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Kiss Of The Spider Woman: The Musical - Original Cast Recording (Original London Cast) Cast Recording


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listen  1. Prologue (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Herndon Lackey;Chita Rivera 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Her Name Is Aurora (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Over The Wall I (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Bluebloods (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard;Anthony Crivello0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dressing Them Up (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Draw the Line (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard;Anthony Crivello 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Dear One (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Kirsti Carnahan;Brent Carver;Anthony Crivello;Merle Louise 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Over The Wall II (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Where You Are (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard 5:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Marta (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Anthony Crivello 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I Do Miracles (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Chita Rivera;Kirsti Carnahan 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Gabriel's Letter/My First Woman (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Jerry Christakos;Anthony Crivello 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Morphine Tango (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. You Could Never Shame Me (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard;Merle Louise 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. A Visit/Morphine Tango (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Chita Rivera;Jeffrey Huard 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. She's A Woman (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Gimme Love (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Brent Carver;Chita Rivera 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Russian Movie/Good Times (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Brent Carver;Anthony Crivello;Herndon Lackey;Chita Rivera 6:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Day After That (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Anthony Crivello 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Mama, It's Me (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Anything For Him (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Brent Carver;Anthony Crivello;Chita Rivera 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Kiss of the Spider Woman (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Jeffrey Huard;Chita Rivera 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Only In The Movies (From "Kiss of the Spider Woman")Brent Carver;Jeffrey Huard 6:24$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 6, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: RCA Victor Broadway
  • ASIN: B000003FFR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,847 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A well-deserved win for Best Musical!
AJK
While he doesn't always sound technically perfect (sometimes he stretches his voice a tad too thin), it is that very quality that makes him so perfect.
B. Rankin
While the show only gets good after the wonderful "Dressing Them Up", it truely is perfect for the show.
Kathleen Donaldson

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN is a fabulous musical version of the Manuel Puig novel. The musical originally opened in London following a season in Toronto, before opening on Broadway. Chita Rivera originated the role of Aurora, the spider woman, who haunts the dreams of Molina (Brent Carver), a convicted sex-offender. Sharing Molina's prison-cell is Valentin (Anthony Crivello), and together they form a friendship. Aurora remains a spectre in their complicated relationship, which is tested to its limits when Molina comes up for parole and Valentin asks him to deliver some messages, which might endanger Molina's freedom. Chita Rivera gives a galvanising performance as Aurora, the Kander-Ebb score suits her voice to a tee, especially the seductively-catchy "Where You Are". Brent Carver gives Molina a frailty and strength which is heartbreaking. Anthony Crivello is heartstopping in the role of the manipulative Valentin. Also check out the `New Broadway Cast Recording' which was made after Vanessa Williams, Howard McGillin and Brian Stokes Mitchell took over the lead roles.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Donaldson on July 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
With the talents of Chita Rivera, Terrence McNally and Kander & Ebb, you'd expect "Kiss of the Spider Woman" to be a tuneful and well written musical with a star performance. It is more than that.

"Kiss of the Spider Woman" is such a superlative musical. The score is perhaps Kander & Ebb's best since "Chicago." While the show only gets good after the wonderful "Dressing Them Up", it truely is perfect for the show. With tender moments ("Dear One", "Mama It's Me), fun ("Where you Are", "Gimme Love"), rolliciking, ("The Day after That") and chilling (The Title Song, "Anything for Him") The score is tuneful and versitile.

We can hear snippets of McNally's chilling libretto. I have read it, and the final scene gives me the chills.

In the performance department, Chita Rivera gives a commanding and masterful performance as Aurora. She is better than any 25 year old around.

Brent Carver is also great in the role of Molina-the gay window dresser. He sings and acts superbly. However, recently, I have grown to enjoy Mr. Anthony Crivello's performance. Starting with his haunting, yet tender section in "Dear One" and ending with his incredible "The Day After That", Crivello gives a terriffic performance.

I recomend this to any Kander & Ebb or Broadway fan, or anyone interested in listeting to the best musical of the 90s, ranking with "Ragtime." Wonderful!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Rankin on May 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Kander and Ebb will be remembered for Chicago and Cabaret... but if there's justice in the world, they'll also be remembered for Kiss of the Spider Woman, one of the most haunting musicals ever to grace the Great White Way (West End, Toronto, et al).

The score is timeless and capitivating (with the exception of "Marta", which played so much better on stage but comes across like one big yawn on the recording).

I know most people don't like her, but Chita is Chita! She holds her own against any twenty year old on the stage today.

Brent Carver is at his best here, and it isn't hard to understand why he walked away with a Tony. (What's more odd to me is that he didn't take one for Parade as well!) While he doesn't always sound technically perfect (sometimes he stretches his voice a tad too thin), it is that very quality that makes him so perfect. Of the nine Molinas I've seen (I'm a fan, ok?), Mr. Carver is the only one to play the role with so much sadness and regret. Everyone else seems so caught up in "the gay thing" (swishy hands and such are one thing, but I've seen Molinas who lisp and make me agree with Valentin about the "prissy whine") that they forget Molina is a real person!

Anthony Crivello is decent enough, but he does little to make Valentin likeable. His "Day After That" is a little too over-the-top for my taste. Brian Stokes Mitchell is a far better Valentin.

Honestly, I think everyone should own both recordings, but if you('re sane and) only want one, stick with the original. Brent Carver's "Dressing Them Up", "Anything For Him", and "She's a Woman" are worth overlooking any shortcomings this disc may have.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Andrew Lawrence on February 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This production of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN premiered in Toronto in June 1992. As a theatre reviewer I atteneded the opening night performance. It is rare that a show is so near perfect at this early stage in its life. The first act needed some trimming and the pacing was uneven, but the score and performances were nothing short of dazzling. The production played Toronto through the summer of 1992 the opened in London for a six month run, then the cast moved to Broadway where the show deservedly won the 1993 Tony for Best Musical and Tonys were won by the three stars.
This CD was made during the show's London run and is billed the "original cast recording" leaving the location subject to debate. Local pride makes me think of this as the original Toronto cast. Since it was recorded in London, I suppose technically it s the original London cast, and since the same cast opened it on Broadway it is also the original Broadway cast!
Whatever label you use, it is a fine recording. Chita Rivera may have been too old for Aurora but the character is ageless...a memory frozen in Molina's mind. And she acted, sang and danced the hell out of the part! The huskiness in her voice only adds to the enigma. Brent Carver and Antony Crivello were both perfect choices for the mis-matched cell mates - each man using the other to advance his own cause. This is not a true romantic piece...Even when Valentin gives himself to Molina it is part of a plot to manipulate him.
Still, Kander and Ebb have found so much heart in this story: "Dear One" is one of the most beautiful songs the partners have ever written. (In an interview, John Kander told me this was his favourite number in the score. Fred Ebb's favourite was the song "Dressing Them Up" where he got to show off his lyric writing abilities.
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