- Audio Cassette (September 11, 1990)
- Format: Cast Recording
- Label: Bmg Music
- ASIN: B00000EUD0
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,336,989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Gypsy: A Musical Fable Cast Recording
Top Customer Reviews
The legendary story of the ultimate Stage Mother who pushed her daughters to be vaudeville stars is well known by now. There might not be a more powerful ending to Act I in musical theater than Rose doing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" while her lover and her daughter watch on in absolute horror. Abandoned by her first born daughter June, at the moment when she should finally pack up and go home, Rose turns to the daughter she has ignored and predicts imminent stardom. The irony is palatable and there is nothing Louise can do to get away from her mom. Throughout the show irony invests every song with added depth of meaning from the opening "Let Me Entertain You" (which takes on a whole new meaning in "The Strip") to the plaintive "Little Lamb" sung by an abandoned Louise on her birthday to the false communion of "Together." The ultimate irony, of course, is the transformation of Louise into the legendary performer Gypsy Rose Lee since it is due to happenstance rather than the determined effort of Mama Rose.Read more ›
Other actresses have done admirable jobs, Bernadette Peters was wonderful in her own right. And Bette Midler was terrific, but different, on television. How nice to have a competent version on film. The movie version is dismal thanks to Russels obnoxious portrayal. Only Natalie Wood saves the film as Louise, she is beautiful and totally winning.
I won't even go into Tyne Daly's terrible portrayal.
But this version with Lansbury can't be beat. She was the ultimate Rose!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved that experience and have always wanted the music from the original London cast. This was a wonderful birthday gift. Thank you to the seller.Published on September 2, 2013 by Elizabeth Carter
... I lost 5 songs in this iMac when I went digital and gave away the CDs and NOT in my backup..OY VEY!..Apple ain't what it used to be... Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by GUAMANIANINNYC
Not one of my favorite recordings of this show. The orchestra players were either stoned or followed different conductors when they recorded the overture. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Wilburforce
Is this the same musical as the Ethel Merman Original Broadway Cast Recording? Angela Lansbury and company take Gypsy to a whole 'nother level... Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Leif Thorsted
Angela Lansbury does act this part with a great deal of subtlety compared to Ethel Merman's laser beam of a woman. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by John Ellis