Annie (Original Soundtrack)
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||Overture / Main Titles (Instrumental)||Orchestra||1:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Maybe (Annie)||Alicia Morton||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Hard-Knock Life (Annie, Orphans: Pepper, Duffy, July, Kate, Tessie, Molly)||Alicia Morton, Marissa Rago, Danelle Wilson, Nanea Miyata, Lalaine, Erin Adams & Sarah Hyland||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Hard-Knock Life (Reprise) [Orphans]||Marissa Rago, Danelle Wilson, Nanea Miyata, Lalaine, Erin Adams & Sarah Hyland||0:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tomorrow (Annie)||Alicia Morton||2:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Girls (Miss Hannigan)||Kathy Bates||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Grace, Annie, Cast)||Alicia Morton & Audra McDonald||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||NYC (Oliver Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Broadway Star-to-Be)||Alicia Morton, Victor Garber, Audra McDonald & Andrea McArdle||5:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||NYC Reprise / Lullaby (Oliver Warbucks)||Victor Garber||1:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Easy Street (Rooster, Miss Hannigan, Lily St. Regis)||Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming & Kristin Chenoweth||4:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Radio Version) [Bert Healy, The Boylan Sisters]||Jerry Whitman, Bobbi Page, Linda Harmon & Edie Lehmann-Boddicker||1:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Cast Version) [Duffy, Pepper, Molly, Tessie, Kate, July]||Marissa Rago, Danelle Wilson, Nanea Miyata, Lalaine, Erin Adams & Sarah Hyland||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Something Was Missing (Oliver Warbucks)||Victor Garber||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Need Anything But You (Oliver Warbucks, Annie)||Alicia Morton & Victor Garber||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Maybe/Tomorrow (Reprise) [Grace]||Audra McDonald||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Girls (Reprise) [Miss Hannigan]||Kathy Bates||0:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Finale / I Don't Need Anything But You (Oliver Warbucks, Grace, Annie)||Alicia Morton, Victor Garber & Audra McDonald||1:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A Magical New Spin on a Timeless Classic
It would be very easy to write off the remake of the beloved musical "Annie," an action made easier by the fact that it was made for TV. However, it's very hard to toss away this musical--and the blessing of an actual soundtrack, often missing from Wonderful World of Disney musicals--after listening to it. It's winsome, dazzling, and fills in all the disappointing cracks the 1981 movie version left. It's more Broadway and less oddity than that film, and features basically all the endearing tunes "Annie" is known for. The voices heard on this recording are both top-billing and top-notch. Kathy Bates is delicious as Miss Hannigan (thankfully she didn't go the route of copying Carol Burnett's performance; she totally creates a new version of the character); Alan Cumming stands out as Rooster, a head more soulful than Tim Curry, the previous occupant of the role; Audra McDonald and Kristin Chenoweth, always terrific, give their all, though McDonald has quite a meatier part than Chenoweth; and Victor Garber delivers a veritable surprise as Daddy Warbucks, with a tender, rock-solid solo "Something Was Missing" (sadly missing from the last film). Many of these songs are knocked out of the park--Bates understatedly hams up "Little Girls;" Garber, McDonald, and Alicia Morton (a predictably winsome Annie) warm hearts with a fun version of "NYC" (with a showstopping guest spot by the original Broadway Annie, Andrea McArdle, that is the best part of the track, and quite possibly the whole album); McDonald's and Morton's real venue, "I Think I'm Gonna LIke It Here;" a jumping and in-its-entirety "Easy Street;" and charming versions of the ubiquitous numbers "Maybe," "The Hard-Knock Life," and of course, "Tomorrow." In fact, all of the songs are definitely worth a listen--it's difficult to spot a misstep in the lineup. The newer version of "Annie" is the one you wish you had before, one that delivers all the goods and leaves the listener, whether a devoted follower of the delightful musical or a new fan, with nothing to be desired.
I think Annie is the best musical ever!!! This CD is totally worth listening to with timeless classics like "Tomorrow" and "The Hard-Knock Life". You will love it!
I LOVE ANNIE!!
This is the school play in my school this year! I just got a callback too!!! Yay! I love Maybe, Easy Street and You're never fully dressed without a smile.