Gypsy - The Original Broadway Cast Recording Vinyl Album

Gypsy - The Original Broadway Cast Recording Vinyl Album
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Gypsy - The Original Broadway Cast Recording Vinyl Album

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. The character of Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee's sister, the actress June Havoc.

The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including "Everything's Coming up Roses", "Together (Wherever We Go)", "Small World", "You Gotta Get a Gimmick", "Let Me Entertain You", "All I Need Is the Girl", and "Rose's Turn". It is frequently considered one of the crowning achievements of the mid-20th century's conventional musical theatre art form, often called the "book musical". 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 Rose as "one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical."

Both the album cover and the vinyl album are in good condition. The inner sleeve is the generic sleeve that came with the album.

Songs on Album:

Side One
1 - Overture - 4:51
2 - Let Me Entertain You - Jacqueline Mayro / Karen Moore - 1:12
3 - Some People Ethel Merman - 3:41
4 - Small World - Ethel Merman / Jack Klugman - 2:17
5 - Baby June and Her Newsboys - Jacqueline Mayro / Karen Moore/ Newsboys - 1:40
6 - Mr. Goldstone, I Love You - Ethel Merman - 2:22
7 - Little Lamb - Sandra Chruch - 2:30
8 - You'll Never Get Away from Me - Ethel Merman / Jack Klugman - 2:31
9 - Dainty June and Her Farmboys - Lane Bradbury / Sandra Church / Farmboys - 2:28

Side Two
10 - If Momma Was Married - Sandra Chruch / Lane Bradbury  - 2:50 
11 - All I Need Is the Girl - Paul Wallace - 4:31 
12 - Everything's Coming Up Roses - Ethel Merman - 3:06 
13 - Together - Ethel Merman / Sandra Church / Jack Klugman - 2:46 
14 - You Gotta Get a Gimmick - Faith Dane / Chotzi Foley / Maria Karnilova - 4:03 
15 - Let Me Entertain You - Sandra Church - 3:11 
16 - Rose's Turn - Ethel Merman - 4:27

 

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