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Oliver! (Deluxe Edition) (1963 Original Broadway Cast) [CAST RECORDING] Original recording remastered

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The landmark 1962 album, plus a bonus interview with musical director Donald Pippin, Patti LuPone singing As Long As He Needs Me and three songs from the London cast album!
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Product Details

  • Performer: Various Artists
  • Audio CD (June 3, 2003)
  • deluxe_edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: RCA Victor Broadway
  • ASIN: B0000996JO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,984 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I own both the film soundtrack and this Original Cast recording and this one trumps the film soundtrack on all counts. The sound is better, the singing is at least the equal of the film and in most places better, and the orchestral music is heard to better effect. Also, the young man playing Oliver in this version is easier to hear and understand in my opinion. All the key musical numbers are included here, and I just think the recording has stood the test of time. Don't get me wrong, I love the movie and I'm sure I will return to it often. But from a purely sonic enjoyment viewpoint, I recommend this Broadway version without reservation.
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The cast album to the 1963 Broadway premiere production of OLIVER! was actually recorded during the show's pre-Broadway run in Los Angeles. OLIVER! played to subsequent audiences in San Francisco, Detroit and Toronto before opening at the Imperial Theatre in New York on January 6, 1963. The show played 774 performances before prematurely ending the season to play a 9-month national tour, later returning to New York for a `farewell' run of 64 performances.

As she had done to rapturous acclaim in London three years previously, Georgia Brown played the role of Nancy, and earned similar praise for her performance in New York. Her rich, velvet-tinged voice is especially haunting with the chill inducing ballad "As Long As He Needs Me". Composer Lionel Bart wrote "It's a Fine Life" especially for Brown after learning she had been cast in the role in the London production.

Ron Moody had also scored heavily in London with his tour-de-force turn as Fagin, but with producers fearing his portrayal `too ethnic', the role was taken by Clive Revill for the Broadway premiere. Revill had just come from his celebrated role in IRMA LA DOUCE, and his interpretation of Fagin is every bit as valid as Ron Moody's. Bruce Prochnik is a winsome and wistful Oliver, and Michael Goodman is a delight as the Artful Dodger. Wisely-retained from the original London company were a handful of the first-rate supporting players: Hope Jackman's shrill Mrs Corney; and the up-and-coming Barry Humphries as Mr Sowerberry (Humphries would later graduate to playing Fagin before his beloved alter-ego Dame Edna unleashed herself on the world). The promising young belter Alice Playten was smartly-showcased as Nancy's offsider Bet.
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This recording is truly one of my favorites. The songs are lively and fun, and bring this Broadway classic to life. Many memorable and well known songs are in this show, including "Where is Love?", "I'd Do Anything" and "Consider Yourself" as well as many others. The voices of the principals-especially Georgia Brown (Nancy), Michael Goodman (The Artful Dodger) and Clive Revill (Fagin) fit their parts perfectly. The belt quality of Georgia Brown in "As Long As He Needs Me" is beautiful as well as enchanting. Michael Goodman and Clive Revill bring excitement and fun to every song they perform. Overall, this recording is excellent, and one that every Broadway fan should own.
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This original Broadway cast recording of the popular show - complete with its London cast - is a triumph of the recording art. Sound is not only extremely bright, clear and present, but the intimacy achieved was for its day a sound breakthrough. The cast performs admirably - Georgia Brown's AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME is still a stand out. This is the version to buy.
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Lionel Bart's score for this musical version of OLIVER TWIST captures both the rollicking good humor and the dark seriousness of the Charles Dickens classic. The opening prelude transports us to gloomy London, as does the minor-key "Boy for Sale," in which poor Oliver is offered to the public for a price of "only seven guineas." At the same time, such songs as "Consider Yourself," "It's a Fine Life," "I'd Do Anything," and "Oom-Pah-Pah" convey the carefree, if close and unsavory, atmosphere of the thieves' world into which Oliver falls; the haunting "Who Will Buy?" expresses his barely contained joy at being (temporarily) rescued from that world.
The recording boasts a superb, mostly British cast. As Fagin, the master thief, Clive Revill is marvelous, whether hypnotizing his "boys" in "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," fussing over them in "Be Back Soon," or trying hilariously to "think it out again" in the eleventh-hour "Reviewing the Situation." This last song has one of Bart's wittiest lyrics, for example:

I will own a suite at Claridge's
And run a fleet of carriages
And wave at all the Duchesses
With friendliness as much as is
Befitting of my new estate -
Good morning to you, magistrate...
I think I'd better think it out again!

Danny Sewell as Bill Sikes is the epitome of evil in "My Name" ("It's much blacker than they smear it"), while the broad performances of Willoughby Goddard and Hope Jackman as Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney ("I Shall Scream") make those characters as odious as they are in the novel. As Oliver, Bruce Prochnik sings angelically, especially in the beautiful solo "Where Is Love?
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