Young Frankenstein (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
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Best Musical: Buy It! See it!.. It's Alive!
Wow! I'm so happy. This is such a treat of a musical AND it's an original score for a change. (Well, with the exception of Puttin' on the Ritz and maybe the influences of Porter, Berlin and Romberg!). The Producers was a nod to the MGM musicals of the 40's and 50's, Young Frankenstein is a delicious and naughty homage to the musicals of the 30's and it works beautifully. We have here consistantly melodious tunes that are ALL good and that you can sing along to. Happiest Town,Please Don't Touch me,Together Again,Roll in the Hay, Family Business, Transylvania Mania, Listen to your Heart, Surprise, Please send me someone and Deep Love are all showstopping tunes. 'Life, Life is the only really straight up serious song and that's fabulous too. The cast pull out all the stop with no weak links and the Orchestrations are amazing not only recapturing the spirit of the old musical but also cementing the gothic pastiche of all those Universal Horror Movies. There are some fun shows about on Broadway at the moment (Xanadu is a treat) but as far as Original scaores goes this one is up there with the great GREY GARDENS and HAIRSPRAY.. all taking movies and giving them amazing scores.. Get it and See it.. The great musical is alive in Young Frankenstein.
I thought that Mel Brooks had excelled himself with "The Producers", but I think he's outdone himself again with this absolute comedy masterpiece! The film itself was a work of comedic art, but the musical adds to the eccentric flavour we are so accustomed to from Brooks. With such wonderful comedy actors such as "Will & Grace's" Megan Mullally, this album is a must buy for any Musical Theatre fan.
Why is this a partial album???????
I-Tunes - get a grip. This is a complete album. Why do we have to pay 79p for each track. List it properly!!