Taboo (2003 Original Broadway Cast) Soundtrack
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But this is the cast recording of the show, not the show itself - so the book is noticeably not a problem. What's left is solid gold: a score shining bright, the performances noticeably just as crisp as they were on the Plymouth Theatre stage. In fact, to my ears, the album sounds pretty much exactly the same. Esparza, Morton, and O'Dowd are once again the heroes - Morton's haunting voice captivates, Esparza is electric and thrilling as ever, and O'Dowd's performances are remarkable and lack the vocal trouble he seemed to be having onstage. Sarah Uriarte Berry's lovely "Il Adore," stripped of the film projection that upstaged her in the stage show, is allowed to be just a personal moment. Liz McCartney's "Talk Amongst Yourselves" is still effecting, and we have fun with Jeffrey Carlson and Cary Shields as well.
This cast album is, in some ways, a vindication of the Broadway show; it is the gold that shone through the dross of the book and kept a small core of fans coming back for more, and more.Read more ›
I was disappointed that Boy George's score did not win a Tony, nor did the two actors nominated for their roles, Euan Morton and Raul Esparza, who were fantastic. Sadly, it is too late to see the show anymore, but the music still lives on. This album is a great addition to a CD collection and I reccommend buying it if you have not already done so!
For the life of me I could not understand why the play was not so well received but after the recent Presidential election I realize that there are not as many open minded people out there as I thought.
The way that "Out of Fashion" uses a line from each previous song I thought was unique and shapes a very interesting song. But the whole CD is really, really worth a listen.
Once you listen to this CD, spread the word on its joys.
Stranger In This World
Everything Taboo [great dance song!]
Talk Amongst Yourselves
Out Of Fashion [the voices blend beautifully together]
Il Adore [gut-wrenching song]
It's really too bad the show didn't hang around a bit longer ... maybe it was just ill-timed. I also wish the U.S. version had contained "Touched By The Hand Of Cool", but it was dropped for some reason.
Thanks Rosie for introducing this music to us!
OF COURSE, THE NUMBER 1 TABOO SONG THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE A TABOO CD WITHOUT..........
''ICH BIN KUNST''!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love that song so much! In fact, it's my favorite Boy George song!
I will also learn ''Love is a Question Mark.'' I love to sing these songs in the car or to my friends in recess at school.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this music.. too bad the show did not last long on Broadway.. I did not get to see it.. but good for Rosie for producing the show.. Read morePublished 19 months ago by SUSAN CHRISTIANSEN
I haven't seen the theater production but, while that is on my wish list, it is not necessary.
simply put, Taboo is a musical good enough to enjoy for its music. Read more
BG is one of my all time favorite singers but this CD disappointed
me. It just wasnt ... arresting. Seems like The Boy ran out of steam. Read more
What are the real song names, and who sings them? No. 2 is not "Safe in the City," for instance. I bought the MP3s and started listening to the show, only to find that the names... Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by CJ Sanders
TABOO may not have taken Broadway by storm....but the music is POP at its best. Raul Esparza continues to shine. All the tracks are great. Treat yourself to a good time.Published on September 13, 2007 by Claude J. Morris
In hindsight, it seems ironic that the infamous Rosie O'Donnell-produced 2003 Broadway flop has left behind such an infectious cast recording full of heart and humor. Read morePublished on July 19, 2007 by Ed Uyeshima
I never saw the show on broadway, but the music is awesome, I wish I had! It ran for such a short time, I never had the chance to see it. Read morePublished on February 18, 2006 by Amanda R