The Wiz (Original Cast Recording)
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A Review from Dorothy
This soundtrack is amazing!! The spring musical at my high school was The Wiz last year and I played Dorothy. I was a bit skeptical when I first heard that this was the show we would be doing, but after listening to the soundtrack, I immediately fell in love with the music. Even after months of rehearsing didn't make me sick of it. Anyone who likes Wicked, or even the original Wizard of Oz, will love this album. It's not called the "super soul musical" for nothing!
I was lucky enough to see the original cast on Broadway when I was 16. Blew my farm girl sox off. Loved the music so much that I bought the cast album on the way out of the theatre (yeppers, that was VINYL,folks!). The tunes still hold up 30 years later. As many films ruin good books, the movie made a mess of this fabulous show. Stephanie Mills singing "Home" still gives me chills.
Great Then, Great Now!
I received the cast albulm when the play originally hit broadway in the 70's! Unlike other cast albulms, this one was more than just the cast "singing through the music under several mics." The studio production quality of the songs are evident from the first note. Sounded great then, sounds great 30 years later!