Carrie: The Musical (Premiere Cast Recording) [+digital booklet]

September 25, 2012 | Format: MP3

$10.99
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Digital Booklet: Carrie: The Musical (Premiere Cast Recording)


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
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  • Total Length: 1:10:30
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  • ASIN: B009B519QO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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I'm just so glad that there is finally a legit recording of this show.
K. Grider
The music is well done, the performances are excellent, and the whole album is a great experience.
Chris Stoner
Still very good and glad to be able to have the songs from it I like so much from the play.
Kristopher D. Michaels

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Gracey on September 25, 2012
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The cast recording is finally here...a vibrant and accurate representation of the off-Broadway revival production, which I was fortunate enough to see on opening night in March 2012. A lot of questionable material from the original has been updated or jettisoned altogether ("Don't Waste The Moon" anyone? Didn't think so). The real highlights here, largely unchanged from the original 1988 Broadway production, are the sections between Carrie and her mother Margaret, sung to perfection by Molly Ranson and Marin Mazzie, respectively. I have seen complaints that Mazzie does not reach the dizzying heights of Betty Buckley's original performance, but what she does bring is a fiery intensity that, while perhaps more subdued vocally, is far more heartfelt and nuanced. Molly Ranson is spot-on as Carrie, and the recording showcases her formidable vocal and acting talents. The remainder of the cast acquit themselves just as well...not a clunker in the bunch(although poor Christy Altomare as Sue has an uphill battle, saddled with the blander melodies and eye-rolling dialogue moments).
New songs written for the revival may be mostly forgettable, but are pleasant nonetheless...no tracks that I plan to fast forward through.
Carrie devotees should be well satisfied, along with newer fans. The new recording is definitely worth the wait, and will no doubt fuel interest in local productions which are sure to start cropping up sooner rather than later.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tom George on October 9, 2012
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In Ken Mandelbaums book Not Since Carrie, a wonderful informative and witty disection of what makes Broadway flops the way they were, he describes Carrie on Broadway: "What makes Carrie so unique is its combination of soaring, often heartbreaking sequences and some of the most appalling and ridiculous scenes ever in a musical." Judging from the reworking and the score of the CD, some of the same problems seem to be evident. While the "appalling and ridiculous scenes" seem to have been omitted (teens in leather chanting "pig, pig, pig...blood, blood,blood!!!") , the basic problem is still there.

The music and scenes between Carrie and her mother are stunning, operatic, and gorgeous, and Marin Mazzie as mother, Margret White, delivers an incredible ballad, When There Is No One that would do Sondheim or Lloyd Weber proud. However the songs for the teenagers, and these are almost half the show, with a couple of exceptions, are rather inane, and completely forgettable. It as if its High School Musical meets Puccini.

Molly Ranson as Carrie, and Mazzie are incredible and make the Carrie/Mrs White material highly listenable, check out the other numbers, and for the most part, skip over them.
A worthy curiosity to add to any collection, with some standout sequences, and a truly unforgettable ballad. Barbara Cook created the original mother in the musical in England, but wisely walked out (after nearly being decapitated by a piece of falling scenery) before the show came to NY. A shame because her rendition of When There Is No One must have been a masterpiece, not to take a thing away from Mazzie, or Betty Buckley on Broadway for that matter.

Have some friends who actually did see one of the few performaces on Broadway.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Penola on September 28, 2012
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I am one of the lucky few who have seen both the original camp classic musical version of CARRIE and the recent off -Broadway revised version - each more than once. An ardent fan of the still -shocking story and film, I came to this revision with real curiosity. How will they handle the clunky moments in the original musical - like those where leather - clad disco boys jumped in and out of a trough, apparently bludgeoning pigs? Surprise surprise - the creative team led by director Stafford Arima have come up with a sad, effective, much more realistic take on the material. While it does not reach the haunting power of the film, this musical stays with you. Further it features some of the most memorable and tuneful new music written for the stage in eons. You simply can't dismiss this CARRIE. The performances are universally superb and the vocal arrangements, orchestrations and edits for the recording bring the story and characters to vivid life. Who knew CARRIE would come back from the dead...again? Check it out! And next up for all of us CARRIE fans...the latest film incarnation due in March 2013!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Brown on September 28, 2012
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This revival is fantastic. I saw the original production - no, really I did and can prove it - and it was half fantastic and half hot mess. They have cut out what was wrong and put in some GREAT new stuff. It's only too bad that this revival didn't make it to Broadway - it has a great cast - Marin Mazzie and Molly Ransom are fantastic.

So wonderful to finally have a cast recording of CARRIE. It's a terrific, exciting musical.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey M. Beech on October 1, 2012
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After spending the last 20 years listening to the "unofficial" cast recording of the Broadway cast, this one is a pleasant surprise to finally have as a professionally recorded version. The vocals are good, Marin Mazzie is awesome as Mrs. White, and the orchestrations are good and strong. I do miss the soaring orchestrations of the original Broadway version, but it is understandable with an off-Broadway production not to have the full orchestra. I like the changes of some of the songs, and the lyric changes are for the better. I do miss the "Heaven" sequence and the sextet during the prom sequence, as well as the full "Destruction" that the original version had; but overall, this recording is a welcome guest in my collection!
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