The Resource For Musicals



Mamma Mia! Forum


Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Soundtrack or OBC? 
Author Message
Tony Winner
Tony Winner
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:43 pm
Posts: 271
Location: Ohio
Main Role: Performer
Post Soundtrack or OBC?
The subject explains itself. Which one should I get?

_________________
Image
Dont dream it; be it


Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:11 pm
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran

Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:54 pm
Posts: 3292
Post 
Soundtrack. All the way.
Except the OLCR (there's no B'way :P ) does have three live tracks, which are terrific... *shrugs*


Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:35 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:21 pm
Posts: 1146
Location: Norway
Main Role: Performer
Post 
The Original LONDON Cast Recording is the best of them, or the Swedish Cast Recording is my favorite, but I don't think it's to enjoy if you don't understand Swedish.

I prefer the OLC, because it has Lisa Stokke, who is a fabulous Sofie. Amanda Seyfried is pretty good too, but Lisa is still my favorite. Siobhan McCarthy is way better than Meryl Streep. She can actually sing THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL without causing a major laughter in a crowd. And then we have Hilton McRae, who is my second favorite Sam. He has a great voice, and is so much better than Pierce Brosnan.

Another point to make is that the OLC has more songs, and is more "complete" than the MPS.

But there is one thing some people don't like about the OLC. It is talk on it in and between some of the songs, to make people recall there theatre experience.

Personally I prefer the OLC before the MPS, because I love the talking, I love Lisa Stokke, and I hate Meryl Streep's voice. But it is, of course, a matter of taste, and what you like. So don't listen too much to what other people say.

If I was going to buy one of them, I would have bought both.


Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:36 pm
Profile
Supporting Player
Supporting Player
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Baltimore
Post 
This is a tough decision.

I love the OBC but the Movie is like OMG.
Except for Pierce who like is ew....

but whatever.
I think it depends on what you think of the movie.

_________________
Image
Honey, Honey
How you thrill me, aha
Honey,Honey


Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:33 pm
Profile WWW
Fresh Face
Fresh Face
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:32 am
Posts: 12
Post 
Soundtrack,IMO.

_________________
They say it is the last song.They do not know us.It is only the last song if we let it be
I would leave just after the next to last song,and the film would just go on forever


Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:58 pm
Profile ICQ
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:56 pm
Posts: 2313
Post 
I saw a bit of 'The Winner Takes it All' on TV as sung by Meryl Streep and I just couldn't believe how bad and off tune it was.

_________________
Image


Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:20 am
Profile WWW
Supporting Player
Supporting Player
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Baltimore
Post 
Fantine wrote:
I saw a bit of 'The Winner Takes it All' on TV as sung by Meryl Streep and I just couldn't believe how bad and off tune it was.


yeah...i agree.
she goes flat like crazy during lal the times she sings/says: "I don't wanna talk."


i loved the film though.

_________________
Image
Honey, Honey
How you thrill me, aha
Honey,Honey


Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:32 pm
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:56 pm
Posts: 2313
Post 
Apparently some people like it sung that way though, because it's supposed to show good acting. But I mean, someone can sing in tune and act amazingly, right?

But now, back on topic.

_________________
Image


Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:16 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 14, 2003 8:33 am
Posts: 3056
Location: Musical Cyberspace
Current Obsession: Musicals!
Post New Soundtrack Edition Released
Playbill has news of a deluxe CD/DVD edition of the Mamma Mia! soundtrack that was released yesterday:

Andrew Gans wrote:
The Mamma Mia! collector's package features the soundtrack to the hit film.... Also included is a DVD that "provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the recording sessions in London with the cast, as well as commentary by ABBA's musical masterminds Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus," according to press notes.

Might be worth getting if you're interested in the show, film or ABBA. I'd spring for this over the standard version of the soundtrack.

Later days
David

_________________
Image
VISIT MUSICAL CYBERSPACE: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSICALS OF BROADWAY AND BEYOND.


Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:03 pm
Profile WWW
Tony Winner
Tony Winner

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:34 pm
Posts: 304
Post 
I have listened to clips of each, because a "Mamma Mia" soundtrack and/or cast recording is on my Christmas list; it is a through decision. Amazon.com is currently having a special, buy both for a little over $17.00 u.s.


Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:20 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:06 pm
Posts: 1218
Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Post 
I own the OLC. I've seen the film, (wasn't that impressed) and have never heard the MPS. The OLC is really good, I mean I like it a lot. Lisa Stokke is my favorite, even though some find her voice a little annoying. Plus, the OLC has the Overture and Entr'acte tracks. These obviously aren't on the MPR. Oh! And.. the OLC has Under Attack, which is just one of my favorite songs in the show. It was omitted from the film. Whatever. I guess it wouldn't have worked. So, I guess it's a matter of if you've seen the show, the film, or both. My vote though: OLC! :wink:

_________________
Image

Much thanks to xxstagekiss for the wonderful banner.


Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:17 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:15 pm
Posts: 1367
Post 
OLC and there is one that includes live versions of the 3 song encore.

I really don't see a reason why "Under Attack" was left out of the film. It would have fit in easily and given Amanda Seyfried a chance to show off. She was good.

"Name of the Game" is listed on the soundtrack but I don't recall it in the movie. I thought they played the scene straight with no singing. Was it used in the closing credits?

_________________
POUNCE!!!!!
ImageImageImage


Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:17 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.