Rent [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Rent [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

by Original London Cast


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Sprawling and impassioned, messy and often overreaching, Rent remains the most significant Broadway musical of the late '90s. Using characters derived from Puccini's opera "La Bohème," composer Jonathan Larson weaves an arresting tale of a year in the life of a motley group of disenfranchised East Villagers coping with adult responsibility, poverty, AIDS, drug addiction, and other malevolent forces that continually surround them. This 1996 double disc, produced by veteran hitmaker Arif Mardin, features the marvelous original cast, including Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Idina Menzel. Rent contains an abundance of heartfelt, gorgeous songs, particularly "I'll Cover You," "Sante Fe," "Light My Candle," "Over the Moon," the searing "One Song Glory," and Rubin-Vega's fabulous "Out Tonight," as well as the show's theme of warmth and wonder, "Seasons of Love," also included as a bonus track performed by Stevie Wonder.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/1996
Label: Dreamworks
UPC: 0600445000322
catalogNumber: 50003
Rank: 10421

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Original Cast Recording   Primary Artist
Gilles Chiasson   Vocals
Anthony Jackson   Guitar,Contrabass Guitar
Jeffrey Potter   Percussion,Drums
Daphne Rubin-Vega   Vocals
Ira Siegel   Electric Guitar
Steve Skinner   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Gwen Stewart   Vocals
Byron Utley   Vocals
Stevie Wonder   Vocals,Track Performer
Tim Weil   Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor,Egg Shaker
Dominic Derasse   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Daniel A. Weiss   Synthesizer,Guitar,Hammond Organ
Taye Diggs   Vocals
Wilson Jermaine Heredia   Vocals
Anthony Rapp   Vocals
Idina Menzel   Vocals
Jesse L. Martin   Vocals
Aiko Nakasone   Vocals
Adam Pascal   Vocals
Kenny Brescia   Guitar
Rodney Hicks   Vocals
Kristen Lee Kelly   Vocals
Timothy Britten Parker   Vocals
Jeff Potter   Percussion,Drums
Dominique Derasse   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Fredi Walker   Vocals
Steve Mack   Bass

Technical Credits

Bonzai Jim Caruso   Engineer
Anthony Jackson   Contributor
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
George Marino   Contributor
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Steve Skinner   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Stevie Wonder   Contributor
Jim Caruso   Engineer
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Robin Sloane   Director
Tim Weil   Arranger,Director,Contributor,Musical Director
Jason Goldstein   Engineer
Kurt Fischer   Sound Effects,Special Effects,Sound Design
Michael Greif   Director
Michael Grief   Director
Billy Aronson   Lyricist,Original Concept
Jonathan Larson   Composer,Lyricist
Bonzai "Jim" Caruso   Engineer

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