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Wicked (2003 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording]

Stephen Schwartz , Kristin Chenoweth , Idina Menzel , Norbert Leo Butz , Joel Grey , Christopher Fitzgerald , Carole Shelley Audio CD
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listen  1. No One Mourns The Wicked (Original Cast Recording/2003)Jan Neuberger 6:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Dear Old Shiz (Original Cast Recording/2003)Kristin Chenoweth 1:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Wizard And I (Original Cast Recording/2003)Carole Shelley 5:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. What Is This Feeling? (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Something Bad (Original Cast Recording/2003)William Youmans 1:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Dancing Through Life (Original Cast Recording/2003)Michelle Federer 7:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Popular (Original Cast Recording/2003)Kristin Chenoweth 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I'm Not That Girl (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. One Short Day (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. A Sentimental Man (Original Cast Recording/2003)Joel Grey 1:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Defying Gravity (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 5:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Thank Goodness (Original Cast Recording/2003)Carole Shelley 6:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Wonderful (Original Cast Recording/2003)Joel Grey 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. I'm Not That Girl (Reprise) (Original Cast Recording/2003)Kristin Chenoweth0:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. As Long As You're Mine (Original Cast Recording/2003)Leo Norbert Butz 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. No Good Deed (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. March Of The Witch Hunters (Original Cast Recording/2003)Christopher Fitzgerald 1:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. For Good (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 5:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Finale "Wicked" (Original Cast Recording/2003)Idina Menzel 1:41$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Norbert Leo Butz, Joel Grey, Christopher Fitzgerald, et al.
  • Composer: Stephen Schwartz
  • Audio CD (December 16, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0000TB01Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,358 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the most common complaints about musicals is that the books are flimsy pretexts from which to hang numbers. Wicked runs into the opposite problem: it has a great plot, but too often the songs just get in the way. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel of the same name, Wicked tells us what happened between Glinda the Good and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, before Dorothy showed up in Oz. And the show is lucky to boast a pair of ace leading women in the main roles. As Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth delivers a sensational star turn, displaying a crystal-pure voice and sharp comic timing; Idina Menzel lends her powerful pipes to the tricky role of Elphaba. Unfortunately, you wish they had better material to work with. Stephen Schwartz's pop score is often dragged down by overly synthetic orchestrations and sentimental lyrics (think Chicken Soup for the Witch). Still, at its best Wicked is a seductive slice of popular entertainment that could well give a younger audience a lasting taste for musical theater. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Product Description

WICKED, STARRING KRISTIN CHENOWETH, IDINA MENZEL AND JOEL GREY. Decca Broadway proudly presents the original cast recording of WICKED, Broadway's most talked about new musical. The box office is already over $10 Million! With a score by Stephen Schwartz (Broadway's Pippin, Godspell), libretto by Winnie Holzman (TV's My So-Called Life) and based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, the musical is a prequel to the legendary classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ. WICKED explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. One witch, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED stars Tony Award® winner Kristin Chenoweth (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) as Glinda, Idina Menzel (Rent) as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Tony® and Oscar® Winner Joel Grey (Cabaret) as The Wizard. The Original Cast Recording -- featuring an essay by Wicked novelist Gregory Maguire, original color photos from the show and a complete libretto.

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343 of 362 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern musical masterpiece with two powerhouse leads. October 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Having just seen this a few weeks ago, "Wicked" blew me away. I wasn't expecting such a spectacular staging. Like any good Broadway musical, it taps into every emotion in the book, and with two masterful performances in the leads, the material is given every chance to shine. Even when the material is a tad weak.

The story, as the other 293 reviewers have stated, needs not to be reiterated. However, I was continually surprised at how clever and funny the whole thing was. It's ingenious, and like, oh, probably a million other persons, went out and bought the novel right away.

This recording is an excellent souvenir of the show. Like most excerpted cast albums, you're gonna miss a lot. Quite a bit happens between songs...

...nevertheless...

...the songs that floored me initially are all here. Idina Menzel is simply amazing. Having followed her career since "Rent" and her solo album, it's a joy to see other people finally discovering what the rest of us have known for quite some time.

Kristin Chenoweth is absolutely hysterical. Her phrasing and timing are impeccable. The two together are formidable...the closing "For Good" tugs at the heart strings both the first and the fiftieth time you hear it.

And yes, "The Wizard and I" and "Defying Gravity" are the two standouts, and rightly so. Yet I find the humor of "Popular" and "What is This Feeling" just as memorable.

I agree with one previous reviewer that the supposedly "weak" songs are only so out of context. Trust me...during the show, they're essential.

When you're dipping into this album for songs, yes you will skip to the big ones. But I implore you from time to time to "put the needle" at the beginning, and let it run. For this and many other musicals, it's an exhilarating experience.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! April 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This CD is unbelievable!! i saw the show in Toronto a week ago and it was the most amazing thing i've ever seen! It made the CD a million times better. All of the vocals on this CD are amazing. Idina Menzel is the only person that can still give me goosebumps after hearing the songs a hundred times already. Here is my opinion of all the songs:

1. No One Mourns The Wicked-9/10- Awesome song by Kristin Chenoweth that shows off her opera training.

2. Dear Old Shiz-6/10- Not a very important song, but in the show it is our first glimpse of Elphaba. Still a good song, but can be skipped.

3. The Wizard And I-10/10- This is Idina's first song and she is amazing! I get goosebumps when i hear this.

4. What Is This Feeling?-9/10- I grew to like this song after a while. It is actually very funny and I liked it even more when i saw it.

5. Something Bad-7/10- Not my favorite song, its the only song William Youmans sings, and he does well (for having to sing like a goat!). Idina sings toward the end which makes it even better.

6. Dancing Through Life-10/10- This is a very fun song that Norbert Leo Butz sings. It gets the whole cast singing, including Michelle Federer who plays Nessarose (she sings another song that got cut from the CD that i will review at the end)

7. Popular-9/10- I grew to love this song after a while. Kristin Chenoweth is so funny, i was cracking up when i saw it live. A very funny typical musical number.

8. I'm Not That Girl-9/10- This is one of Idina's solo songs. it is fantastic, full of emotion.

9. One Short Day-8/10- A good song with upbeat music that involves the ensemble.

10. A Sentimental Man-6/10- Joel Grey is very good in this song, im just not a fan of this song.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible February 3, 2004
By Sarah M
Format:Audio CD
Although I've been a huge admirer of both Kristin Chenowith and idina Menzel for a few years now, I was not sure what to expect upon first hearing this soundtrack. Actually, I ended up seeing the show on broadway, and buying the CD the day after because i couldn't get enough of this music! Stephen Schwartz has made a brilliant creation, and couldn't have gotten better voices to sing it. The vocal harmonies are beautiful throughout. Defying Gravity, the real showstopper (much thanks to Ms. Menzel's UNBELIEVABLE voice), gave me almost as big of a chill when hearing it on the soundtrack as it did in live performance. Ms. Chenowith's lovely voice carries songs as well, and the song Popular is cute and funny, while showing off her vocal talent. Aside from Defying Gravity, my favorite songs are I'm Not That Girl (sung by Ms. Menzel), and the love ballad As Long as You're Mine. It's a fun, entertaining musical more full of emotion than I had expected it would be. Between Norman Leo Butz, and the two leading women, I can hardly put into words the feeling that their voices produce- you have to hear it to know! This is definitely one of the best new broadway shows to come about since RENT, and I hope it has a long, successful run.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Defying Gravity December 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This show is remarkable, simply remarkable. I saw this show a month ago in NYC and have been waiting for the CD ever since. It's one of the most amazing shows I've ever seen, and everything about it is phenomenal. The story is intriguing, it's exciting, it's captivating, it's dark, it's hilarious, it's sad, and it's smart, very smart. The acting and depth and breadth of the characters is so good it makes you forget you're in the theater, you get invested in these people. And Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, I've never seen them in anything else, but I think they're some of the most talented performers I've ever seen in anything. That sounds weird, but they're just sincere and believable with their roles and blow you away. That's good theater for you!!!
I know we're talkin about a CD here though. Quite a bit, not all though, of the above comes through on the CD, even though, understandably, that's tough to do on a recording. Well, the score of this show hooked me from the beginning. It's beautiful, catchy, fun, emotional, intelligent, and it gets to you in many ways and on different levels. It's definitely one of my favorite musical scores ever. And can those girls sing or WHAT? They're here in their full glory. I can't even recommend a song, they're ALL great, but off the top of my head "Defying Gravity" , "For Good", "Thank Goodness", "What is this Feeling?", wow, there are too many. It's a fine, fine CD. It might be confusing for people though, because it doesn't have a summary (major huge spoilers in the show, that's why), and you won't have a clue what's going on otherwise, but I suppose that's OK.
It's cliche, but this show makes you laugh till you cry, it breaks your heart till it hurts, and it makes you think. It really makes you think. I'm never gonna be able to watch "Wizard of Oz" the same way again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you're a wizard of oz fan...
then you need to own this cd! This is such an outstanding production and I can listen to this album over and over again. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite broadway musicals
One of my favorite broadway musicals. If you haven't seen the show I highly recommend you see it, I believe it is coming back sometime this year. Read more
Published 6 days ago by S.Jones
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Published 11 days ago by Ml Thompson, Mdpa
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I ordered
I like it. Nice, clear recording. Some pictures included in the notes. Makes a great keepsake after you see the performance.
Published 11 days ago by M. Heiss
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Great music. Highly recommend it!
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Love it!
Published 16 days ago by Karli
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Love it! It was in mint condition, and the CD plays perfect <3
Published 17 days ago by atong
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Musical of all time!
Favorite musical!!! So fun to relive it everytime I listen! Kristen Chenowith and Idina Menzel are unbelievable!!!!
Published 18 days ago by A. J. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
THIS CD IS AWESOME! I LOVE IDINA MENZEL'S VOICE AS THE WICKED WITCH!
Published 20 days ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars who couldn't love that? And the talented Kristin Chenoweth and Idina...
Singing witches? Um...who couldn't love that? And the talented Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Metzel just take your breath away.
Published 23 days ago by agentredfox
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Idina Menzel's Belt voice!!-
Ana Gasteyer (SNL, Reefer Madness, Bway cast of Wicked in Fall 2006) as Elphaba made me feel the same way - she is not only a strong vocalist, but an amazing, moving actress who gets that Elphaba needn't be all wacky and witchy, she's just a flesh and blood woman with a lot of discrimination to... Read More
Jan 4, 2007 by Wicked fan |  See all 7 posts
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No in this case they only contain limited dialogs between songs. Its actually interesting how the songs work as they don't give away certain aspects that the play can show you. Its not a CD equivalent of the play so don't expect that.
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