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Wicked (Orginal Cast Recording) [2 CD][Deluxe Edtion]
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I was already attracted to the Schwartz style of music and rhyming, and that did not disappoint me. Schwartz ably blends Disney/pop conventions with musical theater type tunes--and I love how he never takes the cheap way out by using the wrong syllable emphasis just because a rhyme was needed. And he blends words in new rhymes, rather than using approximate rhymes, so his words generally sound fresh to my ears.
Now I do have a quibble. Why in the world did he ask such skilled musicians as Menzel and Chenoweth to use such sloppy pronunciation? I expect it is to give the recording more of a "pop" sound, but what it means in reality is I can't understand what they are saying, eg, "I have been chaiinge for goooooooh." When I know that Chenoweth earned a Master's in vocal performance, and can hear her otherwise jaw dropping control, I can be reasonably sure that the lack of consonants is a stylistic choice. And I guess it works for a lot of people--because Wicked is the musical of choice for people who don't like musicals. But dang, it is an annoying musical choice for a listener who has not seen the musical but would like to know what is going on.
Loved all the supporting performers (PS Joel Grey has consonants!), loved the ensemble numbers. Really enjoyed the bonus CD with renditions in other languages.
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Familiarizing the family before we see Wicked on Broadway. ThanksPublished 15 days ago by Judy Querrey
This was purchased as a gift. The recipient requested it, so they must like the product. I found it to be a great price for the product!Published 5 months ago by Liz S
My niece is obsessed with Wicked so this was the perfect Christmas gift for her.Published 5 months ago by Ventronic
One of the great Broadway musicals. See the play,read the books, buy the CD. Popular and Defying Gravity are worth the price alone.Published 5 months ago by William Kapps
I happened to listen to this cd because it was free on Amazon Prime and discovered I loved it so I had to purchase it. This is one of the many reasons I subscribe to Amazon Prime.Published 6 months ago by Aloha Lady