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Brigadoon (1991 London Studio Cast) Cast Recording

4.6 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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Product Description

First, John McGlinn worked his magic on Show Boat . Then, he drew raves reviving this Lerner-and-Loewe classic. Brent Barrett and Rebecca Luker star; this 79-minute CD adds dialogue and incidental music to Almost Like Being in Love; From This Day On; There But for You Go I , and more!

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Lerner and Loewe's classic Brigadoon shines in this 1991 studio recording led by celebrated conductor John McGlinn three years after his stunning reconstruction of Show Boat. Broadway stars Brent Barrett (Chicago) and Rebecca Luker (revivals of The Music Man and The Sound of Music) star in this fairy tale about the Scottish village that appears for one day each century. Favorite songs include "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," the gently lilting "Heather on the Hill," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," the standard "Almost Like Being in Love," the comic "Love of My Life," and the yearning "There But for You Go I," and the 79-minute running time allows for plenty of dance music and underscored dialogue. The booklet includes an essay on the show, an interview with the original director, a detailed synopsis, and lyrics, dialogue, and even stage directions from the original 1947 production. Brigadoon doesn't get much better than this. --David Horiuchi

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ov - London Sinfonietta/Vernon Midgley
  2. Once In The Highlands - Ambrosian Chor/John McCarthy
  3. Brigadoon - Brent Barrett/Gregory Jbara/Ambrosian Chor
  4. Vendors' Calls/Down On MacConnachy Square - Ambrosian Chor/John McCarthy
  5. Waitin' For My Dearie - Rebecca Luker/Rosie Ashe/Lynda Richardson
  6. I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean - John Mark Ainsley/Ambrosian Chor
  7. Dance - London Sinfonietta/Vernon Midgley
  8. The Heather On The Hill - Brent Barrett/Rebecca Luker
  9. The Love Of My Life - Judy Kaye
  10. Jeannie's Packin' Up - Ambrosian Chor
  11. Come To Me, Bend To Me - John Mark Ainsley
  12. Dance - John Mark Ainsley
  13. Almost Like Being In Love - Brent Barrett/Rebecca Luker
  14. Entrance Of The Clans - Ambrosian Chor
  15. Wedding Ceremony - Frank Middlemass/John Mark Ainsley/Jackie Morrison
  16. The Wedding Dance - Ian Caley/Ambrosian Chor
  17. Sword Dance/End Of Act One - Ambrosian Chor/Jackie Morrison/Colin Forsythe
  18. The Chase - Ambrosian Chor/Donald Maxwell/Ian Caley/Brent Barrett
  19. There But For You I Go - Brent Barrett/Rebecca Luker
  20. Glen Scene Opening/My Mother's Weddin' Day - Judy Kaye/Ambrosian Chor
  21. Dance - Ambrosian Chor/John McGlinn
  22. Funeral Dance - Ambrosian Chor/John McGlinn
  23. From This Day On/Farewell Music - Brent Barrett/Rebecca Luker
  24. Change Of Scene/Reprises/Change Of Scene - Ambrosian Chor/Brent Barrett/Rebecca Luker
  25. Finale - Mark W. Smith/Brent Barrett/Sussanah Fellows/Rebecca Luker/Gregory Jbara/Ambrosian Chor/John Mark...


Product Details

  • Performer: Ambrosian Chorus, Frank Middlemass
  • Audio CD (October 20, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B000002SK0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,831 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Scott Chamberlain VINE VOICE on October 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I have always loved Brigadoon, and it seems that its message is an important one right now... here cynicism and "sophistication" almost destroy a man's life. In a jaded world, this is a revelation! For novices coming to the music for the first time, I would recommend starting with this recording. While important, the sound of the original cast recording from the 40s is dated, several great songs are cut, and others are edited to make them less risque. The movie soundtrack again freely edited, re-arranged, and cut music to turn make it into a dance show for the leads. This is a complete recording, in great sound. But not only that, all the singers are astounding. Listening to it you get a full dramatic experience, with laugh-out-loud comedy, nostalga, overflowing love and touching tragedy. "From this day on" is devestating. There are a number of classic American musicals out there -- thank God this team lavished their attention on "Brigadoon"!
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By A Customer on April 20, 2000
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It would be difficult to conceive of a more perfect rendition of this classic show than the one presented on this phenomenal 1991 studio cast recording. Lerner and Loewe's "Brigadoon," often overshadowed by its creators' more well-known shows including "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot," is quite simply a treasure. The story is mythical, magical, and magnificent. The score is a soaring and diverse collection of up-tempo plot-driven songs, musical comedy, and emotional ballads. On this recording, this superb material is treated with the reverence it deserves by a vocally- and dramatically-gifted cast. Brent Barrett, who sings the role of Tommy Albright, is perhaps one of the finest male vocalists of his day. His resonant, commanding, yet sweet tenor voice caresses each note he sings. Rebecca Luker is similarly in fine voice playing the role of Fiona MacLaren. Her Scottish accent is full of whimsy and her portrayal of this enchanting character exceptional. Judy Kaye, who portrays Meg Brockie, defines the word "ham" in her enthralling numbers "The Love of My Life" and "My Mother's Weddin' Day." She is irresistible in the role. The fabulous orchestrations and sublime ensemble performances combine to make this an essential addition to any fan of the theater.
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This recording provides for the first time the entire score of the musical complete with dance and incidental music. The cast is superb. Their youthful expression captures the romanticism of the musical in a way rarely done for a Broadway musical without sacrificing the crisp straightforward presentation. It is the best recording of the work I have heard.
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McGlinn has created the finest and most complete recording of the classic musical fantasy ever made. Original orchestrations, including the extended dance numbers, superb acting and singing and a reverent, magical approach make this the only totally successful recording of the work. Buy this one!
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While somewhat overshadowed by their later works, "My Fair Lady," "Gigi," and "Camelot," Lerner and Loewe's "Brigadoon" - about a romantic American and his cynical friend who stumble on a Scottish village that only appears magically for one day every hundred years and the effects of the village and its inhabitants on them - is still fondly remembered by many but really deserves to be just as well known as the team's more celebrated shows, as this great 1991 studio recording demonstrates. Certainly the score is as good as anything the team ever wrote; it includes the wonderful standards "Almost Like Being In Love" and "The Heather On the Hill," but also many forgotten gems like the charming "Waitin' For My Dearie," the delightful "Love of My Life" and "I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean," the thrilling choral number "Come to McConnachy Square," and the haunting, powerful ballads "There But For You Go I," "From This Day On," and "Come To Me, Bend To Me." (These last three, and "Love OF My Life," were stupidly cut from the 1954 MGM film version of the musical) This particular recording, conducted by John McGlinn, who also did an incredible job with his legendary reconstruction of "Show Boat" a few years before, is very complete, including all the dance music (Such as the thrilling "Sword Dance" and "Funeral Dance," which uses an authentic Scottish bagpipe durge) and underscoring (with the lovely original orchestrations by Ted Royal), as well as most of the dialogue. The great cast includes Brett Barett as Tommy (Nice name, isn't it?Read more ›
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How wonderful to have a complete, beautifully performed recording of this great (and somewhat forgotten) show. When it opened it was slightly overshadowed by Rodgers and Hammerstein (who around this period had South Pacific and The King and I running simultaneously), but what a gem of a musical. Don't go by the truncated film, except for the breathtaking dancing of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, it's whittled down to 5 songs from the broadway score and hugely disappointing. You can even tell all the sets are painted backdrops.
But this recording is a charmer and couldn't be cast better. Rebecca Luker and Brent Barret are perfect as Tommy and Fiona. And Judy Kaye runs away with the recording with her comic turns.

Turn up the volume, sit back and get lost in Brigadoon!!
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