Prime Music
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by MEGA Media and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
City of Angels (1990 Orig... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Stored, Sold & Shipped by Amazon. Gently used! Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided with every order.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$25.89
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: cds_dvds_guaranteed
Add to Cart
$29.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: POETS CORNER
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast) Cast Recording


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Cast Recording, December 16, 2009
"Please retry"
$25.19
$9.53 $0.97

Black Friday in Music Black Friday in Music


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Prologue - Theme From City Of AngelsGordon Lowry Harrell 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Double TalkGordon Lowry Harrell 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. What You Don't Know About WomenGordon Lowry Harrell 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. You Gotta Look Out For YourselfGordon Lowry Harrell 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Buddy SystemGordon Lowry Harrell 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. With Every Breath I TakeGordon Lowry Harrell 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Tennis SongGordon Lowry Harrell 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ev'rybody's Gotta Be SomewherePeter Davis 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Lost And FoundGordon Lowry Harrell 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. All You Have To Do Is WaitGordon Lowry Harrell 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. You're Nothing Without MeJames Naughton;Gregg Edelman 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Stay With MeJimmy Powers and Quartet 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. You Can Always Count On MeGordon Lowry Harrell 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Alaura's ThemeGordon Lowry Harrell 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. It Needs WorkGordon Lowry Harrell 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. L.A. BluesGordon Lowry Harrell 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. With Every Breath I Take - DuetGordon Lowry Harrell 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. FunnyGordon Lowry Harrell 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. I'm Nothing Without YouGordon Lowry Harrell 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Epilogue - Theme From City Of AngelsGordon Lowry Harrell 1:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Double Talk WalkGordon Lowry Harrell 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon Artist Stores

All the music, full streaming songs, photos, videos, biographies, discussions, and more.
.


Frequently Bought Together

City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast) + The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Revue (1991 Original Broadway Cast) + Barnum (1980 Original Broadway Cast)
Price for all three: $48.97

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 16, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00000272K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,887 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

City Of Angels: Original Broadway Cast Recording - Various

This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Amazon.com

Cy Coleman and David Zippel's City of Angels is a seductive depiction of 1940s Los Angeles, capturing swinging jazz, torchy ballads, witty lyrics, and even a Manhattan Transfer-like Greek chorus (arranged by ManTran guru Yaron Gershovsky). James Naughton and Gregg Edelman star as Stone and Stine, respectively a tough Raymond Chandleresque PI and the writer who dreams up his adventures. Randy Graff plays Stone's long-suffering secretary and Dee Hoty the requisite femme fatale. Loads of atmosphere and tasty songs such as "What You Don't Know About Women," "With Every Breath I Take," "You're Nothing Without Me," and "You Can Always Count on Me" make City of Angels a modern classic. It won 1990 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Leading Actor (Naughton), Featured Actress (Graff), Best Book (Larry Gelbart), and Best Original Score. --David Horiuchi

Customer Reviews

If you love a good jazz CD, you'll adore this soundtrack.
Amy E. Nixon
David Zippel made an impressive debut writing lyrics that perfectly match the characters and situation and are every bit up to the level of the book.
Mark Andrew Lawrence
Coleman's music is very much in the various styles of the period, ranging from big-band swing and torch songs to groups vocals and Latin numbers.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Katherine LeDuc on April 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Love this CD. It has the most exciting Jazz-Swing score done for Broadway in many years. It also has the wittiest lyrics. I had the pleasure of seeing the show on Broadway - with this cast. It was nothing short of amazing how well the songs fit the characters (those who haven't seen the show - read the plot outline - it helps). Some may think the vocal quality is lacking but the songs are so character driven that this is a less important consideration. Would highly recommed this for anyone who loves witty lyrics and a big band sound.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By AJK on June 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
1990 Tony winner for Best Musical, "City Of Angels" contains a great score, filled with jazz-oriented melodies & torch songs. Not all the songs are terrific, but most of the score lends itself to repeat listenings. Best tracks include:

Double Talk

What You Don't Know About Women

With Every Breath I Take [beautiful song!]

Lost And Found

You're Nothing Without Me [the show's hit]

You Can Always Count On Me

Funny

Great cast ... great buy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
"City of Angles" is half Raymond Chandler, as we follow the adventures of Stone (James Naughton), the tough private eye and half Cecile B. DeMille, since we are also dealing with Stine (Gregg Edelman), the author of the popular detective novels starring Stone. The gimmick is from writer Larry Gelbart is that Stine is in the process of adapting his first screenplay and what we are seeing with Stone is in fact the movie he is writing. Of course, to make things interesting, each character in the real world of Hollywood has a counterpart in Stein's movie script (e.g., Rene Auberjonoi's Hollywood mogul Buddy Fidler and his equally sleazy fictional counterpart Irwin Irving). Similarly, the music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel reflects both the Broadway musical we are seeing and the 1940's film noir detective movie it contains. Coleman's music is very much in the various styles of the period, ranging from big-band swing and torch songs to groups vocals and Latin numbers. For me the fun part is when the author and his creation go at each other in the show's best song, "You're Nothing WIthout Me," which comes back at the end of the show as "I'm Nothing Without You" as the two are reconciled after the requisite happy ending, which certainly takes full advantage of the peculiar situation through a very creative role reversal. Naughton's performance as the world-weary Stone deservedly won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical. "City of Angels" is a fun show, although listening to the album does not really capture its best parts because this is one of those rare musicals where the book is superior to the score.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Now big band era music isn't exactly my favorite, but I can still appreciate the score to this well writen, well plotted Tony Award winning (1991, I think) Best Musical. Cy Coleman makes yet another genre inspiring musical.
This story within a parellel story of a dectective novelist and his own created characters is a well orchestrated and well played libretto. The orchestra is great. Some really great songs are: the femme fatale's "LOST & FOUND", the witty reparte in "YOU'RE NOTHING WITHOUT ME" that is a banter between the writer and the character he created, the unapprecitaed secretary's "YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON ME", the very funny female duet "WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT WOMEN" and the dramatic song "FUNNY". These are all great songs. The rest are a little to old style I think for me to really appreciate.
In all, a strong cast, orchestra and stylized score make for a Tony Award winning musical. If you like Coleman's other works like "BARNUM" & "WILL ROGER'S FOLLIES" you'll probably love this. Both of those were 6-7's in my book as well.
To give you an example of my favorites: Sweeney Todd & Les Miserables.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 5, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This musical is terrific fun! I have never seen it (though I would LOVE to do so), but I listen to it over and over. The story is marvelously ridiculous, the singing is great, the characters are over the top, and the music itself is interesting and catchy. This is the sort of show I would recommend to people who don't usually listen to musical theatre, though I would recommend reading the plot synopsis first.
For reference, my other favorite shows include: Closer Than Ever, Falsettos, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Chicago, and Anything Goes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Gibson on October 4, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I loved this show when it ran on Broadway and am thrilled to have the music back in my music library (I lost my first CD years ago).

I will point out one flaw with this particular copy of the recording. I purchased it with Amazon (rather than iTunes) because I wanted the liner notes and credits (I recall them in the original packaging). What I received from Amazon was a bare bones disc that had absolutely no credits or liner notes. It didn't even have a cast member listing.

I know I speak for most of the musical theater recording collectors when I say we are purchasing these recordings for more than just the music. We want to read about the production, we want to know who's singing and playing the roles. This bare bones version of the recording had none of that and that's quite a disappointment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

MEGA Media Privacy Statement MEGA Media Shipping Information MEGA Media Returns & Exchanges