- Discover more great music in our Proper Music store, where you can find out about the very best of Proper Music's latest and forthcoming releases.
|1. Act One: Prologue|
|2. Act One: Unafraid|
|3. Act One: The Kid Herself|
|4. Act One: One Good Break|
|5. Act One: Not Everyday Of The Week|
|6. Act One: Sign Here|
|7. Act One: A Quiet Thing|
|8. Act One: The Flame|
|9. Act One: Not Everyday Of The Week (Reprise)|
|10. Act One: Dear Love|
|11. Act Two: Keeping It Hot|
|12. Act Two: Express Yourself|
|13. Act Two: Where Did Everybody Go?|
|14. Act Two: You Are You|
|15. Act Two: The Joke|
|16. Act Two: Sing Happy/Finale|
As the writers of three of the biggest stage musical hits of the 20th Century: Cabaret, The Rink and Chicago, it is no surprise that Kander and Ebb's debut musical, which also starred a very young Liza Minnelli, was itself to premiere several hit tunes and future standards of the genre.
Although the original production did not last long on Broadway, three standards came out of the score; "A Quiet Thing", "Sing Happy" and "Dear Love". However in 1987, a sensational new version of the musical premiered to great acclaim and was this time a resounding success. Completely reworked to suit a smaller theatre and with an additional four new songs, with the added bonus of featuring John Kander playing the piano.
The show tells the story of Flora, newly graduated, and always keen to do the right thing. The setting is Depression New York. Flora shares her loft space with a collection of other artists.
At a job interview, she meets shy, intense Harry, a committed Communist. They spend time together, and truly believing she is doing the right thing, Flora joins the Communist party too.
I'll tell you no more of the story, because this CD is peppered with nice amounts of dialogue that propel the story along, but don't hamper listening enjoyment.
This is a small cast show, and so has a typical simple sound. There are some beautiful, sad love songs in the show, as well as some rousing dance numbers, and inspirational Communist numbers.
I don't know how this recording compares with the original Liza version, but it can stand proud on its own.
This product's forum
Active discussions in related forums
Search Customer Discussions