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Romberg: The Desert Song/ The New Moon/ The Blue Train

Romberg , Stolz Audio CD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 31, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pearl
  • ASIN: B000000WOF
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,024 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Desert Song: Riding Song Of The Riffs
2. The Desert Song: French Marching Song
3. The Desert Song: Romance
4. The Desert Song: It
5. The Desert Song
6. The Desert Song: Eastern And Western Love
7. The Desert Song: The Sabre Song
8. The Desert Song: One Alone
9. The New Moon: Marianne Into Stout-Hearted Men
10. The New Moon: The Girl On The Prow
11. The New Moon: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
12. The New Moon: One Kiss
13. The New Moon: Wanting You
14. The New Moon: Lover, Come Back To Me
15. The Blue Train: Bachelor Days
16. The Blue Train
17. The Blue Train: You've Got To Fit Your Step
18. The Blue Train: When A Girl Is In Love With A Man
19. The Blue Train: Eileen
20. The Blue Train: You'll Miss My Dancing
See all 22 tracks on this disc

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Unlike the other review, this is a recording that touches the soul of the true Broadway afficianado. Original cast recordings of musicals were not standard in the American Musical Theatre until the early 1940's. However, the London stage had been preserving original cast performances since the early 1900's. This album preserves two of the most popular operetta titles of all time - Romerg's Desert Song and New Moon.
The sound quality is poor by today's standards, but you are hearing the original London cast, usually in the original London theatre, with the original conductor and orchestrations. To a true musical buff, to hear the original interpretations is a walk in history.
We are very lucky to be able to hear Pearl London cast recordings of Desert Song, New Moon, Show Boat, Sunny, and Lido Lady. The only other archive type recordings are the historically accurate remakes by John McGlinn and Tommy Krasker. These recordings are lost to the human ear, other than the 78's in antique stores and these reissues.
So, if you appreciate the musical art form and the sense of history, you will truly appreciate this recording. If you're looking for the lush sounds and liberal interpretations of the 50's - move on - this isn't the recording for you. If Pearl is reading this - PLEASE get us some more 20's original cast recordings!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Desert Song November 9, 2000
By A Customer
What a disappointment!! I remember listening to this when I was a child on a soundtrack my father had. This version sounds terrible. I don't know if its the CD or the singers that recorded this particular CD - but they've butchered the songs. The timing of the songs is TERRIBLE and they don't sound full and rich like they should. I was really disappointed. Its not worth the money.
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