Kritzerland is proud to present a reissue of a great musical theatre CD :
BEN BAGLEY’S ALAN JAY LERNER REVISITED
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Norman Paris
Featuring Dorothy Loudon, Jerry Orbach, Roddy McDowall, Nancy Walker, Blosson Dearie and more.
It’s high time to revisit the Ben Bagley’s Revisited series, beginning with this wonderful example – Alan Jay Lerner Revisited. Bagley’s revues were kicky fun and these albums were a natural offshoot of them. He always assembled an interesting group of singers for his albums and had a variety of different musical directors/arrangers over the years. This is the first of several reissues of his classic albums, with many more to come.
For this album, the cast is absolutely stellar and the Norman Paris orchestrations are wonderful and well suited to the material. These are not the Lerner hits – these songs are undiscovered gems (especially at the time of the recording) from The Day Before Spring, Love Life, Lolita, My Love, What’s Up, Give a Girl a Break, a cut song from Gigi, and much more. As was his wont, Bagley added bonus material for the CD release, which we also include.
The Bagley CDs were not especially well mastered so we have done a lot of work to spruce them up with our wonderful mastering engineer, James Nelson, doing his customary great work. They sound better than they ever have before. And of course it’s wonderful to have all those incredible Harvey Schmidt covers. There are all new liner notes and lovely packaging. All these CDs are long out of print – recently there have been a couple of CD-R issues of a few (none that we’re doing), but those have no remastering or packaging. Most of the out of print titles, including this one, go for big money, so it’s great to make these available at our regular price.
ALAN JAY LERNER REVISITED is limited to 500 copies only and priced at $19.98, plus shipping. CDs will ship by the last week of June, but never fear, we’ve actually been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date.
ATTENTION INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTORS: IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE THIS RELEASE YOU MUST OPT-IN BY SENDING US AN E-MAIL AND SPECIFY WHICH ALBUM YOU WANT – SEND TO firstname.lastname@example.org. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE IT, YOU DON”T NEED TO DO ANYTHING. IF YOU ARE NOT AN INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTOR, ORDER AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD. THANK YOU.
(Click on cover for enlarged version)
• Click on titles below to hear a song sample:
Progress ~ Roddy McDowall, Nancy Walker, Chorus
Love Song ~ Jerry Orbach
I Love You This Morning ~ Blossom Dearie, Chorus
This Is My Holiday ~ Roddy McDowall,
• Sunday Jumps ~ Nancy Walker
The Day Before Spring ~ Blossom Dearie
God’s Green World ~ Jerry Orbach, The Boys
Economics ~ Dorothy Loudon, The Girls
You Haven’t Changed At All ~ Roddy McDowall, Nancy Walker
• You’re All the World to Me ~ Blossom Dearie, Chorus
• Every Night at Seven ~ Roddy McDowall, Chorus
Mister Right ~ Dorothy Loudon
This Is the Life ~ Jerry Orbach
Open Your Eyes ~ Dorothy Loudon, Chorus
• You’ve Got a Hold On Me ~
Ann Hampton Callaway
My Last Love ~ Dorothy Loudon
I’m Your Man ~ Robert Marks, Arthur Siegel
A Jug of Wine ~ Dorothy Loudon
My Love Is a Married Man ~ Ann Hampton Callaway
• Sur Le Quais de Ramsdale, Vermont ~
A Toujours ~ Ann Hampton Callaway
Too Late Now ~ Dorothy Loudon
All lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe, Kurt Weill,
Burton Lane, John Barry
Musical Direction and Arrangements by