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Bounce (2003 Original Cast) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60632722
UPC: 075597983029
UPC 14: 00075597983029
Release Date: 5/4/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Overture ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Bounce - Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Opportunity - Howard McGillin/Jane Powell/Richard Kind/Herndon Lackey ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Gold! - Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Gold! - part 2 ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. What's Your Rush? - Michele Pawk ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. The Game - Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Next To You - Jane Powell/Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Addison's Trip ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened - Michele Pawk ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. I Love This Town - Howard McGillin/Michele Pawk/Herndon Lackey ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Isn't He Something! ~ Original Soundtrack
13. Bounce, musical play: Act 1. Bounce ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. The Game - Howard McGillin/Michele Pawk/Richard Kind/Herndon Lackey ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. Talent ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. You - Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
17. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. Addison's City - Howard McGillin/Michele Pawk/Gavin Creel/Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. Boca Raton - Michele Pawk/Gavin Creel/Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
19. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. Boca Raton Aftermath ~ Original Soundtrack
20. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. Get Out Of My Life - Howard McGillin/Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
21. Bounce, musical play: Act 2. Bounce - Richard Kind ~ Original Soundtrack
22. Bounce, musical play: (Bonus Track) A Little House For Mama - (BONUS TRACK) ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Muisc & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Score conducted by David Caddick.
Muze PNote Principal cast includes: Richard Kind, Howard McGillin, Jane Powell, Gavin Creel, Herndon Lackey, Howard & Michelle Pawk.
Muze PNote Recorded live at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Includes a book by John Weidman & liner notes by Frank Rich.
Muze PNote Composer/Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim.
Muze PNote Original Soundtrack: Howard McGillin, Jane Powell, Michele Pawk, Gavin Creel, Richard Kind, Herndon Lackey.
Muze PNote Personnel: Douglas Dub?, Zino Bogachek, Jessica Dan Fan, Xiaoyoung Chen, Richard L. Chang, Jennifer Rickard (violin); Uri Wassertzug, Philippe C. Chao, David Basch (viola); Timothy H. Butler (cello); Keith Daudelin, Walt Borys, Lee Lachman (woodwinds); Tim White, Chris Gekker (trumpet); Stan Wilkerson (trombone); Emil George, Kenneth Bell (horns); Kristin Blodgett (keyboards); Joseph Connell, Bill Richards (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Tom Lazarus.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Frank Rich; Sean Patrick Flahaven.
Muze PNote Recording information: NPR Studios, Washington D.C (11/10/2003); The Enchanted Cottage, Los Angeles, CA (11/10/2003).
Muze PNote Director: Harold Prince.
Muze PNote Editor: Bart Migal.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Allen Johnston.
Muze PNote The musical Bounce, with songs by Stephen Sondheim and a libretto by John Weidman (the two had previously collaborated on Pacific Overtures and Assassins), played for six weeks at the Goodman Theater in Chicago (June 30-August 10, 2003), followed by four weeks at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. (October 21-November 16, 2003). These runs may have been considered tryouts for Broadway, but during the D.C. engagement, the producers announced that the show would not be going to New York. They blamed a lack of theater space, but observers noted the negative reviews Bounce had received. For most shows that close out of town, that would have been the end of that, but Sondheim is such a celebrated figure in the musical theater, one whose flops (Anyone Can Whistle, Merrily We Roll Along, both of which made it to Broadway) are nearly as legendary as his hits, that Nonesuch Records recorded the show with the original cast, its commercial failure notwithstanding. Sondheim fans, who may have followed Bounce's long, tortuous gestation (which included rewrites, title changes, re-casting, workshops, and lawsuits), will welcome the result, if only because the songs are characteristic of the composer. It may be unfair, given Sondheim's musical sophistication and nearly unequaled gift for lyrical wit and rhyme, to complain that the Bounce score contains just another bunch of typical Sondheim songs. But it's hard to listen to the album without thinking of earlier compositions. For example, "Addison's Trip" is reminiscent of "Opening Doors" from Merrily We Roll Along, while "You" recalls "Hello, Little Girl" from Into the Woods. But if there's nothing new here musically, that is less of a problem than the characters and plot. Bounce concerns a couple of real-life brothers, one a con man, the other a journeyman architect, following their ups and downs from Alaska to Florida over a period of 37 years (1896-1933), and even after their deaths. Sondheim has suggested that their jousting has the flavor of the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road movies, but it's far more venomous than that -- when Wilson Mizner asks his brother if they're in heaven, Addison Mizner replies, "If guys like you go to Heaven, Willie, who has to go to Hell?" At the same time, the relationship between them and with their mother has distinctly incestuous overtones. Part of the problem, then, is one of mood. At times, the show is pitched as a light-hearted vaudeville, but at others it is deadly serious. At the end, however, the characters are not engaging, no matter how clever the lyrics they have to sing, and despite the efforts of an excellent cast led by television star Richard Kind, veteran film star Jane Powell, and stage performers Howard McGillin and Michele Pawk. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Tommy Krasker; Robert Hurwitz; Tommy Krasker; Robert Hurwitz

Engineer: Tom Griep; Tom Lazarus

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/04/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 79830
Music Label Name Label : Nonesuch (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 : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075597983029

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