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Jennie [Original Broadway Cast]

Mary Martin 5/11/1993


This is a 1993 CD reissue of a 1963 Broadway cast album of Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz's flop musical loosely based on the life of actress Laurette Taylor and starring Mary Martin. It's one of those cases of a lot of talent being wasted, starting with Martin, whose unforgettable voice is heard singing mostly forgettable material. The best song, "Before I Kiss The World Goodbye," was interpolated from another show, and, according to Martin's autobiography, doesn't really fit the story. Thankfully, that's not apparent on the cast album, which needs all the help it can get. In some ways, time has been unkind--you just can't sing a song called "Born Again" anymore and not have it be about religion--but there was never much here to begin with. For Mary Martin and Broadway fanatics only. ~ William Ruhlmann
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Overture Mary Martin 4:36
  3. 2 Waitin' for the Evening Train Mary Martin 2:31
  4. 3 When You're Far Away from New York Town Mary Martin 2:23
  5. 4 I Still Look at You That Way Mary Martin 2:8
  6. 5 For Better or Worse Ethel Shutta 2:20
  7. 6 Born Again Mary Martin 3:20
  8. 7 Over Here Mary Martin 2:22
  9. 8 Before I Kiss the World Goodbye Mary Martin 3:14
  10. 9 Sauce Diable Original Cast Recording 2:31
  11. 10 Where You Are Mary Martin 3:12
  12. 11 See Seattle George Wallace 2:10
  13. 12 High Is Better Than Low Mary Martin 3:11
  14. 13 The Night May Be Dark Mary Martin 2:27
  15. 14 I Believe in Takin' a Chance Mary Martin 2:26
  16. 15 Lonely Nights Mary Martin 3:30
  17. 16 Jennie~Before I Kiss the World Goodbye (Reprise) Mary Martin 1:49

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