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Fantastic soundtrack- one of my favourites
on 19 August 2010
the original broadway recording of this show has become one of my favourite soundtracks and is probably one of the most listened to on the ipod, so I was very excited when I heard they planned to release the london recording as well but at the same time wasn't sure what to expect. Laura Bell Bundy had done such a fantastic job playing Elle Woods that I found it difficult to imagine that I would enjoy someone else stepping into her shoes. Not only this but Laura Bell has an incredible voice and the Legally Blonde score is no easy feat to conquer so I was again unsure as to whether Sheridan Smith would be able to match the vocal standard that Laura Bell had set.
I wasn't at all disappointed. Sheridan Smith is fantastic in the role of Elle and her vocals are amazing. Her voice is very different to that of Laura Bell which I personally love- Sheridan's voice has an amazing tone to it and her voice carries a weight that adds a warmth to the vocals that I haven't heard very often. Again, Sheridan has easily been able to match Laura Bell Bundy's ability to act incredibly through song- for instance there's the bright and bubbly excitement and confidence that just builds and builds through "So Much Better" and yet in contrast there's the complete defeat evident throughout the title song "Legally Blonde"
Love love love this soundtrack if you're a fan of the OBC and not sure whether to buy this DO IT you won't be disappointed.
If you're a new comer to the musical then definitely buy this album the score is captivating and thoroughly enjoyable. Personal favourites from the soundtrack are So Much Better Legally Blonde and positive.