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Annie Live!
Original Soundtrack of the Television Event on NBC


Music: Charles Strouse
Lyrics: Martin Charnin
Performed by: Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty and Celina Smith
Label: Sony Masterworks Broadway
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 03 December 2021

Sony Masterworks Broadway releases Annie Live!: Original Soundtrack of the Television Event on NBC featuring the score from the beloved musical as performed by the cast of the NBC’s television event. The soundtrack features vocals by Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty, with newcomer Celina Smith in the titular role of Annie and Taraji P. Henson. Annie is one of the biggest hits in Broadway history and the winner of seven Tony awards including Best Musical. It has been licensed and performed in 50 countries and translated into 8 languages and has delighted families and kids of all ages for over 40 years...

Whether you saw the NBC broadcast, or are just a musical theatre fan in general, Annie Live! is a recording that you'll get a lot of pleasure from. Of course, the main song that everyone is familiar with, 'Tomorrow' is front and centre with it making an appearance several times throughout the recording.

Other familiar track 'Its the Hard-Knock Life' is wonderfully realised with the chorus of child singers really knocking it out of the park. Other than that there's nothing here that has managed to creep into pop culture as much as 'Tomorrow' and so the majority of tracks will be unfamiliar to those that haven't seen the musical before.

Overall the cast is impressive, as you'd expect, with Harry Connick, Jr. really standing out as the cast's strongest singer.

This is a wonderful musical souvenir of the show and well worth adding to your collection.


Nick Smithson

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