17 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Floyd rules!


This is a simply spectacular musical. Adam Guettel has written some simply fantastic songs. I recommend "The Ballad of Floyd Collins," "The Call - Part I," "Lucky," "Git Comfortable," and, last but definitely not least, "How Glory Goes." And if you ever get a chance to see this musical performed, GO!

gorgeous, woefully neglected musical

matt purdy

I saw this show in London some years ago, and I count it as the most thrilling and memorable theatergoing experience of my life. All I'd heard is that it's "Sondheim meets bluegrass," and I'd say that's mostly accurate. The music runs the gamut here, and while I have my favorites, of course, I think the whole thing is very strong. It may take a few listens for it all to catch hold, so you might download some of the more accessible tracks first -- "How Glory Goes," "Through the Mountain," "Lucky," "Ballad of Floyd Collins" (either version, though probably the second, if you're taste-testing). If any of those strike you, definitely get the rest. It's gorgeous music that reveals more and more intricacies with time.



This has been one of my favorite musicals since it first premiered in the late 90's. It's nice to finally see it available here. Adam Guettel has done a remarkable job of capturing the soul of Appalachia and blending it with his distinctive style. "The Riddle Song," "Git Comfortable," and "How Glory Goes" are simply amazing tracks that are among the best musical theatre recordings of the last decade. Buy this album now!

About Adam Guettel

Lyricist, composer, musical supervisor, and all-around true New York City original Adam Guettel is as comfortable with opera as he is with pop. As the son of esteemed composer and performer Mary Rodgers, as well as the grandson of Broadway and Hollywood legend Richard Rodgers (Rodgers & Hammerstein), Guettel has proven himself to be worthy of his lineage. He has completed critically acclaimed works for landmark Big Apple institutions like the New York Theatre Workshop and the New York Shakespeare Festival and received numerous awards including the Stephen Sondheim Award and the ASCAP New Horizons award. His collaboration with John Guare on Love's Fire for the Acting Company and Saturn Returns: A Concert at the Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival was recorded and released on Nonesuch Records in 1999. The label also released his 1997 conceptual folk/classical piece Floyd Collins. Next came Light in the Piazza, a song cycle that brings to mind the works of David Ackles and Tim Buckley. ~ James Christopher Monger

New York, NY



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