Wicked: A New Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Performers Original Broadway Cast Recording

Decca | December 23, 2003 | Compact Disc

Wicked: A New Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording] is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
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).
Recorded at Right Track Studios, New York, New York.
Based on Gregory Maguire's novel of the same name, the Broadway musical WICKED creates a history for the two witches from L. Frank Baum's OZ books. Through composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz's emotive songs, the show reveals the unlikely friendship between Elphaba (Idina Menzel), who eventually becomes the Wicked Witch, and Glinda (Kristin Chenoweth), the Good Witch.
The dramatic, horn-laden "No One Mourns the Wicked" starts the story in striking fashion, with the death of the ruby-slipper-wearing Wicked Witch. As Glinda appears, Elphaba's backstory begins, leading to jaunty numbers like "Popular" and "Defying Gravity," as well as ballads such as "I'm Not That Girl" and "For Good," with Menzel and Chenoweth showing off their substantial vocal chops. Adding to the boisterous energy is musical theater veteran Joel Grey, who brings a bit of Broadway's past to his role as the Wizard.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 23, 2003

Genre: Show Vocals

Style: Stage & Screen

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Decca

UPC: 602498613436

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! As a fan of the original cast- I was intent on getting a C.D. with just the original cast on it. I am very pleased with this C.D. The cast sounds impeccable (as you would expect!). I would recommend this C.D. to each and every Wicked fan. The music and vocals from the original cast are just unmatched!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sing along fantastic I absolutely love this soundtrack! Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth shine as the lead voices in this Original Cast recording that is impossible not to sing along with. Love Love Love it. DOWNLOAD: Defying Gravity
Date published: 2010-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible!!! All i have to say is "OWWWW MY EARS"
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Differrent! Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel are an amazing duo in this OBC recording! The music in Wicked is atypical and catchy! Even people who aren't a fan of musicals with fall inlove with this music!
Date published: 2009-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal!! This soundtrack is so well done. The music stays with you and keeps you singing. The words are easy and its a ton of fun to sing along to!
Date published: 2006-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked CD!! The soundtrack of wicked was amazing, the songs get stuck in your head and make you want to listen to it again and again. Once you hear the soundtrack you want to read the book, etc... Amazing!!!! the best music for a musical that i've heard yet. It by far beats out The Phantom of the Opera...by far. I recommend this CD to anyone who wants to hear really beautiful, good quality songs.
Date published: 2005-09-18

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Wicked: A New Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Wicked: A New Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Performers Original Broadway Cast Recording
Producer Stephen Schwartz
Engineer Frank Filipetti

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 23, 2003

Genre: Show Vocals

Style: Stage & Screen

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Decca

UPC: 602498613436


Title Track Time
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 --

Editorial Notes

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).
Recorded at Right Track Studios, New York, New York.
Based on Gregory Maguire's novel of the same name, the Broadway musical WICKED creates a history for the two witches from L. Frank Baum's OZ books. Through composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz's emotive songs, the show reveals the unlikely friendship between Elphaba (Idina Menzel), who eventually becomes the Wicked Witch, and Glinda (Kristin Chenoweth), the Good Witch.
The dramatic, horn-laden "No One Mourns the Wicked" starts the story in striking fashion, with the death of the ruby-slipper-wearing Wicked Witch. As Glinda appears, Elphaba's backstory begins, leading to jaunty numbers like "Popular" and "Defying Gravity," as well as ballads such as "I'm Not That Girl" and "For Good," with Menzel and Chenoweth showing off their substantial vocal chops. Adding to the boisterous energy is musical theater veteran Joel Grey, who brings a bit of Broadway's past to his role as the Wizard.