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Finian's Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast)
 
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Finian's Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast)

16 Mar. 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Mar. 2009
  • Release Date: 16 Mar. 2009
  • Label: Stage Door
  • Copyright: 2009 Stage Door Records
  • Total Length: 39:24
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  • ASIN: B00270XFVC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,650 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roger Rebec VINE VOICE on 6 Feb. 2010
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Finian's Rainbow has not been overly lucky on record. The original cast album reissued by Columbia Masterworks is in mono and, although an excellent job has been done in remastering for the most recent CD issue, it does sound its age. The 1960 stereo recording issued on RCA Victor highlighted a cast who performed well but did not seem to be having any fun. Then there was the film soundtrack which highlighted Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele and the excellent Don Francks with the Ken Darby Singers and orchestra under the direction of Ray Heindorf. These performers proved not to be to everyone's taste.

The reviews of the new production have greatly praised the singing and it is very good indeed. The orchestrations seem to be based on the originals with discreet changes. The recorded sound is all you could wish for. The booklet contents photos and lyrics and an interesting essay on the show's creation. How does it compare to its predecessors?

If you want the most complete recording available and/or a recording of a stage performance and you are resistant to the performers on the film soundtrack, then your choice has to be this one. Personally, I prefer the wide-eyed innocence of Petula Clark's Sharon and the youth of Tommy Steel's Og to the the characterisations on this recording. Two words of dialogue "Me father" on "Look to the Rainbow" show the difference in the Sharons and, although Christopher Fitzgerald looks young in the photos, he sounds as old as Finian rather than the young Og Steele gives us, all confusion and raging hormones as he becomes human.

Rounding off the case for the film recording are the orchestrations.
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By SkatingGirl on 22 Feb. 2015
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Fast delivery and item as described! Thanks!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hammerman84 on 31 Jan. 2013
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not his best movie, but one of them, this is a brilliant film for all the family and can be enjoyed by all
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 1 April 2011
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Today a musical like this would never be allowed because of the tiresome political correctness and a scene where cigarettes are being made.
Which is no problem to me
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