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The best thing that ever happened to one or two if these songs.
on 22 September 2016
I got this because I was hired to play guitar in a production of the stage show. Because I was on holiday almost right up to the band call and unable to practice as much as I'd otherwise have liked, I thought I'd best prepare by at least listening to the original cast album ad nauseum. Any other set of show songs and arrangements would have made this tortuous, and believe me, I've played in enough shows to speak with authority on this; however it was a joy to have this album in my ears three or four times a day for a couple of weeks. The album contains some classic 80s numbers, made even better by energetic, modern arrangements and first class performances (the metal head who did the lead guitar on this is obviously a real monster player), while for the one or two numbers, that might have otherwise been better forgotten, this show is best thing that ever happened to them. If you like a bit of nostalgia, go see the show and then buy the album. If you love tasty guitar work, buy the album anyway.