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Okay, enough of my philosophical observations on Broadway. I already know that you love Broadway music. If you don't, you would have stopped reading before the end of the first paragraph. The question you want answered is this: I want a set of great Broadway music that I'll love; some that I know, some that I don't. Is this the set that I should buy?
The answer is: yes.
This set is brilliant, and well-worth the money you'll spend for it. That amount of money is quite a bit. However, with five CDs, 109 songs, and a twenty-something page booklet that is interesting and well-written, you will feel very satisfied with your purchase.
Quick, now, look back to the first paragraph and reread the names listed there. All of those were taken straight from this CD collection, and there are lots more besides those. I still haven't gotten to Jolson, Rivera, Andrews, Orbach, Grey, Lansbury, Mostel, or Channing (plus more). Initially, with this set, you will be overwhelmed with all of the great names and great music. It helps if you listen to it in order (Disc One before Disc 3, etc.), since all of the songs (excluding the first, GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY, which opens every Broadway set) are in chronological order. Listen to a song, and then read the annotation in the book.Read more ›
5 Oklahoma from Oklahoma
8 America from West Side Story
13 Cabaret from Cabaret
Of course this five disc version has many many more tracks than the sampler but the above three are only on the sampler.
Great set though!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
CD is great but the first disc had a terrible scratchiness to it - not an impressive first buy.Published 5 months ago by Mammoo
Excellent but not for me. Should have read the clearly stated roster of music more thoroughly.The seller did a great job thoughPublished 12 months ago by ROBERTA
I should say my wife loves it. Covers an enormous breadth of Broadway musicals. Must-have listening for any Broadway fan!Published 16 months ago by Squire
anyone and everyone needs this collection. I dont care what other stuff you have. The enclosed reading material is interesting and informative. I have just been soaking it up. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Judith Maples
A pleasure to hear original cast recordings of songs *originated* on Broadway! Jolson, Crosby, Astaire, Raitt. Read morePublished 23 months ago by P. Silverman
It has pretty much all the great songs and it's replaced a bunch of single albums all of which have lesser known songs filling up the albums. This has only the really good songs.Published on May 22, 2014 by Paloverde
B'WAY the American Musical . Wanted this for years finally got it. Hours and Hours of great listening in the car traveling and at home. .Published on December 11, 2013 by Millicent Berger
One thinks one knows, before hand, what you're getting when you buy a selection of Broadway hits but, getting the masterful choice which is contained in this collection, moved me... Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by David J. Gore