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Goldilocks (1958 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording]

Goldilocks Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Goldilocks: Act I: Overture 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Lazy Moon (Vocal) 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Goldilocks: Give The Little Lady (Vocal) 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Goldilocks: Save A Kiss (Vocal) 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. No One'll Ever Love You (Vocal) 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Goldilocks: Who's Been Sitting In My Chair? (Vocal) 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Goldilocks: There Never Was A Woman (Vocal) 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Goldilocks: The Pussy Foot (Vocal) 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Act II: Lady In Waiting (Vocal) 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Goldilocks: The Beast In You (Vocal) 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Goldilocks: Shall I Take My Heart And Go? (Vocal) 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Goldilocks: I Can't Be In Love (Vocal) 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Goldilocks: Bad Companions (Vocal) 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Goldilocks: I Never Know When (Vocal) 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Goldilocks: Two Years In The Making (Vocal) 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Goldilocks: Heart Of Stone (Vocal) 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 19, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000027WO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,607 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I first discovered Goldilocks through the double draw of Leroy Anderson and Elaine Stritch. Elaine Stritch I already knew as Joanne in Company singing "The Ladies Who Lunch", and Leroy Anderson was one of my favorite composers, known for such light programmatic and novelty orchestral pieces as The Syncopated Clock, Belle of the Ball, Bugler's Holiday, The Typewriter and Plink, Plank, Plunk. That combo of names caught my eye as I was flipping through the record bins one day, and as I scanned the album cover I saw the names Don Ameche, Nathaniel Frey and Margaret Hamilton which absolutely clinched the deal. I left the store with the record and went straight home to play it. From the moment I dropped the needle (yes, I've had it that long) I was captivated, and it has since become one of my perennial favorites.

The score is top notch, particularly in the material for Stritch and the perfectly cast Don Ameche. It does sag a bit in the material for the secondary couple, but I think that's because it's the primary couple who are the comedians while the secondary couple gets stuck with the sappy side of romance. Yes, there are book problems. Walter Kerr later admitted that they kept beefing up the comedy at the expense of the love story, and reading through the book (which through an incredible stroke of good fortune I found at a local Half Price Books) that's a fair criticism. But this weakness doesn't overwhelm the show and make it unworkable. I have to agree with the assessment that with The Music Man already running featuring a slightly more lovable con artist and a sweet rather than brassy leading lady, Goldilocks wasn't able to measure up to the competition. Taken on its own terms though, Goldilocks works wonderfully.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your investment - A real delight! January 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Having learned about the life of Leroy Anderson through the recent PBS story on his career,I was very interested to hear this famous composer's only Broadway show.
This original cast recording is a gem. The majority of the songs are first rate, the perfomers are all first rate and the recording quality sounds as fine as anything on the market today. What a shame that the show had such serious problems, such as a weak book and opening with such hits as West Side Story and Music Man already running on Broadway.
If you enjoy Broadway musicals and don't know this show, buy this recording. You will not be disappointed!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect August 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Leroy Anderson is one of my favorite composers. Stritch is one of my favorite performers. The Kerrs are brilliant theater people. How could this show not turn out to be a classic? It's a shame that the talent of the performers went unappreciated and that the book was criticized as being too plot-heavy, because the score is absolutely delightful. From a slam-bang overture, to a dead-on operetta parody to Stritch's fantastic first song, to the love duet that follows, the great music just keeps comiong. Okay, there are some drawbacks - Pat Stanley's voice seems too tame at times, and the songs for Max, supposedly the romantic lead, are pretty awful. And the score seems far too abbreviated, as though this cd were only a highlights album. Also, "I Never Know When" - probably the most gorgeous song in the show - is a rather overt ripoff of "By goona-gonna lagoon" from The Golden Apple, a far better show which has similarly been lost to the ages. But this CD is really wonderful, and makes a welcome addition to any collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Stritch was always Stritch. And she hasn't ever disappointed me. But singing songs ranging from ballad to patter, she joins Don Ameche in presenting music that was too quickly forgotten. Walter and Jean Kerr, teamed up with famous arranger, Leroy Anderson, to produce a musical with at least eight completely original, vastly amusing, jewels of songs. (Yes, there are a few you should pass over.) I haven't heard good things about the book, which often explains a musical's early demise, but the album makes me wish that I'd been born thirty years earlier! Oh, to have seen this live! And for you Wizard of Oz fans out there, Margaret Hamilton is featured as a "Bad Companion" singing on one of the shows key numbers. If you know this musical, you're a better person. Let's not "Pussyfoot": it's a great CD!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic cult musical October 18, 2002
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GOLDILOCKS is one of my all-time favorite 'lost musicals'. It struggled through three months and 161 performances on Broadway, only to close after scathing reviews and dwindling audiences.
GOLDILOCKS was written by theater critic Walter Kerr as a love-letter to the silent movies that had captivated him as a child. The story concerns sardonic silent-actress Maggie Harris (Elaine Stritch) who has a stormy love-hate relationship with her cocky director (Don Ameche). Complications arise in the form of beautiful Lois Lee (Pat Stanley), who sets out to steal him for herself. Maggie decides to make one more picture under the assumed name of Goldilocks, and makes one last grab at romance...
The reason why the show failed so miserably was the weakness of the book, which was magnified a thousand times over by the greatness of the score; which features "Lazy Moon", "Lady in Waiting", "The Pussy Foot", "Where is the Beast in You?", and my personal favorite "I Never Know When to Say When".
Through its lovely cast album, the musical has a devout cult following and no wonder. Elaine Stritch in her first Broadway leading-role (after years of supporting work in revivals of PAL JOEY and ON YOUR TOES) and the sparkling score of Leroy Anderson is fantastic stuff. Highly recommended.
Sony Music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Elaine Stritch Charms
A Broadway Icon in a cute and entertaining show that got lost among the big hits of the 1958 Broadway Season. Fun.
Published 13 months ago by James Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Grateful to find this on CD
Why doesn't someone bring this musical back to life? I don't know why it didn't make it back then. I play it all the time and it's nice to have something besides my regulars: My... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Peggy A. Hanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Happysmom is happy..........
Someone asked me about music I enjoyed over the years. I thought about all the Broadway Show music and then remembered tunes from Goldilocks. Read more
Published on December 10, 2010 by Happy's Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful romantic comedy
What fun to hear Ms Stritch's full voice in this humorous musical! I'm amazed that the original run of this show was not longer... Read more
Published on May 8, 2010 by P. Blackman
4.0 out of 5 stars A Winner from the Golden Age of Musical Comedy
This is a rare chestnut of the great period of Musicals of the fifties and sixties. Surprising it did not last longer on the boards then it did, but probably, not so surprising,... Read more
Published on December 13, 2008 by D. Morse
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh,Well...
... maybe it depends on what you were expecting in the first place -
LEROY ANDERSON! ETC.! - I thought.
Not bad,just disappointing,with good moments .. Read more
Published on March 5, 2008 by steve lowenthal
5.0 out of 5 stars A beguiling album
Someone had a brilliant notion in getting Leroy Anderson to write a show. (It wasn't the first time; he was hired for "Wonderful Town" but was ditched in favor of Leonard... Read more
Published on October 30, 2004 by Gene DeSantis
4.0 out of 5 stars Broadway FLOP yields a HIT original cast album
This is another splendid original cast recording from Goddard Lieberson and Columbia records. Great score by Leroy Anderson by a fine cast headed by Elaine Stritch who is in great... Read more
Published on February 12, 2004 by Mark Andrew Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you feel what it was like to be there.
The show has the great music one would expect from the composer and the great jokes that one would expect from the lyricists/book writers. Read more
Published on October 23, 1999 by Jay Thompson
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