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Footloose (The Musical) [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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Download links and information about Footloose (The Musical) [Original Broadway Cast Recording] by Original Broadway Cast. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 48:31 minutes.

Artist: Original Broadway Cast
Release date: 1964
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 15
Duration: 48:31
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No. Title Length
1. Footloose / On Any Sunday (featuring Company, Jeremy Kushnier, Catherine Cox, Stephen Lee Anderson) 7:36
2. The Girl Gets Around (featuring Billy Hartung, Jennifer Laura Thompson) 2:21
3. I Can't Stand Still (featuring Jeremy Kushnier) 2:10
4. Somebody's Eyes (featuring Company, Stacy Francis, Kathy Deitch) 4:19
5. Learning to Be Silent (featuring Catherine Cox) 2:35
6. Holding Out for a Hero! (featuring Jennifer Laura Thompson, Stacy Francis, Kathy Deitch) 3:17
7. Heaven Help Me (featuring Stephen Lee Anderson) 1:50
8. I'm Free / Heaven Help Me (featuring Company, Jeremy Kushnier, Stephen Lee Anderson) 4:18
9. Still Rockin' (featuring Hunter Foster) 2:10
10. Let's Hear for the Boy (featuring Jennifer Laura Thompson, Stacy Francis) 3:28
11. Can You Find It In Your Heart? (featuring Dee Hoty) 2:26
12. Mama Says (You Can't Back Down) (featuring Paul Castree, Hunter Foster, Jeremy Kushnier, Tom Plotkin) 5:04
13. Almost Paradise (featuring Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson) 3:19
14. Can You Find It In Your Heart? (Reprise) (featuring Stephen Lee Anderson) 0:59
15. Footloose (Finale) (featuring Company) 2:39

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Anyone Can Whistle, which opened on Broadway on April 4, 1964, and closed after only nine performances on April 11, remained, despite its failure, a memorable show in American musical theater history because of its songwriter, Stephen Sondheim, who went on to write some of the most important shows of the 1970s and '80s, and because of its score, which was preserved on this cast album. Columbia Records was only contracted to record the show if it played at least 21 performances, but company head Goddard Lieberson insisted an LP be made anyway, an early instance of the passion some people felt for the show. On-stage, it was experimental and, said its defenders, ahead of its time. Indeed, its satiric plot, concerning governmental corruption and the question of whether those diagnosed as insane are really saner than "normal" people, might have been inappropriate for the spring of 1964, months after the assassination of President Kennedy, and months before the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that led to the Vietnam War, but only a few years later it would have been very timely. On record, though, the three principals, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury, and Harry Guardino, all movie actors making their Broadway debuts, had limited voices (particularly Guardino), the songs were impressive, especially "There Won't Be Trumpets" (actually cut from the show before the opening), "Everybody Says Don't," "With So Little to Be Sure Of," and the title tune. That was why the show lived on in people's minds for decades after it disappeared from the stage, unlike most Broadway flops.