Lost in the Stars (Original Broadway Cast)
Lost in the Stars
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
||The Hills of Ixopo||Frank Roane||3:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thousands of Miles||Todd Duncan||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Train to Johannesburg/Thousands of Miles (Reprise)/The Search||Todd Duncan & Frank Roane||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Little Gray House||Todd Duncan||4:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Who'll Buy/Trouble Man||Sheila Guyse & Inez Matthews||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Murder in Parkwold/Fear||Original Cast||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lost in the Stars||Todd Duncan||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Tixo, Tixo, Help Me||Todd Duncan||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stay Well||Inez Matthews||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cry, the Beloved Country||Frank Roane||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Big Mole/Chapel Scene||Herbert Coleman||3:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Bird of Passage/Thousands of Miles (Reprise)||Todd Duncan||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Despite it being released in 2001, It's the 1950-something cast. This means that the style of singing is really really different than most people who buy musical reviews are used to. Inez Matthews sounds like an operatically trained first soprano singing a cultural piece, and she does a nice job. The story is based on the book "Cry the Beloved Country". If you want to know what everything sounds like, buy "Cry, the beloved country" or "Train to Johannesburg" and buy "Big Mole" even if you don't buy the album. Even if you don't like it the first time, after a coulple of listens it really starts to grow on you. Much Love.
This is how Kurt Weill should be done
So this is more a response to the review by Knitting Knerd. Kurt Weill's work is often performed in a more legit style. His work lends it to the style and it was written during a period of musical theater when singers were expected to sing legit or more operatic. Just look at one of his scores, the range is so high for most sopranos that in order to "belt" or sing in a contemporary style, the high nights would sound awful and harsh. Many other productions have cast singers with an operatic style and placement when performing Weill's work. This soprano on this recording is magnificant. Another excellent example of Kurt Weill is the recording of "Happy End" also available on itunes. It has a similar legit style, and another excellent soprano. People get confused with Weill because his songs are often taken out of context and transposed into lower keys. If you are expecting music that sounds like "Rent" you would be disappointed but if you want a great example of traditional Kurt Weill this it.