CD Evita (London Cast Recording) (Highlights) (CD 1214823), Audio Other
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Evita (London Cast Recording) (Highlights)

  • 1. Requiem For Evita
    2. Oh What a Circus/Requiem
    3. On This Night of a Thousa
    4. Buenos Aires
    5. Goodnight & Thank You
    6. I'd Be Suprisingly Good F
    7. Another Suitcase in Anoth
    8. New Argentina
    9. Don't Cry For Me Argentin
    10. High Flying Adored
    11. Rainbow High
    12. And the Money Keeps Rolli
    13. Waltz For Eva and Che
    14. She Is a Diamond
    15. Lament
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DMCG3527

  • Credits

    This is the first released version of Andrew Lloyd Weber's EVITA. It was recorded as a concept album before the first stage production of the musical, and differs slightly from the Original Cast Recordings which followed.
    Personnel includes: Julie Covington, Colm Wilkinson, Paul Jones (vocals); Anthony Bowles (conductor); London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    Recorded in London, England.
    All songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
    All songs have been digitally remastered.
    Principal cast: Julie Covington (Eva Peron); Paul Jones (Juan Peron); C.T. Wilkinson (Che); Tony Christie (Magaldi); Barbara Dickson (Mistress); Mike Smith (Dolan Getta); Mike d'Abo (sidekick); Christopher Neil (Eva Peron Fund Manager).
    Producers: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice.
    Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England between April and September 1976.
    Digitally remastered from the original 2-track masters by Glen Meadows (Masterfonics, Nashville, Tennessee).
    Original score composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice.
    Producers: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice.
    Reissue producer: Brian Drutman.
    Recorded in July 1979.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    This disc features highlights from the original London cast recording of EVITA. The famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical features the songs "Requiem for Evita" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," among others.
    The original 1976 studio recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA is still considered by many fans to be the best. The album was recorded before the musical was adapted to the stage, and as a result it contains songs and lyrics that were later changed or edited out of the score. Even more interesting is the sound here, which blends Broadway theatrics with rock music (much like Lloyd Webber's other famous collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), a sound that was also modified in later versions. Excellent performances, especially from Julie Covington as Eva Peron, distinguish this excellent recording, making it a must for fans of the musical and Lloyd Webber's work in general.

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