Various Artists

Divas of Broadway: Great Women of Stage and Song

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Liza, Carol, Bernadette, and Julie may be common names among non-theatergoers, but for the Broadway literate, they're downright biblical. Sony's Vintage Master's Series has bravely compiled Divas of Broadway. In an effort to condense more than 50 years of memorable performances into an hour-long retrospective, the producers have chosen a safe, well-recorded collection of stage standards. It's a smorgasbord of ham, cheese, and other predictable buffet selections, saved only by the fact that they are original recordings, sparing the listener the usual studio remake replete with lousy keyboard patches and Michael Kamen orchestrations.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville, musical play
1 3:09
A Little Night Music, musical
2 3:28
3 3:31
Hallelujah, Baby!, musical
4 4:12
West Side Story, film score
5 2:49
The Goodbye Girl, musical play
6 3:53
Annie, musical
7 2:08
8 3:13
9 3:33
Sweet Charity, musical
10 3:28
Jekyll & Hyde, musical
11 3:41
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, musical play
12 3:01
13 3:29
Bells Are Ringing, musical
14 2:40
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