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October 24, 2006

  Song Title Artist
Requiem For Evita Original Cast Recording
Oh What A Circus Original Cast Recording
On This Night Of A Thousand Stars Original Cast Recording
Eva Beware Of The City Original Cast Recording
Buenos Aires (Original Cast Recording) Elena Roger
Goodnight And Thank You Original Cast Recording
The Art Of The Possible Original Cast Recording
I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You Original Cast Recording
Another Suitcase In Another Hall Original Cast Recording
A New Argentina Original Cast Recording
Don't Cry For Me Argentina Original Evita Cast
High Flying, Adored Original Cast Recording
Rainbow High Original Cast Recording
Rainbow Tour Original Cast Recording
And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) Original Cast Recording
Waltz For Eva And Che Original Cast Recording
You Must Love Me Original Cast Recording
She Is A Diamond Original Cast Recording
Montage Original Cast Recording
Lament Original Cast Recording

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  • Label: Verve
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  • Total Length: 1:10:10
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  • ASIN: B000V6S9ZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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It dawned on me awhile ago that no matter what your opinion of Andrew Lloyd Webber, if he had only written three musicals: "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita", and "The Phantom of the Opera," he would still qualify as one of the greatest musical composers of the last forty years. The fact that he has been so prolific and adventurous in his material only elevates him in my mind. I can't help but appreciate his love of musicals, even when he doesn't quite hit the mark. Really-- besides Sondheim (obviously)-- who has been trying out new, even experimental, ideas to such a degree for so long?

Think about it for a second: while most composers take easy approaches (especially these days, when the norm is to adapt recent and well known films), Lloyd Webber has written shows about cats (based entirely on a book of poems, no less!), fading Hollywood movie stars, the Troubles in Ireland, racing trains, and even one about a girl in the bible belt who thinks the convict hiding in her barn is Jesus. Whatever you think of his musical style (Too bombastic! Too many recycled melodies!) or the shortcomings of his lyricists, he takes more chances than most composers and there are memorable tunes in virtually every show he has written. And though the three I mentioned as his best are all pretty early works, I don't think he's lost his touch: "The Woman in White," his latest, was way underrated. I mean, come on, it is SO much better than most scores we get from most ANY musical composer (and David Zippel's lyrics, unlike some of Lloyd Webber's other collaborators, are right there on the same melodramatic wavelength as the material and music).
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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... this is only a highlights recording. But before we get to this fact, one has to say a few words about the musical itself.

Over the years Andrew Lloyd Webber has made many musicals, some more successful and appealing to the public than the others. Most people will, however, agree that "Evita" remains one of his most satisfying works to this date. Numerous reasons confirm this statement. Just like in its predecessor "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Evita" is almost entirely sung-through; the lyrics are witty and appropriate; the subject matter is again a personality larger-than-life who rises from obscurity and dies at the peak of its fame, thus becoming a legend; the score is captivating and appealing to the listener, at home or in the theatre. The subject matter is quite well know, but let us repeat the essentials for the ones who are unacquainted with it: We follow the life story of Eva Duarte Peron, wife of post-World war two president of Argentina, Juan Peron. However, the musical is very loosely based on the actual life of the real Evita. The story follows Evita from the day of her death in July 1952, and then we have flashbacks until that moment, covering her coming to Buenos Aires, alleged love affairs, meeting Peron, being the first lady and dying of cancer at 33.

This CD is the cast recording of the newly directed 2006 London production that opened in June in London's Adelphi Theatre. This is the first production that did not use Hal Prince's renowned direction, but instead it has Michael Grandage, one of the best contemporary British theatrical directors. The cast who delivers the glorious score is for the most part, well picked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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What a wonderful collection of Andrew Llyod Webber's songs from the very fantastic musical Evita! Everything about this cast recording is top notch: cast, orchestra etc. I give this Revival Cast Recording 5 stars because of the following:

1) Elena Roger = A incredible NEW take of Eva Peron! We can't compare Patti LuPone (who is my favorite Eva Peron) with any of the cast recordings of Evita. Every actress has a unique take on Eva Peron including Elena Roger. She has the vocal stamina, power, and feeling with every song she tackles. "Buenos Aires" and "You Must Love Me" are just two examples of her superior vocals and acting skills!

2) Matt Rawle = a wonderful Che! I just love to listen to every song Matt Rawle is in because he has such control over his voice and he is on of the few actors, that have played Che, with a natural sounding vibrato!

3) The orchestra is on fire! It's enjoyable and fresh etc.

I recommend this cast recording to anyone who has an open mind and enjoys all types of takes in the great musical Evita!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great interpretation on a classic. January 25, 2014
By weilone
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The London cast of this production really has a great more Argentine beat and feeling. Elena Roger is wonderful in my opinion. Every bit as powerful as Patti Lupone.
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2.0 out of 5 stars As long as you skip Evita & Che... February 19, 2013
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Philip Quast (Juan) was wonderful and his limited songs are now loaded for mobile listening.
Matt Rawle (Che) makes me want to rip off my ears and feed them to the neighbor's dog. Elena Roger (Evita) is only *slightly* more tolerable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful cast! wonderful CD! November 27, 2012
By chelsea
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this evita CD is wonderful!!! I love it very much! it performed very well with my new Bose Speaker! the outlook of this CD is wonderful too~
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Adding Argentine Flair to a Western Staple
The most noticeable difference between this rendition and the prior ones is the pervasiveness of the Argentine accents in the music. Read more
Published 17 months ago by B. Sherman
4.0 out of 5 stars 2006 Recording featuring Elena Roger - New Evita on Broadway
[Disclaimer: At the current time, I sell this item] Since I am unable to modify the editorial review, I'm writing a customer review. Read more
Published on March 27, 2012 by Michael J. Begley
5.0 out of 5 stars What's new? An Argentinian!
I was surprised, to say the least, when it was announced Evita was going to be revived in London's West End. Read more
Published on August 15, 2009 by Rickie L. Matteson
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a cast recording
Despite what other reviews have said this is a cast recording of the 2006 revival on London's West End.
Published on September 28, 2008 by Andrew R. Mondt
4.0 out of 5 stars almost as good as the 1978 broadway version
I don't agree at all with the reviewer who thought this was a cheap rip-off. I would say if you want to get only one Evita version, get the original broadway cast from 1978, with... Read more
Published on March 2, 2008 by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Argentina for a new millennium!
Wow. If I were only able to own one recording of "Evita," this is the one for which I would reach. The highs on this album are breathtaking, and the lows are few. Read more
Published on February 19, 2008 by J.M. Gaines
1.0 out of 5 stars A piece of junk
I downloaded this album as an MP3 under the assumption that it was an original broadway or London (stage) recording. It was not, and the unnamed singers are terrible. Read more
Published on October 3, 2007 by Gerald M. Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not Great
This album is good, but it is not great.
I love the voices and new interpretation of the songs, but
I cannot say I love Eva Peron of this particular album. Read more
Published on March 2, 2007 by S. K. Sook
3.0 out of 5 stars Patti LuPone owns!!!
I gave this show three stars for one reason: nothing can outshine Patti LuPone flawless performance as Eva Perón! Read more
Published on December 31, 2006
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