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3.9 out of 5 stars
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Little Shop of Horrors: 1982 Off-Broadway Cast
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on 16 October 2016
This is a great upbeat musical, loved it from start to finish
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on 15 May 2013
this was just what I needed and my granddaughter was thrilled to get It quickly. many thanks for prompt service
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on 29 September 2013
it is good, but it IS NOT the film version, but the music is wonderful and the show just as good.
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on 5 January 2013
Before Mencken and Ashman achieved fame and fortune with Disney, they turned their hand to this rock and roll style adaptation of Roger Corman's low budget black movie comedy from 1960 about a man-eating alien plant. Due to Ashman's early death in 1991 it turned out to be their only collaboration written for the stage. The show opened off Broadway in 1982 and ran for more than 5 years making it one of the longest running off Broadway shows of all time. Amazingly it did not get its Broadway debut until 2003 when it ran for a little under a year. Its relative lack of success second time around was attributed to its unsuitability for a larger theatre and the intimacy of this terrific original off-Broadway cast recording goes some way to explaining that lack of large stage success. The only reason for four stars rather than five is that this isn't quite the polished article that for example Beauty and the Beast represented.
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on 2 February 2001
The original soundtrack to this great musical is by far better than the movie soundtrack! the additional songs that were tragically cut from the movie are excellent, providing even more opportunity to have a 'bop till u drop' sing along! particular favorites are 'Skid Row' and 'Dentist!', the comic genious behind the songs is a god send. this is a real retro, rock n roll show with music to cater for every tatse. an easy listening, 'long car journey' kind of soundtrack, where listening just passes the time that little bit quicker! i love it!
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on 13 December 2001
It's no suprise that Frank Oz chose Ellen to re-play her role in the 1987 hit movie. Her voice is *stunning*. I remember watching this movie as a young child, entranced by her emotional portrayal of the sweet Audrey. I own the Movie cast, so I just HAD to get this for the cut songs! "Now (It's Just The Gas)" would have to be my favorite of those. Creepy, yet humorous, and in some ways...extreamly disturbing. I am one of the LSOH fans who prefer the 'happy ending', so "Sominex" was a little upsetting to hear. But Ellen's voice captivates you. :-) BUY THIS CD!
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on 27 August 2013
I love this show and the chance to get Ellen Greene vocals CAN'T be missed.
1 star off as the sleeve notes are for the MP3 generation - non-existent!
When I first saw the show, I preferred Rocky, but over the years i have realised just how powerful the songs on "Little Shop" really are.
It would never have existed without Richard O'Brian's pioneering Rocky, but it is a great show and better in its original version than the (still very good) movie version.
Spoiler Alert - don't read on if you have not see the original.

If Audrey lives, you are watching an unoriginal version!
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