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The Best Of Rent: Highlights From The Original Cast Album [Soundtrack, Import]

Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Fred Walker, et al. Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Not Known
  • ASIN: B00000K3WR
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Rent (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. One Song GloryOriginal Broadway Cast "Rent" 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Light My Candle (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 4:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Today 4 U (Best Of Version)Original Broadway Cast "Rent" 2:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tango: Maureen (Best Of Version)Original Broadway Cast "Rent" 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Life SupportOriginal Broadway Cast "Rent" 1:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Out Tonight (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 3:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Another Day (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 4:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Will I?Original Broadway Cast "Rent" 2:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Santa FeOriginal Broadway Cast "Rent" 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I'll Cover You (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 2:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. La Vie Boheme (Best Of Version)Original Broadway Cast "Rent" 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Should Tell YouOriginal Broadway Cast "Rent" 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. La Vie Boheme B (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 1:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Seasons Of LoveVarious artists 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Take Me Or Leave Me (NYC/Original Broadway Cast/1999)Various artists 3:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Without YouOriginal Broadway Cast "Rent" 4:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I'll Cover You (Reprise)Original Broadway Cast "Rent" 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. What You OwnOriginal Broadway Cast "Rent" 3:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Finale B (Song Only/No Dialog At Start Of Track)Various artists 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Seasons Of Love (Arif Mardin's Remix)Original Broadway Cast "Rent" 4:060.79  Buy MP3 


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Rent ~ Original Broadway Cast-Hlts

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5.0 out of 5 stars Definite fan... but then it is RENT 31 Mar 2011
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Fabulous of course... but then it is RENT.... I am a big fan of the movie so am naturally predetermined to like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking! 16 Jan 2002
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I saw RENT for the second time last week and yet again was astounded, so I thought it would by the soundtrack. I am definately not dissappointed! I found the West End cast absolutely sensational, but was pleased to hear that the original cast on the CD are (almost) as good (!)-but I'm only saying that because the English cast really were amazing. It fits into all music catagories and is a must for anyone who had seen RENT-I can't imagine that if you've seen it you wouldn't want the soundtrack! 5 STARS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Breathtaking 16 Feb 2001
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I went to see this last night, and was astounded on how good it was. It is the best show I have ever seen I highly recommendable. It caters for many different styles of music. The cast is absolutely breathtaking, and the set is a masterpiece, this is an absoloute must for any up to date musical lover.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect Highlights: 4 and 1/2 Stars 9 Jan 2000
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I saw four Broadway Musicals during the past two weeks, and I'm very lucky that one of them was Rent. This is one of the best and most popular musicals on Broadway, and excites and moves the audience like few musicals do.
This highlights album is actually almost perfect. Despite what other people have written, there is only one good song, "Happy New Year", that is not included on the disc. This is too bad because the disc contains about 66 minutes of music (if you don't count the bonus track, the unnecessary Stevie Wonder version of "Seasons of Love"), leaving enough time for it. Oh well. I guess that's so people will have a reason to buy the double CD. But really, all you're missing from the double CD are a couple of forgettable songs (like "Christmas Bells" and "Halloween") and some tracks that are necessary only for plot development (e.g. the "Voicemail" numbers, which are similar to "Notes" from Phantom).
An almost perfect album with a lot of good songs and a great cast!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing Valuable Tracks 12 Mar 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Best of Rent CD was the first introduction that I had to Rent, and I loved it dearly (to the point where it got so scratched up I couldn't play it anymore), but after listening to the full-blown two CD version, I must say that some of the best songs were omitted, or severely cut down, on Highlights. For example, "Your Eyes" was cut from the Highlights list. In my opinion (and the opinion of several friends), this is one of the most powerful love songs on Broadway, much less the single rock opera from which it was derived. "Over the Moon", Maureen's infamous performance song, was also cut. "La Vie Bohem" was trimmed down, beginning with Mark's eulogy about the Bohemian spirit, instead of from the very beginning. Even then, bits of the end of "La Vie Bohem A" were cut, heading for a not-so-smooth transition into "I Should Tell You". The remaining songs are still good, however, but if you are looking to capture the full Rent spirit, get the full album. In the long run, it will save you money.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing Some Good Tracks from THE RENT 15 Feb 2002
By Matthew M. Yau - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I remember how THE RENT had rocked our our mind when it debutted in 1996. I flew to New York City for the debut. THE RENT had raised national attention on love and care issues for those who suffer from terminal sickness such as AIDS. The original THE RENT 2-CD set contains 42 tracks along with all coversations and scripts. This is merely a water-down version of the musical yet unfortunately misses some of the most valued tracks. Like many other Broadway muscials (i.e. Phantom of the Opera, Cats...) the music label decides to release a single CD "highlight" to satisfy those who don't want to pay for the complete musical. I'm surprised the compilation skips Maureen's infamous performance "Over the Moon". "Christmas Bells" is also missing from the compilation. If you're a die-hard musical lover and want to get the full spirit of THE RENT, you should get the original 2-CD set. On a side note, one of my favorite songs from the musical is "Seasons of Love". The compilation, however, skips the reprised version of "Seasons of Love". It touched my heart tremendously the first time I heard it performed live at the musical. Pay attention to the words and the message of love it delivers. "Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes...five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear...five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes...how do you measure...measure a year?..."
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ALMOST THE BEST........... 2 Aug 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD is great if you're looking for just the "main" songs from RENT. While this soundtrack IS awesome, it's missing many other great numbers from this magnificent musical. What happened to "Over the Moon", "Christmas Bells", and "Your Eyes"?? My advice?! Buy the COMPLETE double cd set. It has 34 songs, plus lyrics and pictures.....everything you could possibly want. Plus you get EVERY song from RENT, not the "highlights". Anyways, this cd is good, but could be better. Why not buy the double cd instead?! It costs more, but you get more for your money!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost RENT, but not quite..... 10 Sep 2000
By "farmerrick" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I like to think of this CD as a tasting or a sample. I, myself, am an avid RENT fan. I've seen the musical live and own the full version on cassette. My parents bought me the Best of Rent CD because I was sick of rewinding tapes and because the full RENT CD is just too expensive (Though it is worth every penny of the $30.00 price, some of us just can't shell that out, right?). I love the highlite CD very much, but it just doesn't have some of my favorite and some of the most memorable tracks. It's really an issue of expense. If you're willing to pay the $30.00 fee for the full RENT CDs, then by all means, they are such amazing investments, but if you're looking for a reasonably priced taste or sample of RENT, this CD is the way to go. I'd recommend it to anybody. RENT is the most amazing musical to come around in a while. VIVA RENT!
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