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George & Ira Gershwin: Strike up the Band


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Overture
    2. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Fletcher's American Cheese Choral Society
    3. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. 17 and 21
    4. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Typical Self-Made American
    5. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Meadow Serenade
    6. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Unofficial Spokesman
    7. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Patriotic Rally
    8. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. The Man I Love
    9. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Yankee Doodle Rhythm
    10. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. 17 and 21 (reprise)
    11. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Finaletto Act 1
    12. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 1. Strike Up The Band
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Oh This Is Such A Lovely War
    2. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Hoping That Someday You'd Care
    3. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Come-Look-At-The-War Choral Society
    4. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Military Dancing Drill
    5. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. How About A Man?
    6. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Finaletto Act 2
    7. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Homeward Bound / The Girl I Love (reprise)
    8. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. The War That Ended War
    9. Strike Up the Band, musical (first version): Act 2. Finale Ultimo
    10. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): Interlude: Strike Up The Band
    11. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): I Mean To Say
    12. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): Soon
    13. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): If I Became The President
    14. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): Hangin' Around With You
    15. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): Mademoiselle In New Rochelle
    16. Strike Up the Band, musical (second version): I've Got A Crush On You
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79273

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn McClure; Tommy Krasker
    EngineerPaul Goodman

    This is the original 1927 production written by George Gershwin. Where the original orchestration didn't survive, a team of orchestrators, supervised by Tommy Krasker, recreated the spirit of the original score.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (1/24/92, p.58) - "...sly, gossamer lyrics...the score grows on you fast helped along by singers with genuine charm and a first-rate pit orchestra..." - Rating: A-
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