on 7 February 2009
Forget the movie soundtrack of this brilliant musical. Unless of course you're a fan of Catherine (I'm So Gorgeous And Talented) Zeta Jones and Renee (I'm So Cute And Versatile) Zellweger. Oh, and Richard Gere. (WHY???) No amount of editing convinces me he can dance or sing. This album is the definitive recording. Velma and Roxie sound like the tough broads they are. The other performers are equally excellent. The orchestra is perfect...snappy, sleazy, and authentic. There's pathos, humour (and an exquisite dollop of high camp.) Broadway at it's best.