Guys and Dolls Cast Album Re-Released on CD; Film Songs Included

News   Guys and Dolls Cast Album Re-Released on CD; Film Songs Included Remastered and repackaged, the original cast album of Guys and Dolls found it way to store shelves June 27.
Cover art for the CD re-release of Guys and Dolls.
Cover art for the CD re-release of Guys and Dolls.

Remastered and repackaged, the original cast album of Guys and Dolls found it way to store shelves June 27. In addition to the album's original Frank Loesser songs, the Decca Broadway re-release disc has four songs from the film soundtrack (originally released by Decca, but minus the vocal talent of Frank Sinatra, who was signed to Capitol at the time). Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and the male ensemble are heard on "I'll Know," If I Were a Bell," "A Woman in Love" (in the film, not the stage version) and "Luck Be a Lady."

Original liner notes by Louis Untermeyer are supplemented by notes from Show Music magazine editor Max O.Preeo and Brian Drutman.

The original cast album features Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver, Pat Rooney Sr., Vivian Blaine, Robert Alda, Sam Levene, and Isabel Bigley. The now classic 1950 score includes "A Bushel and a Peck," "Adelaide's Lament," "If I Were a Bell," "Lucky Be a Lady," "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," "Take Back Your Mink," "Sue Me," "I've Never Been in Love Before" and more.

George S. Kaufman directed the Broadway staging.

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-- By Kenneth Jones