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The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Original Broadway Cast Recording] Cast Recording

4.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (OCR)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0094GW90U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,762 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Anyone who wants to hear the original cast will love this cd. George Rose as the Chairman, Howard McGillan as John Jasper, Cleo Lane as Puffer and of course the incomparable Betty Buckley as Edwin Drood make this a must have for any Broadway collectors collection.
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Not a top score like Follies or Chicago or Light in the Piazza, but a very good one nonetheless with great numbers such as "The Wages of Sin," "Never the Luck," "Moonfall," and "Don't Quit While You're Ahead." Wonderfully sung by Betty Buckley, Cleo Laine, and others and a must if you have positive memories of any production. The new 2013 recording is more complete, but at least one of its performers just can't sing. Buy this instead.
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First, no, this is not the cast recording from the 2012 revival of the show.

There is no more interesting and fun moment in musical theater then the moment in Act II when the show grinds to a halt and the cast of this Victorian show-within-a-show announce that Dickens died before he could finish the story and write a solution to the mystery (true), so the audience will have to vote on how the show ends.

But this original soundtrack from the original production has been out of print and impossible to find for ages. It's an awesome score that has been fiddled with continuously since the show first hit theaters, but well worth your time. Rollicking Victorian art song tradition meets broadway meets pop song sensibility. How something this grand and great came out of the same guy who brought us the Pina Colada Song I do not know, but I don't need to.

"There You Are" and "Don't Quit While You're Ahead" are a rollicking good time, and the recording includes most of the possible endings. It's so great to have this soundtrack available again. I only hope that the new production runs for years and they get a recording of their own soon.
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This is one of my favorite musicals and very well done. I was very pleased to find this because it isn't done all that often and Rupert Holmes is a genius when it comes to music (among other things). I'm a huge fan!
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I love this CD.. Years ago, I had it on vinyl and now am so pleased to have it on CD.
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