Cats [Highlights London Cast]

Cats [Highlights London Cast]

CD(German Import)

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Overview

Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic Cats takes its characters from T.S. Eliot's book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Though the book contains no narrative structure, Webber has created one, although what drew audiences to the theatre in droves was the charm of the feline characters, not the tale of what happens to them. The score is rather fetching but simple, with moments of elegance, as in during the now-standard "Memory." The longest-running musical of its time, Cats is at times overrated, but as a whole it retains the charm that attracted audiences. This highlights CD contains the finest cast recording of Cats in a sampled form. For those who want only the major songs, this is a fine investment, but for those looking to recreate the experience of seeing the show, the full compilation would be a better bet.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/1998
Label: Polydor Import
UPC: 0042283941526
catalogNumber: 839415
Rank: 119479

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Keyboards
Barbara Thompson   Tenor Flute
Pete Lemer   Keyboards
Rod Argent   Keyboards
Jon Hiseman   Drums
Ralph Izen   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
John Mole   Bass Guitar,String Bass
Danielle Emond   Horn
David Locke   Percussion
Tony Stenson   Conductor,Keyboards
Barry Graham   Flute,Soprano Clarinet,Baritone Clarinet

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
David Cullen   Orchestration
Harry Rabinowitz   Musical Director
David Firman   Musical Director
Gillian Lynne   Choreographer
Trevor Nunn   Director,Liner Notes

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