On the Town ~ Bernstein

by Various Artists
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  • Label: Sony

Tracks:

  • 1.Opening: New York, New York
  • 2.Come Up To My Place (Taxi Number) - Nancy Walker / Cris Alexander
  • 3.Carried Away - Betty Comden / Adolph Green
  • 4.Lonely Town - John Reardon
  • 5.Carnegie Hall (Do-Do-Re-Do)
  • 6.I Can Cook, Too - Nancy Walker
  • 7.Lucky To Be Me - John Reardon
  • 8.Dance: Times Square
  • 9.Night Club Sequence: So Long Baby / I'm Blue / Ya Got Me - Nightclub Singer / Nancy Walker / Betty Comden / Adolph Green / Cris Alexander
  • 10.I Understand - George Gaynes
  • 11.Ballet: The Imaginary Coney Island: Subway Ride / Dance Of The Great Lover / Pas De Deux
  • 12.Some Other Time
  • 13.Dance: The Real Coney Island - Leonard Bernstein Orchestra
  • 14.Overture - (bonus track)
  • 15.The Great Lover
  • 16.Lonely Town Pas De Deux
  • 17.Times Square 1944

Product Description:

Many people are more familiar with Hollywood's version of On the Town than with the original Broadway show. While Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly's movie is pretty swell in its own right, the score ditched much of Bernstein's electrifying compositions as well as songs like the hilarious "I Can Cook Too." Since the 1944 show had never been properly recorded, original cast members Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Nancy Walker, and Chris Alexander finally got in a studio in 1960 while Bernstein himself conducted the New York Philharmonic. The Philharmonic can be a bit stiff at times, but this tale of three sailors on leave in New York is so full of energy and humor that it could be done by a string quartet and still blow the roof off. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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