Last week we went to the 25th anniversary show for the Phantom of the Opera (or as the website calls it 'Phantom of the Opera'). The two in the lead were the two leads we saw and loved so much in Love Never Dies (Ramin! Sierra!) last year so we were EVer so excited to see them in the original. Earlier that day at work I decided to get into the theme of things by listening to ye olde original cast on Spotify. First I was distracted by the title track with the Canadian cast, including ye olde Colm Wilkinson. It was dismal, but then I was distracted again by this "Tribute to Phantom of the Opera." Just look at the cover art!
A pirate patch? A wacky feather hat creation? A random floating rose? I should have known then that it was going to be...special. I started the title track and said, hmm, okay. But then it just got worse and worse and I was giggle snorting at my desk. Naturally I couldn't stop there and listened to the rest of the CD. Let me tell you. AMAZING. So incredibly amazing in its terrible terribleness. So terrible I'm pretty sure it's the worst CD in the WORLD. Or at least the worst CD in the world based on something else. I could hardly contain my snorts of laughter and sent pretty much every track to Mr. Graham via Spotify.
The moral of this story? Check it out. You will not be sorry. Highlights include the sleepy Phantom in the title track, everything about Music of the Night, the disaster that is All I Ask of You and the garbled words in Point of No Return. In fact, there are words wrong in pretty much every song.
If you needed another reason to try out Spotify, this is it, my friends. This is it. Samples on Amazon are not enough for this level of terrible.
(Oh, and the concert was great. Sierra killed it, Ramin tried a little too hard to kill and so didn't *quite* kill it but I still heart him.)