Original Cast Recording

Working

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An ensemble musical that tried to do for working people in general what A Chorus Line did for Broadway dancers, was based on a book by Studs Terkel that consisted of people talking about their jobs. Stephen Schwartz (Godspell) organized the project and was one of the six people, among them James Taylor (who contributed "Millwork" and "Brother Trucker"), credited with writing the songs. The cast featured Bob Gunton, Patti LuPone, and Joe Mantegna, all early in their careers. Inevitably, words like "promising" and "well-meant" crop up in any discussion of the show, if only because a lot of talented people were involved; it seemed like a good idea, and it didn't work.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:22
2
2:52
3
5:32
4
4:56
5
6:25
6
3:26
7
3:40
8
5:59
9
5:29
10
5:16
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