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Mary Poppins London Cast CD

Discussion in 'Archive' started by adimike, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. adimike

    adimike Member

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    The first post went screwy, so here it is again

    Here is the track listing and news of the MARY POPPINS LONDON CAST ALBUM

    You'll notice some radical revisions done to accomodate the new songs:

    *JOLLY HOLIDAY is separated from SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIUS, and comes before SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

    *CHIM CHIM CHEREE is separated from STEP IN TIME

    *LET'S GO FLY A KITE is no longer the climax of the story

    *STAY AWAKE and SISTER SUFFRAGETTE are not present.

    It will take some getting used to. A poorly recorded audience version from the Bristol, england tryouts has been making the rounds.

    Adrian


    from the PLAYBILL website www.playbill.com

    MARY POPPINS LONDON CAST ALBUM Will Fly Into Shops April 4
    By James Inverne
    24 Feb 2005


    The cast album of the Disney/Cameron Mackintosh production Mary Poppins is scheduled to be released April 4. It will be published by First Night Records.

    The set, which will cost ?14.99, will feature the original London stage cast, including Laura Michelle Kelly, Gavin Lee, David Haig, Rosemary Ashe, Linzi Hately and Jenny Galloway. The 1964 movie?s songs, by Richard and Robert Sherman, have been re-versioned by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who also provide a clutch of new songs. The new numbers include ?Practically Perfect? and ?Anything Can Happen (If You Let It).?

    The show is currently running at the Prince Edward Theatre. After a triumphant Christmas opening, audiences have remained large. In a running battle with The Producers, Poppins was nominated for nine Olivier Award nominations (to the Mel Brooks show?s eight). At the Feb. 20 ceremony, it bagged prizes for Kelly and also for Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mears? choreography.

    For more information on the show, call (0)870 850 9191.

    Track Listings
    1. Prologue/Chim Chim Cheree
    2. Cherry Tree Lane Pt 1
    3. The Perfect Nanny
    4. Cherry Tree Lane Pt 2
    5. Practically Perfect
    6. Jolly Holiday
    7. Cheery Tree Lane (reprise)/Being Mrs Banks/Jolly Holiday (reprise)
    8. A Spoonful Of Sugar
    9. Feed the Birds
    10. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    11. Temper, Temper 12. Chim Chim Cheree
    13. Cherry tree Lane (reprise) 1
    14. Brimstone & Treacle
    15. Let?s Go Fly A Kite
    16. Good For Nothing/Being Mrs Banks (reprise)
    17. Brimstone & Treacle Pt 2
    18. Step In Time
    19. A Man Has dreams/A Spponful Of Sugar (reprise)
    20. Anything Can Happen
    21. A Spoonful of Sugar (reprise)
    22. A Shooting Star
     
  2. merlinjones

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    Of course, Fidelity Fiduciary Bank and The Life I Lead are missing-in-action as well.
     
  3. adimike

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    I also missed I LOVE TO LAUGH.

    I haven't seen the show, and only have heard a fair-at-best "audie" recording of the Bristol, England pre-West End run, but it is a little disappointing.

    Of course, the Poppins stories didn't originate with Disney, but it is fair to say that a large portion of the population know Mary through the film and the music. That music is as important to the film and the movement of the story as anything else.

    I would not want to pay Broadway prices to see a xerox of Poppins, but this is a strange hybrid, indeed. Half the songs are jettisoned, new ones commissioned [even when there was cut material that might have been resurrected], and sequencing has been drastically altered, it seems.

    Without having seen it myself, they seem to have turned a wonderful picture into a standard entry Broadway musical that now has two distinct musicsl voices: the original Sherman Brothers material, and the new stuff.

    It seems to be very different, and yet they chose very similar artwork to adorn both the 40th Anniversary DVD and CD, and the Stage production promotional materials.

    I could be wrong, and this could be a standout show, but to me, this Poppins doesn't appeal to me.

    Adrian

    PS. I don't like to be mean to small children, but the two who play Jane and Michael Banks sould like the worst kind of stage brats. Again, this is based on deficient audio, and may sound better on the official CD and in the theater....I hope...
     

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