On The Town

First Complete Recording

On The Town, First Complete Recording
CDJAY2 1231
CD1: 51'12''
CD2: 39'02''

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Music by
Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
From and idea by
Jerome Robbins
Orchestrations by
Leonard Bernstein, Hershey Kay,
Don Walker, Ted Royal and Elliot Jacoby
and Bruce Coughlin

Kim Criswell
Judy Kaye
Gregg Edelman
Tim Flavin
Ethan Freeman
Valerie Masterson
Tinuke Olafimihan 

National Symphony Orchestra 
conducted by
John Owen Edwards. 


With it’s fluid integration of dance and drama, knockabout comedy, adult emotions, jazz, classical music and the popular ballad, ON THE TOWN stands as one of the great innovative works in the history of the musical theater. Undoubtedly one of Bernstein’s most interesting scores, constantly producing style and wit, the show includes the poignant and beautiful song "Lonely Town". Ahead of it’s time in many ways ON THE TOWN was heralded at it’s release as the most engaging musical since the golden days of Oklahoma! Later immortalised in the film starring Gene Kelley and Frank Sinatra the theme and songs remain as enjoyable today as they were 50 years ago.

Bringing the recording right up to date with the best that modern recording has to offer, producer John Yap has used the original orchestrations, with a full symphony orchestra and an all star cast drawn from the stage screen and television. As such the recording is part of the JAY Original Master Works Edition series utilising the original book, music, lyrics and orchestrations. By using the original version the essence of the masterwork has been preserved in Digital Dolby Surround Sound for the first time.

  1. Overture
    National Symphony Orchestra
  2. New York! New York!
    Gregg Edelman, Ethan Freeman, Tim Flavin, Michael Bauer, Men
  3. Miss Turnstiles
    Nicolas Colicos, Tinuke Olafimihan
  4. Come Up To My Place
    Kim Criswell, Gregg Edelman
  5. Carried Away
    Judy Kaye, Tim Flavin
  6. Lonely Town
    Ethan Freeman
  7. High School Girls (Lonely Town Pas De Deux)
    National Symphony Orchestra
  8. Lonely Town (Choral)
    Ethan Freeman, Chorus
  9. Carnegie Hall Pavane
    Valerie Masterson, Tinuke Olafimihan
  10. I Can Cook Too
    Kim Criswell
  11. Lucky To Be Me
    Ethan Freeman, Chorus
  12. Times Square (Finale Act One)
    National Symphony Orchestra
  1. Entr'acte
    National Symphony Orchestra
  2. So Long Baby
  3. I Wish I Was Dead
    Louise Gold, Kim Criswell
  4. Ya Got Me
    Kim Criswell, Gregg Edelman, Judy Kaye, Tim Flavin
  5. Slam Bang Blues
  6. Pitkin's Song
    Michael Bauer
  7. Subway Ride / Imaginary Coney Island
    National Symphony Orchestra
  8. The Great Lover Displays Himself (Pas De Deux)
    National Symphony Orchestra
  9. Some Other Time
    Judy Kaye, Gregg Edelman, Kim Criswell, Tim Flavin
  10. The Real Coney Island
    Matt Zimmerman
  11. Finale Act Two
    Gregg Edelman, Ethan Freeman, Tim Flavin, Kim Criswell, Judy Kaye, Men
  12. Exit Music
    National Symphony Orchestra
  13. Gabey's Coming
    Gregg Edelman, Tim Flavin, Chorus