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The King and I [1977 Broadway Revival Cast]
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Album: The King and I [1977 Broadway Revival Cast]
# Song Title   Time
1)    King and I, musical: Overture, The
2)    King and I, musical: Arrival at Bangkok / I Whitle a Happy Tune, The
3)    King and I, musical: My Lord and Master, The
4)    King and I, musical: Hello, Young Lovers, The
5)    King and I, musical: March of the Siamese Children, The
6)    King and I, musical: Children Sing, Priests Chant, The
7)    King and I, musical: A Puzzlement, The
8)    King and I, musical: The Royal Bangkok Academy, The
9)    King and I, musical: Getting to Know You, The
10)    King and I, musical: So Big a World, The
11)    King and I, musical: We Kiss in a Shadow, The
12)    King and I, musical: A Puzzlement, The (Reprise)
13)    King and I, musical: Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?, The
14)    King and I, musical: Something Wonderful, The
15)    King and I, musical: Finale to Act 1, The
16)    King and I, musical: Wester People Funny, The
17)    King and I, musical: Dance of Anna and Sir Edward, The
18)    King and I, musical: I Have Dreamed, The
19)    King and I, musical: Song of the King, The
20)    King and I, musical: Shall We Dance?, The
21)    King and I, musical: Finale, The
 
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Performer Notes
  • Composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
  • Personnel: Constance Towers, Gene Profanato, Susan Kikuchi, Julie Woo, June Angela, Hye-Young Choi, Weber, Larry Swansen, Alan Amick, Martin Vidnovic, Rebecca West, Patricia Weber, John Michael King, Michael Kermoyan, Yul Brynner (vocals).
  • Liner Note Author: Alfred Simon.
  • Recording information: RCA Studios, New York, NY (10/31/1977).
  • Director: Milton Rosenstock.
  • Photographer: Sydney Smith.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: Rebecca West; Rodgers & Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Despite the success of the 1977 Broadway revival of The King and I, RCA waited until almost six months into the run to record a cast album. You can hardly blame them. There had been numerous recordings of the 26-year-old show already, two of them -- the original Broadway cast album and the original soundtrack -- featuring Yul Brynner, the drawing card of the revival. Though "The King" was now the dominating force in the show, it had actually been written for "I," Anna Leonowens, originally played by Gertrude Lawrence, and so there wasn't actually much musical material for Brynner. RCA emphasized what there was, however, adding bits and pieces of dialogue such as "So Big a World." Also attempting to distinguish this version from the many others, the label recorded brief numbers such as "Children Sing, Priests Chant" and "The Royal Bangkok Academy," which previous albums had ignored. The result was the longest recording of the score yet released. But it was still the performances that mattered. Constance Towers made a good Anna, possessing a much stronger voice than Lawrence had, if not quite the level of characterization that Deborah Kerr and Marni Nixon (who dubbed Kerr's singing voice) brought to the movie. Brynner, the third time around on record and now 62 years old, was huskier, but still authoritative. Young Gene Profanato, playing Prince Chulalongkorn, had more time on record than any of his predecessors in the role, and he made the most of it. June Angela, Martin Vidnovic, and Hye-Young Choi, carrying the really rangy songs ("We Kiss in a Shadow," "Something Wonderful," "I Have Dreamed"), were strong-voiced if formal. With Robert Russell Bennett's original orchestrations employed, this was a good-sounding version, even if it was a minor addition to the list of recordings of The King and I. ~ William Ruhlmann
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