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Gypsy [Original Broadway Cast] [50th Anniversary Edition]

  • 1. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Overture
    2. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Let Me Entertain You
    3. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Some People
    4. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Small World
    5. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Baby June and Her Newsboys
    6. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Mr. Goldstone, I Love You
    7. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Little Lamb
    8. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. You'll Never Get Away from Me
    9. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Dainty June and Her Farmboys
    10. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. If Momma Was Married
    11. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. All I Need Is the Girl
    12. Gypsy, musical: Act 1. Everything's Comin' Up Roses
    13. Gypsy, musical: Act 2. Together Whereever We Go
    14. Gypsy, musical: Act 2. You Gotta Get A Gimmick
    15. Gypsy, musical: Act 2. Let Me Entertain You
    16. Gypsy, musical: Act 2. Rose's Turn
    17. Gypsy, musical: Some People
    18. Gypsy, musical: Mr Goldstone / Little Lamb
    19. Mama's Talkin' Soft, song (cut from "Gypsy")
    20. Nice She Ain't, song (cut from Gypsy)
    21. Who Needs Him?, song (cut from Gypsy)
    22. Composer Jule Styne discusses the writing of Gypsy with Michael Feinstein
    23. Gypsy Rose Lee Remembers Burlesque
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 749406

  • Credits

    Music composed by Julie Styne. Lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim.
    Principal cast includes: Ethel Merman (Mama Rose); Jack Klugman (Herbie); Sandra Church (Louise); Lane Bradbury (June); Paul Wallace (Tulsa); Jaqueline Mayro (Baby June); Karen Moore (Baby Louise); Faith Dane (Mazeppa); Chotzi Foley (Electra); Maria Karnilova (Tessie); Bobby Brownell, Gene Castle, Steve Curry, Billy Harris (Newsboys); Marvin Arnold, Ricky Coll, Don Emmons, Michael Parks, Ian Tucker, Paul Wallace, David Winters (Farmboys).
    Producer: Goddard Lieberson.
    Recorded on May 24, 1959. Originally released on Columbia (OL 5420).
    Issued in 2009, this Broadway cast recording celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original 1959 production of the beloved musical, starring the formidable Ethel Merman. With songs penned by Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) and Jules Styne (music), the album includes the precocious "Let Me Entertain You," the gentle "Little Lamb," and, of course, Merman's show-stopping rendition of "Everything's Coming Up Roses."
    Composer: Jule Styne.
    Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim.
    Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim.
    Personnel: Chotzi Foley, Ian Tucker, Faith Dane, David Winters, Billy Harris, Jacqueline Mayro, Gene Castle, Lane Bradbury, Laura Leslie, Steve Curry, Sandra Church, Karen Moore, Maria Karnilova, Bernie Knee, Stephen Sondheim (vocals).
    Audio Remasterers: Mark Wilder; Darcy Proper.
    Liner Note Authors: George B. Dale; Thomas Z. Shepard.
    Photographer: Vernon Smith.
    Arranger: John Kander.
    GYPSY, which opened on May 21, 1959 at the Broadway Theatre in New York, remains one of the most enduring works of American musical theater, thanks largely to Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's memorable score and the inimitable voice of Ethel Merman, all beautifully captured on the original cast recording. For Styne, GYPSY was a crowning achievement and a perfect example of his ability to suit his music for a particular singer. And while Sondheim had initially hoped to write not only the lyrics but the music as well, the task turned out to be the ultimate proving ground: his lyrics were perfectly suited both to the music and the characters.
    This remastered version of the original cast recording offers a few departures from its predecessor, particularly in the restoration of several edits and the occasional use of alternate takes. As explained in the liner notes, a longer production schedule (to say nothing of more advanced technology) allows for careful examination of the original masters, a luxury not afforded the original producers, who were under pressure to get the job done as quickly as possible. In addition, the reissue contains several bonus tracks not included in the original release.

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