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CABARET

Cabaret


Cabaret was a very successful Broadway musical that was made into a very different, but even more successful, Hollywood film. Set in the dark days of Weimar, Germany, the musical told the stories of several people connected with a rundown cabaret, with songs deriving from the plot and from the club's shows. The film focused on two of the characters and built up the part of Sally Bowles as a star vehicle for Liza Minnelli, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress. When producer John Yap got around to the work in his series of studio cast recordings for That's Entertainment Records (TER) in 1993, he (as usual) made the longest recorded version yet, beginning with the songs originally written for the stage production and adding on at the end the new songs written for or interpolated into the film, such as "Money, Money" and "Maybe This Time." (The album was reissued in 1999 on Jay Records.) The result was a 32-track, two-CD set running over 110 minutes. This highlights disc, initially released on Showtime and then reissued on Jay Records' Curtain Call subsidiary, cuts that down to one 12-track, 411/2-minute disc that eliminates whole characters (Judi Dench's Fraulein Schneider is gone) and moves a couple of the film songs up in the set list. As with the film, the result tends to focus attention on the Sally Bowles character, here flamboyantly portrayed by Maria Friedman. Jonathan Pryce is an appropriately seedy MC, and Gregg Edelman is appropriately shallow as Clifford Bradshaw (called Brian Roberts in the film). This is an inexpensive way to hear some of the score, but you'd still be better off with the full-length version, the original Broadway cast recording, or the original soundtrack. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: EMPIRE MUSIC GROUP
  • UPC: 793515770925
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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