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4.5 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings
lizann ,

Really a good album

Ethel Merman has such an amazing voice! I know she's easy to make fun of and all, but seriously this album is worth it just to hear her. But the music from this is actually really good, and it's just a must have for people who like Broadway musicals!

-Broadway Girl- ,

whoot, whoot!

I LOVE this! Gypsy is probably one of the best musicals of all time. It's funny, yet touching. And who doesn't love Ethel Merman, the big lady with the big voice. The musical is based on the life of Gypsy Rose, a really good stripper. I just love the musical, and so I love the soundtrack. My favorite songs are You Gotta Have a Gimmick, Some People, and Everything's Coming Up Roses.

If you like this, you have great taste!!!!! Go Ethel Merman!!!!!

-S

JRPotter ,

The Standard Against Which All Others Are Measured

What is about Gypsy? From the stand out overture to the finale of a mother and daughter finally coming to terms with themselves, this show is in a class by itself. The part was written specifically for Ethel Merman, so while other editions have great merit, it all began with a team writing specific songs for a particular voice. The blend of story, songs, and showmanship succeed in a unifying whole that few musicals achieve. The part of Momma Rose also allowed Ethel Merman to demonstrate the depths of her acting ability. Her version of Everything's Coming Up Roses stands alone as a paean of sunny optimism when everything is falling apart. Other actresses have tried giving it a disturbing psychological edge, but "sung as written" makes a lot more sense here.Other verisons deserve a listen, but here is the ultimate triumph.

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