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  1. Baker Street, A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1965 Original Broadway Cast)
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  2. Baker Street, A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1965 Original Broadway Cast)

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    Customer Ratings (15 reviews)
    Price R1793.00

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Additional Information

Audio CD (January 31, 2006) Number of Discs: 1 Format: Cast Recording Label: Verve

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Audio CD
EAN
0602498884072
Format
Cast Recording
Label
Verve
Manufacturer
Verve
NumberOfDiscs
1
NumberOfItems
1
Publisher
Verve
ReleaseDate
2006-01-31
Studio
Verve
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I was lucky enough to see this lush musical twice - once on opening night and the second time when they changed Inge Swenson's opening number (I thought that "I'm in London Aagin" a much better and more appropriate opening number for Irene). I sorry though that the second number was not put on as an extra on this CD for posterity - it may never have been recorded. I have been waiting for years for this to appear on CD - well worth the wait. Inge Swenson is absolutely glorious and well balanced against the cold, clear portrait of Fritz Weaver's Holmes. Then there is the exhuberance of Teddy Green, who also brought his great presence to Darling of the Day. The musical may have been a 'flop' but I am sure that those who saw and loved it will always have fond memories of a 'hit'. An intriguing score with the soaring voice of Swenson so very memorable. It will more than likely never be revived to the level it was originally produced but thank you Decca for bringing this marvelous... Read more
I have had the record album of Baker Street for years, but have not been able to play it for a loooong time. My parent's owned a copy, and around the time of my early teens when I got into Sherlock Holmes, I listened to it and was quite delighted with it.

I purchased the cd with some trepidation, not knowing if it would have the same affect on me now that I am in my early 40's. Although a song that I loved back in the day, does not resonate with me now...others do. All in all a delightful musical.

If you are into musicals one can hear elements of "My Fair Lady" and "Oliver!" as well as early hints of "Sweeney Todd" types of musical stylings.

What makes this an even better cd is the booklet that describes the show, its changes, and its problems.

If you are into classic musicals and/or a true Sherlock Holmes fan you will probably enjoy this.
But I gave it 3 stars because this is not for everyone. If you are a Fritz Weaver fan then by all means buy it. If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan then you will know which stories were pulled together for the story.

The show actually closed on Broadway within a couple months. In 1973 I bought the album for 25 cents and I loved it, so when I saw I on amazon I had to have it.
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