OK, so my list of CDs to buy is growing by leaps and bounds these days. You may recall a previous post where I detailed my need for Memphis and Glory Days. Not to much later than that, I discussed my need to be prepared for the upcoming musical stage versions of American Idiot and Whisper House by purchasing their "pre-stage version" versions by Green Day and Duncan Sheik, respectively.
Since I have a trip to the city scheduled for Wednesday, one of those on my list, Memphis, will be taken off the list. Recent events and closings have made me accutely aware of the saying my dad always tells me: "If you want something and you see it and you have the means, buy it right then, because chances are when you go back it won't be there." And that has been true for me more times than not. I mean, I hope Memphis doesn't close, but given my track record with Brighton Beach Memoirs and Ragtime, I'm not taking any chances. And since the CD is available only online (with outrageous fees) or at the theatre, I'm high-tailing it to the Shubert to buy it!
No sooner have I arranged to take one off my list, I am adding two to my "must buy" list: Finian's Rainbow and A Little Night Music. I was fortunate enough to see both of these revivals, and both have considerable enough charms to warrant the purchase of the New Broadway Cast Recordings of each.
What cast recordings or theatre-related CDs are you looking forward to? Share your thoughts! Either leave a message here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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