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Original Cast Recording - La Cage aux Folles Retail CD
I went to see La Cage Aux Folles in London just a short time before it was tragically closed down in the midst of the hysteria of AIDS in the mid 80's. The music lives on with this cast recording which brings memories back of a fantastic production. It's the story that sells the music - a middle-aged homosexual couple perform in La Cage Aux Folles, a club in St Topez - one is the compare (and has a son from a previous marriage) and the other is a drag queen (played by George Hearn) who lives for the glamour of dressing up (cue the song 'A LITTLE MORE MASCARA). The son has fallen in love withmore… Anne and her parents are about to visit his parents. The George Hearn character has brought the boy up as his own, and is mortally offend when he suggests he keeps out of sight when the prospective in-laws arrive, and sings the star song 'I AM WHAT I AM'. If you have only heard the pop versions of this great song, you have really missed the point. Sung by a man with a deep baritone voice, you get the real meaning of the lyrics. In the London production I can remember the hairs standing up on my arms, and the tingle you get when listening to something really special - and George Hearn got a standing ovation for it. Make you own mind up - the other songs range from sweet and loving, to hilariously funny. Though focused on a gay couple, this is not just for raging queens, it is a lovingly gentle look at long-term commitment, families and the glitz of performance. It is heart-warming, sweet, funny, risque and stirring. What a terrible loss the closing of this show was to the theatre-loving public.
|2||We Are What We Are - Gene Barry, George Hearn|
|3||Little More Mascara - Gene Barry|
|4||With Anne on My Arm|
|5||With You on My Arm - George Hearn|
|6||Song on the Sand (La da da Da) - Gene Barry, George Hearn|
|7||Cage aux Folles|
|8||I Am What I Am|
|9||Song on the Sand (Reprise)|
|10||Masculinity - Gene Barry|
|11||Look over There - Gene Barry, Jay Garner, Merle Louise, William Thomas, Jr., Jon Weiner|
|13||Best of Times - Gene Barry, Jon Weiner|
|14||Look over There (Reprise)|
|15||Finale: With You on My Arm/La Cage Auf Folles/Song on the Sand/The ... - Jon Weiner|
- Original Cast Recording - La Cage aux Folles Retail CD
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