CD Brigadoon [1995 Studio Cast] (CD 884245),
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Brigadoon [1995 Studio Cast]

  • 1. Brigadoon, musical: Introduction - National Symphony Orchestra
    2. Brigadoon, musical: Prologue/Brigadoon
    3. Brigadoon, musical: Vendors' Calls/Down in MacConnachy Square
    4. Brigadoon, musical: Waitin' for My Dearie - Janis Kelly/Scottish Cast
    5. Brigadoon, musical: I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean/Dance - National Symphony Orchestra/Scottish Cast
    6. Brigadoon, musical: The Heather on the Hill - National Symphony Orchestra/Janis Kelly/Scottish Cast
    7. Brigadoon, musical: The Love of My Life - National Symphony Orchestra/Scottish Cast
    8. Brigadoon, musical: Jeannie's Packin' Up
    9. Brigadoon, musical: Come to Me, Bend to Me - National Symphony Orchestra/Scottish Cast
    10. Brigadoon, musical: Almost Like Being in Love - National Symphony Orchestra/Janis Kelly/Scottish Cast
    11. Brigadoon, musical: Entr'Acte
    12. Brigadoon, musical: The Chase - Harry Nicoll/George Dvorsky/National Symphony Orchestra/Scottish Cast
    13. Brigadoon, musical: There But for You Go I - National Symphony Orchestra/Janis Kelly/Scottish Cast
    14. Brigadoon, musical: My Mother's Weddin' Day - National Symphony Orchestra/Scottish Cast
    15. Brigadoon, musical: From This Day On/Farewell Music - National Symphony Orchestra/Janis Kelly/Scottish Cast
    16. Brigadoon, musical: Reprises - Maurice Clarke/National Symphony Orchestra/Janis Kelly/Scottish Cast
    17. Brigadoon, musical: Finale
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1387

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Yap; John Yap
    EngineerJohn Kurlander

    Composer: Frederick Loewe.
    Lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner.
    Audio Mixer: Jonathan Allen .
    Liner Note Author: Rexton S. Bunnett.
    Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (07/06/1995-07/15/1995).
    Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1947 Broadway musical Brigadoon, a fantasy about two disillusioned 20th century New Yorkers who find romance in a magical 18th century Scottish village, was the songwriting team's first big success, boasting a score that included the standards "Almost Like Being in Love," "The Heather on the Hill," and "Come to Me, Bend to Me." Over the years, it spawned a series of recordings, including the original Broadway cast album; the 1954 original motion picture soundtrack album with Gene Kelly; a studio cast album with Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones recorded in 1957 and released in 1958; the 1966 original television soundtrack album with Robert Goulet; the 1988 London revival cast album; and a studio cast album conducted by John McGlinn recorded in 1991 and released in 1992. Of these, arguably the best is the Cassidy/Jones album, since both the Broadway and soundtrack discs are incomplete representations of the score. But this studio cast recording from 1995, starring George Dvorsky, who appeared in an unrecorded New York City Opera production, and featuring Maurice Clarke of the 1988 London revival, is also well done. Dvorsky sings and acts in a stagy but appropriate style that recalls John Raitt in the leading male role of Tommy Albright; Clarke is suitably lively in the secondary role of Charlie Cameron, who gets to sing "I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean" and "Come to Me, Bend to Me." Also excellent is Megan Kelly, handling the soubrette role of Meg Brockie, who sings the saucy "The Love of My Life" and "My Mother's Weddin' Day" in a wonderful brogue. The only reservation must be for Janis Kelly, playing the lead female role of Fiona MacKeith, who employs an operatic style to her singing that is out of keeping with the other performances. Still, this is one of the better recordings of Brigadoon. ~ William Ruhlmann

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