Friday, July 24, 2009

Rock of Ages Original Cast Recording


This week on the way to and from work each day, I have been listening to the Original Cast Recording for Rock of Ages. Now, normally, I would wait until I had actually seen a show to get the Original Cast Recording, but I was given the opportunity to check it out as part of One2One Network. Unlike many Broadway Shows, for this show, I knew all of the music before I ever listened to the CD. I knew all of the music for the show, because the soundtrack is full of songs that I grew up listening to. Whitesnake, Poison, Journey and more.

Now, I must start by saying, it is important to remember that this is an Original Cast Recording. These songs are not the full song, not sung by the original artist and some of the words are fit to the show. Many of the songs are constructions blending two songs together, starting with one song and moving into another. The songs are interjected with dialogue from the show. But, that is part of the draw. As you listen to the songs and the bits of dialogue, you get a glimpse of the story that the musical is telling. And, now that I have been listening (and singing along) to the CD, I am ready to go see the show. I want to know the full story of Drew and Sherrie and the rest of the crew and what happens to them. Unfortunately for me, I don't live near New York and the show doesn't appear to be on tour just yet, so I will have to wait to experience Rock of Ages live on stage.

I did the same things a few years ago. After hearing part of the cast from Jersey Boys singing on Good Morning America (or was it the Today Show), I had to hear more. So, I checked the CD out from the library. It was another one of those shows where I already knew all of the music and could sing along. Listening to the Original Cast Recording got me interested in seeing the show. Fortunately, that one soon was touring and when it finally came to Cleveland about a year ago, I was able to go and see it. And, now that I have, I enjoy listening to the CD even more. I expect the same to be true for this show when I finally get to see it.

Update:
You can go here to check out the making of Soundtrack video: http://tr.im/rsVE

Cool info: New Line Records just hammered the in-store release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of five-time Tony Award nominated "ROCK OF AGES." For those of you not in the know, Rock of Ages is the new Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80's. The musical is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more.
Tracklisting
Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time
Sister Christian
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin

You can preview the soundtrack (and purhcase it) here.

Giveaway!
You can win your own copy of Rock of Ages Original Cast Recording, courtesy of One2One Network. To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite Broadway Musical Soundtrack.

For additional entries:
- Blog about this giveaway. Be sure to come back and leave a link to your post in the comments.
- Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway using @ABusyMomofTwo. Leave a comment with a link to the Tweet. You can get one entry per day for tweeting.

This contest will remain open until July 31st at 7 pm. I will use a random number generator to select the winner. I will contact the winner by e-mail and they will have 36 hours to respond with their contact information or a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to enter my other giveaways going on now in celebration of my one year blogging anniversary:
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10 comments:

GypsiesThread said...

I would have to say that my fave Broadway soundtrack has to be Chiciago!

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trasmall said...

It's hard to narrow it down to just one favorite--I LOVE musicals! But I guess I'd have to go with Wicked. Such a good soundtrack!

Nancy said...

I would have to say ... Brigadoon!

Nancy
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debbielynne said...

I have so many favorites, but I love CATS the best!

kronca said...

Wicked, for sure. (Loved the book, too!!)

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Steph said...

I like the Rent soundtrack. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'd love to be entered for this! Thanks so much for the chance. I only know all the songs to RENT and I LOVE that musical.

As for musicals that I know some songs of and love...Wicked. That has some good ones.

I've seen Avenue Q (so I guess I know them all) but I don't have the soundtrack (yet) but it's great too.

-Lauren
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

blogged

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Christy Lee said...

I've always been a fan of Chicago! Thanks for the giveaway!
Christy
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Marie said...

Its a draw between Rent and Chicago.

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