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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic music for a lengendary show, October 21, 2010
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This review is from: 42nd Street (1980 Original Broadway Cast) (Audio CD)
"42nd Street" was the first Broadway show I saw when it was on its national tour and I was 16. I have been in love with it ever since. The songs are all classics from the 1930s and are melodic and lyrical. They are all excellently performed, with a lot of energy and enthusiasm by the cast. The three major leads, Jerry Orbach, Tammy Grimes, and Wanda Richert turn in outstanding performances that, for me, are definitive. Unfortunately, due to this album being recorded before the era of the CD, where you could put much more music in the recording, much of the dance music is missing and a couple of the songs have been truncated to make them fit into the 40-somethng minutes of music an LP allowed. This show was recorded toward the end of an era where great care was given to cast album recordings and major labels recorded them. The deterioration of this shows on this album. The recording is very "live" and echoey (is that a word?). The voices and orchestra seem far away and somewhat sound like they were recorded in someone's garage rather than RCA's professional recording studio. The precision tap dancing that the show was known for suffers also as it has turned out sounding sloppy. It can be distracting, but once you get into the music and the performances you forgive the poor engineering. This is an excellent investment and you should not hesitate in buying it.
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