Dracula Cast Recording, Import
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Audio CD, Cast Recording, Import, 2006
The London Studio Concept Cast Recording starring Michael McCarthy (Dracula) and Stephanie Benavente (Mina) with Robert Fardell, Kit Orton, Alison Guill, John Barr, Christian Jon Billett, Alex Sangster and Steven Sparling. 17 tracks total: 1. Overture 2. I Am Condemned 3. The Proper Thing To Do 4. Within My World 5. This Is My Chance 6. It`s A Different World 7. I`m Really Not Insane 8. For The Good Of Mankind 9. In Your Eyes 10. When She Came Into My Life 11. The Lady In White 12. For The Angel You Are 13. She Devil, Nosferatu 14. Never To Die 15. Your Heart`s Desire 16. Those Dreams Of Long Ago 17. Finale
Top customer reviews
Having recently been introduced to both this version as well as the concept recordings of Wildhorn's version, it's hard not to make comparisons. Wildhorn's music might sound a little more contemporary, but the story moves along better and there's more variety and better pacing to the score. To take something like Dracula and turn it into a musical seems like an ambitious and daunting (and unnecessary?) undertaking, and I believe it can be done, but this is not it.
the vocals are all beautiful and there is not a sour note in the whole thing. "Within my world", "Your Hearts Desire" and especially "Those dreams of long ago" stand out as three of the best songs on the album. even the songs you think will slow down the story ("I'm really not insane") or be of no consequence ("For the goof of Mankind") still deliver and turn out to be mush better than you would originally think.
this musical defiantly will Rival or (dare is say?) surpass the Frank Wildhorn version(Whenever it may come out) from the few songs I have heard from the FW Dracula.
Worth the Money. Worth the time. Get it now