Original Broadway Cast - Selections from The Original Broadway Cast Recording "American Idiot" Featuring Green Day (OCR)

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Lyricist: Billie Joe Armstrong. Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge. Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, NYC; Jingle Town Recording, Oakland, CA. Photographers: Doug Hamilton; Paul Kolnik; Kevin Berne. Arranger: Tom Kitt. Unlike most albums adapted from rock Broadway musicals, American Idiot isn't a jukebox musical, it's a genuine rock opera based on Green Day's modern-day 2004 classic and its 2009 sequel, 21st Century Breakdown, and that's not the only way it differs, either. Unique among rock musicals, the original cast recording actually feels like rock & roll, no doubt because Green Day functioned as the house band for this original cast recording, lending muscle so heavy it's disarming, particularly when it's paired with the cast's ready-for-the-stage vocals. Inevitably, there's a disconnect between the stage-seasoned singers and Green Day's persistent growl, but it actually makes for a convincing translation from album to stage, at least as far as the record goes: the drama and themes are pumped up without losing the subversive spirit.if anything, it could be argued that the subversiveness has been increased, since there's never been a Broadway cast album that sounds as nasty as this. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


UPC 093624965367
Runtime 54 min.
Type Performer
Genre Rock & Pop
Sub Genre Alternative
Label Reprise Records
Producer Billie Joe Armstrong
Number of Discs 1
Track Listing Disc 1
  • 1. American Idiot: American Idiot
  • 2. American Idiot: Holiday
  • 3. American Idiot: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • 4. American Idiot: St. Jimmy
  • 5. American Idiot: Give Me Novacaine
  • 6. American Idiot: Last Of The American Girls / She's A Rebel
  • 7. American Idiot: Last Night On Earth
  • 8. American Idiot: Guns
  • 9. American Idiot: Letterbomb
  • 10. American Idiot: Wake Me Up When September Ends
  • 11. American Idiot: Homecoming ()
  • 12. American Idiot: Whatshername
  • 13. When It's Time
Format Compact Disc
Spars Coding n/a
Artists Original Broadway Cast
Country of Origin United States
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