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Which Soundtrack Do You Prefer?

Even though I saw the movie before hearing the Original Broadway Cast soundtrack, I think I like the Broadway soundtrack better. I like that version of At The Ballet, Mike's I Can Do That, and Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen better. Though the movie's version of Hello Twelve is very good with Richie's addition of Surprise. But I like the Broadway's version because it has everybody singing their parts simultaneously.

But, I do like Cassie's Let Me Dance For You and What I Did For Love from the movie more than Broadway.

Overall, I think it's a push. But if I had to choose, I'd say Broadway's version because I like their At The Ballet better.

Anyone else?

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"She flattened a Dear John with a John Deere." - Douglas Wambaugh

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Why doesn't Cassie sing Let me Dance for you in the bradway recordings?? Was this song just for the film??

Musicals are what feelings sound like

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Yeah, it was just for the movie. Apparently, the song in the mirror wasn't condusive for a film.

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For me, absolutely no question: the Broadway cast album is streets ahead.

I've only just watched the film for the first time, and I really disliked most of its mussical numbers. It's not the fault of the cast; for me, the problem is in what was done to the songs in plotting the film, the way they were restructured and given new (very dated!) arrangements. Of course I missed what I was familiar with from the stage version, but also ... well, a lot of the songs in the movie simply aren't very good. The movie turned many of them into performance pieces for the disco-set audience, and to my mind almostly completely lost that sense of character exposition and self-disclosure that the stage version musical numbers have.


You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.

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Better sound quality on the cast recording. You have to turn it up high to hear the soundtrack. Some songs I like better on one; some I like better on the other. That's why I have both of them.
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