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Ultimate Broadway

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Oklahoma - Alfred Blake (from "Oklahoma!")
    2. If I Loved You - Original Cast Recording (from "Carousel")
    3. You'll Never Walk Alone - Original Cast Recording (from "Carousel")
    4. There's No Business Like Show Business - Ethel Merman/Original Cast Recording (from "Annie Get Your Gun")
    5. Once in Love With Amy - Ray Bolger (from "Where's Charley?")
    6. Some Enchanted Evening - Ezio Pinza (from "South Pacific")
    7. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Carol Channing (from "Gentlemen Prefer Refer")
    8. Getting to Know You - Gertrude Lawrence (from "The King And I")
    9. Shall We Dance? - Gertrude Lawrence/Yul Brynner (from "The King And I")
    10. I Could Have Danced All Night - Julie Andrews/Philippa Bevans (from "My Fair Lady")
    11. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face - Rex Harrison (from "My Fair Lady")
    12. Party's Over, The - Judy Holliday (from "Bells Are Ringing")
    13. Maria - Larry Kert (from "West Side Story")
    14. Tonight - Original Cast Recording (from "West Side Story")
    15. Seventy Six Trombones - Robert Preston (from "The Music Man")
    16. Everything's Coming up Roses - Ethel Merman (from "Gypsy")
    17. Sound of Music, The - Mary Martin (from "The Sound Of Music")
    18. Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach (from "The Fantasticks")
    19. Camelot - Richard Burton (from "Camelot")
    20. If Ever I Would Leave You - Robert Goulet (from "Camelot")
    21. Hello, Dolly! - Carol Channing/Company (from "Hello, Dolly!")
    22. If I Were a Rich Man - Zero Mostel (from "Fiddler On The Roof")
    0. DISC 2:
    1. People - Barbra Streisand (from "Funny Girl")
    2. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - John Cullum (from "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever")
    3. Impossible Dream, The - Richard Kiley (from "The Man Of La Mancha")
    4. Mame - Charles Braswell/Company (from "Mame")
    5. Cabaret - Liza Minnelli (from "Cabaret")
    6. Aquarius - Ronnie Dyson/Company (from "Hair")
    7. Send in the Clowns - Judy Collins (from "A Little Night Music")
    8. All That Jazz - Chita Rivera/Company (from "Chicago")
    9. One - Original Cast Recording (from "A Chorus Line")
    10. Tomorrow - Andrea McArdle (from "Annie")
    11. Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Patti LuPone (from "Evita")
    12. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday (from "Dreamgirls")
    13. Memory - Elaine Paige (from "Cats")
    14. Best of Times, The - George Hearn/Elizabeth Parrish (from "La Cage Aux Folles")
    15. I Dreamed a Dream - Aretha Franklin (from "Les Miserables")
    16. Music of the Night, The - Michael Crawford (from "The Phantom Of The Opera")
    17. As If We Never Said Goodbye - Elaine Paige (from "Sunset Blvd.")
    18. Seasons of Love - Original Cast Recording (from "Rent")
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 18999

  • Credits
    ProducerSteve Bartels; Gary Pacheco

    Includes liner notes by Clive Davis & Miles Kreuger.
    Following in the footsteps of other installments in Arista's Ultimate series, Ultimate Broadway is an excellent sampler of some of the greatest songs and performances in the history of the Great White Way. Almost all of the 40 songs on the two discs in this collection are performed by the original Broadway casts, which makes it an excellent choice for casual fans. The Judy Collins and Aretha Franklin covers do sound a little out of place, but those are only two numbers on a generous compilation filled with great moments. The set runs from Oklahoma! to Rent, hitting such seminal performances as Carol Channing's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," Gertrude Lawrence's "Getting to Know You," Julie Andrews' "I Could Have Danced All Night," Rex Harrison's "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," Mary Martin's "The Sound of Music," Carol Channing's "Hello, Dolly!," Zero Mostel's "If I Were a Rich Man," Barbra Streisand's "People," Liza Minnelli's "Cabaret," Andrea McArdle's "Tomorrow,"and Michael Crawford's "The Music of the Night," among many, many others. It may not be a definitive show tune collection, but it's certainly tremendously entertaining. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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