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Meet Me In St. Louis (Original Broadway Cast)


Download links and information about Meet Me In St. Louis (Original Broadway Cast) by Original Broadway Cast. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:00:50 minutes.

Artist: Original Broadway Cast
Release date: 1970
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:00:50
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No. Title Length
1. Overture 3:57
2. The Boy Next Door 3:55
3. Be Anything But a Girl 2:53
4. Skip to My Lou 2:10
5. Under the Bamboo Tree 1:46
6. Banjos 4:54
7. Ghosties and Ghoulies 5:08
8. Wasn't It Fun 1:45
9. The Trolley Song 3:41
10. Entracte 3:11
11. Raving Beauty 2:27
12. A Touch of the Irish 3:39
13. You Are for Loving 3:15
14. A Day In New York 3:41
15. Irish Jig 3:21
16. Diamonds In Starlight 2:12
17. Have Yourself a Merry Christmas 2:11
18. Paging Mr Sousa 3:33
19. Paging Mr Sousa 1:26
20. Finale 1:45



Although it ran over 14 months on Broadway from 1970 to 1972, The Rothschilds, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's final musical, suffered in comparison to the team's longest running show, Fiddler on the Roof. The comparison was inescapable: Fiddler was about a poor Jewish-Russian milkman of the early 20th century and his five daughters; The Rothschilds was about a rich Jewish-German banker of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and his five sons. But whereas the former was a sentimental tragedy depicting the destruction of tradition through the marriages of the daughters, the latter was a story of historical triumph depicting the rise of the most successful Jewish family in European history. If The Rothschilds had an inspiring tale to tell, it was also one that was emotionally less involving, a problem exacerbated by a structural difficulty: in an attempt to inject feeling into the show, much of the second act was given over to a romantic subplot involving one of the sons that only distracted attention from the main plot. Necessarily, Bock's music, steeped in period styles, and Harnick's lyrics were less universal than those of some of the Fiddler songs. In a sense, The Rothschilds told what would have happened if Fiddler's Tevye really had been a rich man, as he sang, but the fantasy turned out to be more interesting.

Nevertheless, such songs as "He Tossed a Coin," "Sons," "Rothschild and Sons," and "In My Own Lifetime" were among the songwriters' best accomplishments, even if it was hard to imagine any of them being performed outside the show.