November 28, 2017 at 6:27 am #1202422959
To be clear, the CD for a Broadway musical is called a cast recording. Soundtracks are only used for Film/TV because they sound exactly the same beat for beat. You cannot call the Dear Evan Hansen CD a soundtrack because Dear Evan Hansen is not a movie, yet.November 28, 2017 at 6:58 am #1202423030
Shocked Great Comet, Falsettos and Dreamgirls were snubbed.November 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm #1202423537
I was away at work all day and didn’t have the time to comment, but I’ll say I’m shocked there’s only three nominees instead of five, but the three are all ones I predicted. I suspect Dear Evan Hansen easily wins this.November 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm #1202423589
Seriously? Why is everyone writing off Hello, Dolly!? I think that might have a shot of winning. It has three-time Grammy winner Bette Midler listed as a principal soloist. About six other times out of the last 18 years, the award went to the cast recording that happened to have major involvement from a previous Grammy winner as their secret weapon. They’ve included…
Aida-Original music composed by Elton John.
Jersey Boys-It utilized the songs of the Four Seasons.
American Idiot-It utilized the songs of Green Day.
Kinky Boots-Original score written by Cyndi Lauper.
Beautiful-It utilized the songs of Carole King.
The Color Purple-It had Jennifer Hudson listed as a principal soloist.November 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm #1202423682
I’m predicting Dear Evan Hansen to win because it’s cemented itself in pop culture in a way most people, including myself, weren’t predicting it to.
Plus, more often than not, this goes to the Tony winner for Best Musical or Best Revival Of A Musical.November 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm #1202423698
True, but Dear Evan Hansen seems to have this zeitgeist that I think Grammy voters will find impossible to resist.December 1, 2017 at 1:57 am #1202426492
The three nominees are:
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
I am predicting Dear Evan Hansen will prevail for the Grammy win.December 3, 2017 at 6:55 am #1202427878
As cutting edge as DEH may be, I find it difficult to imagine Grammy voters declining the opportunity to honor Bette Midler’s triumph.December 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm #1202428375
If they spend two seconds actually listening, they will. Rarely has there been such a disparity between energy in the theater and energy on a recording as there is with Dolly.
Now, whether they actually do listen or not remains to be seen.December 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm #1202428398
There is also the question of whether or not voters have even seen the shows. If they haven’t, they could just be basing their votes strictly on the CDs themselves.
And while I know that several people weren’t the biggest fans of the new cast recording of Hello, Dolly!, I listen to it a lot, and is still such a joyful experience for me.December 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm #1202428560
I thought the whole point of this category was the quality of the cast recordings, not the actual stage shows.December 4, 2017 at 3:48 am #1202428870
It’s interesting to note that the original Carol Channing cast album for Dolly lost to Funny Girl.December 4, 2017 at 6:48 am #1202428988
That’s already been mentioned, but I don’t think that’s going to sway Grammy voters away from Dear Evan Hansen.
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