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5.0 out of 5 stars Heresy, but the singing on this cast album is even better, 8 July 2004
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This review is from: The Rocky Horror Show (Audio CD)
I originally picked up the original cast recording of "The Rocky Horror Show" when I got the four-CD set that had this, the soundtrack for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Rocky Horror International: A Collection of Rocky Horror Tracks from Around the World," and "Songs from the Vaults: A Collection of Rocky Horror Rarities." If you have not heard the Mexican Cast singing "Un Relato Bien Extrano y Muy Pasado" or the Norwegian Cast doing "Alltid Lys Hos Frankenstein," not to mention Little Nell's "See You Round Like a Record" or Tim Curry's "Just," then you need to track these down. But this one will be the easiest to find besides the film soundtrack.
Tim Curry plays Frank N. Furter while Meatloaf does double duty as both Eddie and Dr. Scott, which means you get a nicely sung version of "Eddie's Teddy." Those who had the movie memorized long before they get to this album will be surprised to see that "Sweet Transvestite" comes before "Tim Warp," and that Brad (Bill Miller) has a really great song called "Once in a While." This would be his counterpart to "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" by Janet (Abigale Haness) and my favorite song on the album (Barry Bostwick did record it for the movie and it appears on "Rocky Horror International," but it is not half as good as Miller's version).
This is a high energy production and you can tell from the moment Jamie Donnelly, who plays Magenta, starts ripping through "Science Fiction/Double Feature." This continues through "Dammit Janet" and "Over at the Frankenstein Place." Fans of the film will also be happy to find versions of "Planet Schmanet Janet" and "Hot Dog/Frankfurter," which provides all the narrative links between "Eddie's Teddy" and "Rose Tint My World." At the end Brad, Janet and the Company sing "Superheroes." The rest of the Roxy cast consists of Bruce Scott as Riff Raff, Boni Enten as Columbia, Kim Milford as Rocky, and Graham Jarvis as the narrator.
I know it might be heresy, but in terms of the people doing the signing and wanting to sing along, I actually like "The Rocky Horror Show" cast album a bit better than "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" soundtrack album. With regards to the later, I would rather watch the film and sing along (while throwing toast and ringing a bell).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best cast album!, 15 July 2009
This review is from: The Rocky Horror Show (Audio CD)
I first bought this, on vinyl, in 1975 and though I've had a range of versions of the stage show, this is still my favourite. In those days, Rocky Horror was playing at the King's Road Theatre where it had been running for some years and I say the first of many theatre versions. You could still sit and watch the show without people shouting and obscuring the dialogue, throwing things or ponceing about the theatre and to be honest, it was soooo much better as an experience. I can't go to the live show any more, since my last visit in 2006 in Manchester when I finally threw in the towel and left the drunk kids to it. But this album recaptures for me the golden years - when people shut their mouths and listened.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!, 13 Oct 2000
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This review is from: The Rocky Horror Show (Audio CD)
Original Roxy Cast... just bought this a few weeks ago - the re-release version. A friend of mine had the original one and said I just *had* to listen to it, und I diiiiid... There's some really great versions of songs here, including some different lyrics (Charles Atlas Song etc) and musical arrangements - it seems to me like the special music in the Rocky Horror PC Game was based on this recording, also. Excellent cast... shame I wasn't even born to see it the first time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars rocky horror show cd, 28 April 2014
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Pauline A. Hayward "P A Hayward" (Manchester UK) - See all my reviews
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taught me the words of the songs a few weeks before i had tickets to the theatre.
Fabulous - could really join in with all the fun and hilarity. Knew all the words. Yay
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced rocky Horror as it should be heard, 1 Mar 2013
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This is an album I remember from my youth - it's great. I have been to see the show several times through the years and it is not the same. Now - with audience participation - you don't really get the original show as intended - too many drunken people bawling and shouting their way through it. Sit back and listen to this. This is how the show should sound. Great
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Roxy Cast feat. Tim Curry, 17 Dec 1999
This review is from: Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast (Audio CD)
The singing on this is absolutely fantastic! It's so good... It's even a bit better than the singing in the movie! Shock, horror!! Yes... It's THAT good! Buy it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless version of the musical, 5 July 2003
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G. Ormrod "georgie" (lancashire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast (Audio CD)
It always amazes me just how different each show version of Rocky Horror is, but the Roxy cast version of RHS is my favourite. It has a definate 'Broadway' finish to it with it's immaculate rendition and glossy instrumentation, whilst at the same time maintaining it's raw rocky edge.
The singing is spot on and the music itself is layered and fun.
Brilliant.
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