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Funny Girl (1964)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60137512
UPC: 077776466125
UPC 14: 00077776466125
Release Date: 11/17/1992
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Overture ~ Original Broadway Cast
2. If A Girl Isn't Pretty ~ Original Broadway Cast
3. I'm The Greatest Star ~ Original Broadway Cast
4. Cornet Man ~ Original Broadway Cast
5. Who Taught Her Everything ~ Original Broadway Cast
6. His Love Makes Me Beautiful ~ Original Broadway Cast
7. I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight ~ Original Broadway Cast
8. Henry Street ~ Original Broadway Cast
9. People ~ Original Broadway Cast
10. You Are Woman ~ Original Broadway Cast
11. Don't Rain On My Parade ~ Original Broadway Cast
12. Sadie, Sadie ~ Original Broadway Cast
13. Find Yourself A Man ~ Original Broadway Cast
14. Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat ~ Original Broadway Cast
15. Who Are You Now? ~ Original Broadway Cast
16. Music That Makes Me Dance, The ~ Original Broadway Cast
17. Don't Rain On My Parade (reprise) ~ Original Broadway Cast

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Cast includes: Barbara Streisand, Jean Stapleton.
Muze PNote Lyricist: Bob Merrill .
Muze PNote Personnel: Barbra Streisand (vocals); Danny Meehan, John Lankston, Kay Medford, Jean Stapleton, Sydney Chaplin (vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Robert Norberg; Bob Norberg.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Foil.
Muze PNote Recording information: 04/05/1964.
Muze PNote Actors: Danny Meehan; John Lankston; Sydney Chaplin.
Muze PNote Director: Garson Kanin.
Muze PNote Photographer: Henry Grossman.
Muze PNote Publisher: Chappell and Co.
Muze PNote As recounted in David Foil's liner notes to the 1992 reissue of this original Broadway cast recording of Funny Girl, the musical went through many changes before its successful opening in New York on March 26, 1964. The original idea was to do a movie about Fanny Brice, the comic Ziegfeld Follies star, but eventually the project was diverted to Broadway, and it evolved into a star vehicle for Barbra Streisand. The 21-year-old had only appeared in one previous show, but on opening night she had placed three LPs in the Top Ten within the previous 12 months, turning her into a major star. As such, she completely overshadowed Brice but, especially on this initial recording of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's score, she did convey a modicum of Brice's ethnic humor, albeit mixed with a big dose of her own personality and world-beating voice. Styne had composed the music with Streisand in mind, and she handled both the bravura, rangy belters "I'm the Greatest Star" and "Don't Rain on My Parade" as effectively as the tender ballads "People" (soon to become a hit single in a different recording from the one included here) and "The Music That Makes Me Dance." She dominated the album, taking eight of the 17 selections alone and also appearing on four others, but Kay Medford (as Brice's mother) and Danny Meehan (as a vaudeville friend) made strong impressions in such change-of-pace numbers as "If a Girl Isn't Pretty" and "Who Taught Her Everything?" Sydney Chaplin, as Brice's husband, the gambler Nick Arnstein, was less impressive, with a very limited vocal range that sounded even more inadequate than usual against Streisand's remarkable instrument. Quickly recorded, the album was relatively underproduced for a Streisand recording, but it captured a fresh performance she could not recreate later. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Richard Jones

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/17/1992
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1964
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 64661
Music Label Name Label : EMI Angel (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00077776466125

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