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Chicago, The Razzle Dazzle Musical,
By A Customer
This review is from: Chicago: London Cast (Audio CD)I first saw Chicago when it came to my home town on 4th January 2003. I was captivated by the music and the compelling story from start to finish. In the interval I went and bought a copy of the original London cast soundtrack, and it was incredible. It has all the energy and WOOMPH that the show itself has. When you first hear "Go to Hell Kitty" introducing the story, to the infamous last line "No I'm no-one's wife, but oh I love my life and All That Jazz" 23 tracks later.
Each number is incredible, with realistic accents and the music is outstanding. All That Jazz starts with a very sexy tone which is kept throughout the whole disc, including Cell Block Tango which seems to bleed passion from the actresses. Every cast member is fantastic. The essence of the hsow whic his an incredible and unique one, flows as the music plays.
As I said I bought the cd on the 4th of January, it is now the end of July and I still listen to it everyday and I'm not tired of it. Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall are brilliant, making you believe everything theyre saying.
If you saw the film and enjoyed which is not hard to do, buy this cd. If you have been to see it in any theatre and enjoyed it, which is even easier to do, buy it. It is a witty, clever merciless piece of culture and should be in every home.
There is something for any taste, from traditional jazz tunes, to upbeat comical songs, my mind is drawn to "We both reached for the gun" and "Mr Cellophane", which just scream talent. Although in truth every track is amazing. Chicago is a unique and very special show and should be enjoyed by all.
A must for any music lover.