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Cabaret
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This soundtrack is absolutely perfect, without one throwaway track. You needn’t even have to have seen the movie to enjoy these marvellous songs, but it certainly helps. I consider the movie and this album the highlight of Liza Minnelli’s career. It starts with Joel Grey’s Wilkommen, after which Sally Bowles is introduced and lets rip with Mein Herr. Two Ladies is risqué and very funny, while Maybe This Time is a sad love song. Money Money is energetic and very funny while Heiraten sounds like a real period piece, a German love song from the 1930s. If You Could See Her Through My Eyes (the love song to a gorilla maiden) is full of irony, while Tomorrow Belongs To Me is as chilling and sinister as it is anthemic. The title track Cabaret needs no comment as it is so familiar, but it does encapsulate the mood of the film very well. Even the two instrumentals, Tiller Girls and Sitting Pretty are memorable and charming. The Cabaret soundtrack is a masterpiece, as is the movie, a true work of art.
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Not a "musical" person in the accepted sense. People bursting into song for no apparent reason always appears forced and trite. Watching the Saturday afternoon fayre of Annie Get your Gun, My Fair Lady, West Side Story never really made an impression except as a slight relief from Rugby Union on Grandstand.

The only exception is this "Cabaret". adapted from the Berlin stories of Christopher Isherwood. A musical set in the last days of Weimar, the juncture point between the post war liberation and economic depression and brown shirts raising their right arm in unison in a different sublimation of desire.

Cabaret captures the heady days and the musical CD is well worth the excavation as the tunes formed the backbone of Radio 2 soporific trance pronouncements in the 70's/80's. Listening carefully these are songs of suberversion sung in a post Brecht/Weill lament.

Underappreciated because they became too popular and stripped of their power. Played everywhere Money Money lost its bite and became a celebration rather than satire. This was never the songs fault as it tried to puncture inertia.

Now it's time for a reappraisal and to bring it back away from its success and unravel its meaning. Cabaret celebrates the uncoiling Dyonisian experience on the verge of a human catastrophe. This is its power, strength and warning. The songs are easier to digest for Anglo Saxons than the Deutsche of Brecht/Weill Eisner etc. It does provide a entry point into these worlds, the twilight worlds of Lotte Lenya, Marlene Dietrich, Ute Lemper and Dagmar Krause.

Therefore tone down the lights and let the action begin!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2004
By all means this happens to be one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. Liza Minnelli does such a convincing job as the fraülein Sally Bowles, she's energic, forceful and ravingly wonderful. This sound is just great and it's not just Liza it's the whole cast, Joel Grey does a wonderful job and it also earned him an oscar for best supporting actor, he's so great escpecially on "Willkommen" and "If You Could See Her". The last song mentioned is perticulary wonderful, it's such a "tragic" love story with a deeper meaning behind it [for the dumb ones, it's about a german who falls in love with a jew].
Liza Minnelli is outstanding her overall performance is legendary songs such as "Mein Herr [my favourite Liza Minnelli song]", "Maybe This Time" and on the immortal "Cabaret". The movie was one of the best I've ever seen, and the soundtrack is just as ravishing, by all means one of the best Pictures/soundtracks ever created. Hail Liza May Minnelli.
Academy Awards:
1. Best Actress [Liza Minnelli]
2. Best Soundtrack
3. Best Art Direction
4. Best Cinamatography
5. Best Director [Bob Fosse]
6. Best Editing
7. Best Sound
8. Best Supporting Actor [Joel Grey
Can you belivie that 8 Oscars.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2004
While I have to admit that i prefer older musicals where the people burst out into song for no reason, this soundtrack was the one that launched me into the more modern musical.
All of the songs possess a quality that doesn't make them sound childish, the best of these being 'Maybe This Time' and the title track.
A thoroughly modern musical with a suitable hint of sadness.
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on 17 February 2013
Great as it usually is!!! But quality of the sound could be better. I mean - not only the mp3 bit-rate is important. Once in Moscow I bought a CD with the same music. And the quality of the sound was absolutely perfect. I converted it in mp3 with no losses. And now I downloaded the music through Amazon and I was surprised. The sound leave much be desired. Where the Amazon got "the master tape" from, remains to be seen.
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on 23 February 2013
One of my all-time best loved.

Wicked, great, typical Bob Fosse movie.
Nothing means what it does at first sight. "Come to the Cabaret" isn't a jolly invitation, "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" isn't a healthy hope (and it fittingly evolves into an ugly mess during the course of the singing of it).

Alright, and now I'm off, to buy the new blu-ray version. The film is simply grand.
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If you have seen "Cabaret" as a film or stage show then you will be familiar with the story and the music.

If you haven't but like musicals you will still enjoy it. There are some great songs and the main star is Liza Minnelli who never fails to impress with her immense talent.

"Cabaret" is a classic!

Bought this as a used item and is absolutely fine with an excellent price.
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on 24 December 2012
I bought this before going to the new Cabaret starrring Will Young in London this Christmas just to get a taste for the mucis and it did just that, Joel Grays voice & accent is amazing too, I would recommend it as a taster at a good price, but in comparison with the current stage show it is a little dated, but Liza can still pull off a great ballad!
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on 21 November 2009
This is one of my favourite films. Liza Minelli and Joel Mcrea are superb, the choreography and music are very good. The film really captures the atmosphere of Berlin in the Weimar Republic before the Nazis took over.
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on 27 October 2013
This obviously is the original recording from the film, (which is one of my all time favourite musical films). The whole thing is a joy
to listen to time & time again . Lisa Minelli , Joel Grey , both brilliant.
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