that includes standards such as "I Love Paris" and the stunningly beautiful ballad "It's All Right With Me" can't be dismissed lightly. This Capitol Original Broadway Cast album showcases the show's strengths (Porter's score & Abe Burrows bawdy book) and weaknesses (lackluster performances from most of the stars and indifferent orchestrations) but still is better than the 1960 film version, which cut most of the score and story, but benefits from the lush Nelson Riddle scoring and features miscast Frank Sinatra's poignant definitive vocal of "It's All Right With Me, one of the greatest vocal performances of the 20th. Century. The soundtrack can be enjoyed on its own level (if EMI ever decides to reissue it on CD) away from the mediocre film and both versions belong in any musical theatre collection. A new production of "Can-Can is opening at the Pasadena Playhouse in Southern California at the time of this review with a revised book and a superb cast which could be Broadway bound and may introduce "Can-Can" to a new generation of theatergoers. This is a good thing for, as it has been established that Cole Porter's score for "Can-Can" is second rate Porter, compared to most of what has passed for musical theatre on Broadway since the 1980's, "Can-Can is a masterpiece. It is genuine musical theatre, not a thrill ride masquerading as musical theatre. And when the audience applauds, they will be applauding the artistic aspects of the show, not the technology as is common with today's Broadway musicals.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like the songs, liked the singers March 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Read the reviews (including the Amazon staff reviewer who didn't even get the song titles or lyrics right), and had to say something. This show, "Out of This World," and the revival cast recording of "Anything Goes" with Eileen Rogers and Hal Linden are my 3 favorite Cole Porter scores. When I was into Bway, I listened to them constantly. And loved it! This show produced several standards, and all the songs (except "Never Be An Artist" and "Maidens Typical of France") (did I get the titles right? it's been a long time) I think are wonderful. A pleasure. The lyrics aren't witty. And only mildly clever. But they are still better than anything anyone else except Larry Hart ever wrote. One reviewer said that paradoxically, in this Porter score, the music is better than the words. I don't agree, but I see his point. One thing I noticed however, starting with "World," Porter's sexy cleverness, while never always so subtle, borders on the blatant.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful cast album of a tuneful Porter score February 17, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is a lively and infectious recording (one of Capital's first Broadway cast albums)of Cole Porter's naughty and nifty 1953 valentine to the Paris of the 1890s when the dancing of the notorious Can-Can made the courts. Lilo is delightful in the lead and the wonderful score is nicely sung. The orchestrations are not as lush as those for the vastly mediocre film but none the less serve the score well. The soundtrack has the added advantage of Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jordan, some interpolated Porter songs, and lush orchestrations and performances. On the down side it had the miscast Shirley Maclaine and Frank Sinatra. Either the cast album or the soundtrack make for fine listening however.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OVER ALL reaction by myself
Comparing it to the movie, I was disappointed. It seems the transfer in the sound quality is not quite right. I have played it on all of our varied speaker systems. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sonja Reiter
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning how to Can Can ?
This is for you. Great exercise and fun dance. Spunky fun music.
The Christmas mails were horrible this year and this seemed to come right through and on time. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ruthann
5.0 out of 5 stars Can,Can DOES!
I am very familiar wth this show. I have done it twice myself.The original sound track from the broadway show is great. The Movie version -not so much. Read more
Published on September 8, 2012 by Tom Nicholas
5.0 out of 5 stars A high percentage of hummable standards
An underrated gem. This original cast has Gwen Verdon, Erik Rhodes (Tonetti from 'Gay Divorce(e)', stage and film), and Hans Conreid, and they are fine supporting players to the... Read more
Published on February 2, 2011 by margot
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Broadway Show
This is great CD of a Great Broadway Show. It was made into a movie to feature Frank Sinatra which was not as good as the Broadway version. Read more
Published on April 21, 2010 by Janet Collins
3.0 out of 5 stars Porter Loves Paris
Capitol Records gave the score of CAN-CAN a lively cast album in 1953. Of necessity some music had to be cut: The Garden of Eden Ballet, The Apache Dance, The Overture. Read more
Published on May 23, 2004 by Mark Andrew Lawrence
3.0 out of 5 stars A not really spectacular entry in the Cole Porter canon
When "Can-Can" opened on Broadway in 1953, critics roared with approval for Michael Kidd's choreography and his fetching lead dancer, Gwen Verdon, who became a star overnight. Read more
Published on July 5, 2003 by Tommy Peter
3.0 out of 5 stars Can-Can, original Broadway recording
We have given this recording the three stars solely on the quality of Cole Porter's music. As fans of Cole Porter's, we think some of his best music is in this show. Read more
Published on July 26, 2000 by Allen and Heather Lovejoy
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