Cats [Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Cats [Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording]

by A. L. WebberA. L. Webber

CD(Remastered / Repackaged)

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2006
Label: Decca Broadway
UPC: 0602498746219
catalogNumber: 000663202
Rank: 168

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Primary Artist
Betty Buckley   Vocals
Ken Page   Vocals
Hector Mercado   Vocals
Cynthia Onrubia   Vocals
Kenny Ard   Vocals
Stanley Lebowsky   Conductor
Réné Clemente   Vocals
Steven Gelfer   Vocals
Janet L. Hubert   Vocals
Anna McNeely   Vocals
Harry Groener   Vocals
Christine Langner   Vocals
Wendy Edmead   Vocals
Terrence Mann   Vocals
Timothy Scott   Vocals
Robert Hoshour   Vocals
Ken Ard   Vocals
Timothy Scott   Vocals
Reed Jones   Vocals
Hermann W. Sebek   Vocals
Whitney Kershaw   Vocals
Réné Ceballos   Vocals
Bonnie Simmons   Vocals
Cats Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Cats Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Stephen Mo Hanan   Vocals
Donna King   Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Martin Levan   Producer
Rene Wiegert   Music Direction
Trevor Nunn   Liner Notes

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Cats [Original Broadway Cast] 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Between the original London cast and this Broadway cast album of CATS, I find this version to be the better of the two. Not to do a disservice to Elaine Paige and the original London Cast, but there is more theatricality and energy in this version, helped by the beneficial revisions that have served to improve the score. The cast is uniformly excellent, with Buckley's melancholic hues lending themselves perfectly to the role of Grizabella, and Ken Page a benevolent Old Deuteronomy. Terrence Mann's Tugger and Harry Groener's Munkustrap complete the superb cast, lending character to their portrayals of the Jellicle cats. Although this recording still has cuts in the dance sections, and does not include the Pekes and the Pollicles sequence, this remastered issue allows the recording to sound much better than on the original Geffen and Polydor CDs that had horrid sound quality. I know it may sound less sinewy than the London cast version, but the musical arrangements are much livelier and perhaps more alert. The set now comes with an improved libretto booklet that offers the lyrics in better font, but yet still contains some typo errors and does not utilise the page space. But ultimately the music is more important, so I would greatly recommend this version over the London cast version.
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