West Side Story

First Complete Recording

West Side Story, First Complete Recording
CDJAY2 1261
CD1: 55'46''
CD2: 45'44

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Music by
Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim

Book by
Arthur Laurents

Paul Manuel
Caroline O'Conner
Tinuke Olafimihan
Nicholas Warnford

Sally Burgess

National Symphony Orchestra

Orchestrations by
Leonard Bernstein, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic score is given it's first complete recording. The exciting aspects of this recordingis that the youthful cast is probably closest in their ages to the protagonists that they portray. Although most of this cast had only just graduated from drama school when they performed, to great critical acclaim, at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre some have now established themselves a star status in their own right - most notably Paul Manuel and Caroline o conner. Two stars from the original performance are Tinuke Olafimihan and Sally Burgess The ease and verve with which they blend in with the original cast members speaks volumes for their artistry and talent.

CD 1
  1. Overture
    National Symphony Orchestra
  2. Prologue
    National Symphony Orchestra
  3. Jet Song
    Nicholas Warnford, Boys
  4. Something's Coming
    Paul Manuel
  5. Dance At The Gym
    National Symphony Orchestra
  6. Maria
    Paul Manuel
  7. Balcony Scene
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Paul Manuel, Sally Thornton, Philip Swan
  8. America
    Caroline O'Connor, Julie Paton, Girls
  9. Cool
    Nicholas Warnford, Boys
  10. One Hand, One Heart
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Paul Manuel
  11. Tonight (Qunitet)
    Caroline O'Connor, Tinuke Olafimihan, Paul Manuel, Nicholas Warnford, Nick Ferranti, Company
  12. The Rumble
    National Symphony Orchestra
CD 2
  1. Entr'acte
    National Symphony Orchestra
  2. I Feel Pretty
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Julie Paton, Elinor Stephenson, Nicole Carty, Miranda Richards
  3. Ballet (Somewhere)
    Sally Burgess, Tinuke Olafimihan, Paul Manuel
  4. Gee, Officer Krupke
    Kieran Daniels, Nicholas Warnford, Adrian Sarple, Mark Michaels, Boys
  5. A Boy Like That
    Caroline O'Connor, Tinuke Olafimihan
  6. I Have A Love
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Caroline O'Connor
  7. Taunting Scene
    Caroline O'Connor, Boys, Brian Greene
  8. Finale Act Two
    Paul Manuel, Tinuke Olafimihan
  9. Something's Coming (Movie Version)
  10. America (Movie Version)
    Caroline O'Connor, Nick Ferranti, Company
  11. Gee, Officer Krupke (Movie Version)
    Nicholas Warnford, Boys
  12. Somewhere (Movie Version)
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Paul Manuel