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Hair (The Actors Fund Of America Benefit Recording) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 63981690
UPC: 791558196825
UPC 14: 00791558196825
Release Date: 6/14/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Aquarius - Lillias White/Tribe ~ Various Artists
2. Donna - Lea DeLaria/Tribe ~ Various Artists
3. Hashish - Tribe ~ Various Artists
4. Sodomy - Jai Rodriguez/Tribe ~ Various Artists
5. Colored Spade - Chuck Cooper/Tribe ~ Various Artists
6. Manchester, England - Euan Morton/Harris Doran/Tribe ~ Various Artists
7. Dead End - Ana Gasteyer/Tribe ~ Various Artists
8. Sheila Franklin / I Believe In Love - Shoshana Bean/Tribe ~ Various Artists
9. I'm Black / Ain't Got No - Tribe ~ Various Artists
10. Air - Harvey Fierstein ~ Various Artists
11. Initials - Laura Benanti/Tribe ~ Various Artists
12. I Got Life - Adam Pascal/Tribe ~ Various Artists
13. Going Down - Gavin Creel/Tribe ~ Various Artists
14. Hair - Ra£l Esparza/Harris Doran/Tribe ~ Various Artists
15. My Conviction - Charles Busch ~ Various Artists
16. Easy To Be Hard - Jennifer Hudson ~ Various Artists
17. Don't Put It Down! - John Tartaglia/Christopher Sieber ~ Various Artists
18. Frank Mills - Annie Golden ~ Various Artists
19. Be-In 'Hare Krishna' - Tribe ~ Various Artists
20. Where Do I Go? - Julia K. Murney/Tribe ~ Various Artists
21. Hippie Life - Eden Espinosa/Harris Doran ~ Various Artists
22. Electric Blues - Toxic Audio ~ Various Artists
23. Black Boys - Kathy Brier/Orfeh/Ann Harada ~ Various Artists
24. White Boys - Brandi Chavonne Massey/Ledisi/Shayna Steele ~ Various Artists
25. Walking in Space - Sherie Ren? Scott/Tribe ~ Various Artists
26. Yes I's Finished On Y'all's Farmlands - Tribe ~ Various Artists
27. Four Score / Abie, Baby - Billy Porter/Tribe ~ Various Artists
28. Good Morning Starshine - Liz Callaway/Tribe ~ Various Artists
29. Three-Five-Zero-Zero - Tribe ~ Various Artists
30. What A Piece Of Work Is Man - Darius De Haas/Paul Castree ~ Various Artists
31. Flesh Failures, The (Let The Sunshine In) - Norm Lewis/Harris Doran/Tribe ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Performers include: Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Laura Benanti (Swing, Into The Woods, Nine), Charles Busch (Taboo, Tale Of The Allergist's Wife), Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles), Darius De Haas (Dreamgirls), Lea Delaria (The Rocky Horror Show), Eden Espinosa (Brooklyn), Harvey Fierstein (Fiddler On The Roof, Hairspray), Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live), Annie Golden (The Full Monty, Hair Movie), Jennifer Hudson (American Idol), Norm Lewis (Amour, Dreamgirls), Euan Morton (Taboo), Julia Murney (Lennon), Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida, Rent Movie), Billy Porter (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye For The Straight Guy), Sherie Rene Scott (Aida, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Lillias White (Dreamgirls).
Muze PNote A new production of Hair was recorded on October 1, 2004, at the Hit Factory in New York City to benefit the Actors' Fund of America in 2005. And while a number of versions of Hair have been recorded since its introduction in 1968, it never hurts to have a new take on a classic rock opera. The singers here -- Lillias White, Lea DeLaria, Jai Rodriguez, Chuck Cooper, and many others -- are uniformly excellent, embodying the spirit that imbued the original production. On a purely aesthetic level, Hair is musically bombastic and in one's face, paving the way for musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar. While the play certainly conjures up the '60s (or at least one version of it), the lyrics -- raw and occasionally offensive -- of songs like "Colored Spade" and "Sodomy" will still probably shock some listeners or at least be taken as politically incorrect. Of course, for everyone else these songs and others like "Black Boys" are also very funny challenges to societal prejudice and prudery. On the non-button-pushing side, however, Hair is inspirational, bequeathing hippie anthems like "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," and the title track. Gerome Ragni and James Rado's lyrics and Galt MacDermot's music are incredibly eclectic, encompassing everything from far-out rock to gentle ballads to joyous pop with odds and ends (old show tunes and funk) thrown into the mix. For those unfamiliar with the soundtrack, this 2005 release is fine place to start. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Producer: Seth Rudetsky

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/14/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 81968
Music Label Name Label : Ghostlight
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00791558196825

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Original Cast
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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