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Strike Up The Band (1930) Studio Cast - Brent Barrett
Composer: Gershwin
Lyricist: Gershwin

Price: $16.95

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PS Classics marks its one hundredth release with a recording over twenty years in the making: George and Ira Gershwin's 1930 hit Broadway musical, STRIKE UP THE BAND. A result of the late Mrs. Ira Gershwin's efforts to preserve the great unrecorded Gershwin scores, STRIKE UP THE BAND was restored and partially recorded during a period that also yielded acclaimed studio cast albums of the Gershwins' Girl Crazy, Lady, Be Good! and Oh, Kay! An earlier version of the score as heard during the show's pre-Broadway tryout in 1927 was released in 1991, but the final score, extensively revised by the Gershwins and received rapturously by critics and audiences during the 1929-30 Broadway season, was never fully tracked, nor put into post-production until now. Under the supervision of original producer Tommy Krasker, the recording featuring Brent Barrett, Don Chastain, Rebecca Luker, Jason Graae, Beth Fowler, Charles Goff, Juliet Lambert, Jeff Lyons and James Rocco, plus a 16-member chorus, a tap-dancing ensemble, and an orchestra of 28 conducted by John Mauceri was completed during the spring of 2011 with the support of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Boasting a hit score brimming with soaring melodies and infectious syncopation, and lyrics that both provoke and delight, the 1930 STRIKE UP THE BAND continues PS Classics' forgotten musicals series in high style.

1. Overture
2. Fletcher's American Chocolate Choral Society
3. I Mean to Say
4. "Not apologize exactly..."
5. Typical Self-Made American
6. "Have a nice talk?..."
7. Soon
8. Dream Music I
9. The Unofficial Spokesman
10.Patriotic Rally
11."Has the war started yet?..."
12. If I Became the President
13. Hangin' Around With You
14. Finaletto Act I
15. Strike Up the Band
16. In the Rattle of the Battle
17. Mademoiselle in New Rochelle
18. I've Got a Crush on You
19. How About a Boy Like Me?
20. Soldiers' March
21. Dream Music II
22. Official Resume
23. Ring-a-Ding-a-Ding-Dong-Dell
24. Finale Ultimo

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