Next to Normal [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Next to Normal [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

by Charlie Alterman



Next to Normal has been described as a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score, Next to Normal shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact. The Next to Normal cast recording features more than 30 original songs by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2009
Label: Ghostlight
UPC: 0791558443325
catalogNumber: 84433

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Alterman   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Randy Landau   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
J. Robert Spencer   Vocals
Alice Ripley   Vocals
Jennifer Lang   Cello
Damien Bassman   Percussion,Drums
Michael Aarons   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Yuiko Kamakari   Violin,Keyboards
Adam Chanler-Berat   Vocals
Aaron Tveit   Vocals,cast
Eric Davis   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Louis Hobson   Vocals,cast
Jennifer Damiano   Vocals,cast

Technical Credits

John Kilgore   Engineering
Joel Moss   Producer,Engineer
Michael Starobin   Orchestration
David Stone   Producer
Michael Greif   Liner Notes
J. Robert Spencer   Composer
Alice Ripley   Composer
Kurt Deutsch   Producer
Brian Yorkey   Composer,Lyricist,Book
Tom Kitt   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
David Stone   Producer
Adam Chanler-Berat   Composer
Aaron Tveit   Composer
AnnMarie Milazzo   Vocal Arrangements
Louis Hobson   Composer
Jennifer Damiano   Composer

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Next to Normal [Original Broadway Cast Recording] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
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futuretonywinner92 More than 1 year ago
If you have any question as to why this won the tony for best score this is a great example! The singing is amazing the orchestrations are beautiful! I think this is pretty close to having one of the best scores ever written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best original show in years!
bwaybabyndallas More than 1 year ago
Haven't seen the show yet, but this recording makes you feel like you have. Fully deserves it's Tony for Best Score. Was hooked after the first listening.
CRH_NJ More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love the music from this show. I got it on iTunes and then loved it so much I bought this cd for my mom. Oddly, when I saw the show I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected. First time I've liked the music better than the show itself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Living so far away from Broadway, I tend to rely on the Tony Awards to sort of 'preview' the newest hit musicals before finding out more. And wow, I'm sure glad I tuned in for Next to Normal's performance. Absolutely stunning. Especially impressed with the actors' performances; for such a small cast they certainly have a truckful of talent. Music styles vary, thus allowing for a unique sound that displays the range of each cast member while still having a score that's still familiar. The humor is sly and somewhat irreverent, but despite this, the show never deviates from it's true purpose of getting you emotionally attached. Excellent portrayal of a modern family going through struggles. Also interesting in Aaron Tveit's character; despite the somewhat 'fantastic' element of Gabe, his performance makes it totally believable and heartbreaking. Truly a must-listen (and see, if you have the opportunity).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Immediately after receiving this cd, I fell in love with a few songs, and listened to them on repeat. I soon ventured out to other songs, and once again fell in love. The moment I got the cd I knew i HAD to see the show. Luckily I was able to, and saw the OBC (minus Aaron) and it was fantastic. The lyrics are so moving and the story is incredible. One of my favorite shows I've ever seen. The soundtrack is incredible, and i LOVE the lyrics. A definite cd to own, it even won the Tony for best score. The story is touching and after seeing the show, the lyrics are heart wrenching and so relatable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lyrics that cut to the heart of the issues, combined with the pounding rythm of rock music, give these songs a fresh take on the modern musical. If you've ever sat on a therapist's couch, "My Psychopharmacologist and I" will ring true. At some time in our lives, we all stand at the edge of the abyss; these songs explore what happens when someone you love has fallen over it.
NickinRoch More than 1 year ago
If you like ORIGINAL musicals, then this is the CD for you. It is so nice to have a show that is not based on a movie or that is nothing more than a glorified revue (i.e. Jersey Boys) with no originality at all. Who says that Broadway is dead!
N2N_fan More than 1 year ago
Sounds just like you are hearing the show in person!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The next best thing to RENT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Tony Award-winning score, featuring the voices of Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, and more is a must-have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the Broadway show; it has been a very long time since I wanted to buy a score from a musical, but this music stayed in my head long after the show was over. I couldn't wait to buy the disc and start playing it; I listen to it every day and love it more and more.
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