Principal cast includes: Kristin Chenowith (Galinda, Glinda); Sean McCourt (Witch's Father); Cristy Canlder (Witch's Mother); Jan Neuberger (Midwife); Idina Menzel (Elphaba); Michelle Federer (Nessarose); Christopher Fitzgerald (Boq); Carole Shelley (Madame Morrible); William Youmans (Doctor Dillamond); Norbert Leo Butz (Fiyero); Sean McCourt (Ozian Official); Joel Grey (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz); Manuel Herrera (Chistery).
Recorded at Right Track Studios, New York, New York.
Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz.
Personnel: Christopher Fitzgerald, Stephanie J. Block, Cristy Candler, Melissa Fahn, Corinne McFadden, Andrew Palermo, William Youmans, Melissa Bell Chait, Marcus Choi, Manuel Herrara, Lorna Ventura, Kristy Cates, Kisha Howard, Kathy Deitch, Ioana Alfonso, Mark Seibert, Idina Menzel, Joel Grey, Kristin Chenoweth, LeAnn Rimes, Kerry Ellis, Sean McCourt, Carole Shelley, Michelle Federer, Delta Goodrem, Norbert Leo Butz, Rhett G. George, Derrick Williams (vocals); Ira Siegel (guitar); Karen Karlsrud, Maura Giannini, Ann Labin, Victor Heifets, Catherine Ro, Suzanne Ornstein, Avril Brown, Katherine Fong, Ann Leathers, Yuri Vodovoz (violin); Ronald Carbone, Desiree Elsevier, Vince Lionti, Craig Mumm (viola); Jeremy Turner, Jeanne LeBlanc, Richard Locker (cello); Rob Mathes (piano, keyboards); Alex Lacamoire (piano, synthesizer); Stephen Schwartz (piano); Taylor Hawkins, Ben Wittman (drums).
Audio Mixers: Frank Filipetti; Jason Stasium.
Liner Note Author: Stephen Schwartz.
Recording information: Allerton Hill, England; Angel Studios, Islington, London, England; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Legacy Studios, New York, NY; Right Track Studios, New York, NY; Shiki Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan; Studio 606, Northridge, CA; Stuttgart, Germany.
Photographer: Joan Marcus.
Arrangers: Stephen Oremus; James Lynn Abbott; Rob Mathes; Steve Sidwell; Alex Lacamoire.
Although best remembered for the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum's series of early 20th century novels a...
1 No One Mourns the Wicked
2 Dear Old Shiz
3 Wizard and I, The
4 What Is This Feeling?
5 Something Bad
6 Dancing Through Life
8 I'm Not That Girl
9 One Short Day
10 A Sentimental Man
11 Defying Gravity
12 Thank Goodness
14 I'm Not That Girl (Reprise)
15 As Long as You're Mine
16 No Good Deed
17 March of the Witch Hunters
18 For Good
1 For Good
2 I'm Not That Girl
3 Making Good
4 Solang Ich Dich Hab [As Long As You're Mine]
5 Gutes Tun [No Good Deed]
6 Jinnsei Wo Odori-Akase [Dancing Through Life]
7 Popyuraa [Popular]
8 Defying Gravity [Dance Mix/Tracy Young Flying Monkey Radio Mix] - (mixed)
Decca Records Broadway
Kris Fredriksson; Stephen Oremus; Joe Caranno; Ronald Sommer; Justin Shirley-Smith; Phil Ramone; Stephen Schwartz; Brian Drutman
Number of Discs:
Studio or Live:
105 : 35
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For anyone who's seen the play, this is an amazing way to recapture the incredible emotion and intensity of it. The CD has amazing clarity and is the best I've ever purchased. I would say that were I to purchase it again (and I did get one for my sister later) I'd get the original (not 5th Anniversary edition), though. This 5th Anniversary edition adds a second disk, but it's mainly Japanese and German versions of the songs that are not that interesting for the extra expense. The original disk is the same.
I purchased this CD for my 11 year old daughter for Christmas. We had seen Wicked on Broadway last year, and so enjoyed the experience! The music evokes all the memories of that special production!!! The bonus CD is wonderful as well!!!
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I absolutely love this soundtrack! I've listened to choirs sing some of the songs, but it's better hearing the songs in order that they are throughout the play/musical. I've listened to this cd again and again. It's well worth the money I paid for it.
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