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Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast)


Download links and information about Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast) by Cy Coleman. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 28 tracks with total duration of 01:15:01 minutes.

Artist: Cy Coleman
Release date: 1969
Genre: Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 28
Duration: 01:15:01
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No. Title Length
1. Act I: Overture (featuring Fred Werner) 3:29
2. Charity's Theme (featuring Fred Werner) 1:29
3. You Should See Yourself (featuring Gwen Verdon) 2:23
4. Big Spender (featuring Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver) 3:37
5. Charity's Soliloquy (featuring Gwen Verdon) 4:18
6. Rich Man's Frug (featuring Fred Werner) 2:38
7. If My Friends Could See Me Now (featuring Gwen Verdon) 3:29
8. Too Many Tomorrows (featuring James Luisi) 3:07
9. There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This (featuring Gwen Verdon, Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver) 4:53
10. Act II: I'm the Bravest Individual (featuring Gwen Verdon) 2:20
11. The Rhythm of Life (featuring Arnold Soboloff) 3:58
12. Baby Dream Your Dream (featuring Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver) 3:45
13. Sweet Charity (featuring John McMartin) 2:46
14. Where Am I Going? (featuring Gwen Verdon) 3:20
15. I'm a Brass Band (featuring Gwen Verdon) 2:46
16. I Love to Cry At Weddings (featuring John Wheeler, Michael Davis, Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver) 3:11
17. Finale (featuring Unknown) 1:23
18. I Love to Cry At Weddings (featuring John Wheeler, Michael Davis, Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver) 4:01
19. You Wanna Bet 2:56
20. Where Am I Going 2:20
21. If My Friends Could See Me Now 2:40
22. Interview Introduction (featuring Fred Robbins) 0:44
23. Curtain Calls (featuring Fred Robbins) 0:47
24. Party (featuring Fred Robbins) 0:12
25. Ethel Merman (featuring Ethel Merman, Fred Robbins) 0:56
26. Helen Gallagher (featuring Helen Gallagher, Fred Robbins) 1:53
27. Neil Simon (featuring Simon Neil, Fred Robbins) 3:35
28. Gwen Verdon (featuring Gwen Verdon, Fred Robbins) 2:05



The Broadway musical Sweet Charity did not undergo the kind of drastic revision in its adaptation to the screen suffered by some shows, but it was revised by the same creative team that had brought it to the stage. Four songs — "You Should See Yourself," "Too Many Tomorrows," "I'm the Bravest Individual," and "Baby Dream Your Dream" — were deleted, and replaced with the two newly written ones — "My Personal Property" and "It's a Nice Face" — and the title song was given a new melody. The resulting soundtrack album was, as a result, substantially shorter than the Original Broadway Cast album, and far less complete. Far more problematic, the outstanding Gwen Verdon, for whom the show was created, was replaced on-screen by the only adequate, but supposedly bankable Shirley MacLaine. And, although Sammy Davis, Jr. had only one scene, in which he sang the gospel-tinged "the Rhythm of Life" (accounting for less than ten percent of the soundtrack's running time), in true Hollywood fashion he was given equal star billing with MacLaine. Caught in the late-'60s backlash against big-budget movie musicals, Sweet Charity was a bomb at the box office, though it has come to be a cult favorite because it shows off choreography by director Bob Fosse. The soundtrack album is vastly inferior to the Original Broadway Cast album, but fans of songwriters Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields will want to hear the new songs.