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Applause (Oc) [Remastered] Original recording remastered, Cast Recording
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Lauren Bacall's Broadway debut, now on CD for the first time! Available again after a 20-year-plus absence, this Tony Award-winning 1970 hit is a song-filled adaptation of the Hollywood classic All About Eve ; this reissue includes bonus, previously unreleased demos of three songs cut from the show before its Broadway opening!
Top Customer Reviews
"Soundtrack" recordings are records/cds transfered from from movies ONLY.
Live theatre does not use pre-recorded "soundtracks" - the casts perform live on stage and these "original cast recordings" are made in recording studios and designed for home listening.
PLEASE.... maintain your credibility by using the correct term!
Finally, after years of negotiation Decca Broadway is making the 1970 Tony winning musical APPLAUSE avaialble on Cd. Was it worth the wait? Well, yes and no. APPLAUSE is one of those late 60's musicals adapted from a hit play/novel/movie and offering lots of glitz and energy to cover up the deficiencies of the show itself.
Star Lauren Bacall provided the "star" quality though she has no real singing voice but as an actress she rises above it bringing the character to vivid life. Len Cariou sings well as Bacall's boyfriend but has very little to do.
Bacall gets the key gems and with two major exceptions any of the numbers in which she does not appear can be ignored. The first exception is the lively title song - a tribute to the power of applause. It has almost nothing to do with the plot but still stopped the show nightly. The other,is a dramatic soliloque for Penny Fuller in the (virtually) non-singing role of Eve: "One Hallowe'en." This is Eve's big moment to really show her true colours and Fuller makes the most of it. Missing from the recording - becasue it is a dialogue scene - is the following moments when Eve recieves humiliating comeuppance.
The original Lp release was done by ABC records and had an annoying "boxy" sound quality that has not been corrected on the cd.Read more ›
The stage version moves the story forward from the 50's into the swinging 70's, making good use of the music-style from the period. APPLAUSE opened on Broadway starring Lauren Bacall (in her musical debut) as Margo Channing, and Penny Fuller as Eve Harrington. The cast also included Len Cariou (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC), Bonnie Franklin, Lee Roy Reams (42ND STREET), Ann Williams and Robert Mandan.
The songs, written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, are uniformably excellent, with standouts including "But Alive", "The Best Night of My Life", "Applause", "Who's That Girl?"; the canny "Welcome to the Theatre"; and Eve's semi-breakdown in "One Hallowe'en" which dissolves into a frenzied and frightening reprise of "But Alive".
Later in the run when Bacall completed her contract, producers scored a huge coo by convincing Anne Baxter (Eve in the movie) to replace Bacall as Margo. A fantastic, must-own cast-album.
Most recent customer reviews
Love the CD ( I have had the vinyl recording ever since it came out), but wish it could be released on Video or DVD(does anyone out there know if this will ever happen?). Read morePublished on March 31 2004 by M. HATELEY-BARTER
i have a copy of this recording on LP, and have enjoyed it for approx 25 yrs. couldn't wait for the cd. bought it the first time i saw it. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003 by BOBBY C
A good, charged musical. No, it's not perfect, but it has so many successful and emotionally charged moments that it climbs on up there. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2003 by mikerman
Lauren Bacall! Len Cariou! Penny Fuller! Who could ask for anymore??!! This is a wonderful musical with an outstanding cast and amazing music and lyrics. Read morePublished on July 17 2002
I don't know how Amazon does it, but I have looked for this soundrack for several years, and I've ordered two from Amazon. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2002 by Michael D. Gibson
I've never seen this show staged, and I've never read the script, but the movie it's based upon, ALL ABOUT EVE, is one of my all-time favorite movies. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2001 by burghtenor
A show that deserves "the sound that says love!", "Applause" is a smart, witty show that captures the essence of the immortal "All About Eve" in a way that few could expect it to. Read morePublished on June 6 2001 by Sean Orlosky
When I did this show in High School, no one had heard of it, and even I was sceptical. But it has an amazing story, based on the film, All About Eve. Read morePublished on March 12 2001 by Doug C.