The Scarlet Pimpernel Original Broadway Cast Recording

July 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

$13.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 30, 1998
  • Release Date: January 30, 1998
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1998 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:42
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  • ASIN: B002FTYPI2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,122 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Enjoyable music and great voices.
Art Healey
I very highly recommend this music to anyone.
Rosella Ann Myles
One of the Best Musicals I've ever heard.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
It doesn't matter if you are a Broadway fanatic or if you're irritated with friends who can't stop singing/humming/tapping "The Movie in My Mind", "On My Own", "The Music of the Night", "Magical Mr. Mistofolees", etc. This cast recording can make you laugh, sob, want to jump out of your seat, change the world, perhaps even save aristocrats from the guillotine! Christine Andreas' voice soars in "Storybook", especially when she gets to the French lyrics at the end (and the translation is gorgeous as well). One other performance I must specifically commend is Terrence Mann's "Where's the Girl?" Time after time, it's been said that any woman, girl, or female child will be mesmerized by his voice, Frank Wildhorn's music, and Nan Knighton's lyrics; it only gets more true each time it's said. Douglas Sills is incomparable as Sir Percy; he plays the inane Englishman beautifully in "The Creation of Man" but becomes dashing and sigh-worthy when he opens "Into the Fire". Overall this recording belongs in every CD collection, so I must reccomend to everyone, especially those already owning Broadway cast recordings.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. Cooley on May 29, 2000
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I know what you're thinking. You've seen the stage production and then you discover that there are almost as many versions of the soundtrack as Sir Percy has hats. I've seen the production 2 times (it was fabulous, by the way) and this recording is the most satisfying. At the theater where I saw "SP" they were selling the Encore! version. Granted, the sequence of the songs on the Encore! version matches the current stage version slightly better, but you would miss out on the thunderous voice of Terrence Mann, which is showcased wonderfully on this CD. You also get the added bonus of the beautiful song "Only Love", which, unfortunately, is not in the current stage production. Overall, the differences between this CD and the stage production are very slight, BUT that is made of for because you have the best cast. Douglas Sills is great on both versions, but seeing him perform the role in person was total eye and ear candy!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Although there are now three official recordings and four different stage versions of the Frank Wildhorn/Nan Knighton musical, "The Scarlet Pimpernel," this, the original Broadway cast recording, emerges as the definitive version of this ever-changing show. Unfortunately, the show in its present touring incarnation only vaguely resembles what is forever preserved on this recording. The feeling on Broadway was electric in 1997 when this multi-million dollar tale of French love, betrayal, and fine fabrics -- see the show or listen to the recording and you'll understand -- opened in the cavernous Minskoff Theater. Christine Andreas and Terrence Mann, two of Broadway's finest and most-acclaimed stars were joined by newcomer Douglas Sills creating what proved to be one of the most talented trios of leading performers. Unfortunately, critics, many of whom seem to personally resent the decidedly un-theatrical style of the show's composer, lambasted the show, and prevented it from attracting the masses it deserved. Never mind the delightful score. Never mind the superb talent of Andreas, Mann, Sills, and the rest of the cast. Never mind the comic story, the gorgeous sets, the beautiful costumes. The critics frowned on the Pimpernel, and it almost suffered an untimely death. Radio City decided to buy the show with a plan to restructure and re-sell it. A slick, generic advertising campaign began. Broadway veterans Andreas and Mann left the show and were replaced by the mediocre Rex Smith and Rachel York. Sills went on to become the show's only remaining star. Though he still shone brightly, the show did not. Gone were some of the lively songs and the dynamic chemistry among the principals.Read more ›
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album never lets up; with every song, you catch yourself laughing aloud, shivering, or smiling. Douglas Sills' performance as Sir Percy is priceless (catch "She Was There", and you'll hear why), and Christine Andreas plays Marguerite to sheer perfection in a heart-rending "You are My Home" (with Gilles Chiasson of the *RENT* OBC). Still between all the emotional music and poetic-yet-concise lyrics, Terrence Mann and his villainous Chauvelin steal centre stage. "Where's the Girl?" will make any female swoon, "Falcon in the Dive" will shock you with the sheer vocal range, and you will thus be hooked on the magic of Terry's voice. This is a great introduction to new Broadway and an amazing CD in its own respect. I reccomend this to any- and everyone; *The Scarlet Pimpernel* is NOT to be missed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 1998
Format: Audio CD
I was a bit wary to buy this recording because I was not a fan of Terrence Mann. I am not ashamed to say that I have been proved wrong in my assumption that he cannot sing, and I have discovered another great musical! The Scarlet Pimpernel is absolutely amazing, and although it does have a couple of weak moments(Believe), it is a standout!
To me, Terrence Mann's Chauvelin is the highlight of this CD. "Falcon in the Dive" will have you holding your breath until the last perfect note. You'll melt hearing "Where's The Girl?", and the last note of the reprise of that song will send a shiver down your spine!
Douglas Sills is utter hilarity in such numbers as "Creation of Man" and "They Seek Him Here." He absolutely IS Percy Blakeny. Douglas can take you from laughter in those songs to tears in "Prayer" and "She Was There." He has a beautiful voice, and is incredibly talented at conveying the two sides of his character.
Christine Andreas is quite good as Marguerite, although she does have quite a bit of vibrato at some moments. "You Are My Home" with Gilles Chiasson as Armand is a standout number for her, and I also enjoy "When I Look At You."
The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of the great musicals of our time and anyone who loves Broadway should consider this recording. It has everything...laughs("The Scarlet Pimpernel"), tears("Prayer"), seduction("Where's The Girl"), and adventure and bravery("Into The Fire"). It's definitely a 'must have' and a purchase you won't regret!
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