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Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Cast Recording)


Download links and information about Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Cast Recording) by Alan Menken / Howard Ashman. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 27 tracks with total duration of 01:18:12 minutes.

Artist: Alan Menken / Howard Ashman
Release date: 1986
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 27
Duration: 01:18:12
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No. Title Length
1. Prologue / Little Shop of Horrors (featuring Alan Menken) 3:22
2. Skid Row (Downtown) (featuring Alan Menken) 4:05
3. Do-Doo (featuring Alan Menken) 1:25
4. Grow for Me (featuring Alan Menken) 2:59
5. WSKID (featuring Alan Menken) 0:59
6. Ya Never Know (featuring Alan Menken) 3:10
7. Somewhere That's Green (featuring Alan Menken) 4:10
8. Closed for Renovation (featuring Alan Menken) 1:41
9. Dentist! (featuring Alan Menken) 2:31
10. Mushnik & Son (featuring Alan Menken) 3:47
11. Feed Me (Git It!) (featuring Alan Menken) 6:38
12. Now (It's Just the Gas) (featuring Alan Menken) 3:39
13. Act I Finale (featuring Alan Menken) 1:08
14. Entr'acte (featuring Alan Menken) 1:06
15. Call Back in the Morning (featuring Alan Menken) 2:04
16. Suddenly Seymour (featuring Alan Menken) 3:37
17. Suppertime (featuring Alan Menken) 2:29
18. The Meek Shall Inherit (featuring Alan Menken) 6:46
19. Sominex / Suppertime II (featuring Alan Menken) 2:03
20. Somewhere That's Green (Reprise) (featuring Alan Menken) 3:13
21. Bigger Than Hula-Hoops (featuring Alan Menken) 1:29
22. Finale Ultimo (Don't Feed the Plants) (featuring Alan Menken) 3:30
23. A Little Dental Music (featuring Alan Menken) 1:45
24. The Worse He Treats Me (featuring Alan Menken) 2:29
25. We'll Have Tomorrow (featuring Alan Menken) 3:27
26. I Found a Hobby (featuring Alan Menken) 2:07
27. Bad (Film Version) (featuring Alan Menken) 2:33



In 1978 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman created a new musical take on Roger Corman's 1960 film Little Shop Of Horrors, which became a Broadway hit. Both involve a man-eating, Venus flytrap-inspired plant named Audrey II, raised in a skid-row flower shop into a massive beast with excessive chloroplast (testosterone?) levels. Though the film was inventive and campy, Menken and Ashman's music music - a mix of doo-wop and lavish songs along the lines of Rocky Horror Picture Show — made the show's fun hilarious, its thrills outrageously gruesome. The soundtrack to Frank Oz's 1987 film adaptation carries on the musical's spirit: Steve Martin's rendition of "Dentist," about a demented psychopath who drills mouths (not just teeth) without novocaine, is achingly funny. "Downtown" is a full-powered choir of the slums; Rick Moranis works for an uptight flower shop manager ("He took me in, gave me shelter, a bed, crust of bread and a job, treats me like dirt and calls me a slob, which I am.") Martin and Moranis' sincere if limited singing is charming, and Ellen Greene returns as the original Audrey from the Broadway version; the way she belts out earth-shakingly high notes is bewildering, particularly on the lovely duet with Moranis, "Suddenly Seymour." The Four Tops' Levi Stubbs is a scene-stealer as Audrey II, particularly on the new track, the raunchy, boisterous finale "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space"; since film nominations must be new songs, it was added in hopes of an Academy Award (and did indeed receive a nomination.) When Disney added a tribute to Howard Ashman on the Beauty and the Beast credits after his death in 1992, it read: "To Ashman who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul." He also gave a plant its appetite.