Hamilton : original Broadway cast recording
(Music CD)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
New York, NY : Atlantic Recording Company, ?2015.
Physical Desc:
2 audio discs : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 booklets.
Rating:
Parental advisory: Explicit content.
Status:
8 copies, 9 people are on the wait list.
Description
Inspired by the Ron Chernow biography, Hamilton: An American Musical is an innovative, hip-hop-charged stage musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. That's right, hip-hop (and ethnically diverse casting) meet the 18th century. Its creator, book writer, composer-lyricist, and lead actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, had his Broadway breakthrough in 2008 with Into the Heights, a musical about the Latino-American Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights that also incorporated rap music into its rambunctious songbook. Miranda won a Tony and a Grammy for his songwriting for the Best Musical winner. With Hamilton, he draws on rap, contemporary R&B, pop, and classic show tunes for a dynamic style that isn't just ambitious but accessible and catchy -- and there's plenty of conventional melody. The well-over-two-hour production does a good job of balancing tone and styles, so for those who find rap, or rather theater balladry, something to be endured, relief is just around the corner. Recorded with care over several days instead of the usual single recording session, and with production oversight by Questlove and Black Thought of the Roots, the cast recording opens with alternately rapped and sung exposition on "Alexander Hamilton." Sure, the concept of rapping historical figures can take some adjusting to, but where vocals are concerned, rapping isn't that much different from recitative (between arias) in opera, chant, or any other type of rhythmic speaking ("Ya Got Trouble" from The Music Man). It's the decidedly non-period R&B/21st century pop-flavored music and modern vernacular (with explicit language) in the distant setting that takes some suspension of disbelief. Once that happens, and the listener is confronted with the device quickly and impressively, it's smooth sailing. The rhythm and word plays are at such high levels -- lyrics are often delivered rapid-fire with interruptions occurring seamlessly in rhyme and in tempo -- it's hard not to be won over pretty much from the start, especially with lyrics like the sung political advice, "Talk less, smile more/Don't let them know what you're against or for" and meticulous, smile-inducing rap rhymes ("skill with the quill," etc.). Hamilton's verbosity is a running joke in the show, which comes to an apex in the "Cabinet Battles," exercises in rhetorical grandiloquence executed via a rap smackdown between Hamilton (Miranda) and, among others, Thomas Jefferson (Daveed Diggs). Another standout is the tender pop ballad "Wait for It" by Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr, and the cast. If there's a significant knock on the show, it's that there's so much information communicated in the songs -- facts, reading of documents, summaries of events -- it would certainly be tedious if not accompanied by an unusually entertaining presentation, and some will decide that it still is. However, given the musical's fairly radical rendering and the limited access to the show -- any Broadway show -- this recording seems a vital one, and time will tell if the musical is a watershed in big-budget musical theater. ~ Marcy Donelson
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Central
CD MUSIC MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
Due Jun 15, 2019
Central
CD MUSIC MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
Due Jun 11, 2019
McClatchy
CD MUSIC MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
On Holdshelf
McClatchy
CD MUSIC MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
Due May 15, 2019
Orangevale
CD MUSIC MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
Due May 29, 2019
Southgate
CD MUSIC MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
Due May 25, 2019
Location
Call Number
Status
Folsom Adult
CD MUSIC MUSICAL Hamilton 2015
Due Jun 11, 2019
Folsom Adult
CD MUSIC MUSICAL Hamilton 2015
Due May 31, 2019
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Music CD
Edition:
[Explicit version]
Language:
English
UPC:
075678668432

Notes

General Note
Musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton.
General Note
Composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Creation/Production Credits
Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ahmir Thompson & tarik Trotter for The Roots.
Participants/Performers
Various performers.
Target Audience
Parental advisory: Explicit content.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
d0797869-8043-715e-f883-2100b5c2cd80
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time May 26, 2019 05:25:45 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time May 26, 2019 05:20:32 AM

MARC Record

LEADER04241cjm a2200553Ii 4500
001ocn919490894
003OCoLC
00520151019120842.0
007sd fungnnmmned
008150828t20152015nyumcnne d        n eng d
0241 |a 075678668432
02802 |a 551093-2 |b Atlantic Recording Company
040 |a BTCTA |b eng |e rda |c BTCTA |d TEF |d APL |d RB0
049 |a JRSA
050 4 |a M1500.M57 |b H36 2015
08204 |a 782.1/4 |2 23
1001 |a Miranda, Lin-Manuel, |d 1980- |e composer, |e librettist, |e lyricist.
24510 |a Hamilton : |b original Broadway cast recording / |c book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
2461 |i Title on container : |a Hamilton : |b an American musical.
250 |a [Explicit version]
264 1 |a New York, NY : |b Atlantic Recording Company, |c ?2015.
300 |a 2 audio discs : |b CD audio, digital ; |c 4 3/4 in. + |e 2 booklets.
336 |a performed music |b prm |2 rdacontent.
337 |a audio |b s |2 rdamedia.
338 |a audio disc |b sd |2 rdacarrier.
340 |b 4 3/4 in.
344 |a digital |b optical |c 1.4 m/s |2 rda.
347 |a audio file |b CD audio |2 rda.
500 |a Musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton.
500 |a Composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
5110 |a Various performers.
508 |a Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ahmir Thompson & tarik Trotter for The Roots.
521 |a Parental advisory: Explicit content.
50500 |g disc 1, |t Act I. |t Alexander Hamilton -- |t Aaron Burr, sir -- |t My shot -- |t The story of tonight -- |t The Schuyler sisters -- |t Farmer refuted -- |t You'll be back -- |t Right hand man -- |t A winter's ball -- |t Helpless -- |t Satisfied -- |t The story of tonight (reprise) -- |t Wait for it -- |t Stay live -- |t Ten duel commandments -- |t Meet me inside -- |t That would be enough -- |t Guns and ships -- |t History has its eyes on you -- |t Yorktown (The world turned upside down) -- |t What comes next? -- |t Dear Theodosia -- |t Non-stop --
50500 |g disc 2, |t Act II. |t What'd I miss -- |t Cabinet battle #1 -- |t Take a break -- |t Say no to this -- |t The room where it happens -- |t Schuyler defeated -- |t Cabinet battle #2 -- |t Washington on your side -- |t One last time -- |t I know him -- |t The Adams administration -- |t We know -- |t Hurricane -- |t The Reynolds pamphlet -- |t Burn -- |t Blow us all away -- |t Stay alive (reprise) -- |t It's quiet uptown -- |t Election of 1800 -- |t Your obedient servant -- |t Best of wives and best of women -- |t The world was wide enough -- |t Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.
650 0 |a Statesmen |z United States |v Drama |v Sound recordings.
655 7 |a Musicals. |2 lcgft.
907 |a .b23823203 |b 05-25-19 |c 10-01-15
998 |a (3)cen |a (2)fol |a mcc |a ora |a sou |b 10-20-15 |c m |d j |e - |f eng |g nyu |h 0 |i 8
932 |f CD MUSIC |a MUSICALS Hamilton 2015
994 |a JRS
945 |d 05-21-2019 13:56 |e 05-02-2019 18:27 |3 0 |g 0 |h 05-18-19 |i 33029101299774 |j 3 |k 06-11-19 |l cena |o - |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 9 |u 42 |v 11 |w 10 |x 14 |0 50 |1 19 |y .i74238772 |z 06-27-16
945 |d 05-25-2019 11:36 |e 05-18-2019 12:37 |3 0 |g 0 |h 05-21-19 |i 33029101299741 |j 3 |k 06-15-19 |l cena |o - |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 9 |u 47 |v 4 |w 16 |x 15 |0 213 |1 18 |y .i74238747 |z 06-27-16
945 |d  - - |e 05-01-2019 15:39 |3 0 |g 0 |h 05-24-19 |i 33029098000177 |j 3 |k  - - |l mcca |o - |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s ! |t 9 |u 49 |v 9 |w 9 |x 12 |0 219 |1 19 |y .i72754254 |z 10-19-15
945 |f CD MUSIC |a MUSICAL Hamilton 2015 |d 05-21-2019 17:44 |e 04-30-2019 12:45 |3 0 |g 0 |h 05-17-19 |i 36796021628269 |j 2 |k 06-11-19 |l fola |o l |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 101 |u 40 |v 1 |w 8 |x 14 |0 284 |1 7 |y .i73791441 |z 04-20-16
945 |f CD MUSIC |a MUSICAL Hamilton 2015 |d 05-10-2019 10:57 |e 04-10-2019 11:25 |3 0 |g 0 |h 04-27-19 |i 36796021679452 |j 2 |k 05-31-19 |l fola |o l |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 101 |u 21 |v 7 |w 7 |x 10 |0 205 |1 40 |y .i75647977 |z 04-05-17
945 |d 12-15-2018 17:00 |e 10-06-2018 16:49 |3 2 |g 0 |h 12-11-18 |i 33029101299733 |j 3 |k 05-15-19 |l mcca |o - |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 9 |u 34 |v 12 |w 6 |x 13 |0 16 |1 16 |y .i74238735 |z 06-27-16
945 |d 05-08-2019 15:06 |e 04-11-2019 14:49 |3 0 |g 0 |h 05-02-19 |i 33029101299758 |j 3 |k 05-29-19 |l oraa |o - |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 9 |u 36 |v 9 |w 12 |x 7 |0 21 |1 19 |y .i74238759 |z 06-27-16
945 |d 05-04-2019 16:28 |e 04-08-2019 13:02 |3 0 |g 0 |h 04-27-19 |i 33029098000193 |j 3 |k 05-25-19 |l soua |o - |p $27.99 |q  |r - |s - |t 9 |u 47 |v 9 |w 12 |x 9 |0 24 |1 4 |y .i72754230 |z 10-19-15