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Hair - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (1968 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording]

James Rado , Gerome Ragni , Galt MacDermot Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)


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listen  1. Aquarius (From "Hair")Ronald Dyson 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Donna (From "Hair")Gerome Ragni 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Hashish (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sodomy (From "Hair")Steve Curry;Galt MacDermot0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Colored Spade (From "Hair")Lamont Washington;Galt MacDermot 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Manchester England (From "Hair")James Rado;Galt MacDermot 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I'm Black (From "Hair")Steve Curry;Gerome Ragni;Lamont Washington;James Rado;Galt MacDermot0:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ain't Got No (From "Hair")Lamont Washington;Steve Curry;Melba Moore;Galt MacDermot0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Believe In Love (From "Hair")Melba Moore;Galt MacDermot 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ain't Got No (Reprise) (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Air (From "Hair")Sally Eaton;Shelley Plimpton;Melba Moore;Galt MacDermot 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Initials (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I Got Life (From "Hair")James Rado;Galt MacDermot 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Going Down (From "Hair")Galt MacDermot;Gerome Ragni 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Hair (From "Hair")Gerome Ragni 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. My Conviction (From "Hair")Jonathan Kramer;Galt MacDermot 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Easy To Be Hard (From "Hair")Lynn Kellogg;Galt MacDermot 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Don't Put It Down (From "Hair")Gerome Ragni;Steve Curry;Galt MacDermot 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Frank Mills (From "Hair")Shelley Plimpton;Galt MacDermot 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Be--In (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Where Do I Go? (From "Hair")James Rado;Galt MacDermot 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Electric Blues (From "Hair")Paul Jabara;Galt MacDermot 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Manchester England (Reprise) (From "Hair")James Rado;Galt MacDermot0:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Black Boys (From "Hair")Diane Keaton;Natalie Mosco;Suzannah Norstrand;Galt MacDermot 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. White Boys (From "Hair")Mary Bond Davis;Emmaretta Marks;Melba Moore;Galt MacDermot 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Walking In Space (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Abie Baby (From "Hair")Lorrie Davis;Lamont Washington;Ronald Dyson;Donnie Burks;Galt MacDermot 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Three-Five-Zero-Zero (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. What a Piece of Work Is Man (From "Hair")Ronald Dyson;Walter Harris;Galt MacDermot 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. Good Morning Starshine (From "Hair")Lynn Kellogg;Melba Moore;James Rado;Gerome Ragni;Galt MacDermot 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. The Bed (From "Hair")Galt Macdermot 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)James Rado;Lynn Kellogg;Melba Moore;Galt MacDermot 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Composer: Galt MacDermot
  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: RCA Victor Broadway
  • ASIN: B000002W1S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"America's First Tribal Love-Rock Musical," went the advertising, and nobody could argue with that. Hair opened on Broadway in 1968 and immediately became a smash, although no one could quite discern what it was about. Something like, "War is bad, drugs are good, racism bites the big one, and nudity is nice." Although all these sentiments are expressed on this album which, like the show, has not dated well, the quality of the music makes it forgiveable. The songs weren't really rock, but they accomplished what all good pop songs set out to do; stick in the craw. In fact, several of its tracks later became hits for pop acts, including "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (The Fifth Dimension), "Hair" (The Cowsills), and "Good Morning Starshine" (Oliver). --Dawn Eden

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Genre: Original Cast Recordings
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 21-MAR-1989

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87 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Historic And Unforgettable November 4, 2003
By Hutch
Format:Audio CD
This 2 CD recording should be MANDATORY for any musical theater buff- a rare opportunity to hear this historical show's developement from its off-Broadway roots to the megashow it became. Galt MacDermot's unforgettable score is wonderful in both versions (and while the film version tries to accomplish the unimagineable translation from a "non-book" musical to something with a traceable "plot", which I don't think it really does, the full orchestrations of its songs are truly realized by its composer...the versions of "Aquarius" by Ren Woods and "Easy To Be Hard" by Cheryl Barnes justify a manditory puchase alone).
The only "bummer" of this collection is that it doesn't include material from the two other New York HAIR recordings, which are still only available on out-of-print RCA LPs: DIVINE HAIR: MASS IN F(which featured several HAIR songs incorporated into a Catholic Mass) and DisinHAIRited (which has many of the songs cut from both the off-Broadway and Broadway companies).
If you get a chance, check out the book LET THE SUNSHINE IN (available from this website)- it will flesh out the political and historical relevance of this incredible show. For an even BETTER overview, the out-of-print THE AGE OF HAIR traces the show from its roots to the film version. Producer Michael Butler maintains the show's website ([...]) for updates on current productions and the many cast members from the original productions.
For its wonderful music, evocations of a past era and its timeless plea for peace("Let The Sunshine In", the finale song, always leaves me in tears), this is THE paragon show cd you must own!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fly In the Breeze May 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The deluxe collector's edition released in 2003 is an excellent update for the "Hair" soundtrack. With the war in Iraq raging, the themes of war seem relevant again 37 years later. The first disc is the 1968 Broadway recording and shines with the remastering from BMG/RCA. The title track has such great energy and sense of freedom, "I let it fly in the breeze & get it caught in the trees." "Easy to Be Hard" is a lovely melody with a dramatic build, "Do you only care about the bleeding crowd? How about a needing friend? I need a friend." Shelly Plimpton on "Frank Mills" has always put a smile on my face about the girl who lost the address of a guy she likes. It's specificity about "the Waverly" and that he looks like "George Harrison of the Beatles" make it humorous, even though it's delivery is so straightforward deadpan. "Electric Blues" is a track not released on the first album, but sounds like the cast was having a huge amount of fun. Disc 2 contains the 1967 Off-Broadway production. In almost all aspects, it seems like a warm-up for the Broadway production. On "Hair," the vocals are ragged & have an assaulting quality in delivery. "Where Do I Go?" with Walker Daniels on vocals is more hushed, less musical. Walker also leads on "Exanapanetooch," a track not included on the Broadway production, wisely cut. The bonus tracks are interesting footnotes and the interview with composer Galt MacDermot is informative, but not probably something I'd want to listen to repeatedly. Overall, the remastering and verve of the original Broadway cast performance make this an excellent release. Enjoy!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album December 10, 2004
By ed
Format:Audio CD
I first bought this album on vinyl when I was 14 yrs old. I grew up singing the songs (I'm surprised my parents were cool with this). The singing and lyrics are beautiful- particularly on Easy to Be Hard, 3-5-0-0, and Frank Mills. After seeing it on theatre and on screen- I still prefer listening to the album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, Joyful, Important Piece of Theatre December 9, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Despite the hostile and simple-minded review from the Amazon editor Dawn Eden, HAIR is a genuine masterpiece of musical theatre, a show that changed everything, including the lives of everyone who works on it and many who see it. As someone who has directed the show twice and written a book about it ("Let the Sun Shine In: The Genius of HAIR"), I can testify to the fact that it's NOT just a silly show full of nice pop tunes. It is a powerful piece of dramatic theatre that tackles head-on the most difficult issues of the 60s -- which unfortunately remain the most difficult issues of the new millennium. Though it may appear messy and haphazard to some, HAIR is a carefully wrought, intelligent, emotional experience unlike any other. No other show can move an audience quite like this -- I'll never forget seeing our audiences sobbing every night at the end of the show as the cast begged them to "let the sun shine in." We need this show now more than ever, and its deep resonance is even more profound today than it has been at any time since the 60s.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With Supreme Visions of Lonely Tunes July 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
What can I say, I'm a 'Hair' cast member! This is one of, if not the, greatest cast recordings of all time. I've been in a number of musicals, and owned most of their cast recordings, but none of them have lingered in my car's CD player the way 'Hair' has. Having had the pleasure of meeting both Galt McDermot and James Rado, I can honestly say that both the lyrics and the music are brilliant, from the first mystical strains of 'Aquarius' to the powerful angst of 'The Flesh Failures.' And don't miss Diane Keaton insisting that 'Black boys are delicious!'
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets
never gets old or tired... original cast sings with passion and cynicism of era
Published 13 days ago by R. centanni
5.0 out of 5 stars Hippie Days Are Here Again
I bought this thinking it was the movie soundtrack (though I don't think the blurb said it was), so I was disappointed since I already had another Broadway cast recording. Read more
Published 14 days ago by EasyReader001
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak voices.
Very weak performances. Don't waste your money.
Published 15 days ago by Roger
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
fun
Published 16 days ago by William J Barry Jr
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty fair quality
Pretty fair quality. There was trouble getting it because it got sent back for some reason, but they were very good about tracking down the info for me and getting it to me.
Published 19 days ago by Mark Brill
1.0 out of 5 stars overall satisfaction
It is hard to go wrong with a cd but the rest of the order is the reason I do not plan to shop at amazon again. I spent 23.00 dollars for an item that was misrepresented. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Musical
Hair represented a clear break from older musicals - as good as they were. The sheer number of songs in Hair outstrips other musicals. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Geary S. Mizuno
5.0 out of 5 stars Message still intact
Exuberant irreverence about trying to live life without hurting anyone. If you saw Hair live, once upon a time, then look forward to a great sing-along; if it's new to you then... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Emma Hardesty
5.0 out of 5 stars Hair
Hair is a musical from the 1960s, and I recommend this production to anyone who appreciates rock music from the 1960s and 1970s.
Published 2 months ago by Jeffrey H.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Original 1968
Hair is my favorite rock opera. I saw it live and in real time in Seattle and it changed my life. It is still relevant today, listen to the words, children.
Published 2 months ago by Marcie Larson
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