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Wicked (ocr) (2003)

Artist: Original Cast
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Format: CD
Sku: 256167063
UPC: 600753467220
UPC 14: 00600753467220
Release Date: 11/25/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Wicked: No One Mourns The Wicked
2. Wicked: Dear Old Shiz
3. Wicked: The Wizard And I
4. Wicked: What Is This Feeling?
5. Wicked: Something Bad
6. Wicked: Dancing Through Life
7. Wicked: Popular
8. Wicked: I'm Not That Girl
9. Wicked: One Short Day
10. Wicked: A Sentimental Man
11. Wicked: Defying Gravity
12. Wicked: Thank Goodness
13. Wicked: Wonderful
14. Wicked: I'm Not That Girl (reprise)
15. Wicked: As Long As You're Mine
16. Wicked: No Good Deed
17. Wicked: March Of The Witch Hunters
18. Wicked: For Good
19. Wicked: Finale
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2:
1. Wicked: For Good
2. Wicked: I'm Not That Girl
3. Wicked: Making Good
4. Wicked ~ Die Hexen von Oz (German Cast Recording): Solang Ich Dich Hab (As Long As You're Mine)
5. Wicked ~ Die Hexen von Oz (German Cast Recording): Gutes Tun (No Good Deed)
6. Wicked ~ Uikeddo (Japanese Cast Recording): Jinnsei Wo Odori
7. Wicked ~ Uikeddo (Japanese Cast Recording): Popyuraa (Popular)
8. Wicked: Defying Gravity Dance Mix (Tracy Young Flying Monkees Radio Mix)
9. Wicked: Popular Song
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Principal cast includes: Kristin Chenowith (Galinda, Glinda); Sean McCourt (Witch's Father); Cristy Canlder (Witch's Mother); Jan Neuberger (Midwife); Idina Menzel (Elphaba); Michelle Federer (Nessarose); Christopher Fitzgerald (Boq); Carole Shelley (Madame Morrible); William Youmans (Doctor Dillamond); Norbert Leo Butz (Fiyero); Sean McCourt (Ozian Official); Joel Grey (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz); Manuel Herrera (Chistery).
Muze PNote Recorded at Right Track Studios, New York, New York.
Muze PNote Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Frank Filipetti; Jason Stasium.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Gregory Maguire.
Muze PNote Recording information: Right Track Studios, NYC (11/10/2003).
Muze PNote Photographers: Joan Marcus; Takashi Uehera; Tristram Kenton.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Stephen Oremus; Alex Lacamoire.
Muze PNote Although best remembered for the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum's series of early 20th century novels about the fairyland Oz have inspired a number of theatrical and cinematic adaptations, beginning with a Broadway musical version of The Wizard of Oz for which Baum himself provided the libretto and lyrics that opened in 1903, only three years after the first publication of the initial book, and including the 1975 all-black Broadway musical The Wiz. In an era rife with sequels and "prequels" to successful properties that has reached back retroactively to include authorized and unauthorized re-imaginings of works such as Gone with the Wind, Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West purported to depict the back story of the villainess of The Wizard of Oz and her counterpart, Glinda the Good. Of course, Maguire's retelling was a revisionist interpretation in which the Wicked Witch turned out to be a misunderstood character with lots of justifications for turning "bad" (one of them being prejudiced reactions to her green skin color), while Glinda was made into more of a goody-goody than actually good, not to mention being something of a dumb-blonde cheerleader type. Theatrical composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin) saw the obvious stage possibilities, and his musical version, Wicked, opened on Broadway on October 30, 2003. In the adaptation, Glinda's role has been beefed up, the better to employ the talents of Tony-winning Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, though the story still primarily concerns the young Wicked Witch (Idina Menzel), with Broadway veteran Joel Grey as the Wizard, and the story line has been softened, the better to attract a young audience conditioned by the Disney hits Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. On disc, the score will have a familiar sound to anyone who knows previous Schwartz efforts and their combination of traditional show music with '70s-style soft rock music and choral music. Soprano Chenoweth and alto Menzel are given very different kinds of songs to sing; Chenoweth gets the Broadway belting material, Menzel the more adult contemporary-type ballads. This is appropriate to the their characters. Glinda is superficial and showy, Elphaba (the Witch) so earnest that she is eventually embittered. The score is tuneful and the lyrics often witty. This is not great music, but it is craftsmanlike and certainly efficient for this somewhat questionable project. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Stephen Schwartz; Brian Drutman (Compilation)

Engineer: Jason Spears; Frank Filipetti

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/25/2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : B 001953402
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00600753467220

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Original Cast
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
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