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Fortress Of Solitude - Original Cast Recording

Release Date: 03/23/2015 
Label:  Ghostlight   Catalog #: 84488   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Michael Friedmann
Performer:  Irene Britton SmithKimberly GrigsbyAdam Chanler-BeratBarry Danielman,   ... 
Conductor:  Kimberly Grigsby
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Fortress Of Solitude, a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond - of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly. The Fortress Of Solitude is based on the national best-selling novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem, with a book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, and conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin. Time Out New York raved, "Michael Friedman's score draws excitingly on period sounds" and according to The New York Times, "the score Read more flows in undulating rivers of soul, funk, punk and rap." Friedman is also writer of the musicals Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Love's Labour's Lost. The Fortress Of Solitude has orchestrations by John Clancy, with additional orchestrations by Matt Beck. The 24-track, 70-minute recording was produced by Dean Sharenow and Kurt Deutsch. Read less

Works on This Recording

The Fortress of Solitude, musical play by Michael Friedmann
Performer:  Irene Britton Smith (Voice), Kimberly Grigsby (Keyboards), Adam Chanler-Berat (Voice),
Barry Danielman (Trumpet), John Deley (Keyboards), Scott Kreitzer (Reeds),
John Deley (Piano), Jack Bashkow (Reeds), Barry Danielman (Flugelhorn),
Kristen Sieh (Voice), Kevin Mambo (Voice), Juson Williams (Voice),
Abe Fogle (Drums), Aaron Watson (Voice), Javier Diaz (Percussion),
Carl Burnett (Guitar)
Conductor:  Kimberly Grigsby
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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