ARTIST: Ethel Merman
GENRE: Stage & Screen / Musical
LABEL: Columbia Masterworks,Analog Spark
FORMAT: Vinyl LP
NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2017-04-21
CONDITION: Brand New & Sealed
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a Stoughton old style "tip-on" jacket. This was the first stereo recording of Ethel Merman, produced by legendary Broadway cast recording producer Goddard Lieberson and recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studios. This is the first vinyl reissue of this album cut from the original stereo master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed and plated at RTI. Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. Gypsy has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers, among them Ben Brantley ("what may be the greatest of all American musicals...") and Frank Rich. Rich wrote that "Gypsy is nothing if not Broadway's own brassy, unlikely answer to 'King Lear.'" Theater critic Clive Barnes wrote that "'Gypsy' is one of the best of musicals..." and described the character of Rose as "one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical..."
A1. "Gypsy" Original Broadway Cast, Orchestra - Overture
A2. Jacqueline Mayro, Karen Moore, Ethel Merman - Let Me Entertain You
A3. Ethel Merman - Some People
A4. Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman - Small World
A5. Jacqueline Mayro, Karen Moore, "Gypsy" Newsboys - Baby June And Her Newsboys
A6. Ethel Merman - Mr. Goldstone, I Love You
A7. Sandra Church (2) - Little Lamb
A8. Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman - You'll Never Get Away From Me
A9. Lane Bradbury, Sandra Church (2), "Gypsy" Newsboys - Dainty June And Her Farmboys
B1. Sandra Church (2), Lane Bradbury - If Mama Was Married
B2. Paul Wallace (2) - All I Need Is The Girl
B3. Ethel Merman - Everything's Coming Up Roses
B4. Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman, Sandra Church (2) - Together Wherever We Go
B5. Faith Dane, Chotzi Foley, Maria Karnilova - You Gotta Have A Gimmick
B6. Sandra Church (2) - Let Me Entertain You
B7. Ethel Merman - Rose's Turn
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