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I really can't form much of an opinion of "Anything Goes" (being as I own the crappy Revival CD ), but I thought that hearing everyone's favorite song that Reno sings would be a neat discussion, so discuss!

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Ummm... You're the Top.

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I think they're all good, I can't choose a favourite. Leave it with me.

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uhmm which revival do you mean?? if you mean the 1987 revival its the best version of the show since 1934.

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Salome wrote:
uhmm which revival do you mean?? if you mean the 1987 revival its the best version of the show since 1934.


Yeah, that's the one I mean. I'm sure it has its strong points, but I really can't stand Patti LuPone.

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Patti was actually dynamite in the role. it was before she forgot how to act.

anyway you cant base a show on one performer in the cast. you need to base it on the material.
and ythe 1987 version is far superior to the 1962 revival.

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Salome wrote:
anyway you cant base a show on one performer in the cast. you need to base it on the material.


If a show has a big leading role that not only sings most of the songs but is played by an inferior actress, I'm obligated to base it on that person. As for the material, I hate Cole Porter and the whole premise of the show is a joke. Now I'm not even sure why I bought it!

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Okay I see..you are a-------.

anyone who hates Cole Porter..one of the 3 genuises of American musical theatre doesnty deserve to own a single cast recording.,
never speak to me again,jerk.

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Apples2for10 wrote:
Salome wrote:
anyway you cant base a show on one performer in the cast. you need to base it on the material.


If a show has a big leading role that not only sings most of the songs but is played by an inferior actress, I'm obligated to base it on that person. As for the material, I hate Cole Porter and the whole premise of the show is a joke. Now I'm not even sure why I bought it!


Perhaps Salome is a bit harsh, but you hate Cole Porter??
Please explain!

I love Anything Goes, it is one of my favourite shows of all time.

I think Porter is a genius. Please enlighten me to what he has done to offend you.

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Ive bene a student of Porter's work since high school I know ever song he has written that has bene recorded. for sheer genius in words and music only Sondheim is his peer.

and no..i wasnt harsh at all just honest.

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Mara wrote:
You hate Cole Porter??
Please explain!


Well, I guess I do owe everyone at least an explanation, as I seem to have unintentionally upset some people. Maybe I shouldn't have used the word "hate". It's not that I hate Cole Porter; I just have a few mild issues with his music. I understand that the majority of his work was written in the early 20th Century, but in the time period that we live in now, Porter's work just seems too primitive to me. Also, I don't think he put very much emotion into his songs. I think the reason that Sondheim and Rodgers/Hammerstein appeals to me more than Porter is that they attempted to put emotion into their songs. With Cole Porter, I think his main goal in songwriting was to appeal to the demographic that was at its zenith in the 1920's-1940's: people trying to get through the Depression and later World War II. For a composer to be likeable to me, they need to at least attempt to put emothion into their work, and with Cole Porter, I don't think that that was a very big priority for him.

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Porter is timeless his music is as relevant now as it was then. his ryhyms and tone is more sophisticated than anyhing seen today with the exception of Sondheim.
His lyrics are unparalelled. His wit,wisdom,humor,and romantic discord is far superior to any.

no one can not claim that 'dOWN IN THE dEPTHS" "Make it another old fashioned please" "Once upon a tIME", "After You Who?", "You Dont Know Paree", "Just One of Those Things" or "Where Oh Where" among the 820 ther songs he has written are not masterworks and timeless songs that hold as much relevance in todays world than they did in the 30s-60s.

You honestly dont understand at all.

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