The intent of this broadway album was not to sing and arrange these broadway tunes as they were on the original broadway cast recording. If that's what your looking for, then this is not the broadway album for you. Just as Deborah's broadway voice comes out on some of her pop albums, her pop voice makes some appearances on this album. Listen to samples that may eventually be on this site or that are on other sites, such as [...] or deborah-gibson.com and listen for yourself to decide if this is an album you would enjoy. The samples are fair representations of the whole album, as for the most part the style remains consistant.
My take on the album:
"Colored "Ligthts", is an excellent album. Some people think that she strayed too much from the original sounds of these songs. I disagree. I feel there is just the right combination of the traditional sound and freshness. After all, what's the point in buying an album of remakes that sound so much like the original. Gibson's vocals really shine on this album, and if ever there was a doubt she could sing, this is the proof of her vocal talent. The orchestration is also very well done.
My favorites: "Let Me Entertain You", "On My Own" (my favorite B-way song from my fav. show, Les Miz), "Who Are You Now", "They All Laughed", and "Maybe This Time".
I did find one flaw in this album though. The song "Sex" (written by Deborah for her muscial in the works, "Skirts") has so much pop influence that it clashes with the rest of the album and Deborah's voice seems to have outgrown this style of song.
The bottom line: it is well worth at least listening to the samples of "Colored Lights" on the internet. Some of you may love it, others will not. Whether you appreciate Deborah's take on these tunes or not, it is quality work.