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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
Some of those just seem to be the same song listed several times.


She's going through the scenes, including the little reprises that are sort of recit. That's a very detailed run-through of the show, sounds great!

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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
Some of those just seem to be the same song listed several times.


Where?

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Well, my cd has 'Pearl twirl' as part of UNCOUPLED and 'That's unfair' as part of 'There's Me'.


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That may be how your cd's tracks were marked, but if I just said 'UNCOUPLED', you wouldn't get that I also wanted Pearl Twirl.

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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
Well, my cd has 'Pearl twirl' as part of UNCOUPLED and 'That's unfair' as part of 'There's Me'.


Get hold of the complete German recording... then translate the track titles... each of those scenes is named in the score etc, and the running order.

One of the biggest disappointments with Starlight Express is the lack of a complete English language recording. The closest is the OLC, but that's only 2/3 of the show! And almost unrecognisable compared to the recent tour.

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Is there any spoked dialogue in the show? I'm not sure if there is or not.


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
Is there any spoked dialogue in the show? I'm not sure if there is or not.
There are tiny bits of dialogue by control in most versions. Plus of course the commentry on the races (originaly made by an adult sports commentaor, but later replaced by control).


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So it is another ALW opera.


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
So it is another ALW opera.
Yes but much more of a pop score than Cats, or Phantom (and the like).


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The term is "Sung Through". There's only the odd line that's not sung, but it's really not "opera"!

The race commentary was originally done live in the theatre, so it was an adult voice commentating. It does make more sense to be the same recorded voice for the child tho, and it must make it easier for the skaters to keep to their marks - the races are incredibly tightly choreographed. As long as the techies are on the ball if something does go wrong and they get delayed, it's all good.

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