Kritzerland Goes to Press Again with Remixed and Remastered Original Broadway Cast Recording of Follies

News   Kritzerland Goes to Press Again with Remixed and Remastered Original Broadway Cast Recording of Follies Kritzerland Records has printed an additional 1,000 copies of its newly remixed and remastered version of the original 1971 cast recording of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies.

"For only the second time in Kritzerland history," press notes state, "we're doing a second edition of one of our limited edition CDs (the first was for Promises, Promises). The reaction to this newly mixed version of Follies has been overwhelming, and the original first edition of 1500 copies was gone by the time word had spread and reviews had appeared. Stephen Sondheim called the new mix 'a miracle' and that's been pretty much the reaction from everyone."

The recording features the talents of Alexis Smith, Dorothy Collins, Gene Nelson and John McMartin, among others.

About the remastering of the original recording, press notes state, "The mix on the original album was odd, with vocals being occasionally overpowered by a suddenly blaring orchestra, or vocals hard-panned left and right (that’s okay for one line, but to hear an entire solo hard-panned to the left or right is just really strange). Having had great luck with doing new remixes for the cast albums of Promises, Promises and Sugar, we decided to see if Follies’ original session masters were available to us. Happily they were – the original edited eight-track session masters were in perfect condition. Those were transferred into Pro Tools and each song was lovingly remixed from scratch. Gone was the raggedness, and the clarity was astounding, with orchestral and vocal details all sounding crisp and clear, with fantastic depth. While there were no additional takes or material (the songs were shortened or edited prior to recording), we’re hoping that the new mix is reason enough to have this CD. Doing a new mix was basically just a new way of looking at a favorite score and we truly hope that everyone is happy with what we’ve been able to do. It was done out of love and care, to give a new sheen and sparkle to one of the greatest theater scores ever written. Includes a twelve-page, full-color booklet."

The complete track listing follows:
Prologue / Beautiful Girls
Don’t Look at Me
Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby
The Road You Didn’t Take
In Buddy’s Eyes
Who’s That Woman?
I’m Still Here
Too Many Mornings
The Right Girl
One More Kiss
Could I Leave You?
You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through
The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues
Losing My Mind
The Story of Lucy and Jessie
Live, Laugh, Love / Finale

The recording is priced at $19.98. Visit www.kritzerland.com/follies.htm. Visit the Playbill Store for other recordings and theatrical memorabilia.

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