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Brown, Jason Robert.
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Publication Information:
[United States?] : RCA Victor ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by BMG Distribution, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (79 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:

"The original Broadway cast recording"--Container.

"A Lincoln Center Theater recording"--Back of container.

Accompanied by lyrics and program notes (27 p. : ill.).
The old red hills of home (6:32) -- The dream of Atlanta (:30) -- How can I call this home (2:51) -- The picture show (1:52) -- Leo at work/what am I waiting for? (2:41) -- Interrogation : "I am trying to remember--" (2:02) -- Big news! (3:05) -- Funeral : there is a fountain/it don't make sense (5:55) -- Real big news (3:42) -- You don't know this man (2:11) -- The trial : people of Atlanta (:55) -- Twenty miles from Marietta (1:10) -- Frankie's testimony (1:16) -- The factory girls/come up to my office (3:57) -- My child will forgive me (2:36) -- That's what he said (3:49) -- Leo's statement : "It's hard to speak my heart" (2:44) -- Summation & cakewalk (2:18) -- A rumblin' and a rollin' (3:28) -- Do it alone (2:13) -- Pretty music (2:16) -- Letter to the governor (1:45) -- This is not over yet (2:49) -- Blues : feel the rain fall (3:58) -- Where will you stand when the flood comes? (3:43) -- All the wasted time (4:41) -- Sh'ma (:38) -- Finale (3:03).
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Music CD


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MUSICAL .B878 PAR Compact Disc Central Library
MUSICAL .B878 PAR Compact Disc Central Library

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Upon its debut in late 1998, Harold Prince (director, co-conceiver), Alfred Uhry (book), and Jason Robert Brown's (music, lyrics) Parade was hailed as a landmark in modern musicals. That was a sign of not only the musical's quality, but the state of American theater, since there simply hadn't been many serious musicals during the '90s. Nevertheless, RCA Victor's release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Parade illustrates that the praise would have been justified, even if there had been a surplus of great original musicals throughout the decade. The main key to its success is Brown, whose music is rich, varied, and unpredictable, building upon classic Broadway traditions and American music while retaining a self-awareness and flair for pastiche that keeps it modern, witty, and lively. Conventions of cast albums, such as spoken dialogue and interludes, will be irritating to anyone that isn't accustomed to such things, but the music itself is dynamic and original, heralding the arrival of a major talent in the form of Jason Robert Brown. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine