Bryan F. Irrera (bfirrera) wrote,
Bryan F. Irrera
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Rent - Motion Picture Soundtrack...

On this soundtrack, in this movie, they've kept the entire original cast with the exception of Mimi and Joanne (though I loved the original, the new Joanne is AWESOME!).

Why, oh why, couldn't they have also replaced Roger (Adam Pascal)? He's even worse than before.

Yes, all the voices have changed since the earlier recording, but they've all gotten richer...except for Roger's.

So far, my favorite parts of this new recording: Maureen's art performance is awesome (Jump Over the Moon), and I've already marked the new recording of "Tango Maureen" with five stars in iTunes...

The newer "Take Me or Leave Me" is sublime. Idina and Tracie Thoms (the new Joanne) are perfect.

Luckily, the not-so same old/same old Roger couldn't ruin my favorite song in the piece "What You Own"...Anthony Rapp as Mark is so MUCH stronger on his songs.

I think, however, that some of the stuff is OVER produced. "I'll Cover You" was perfect before. They didn't have to retool it, but they did and it's now too over the top...like the two gentlemen are trying to out "American Idol" each other...

whatever, I'm going to go back and listen to the OLD soundtrack now, thank you very much...
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