I wish they go to broadway. There is Dracula by Mr Wildhorn, also good. But this one is as good or even better. Great orchestration and not simple but beautiful melodies! Loved it.
OMG!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
If I had only found this when I was younger. I love music, I love vampires , especially Dracula, this is perfect. No questions asked!
It's hard to re-work a story that has been done so often, but this newest musical entry in the Dracula saga is not much to write home about. The music itself is fairly good; but who in God's name wrote the lyrics? A group of seventh grade girls? The phrase "burning desire" is repeated roughly 700 times. I was ready to scream "ok, we get it! you're irresistable!" about five songs in. The one truly good song on the album is "Those Dreams of Long Ago," sung by Mina, and she sounds like the heroine of the original novel, who didn't abandon self-respect and integrity at the first glance of the count like most atrocious characterizations of her do nowadays. Dracula himself sounds nicely unrepentant, staying truer to his original character. Other than that, there's just not much here to get excited about.
By Mad Alyss
I really love this album, the singers, and the composition, just the whole thing was...
breathtaking! I will never get tired of listening to this album!
I highly recomend this to anybody.
AMAZING! Can't wait until this is reborn on Broadway.
I can't wait for the DVD production to come out sometime in the future. Filming starts in 2009 with the set of songs already in the CD to be included, according to the producers Sangdevie. This will eventually allow the theatrical musical production to arrive sometime later. Evidently, it is a marketing strategy that the producers are following in hopes it will help them avoid misfortunes of other vampire themed driven musicals like the Michael Crawford one, Wildhorn's 2004 short lived Broadway Dracula and most recently, Elthon John's 2006 Lestat. Dracula is a theme so dark but thrillingly passionate too that familiarizing the potential audience to the tunes and closely followed original novel story telling may pay out and entice people to visit the theater.
A video for the song Within My World is available in Youtube and was broadcasted in UK TV in late 2008. This was the first visual enactment done by the producers, touching mass media distribution.
Buy this Cast Recording, you will not be disappointed.
i love this show.
but i find it to be VERY similar to my favorite, Jekyll & Hyde.
If you liked Phamtom of the Opera, you'll love Dracula
I bought this album for 2 reasons: 1 being I am a musical theater junkie and 2 Dracula has been one of my favorite stories since I was like 11. It takes a while to get into the moods of the music, because it's very dark but very beutiufully written. You do have to at least like musicals to appreciate this album (which I do). I found the music style similar to that of Phamtom of the Opera. I think it serves a fair justice to the original book. I wish broadway here in America would produce a production of it. If you choose to buy this album, brace yourself for a dark (and somewhat Operaish) musical telling of the most famous vampire story of all time.
I, myself, am a theatre geek so I have sort of a bias view, but still, this is a GREAT SOUNDTRACK! "Within My World" is such a great song, I can listen to it over and over i recommend a buy on entire album.
I wanted it to be good--I really, sincerely did
Gothic stories make amazing musicals--they are fantastical, fun, and still set in reality, so easier to stage (Phantom, Jekyll and Hyde etc)
The plot (what can be decifered) makes departures from the book similar to most shows--don't go in expecting Bram to come out unscathed--as far as plot is concerned, my only issue is the portrayal of Dracula as a sort of sex symbol.
My problem with this musical lies in the lyrics and the tunes. The singers are marvelous--Dracula is wonderful, Mina and Lucy have lovely voices, Harker is fine (the worst by default. He has a lovely range and marvelous tambre). The singers earn their stripes.
The tunes are a mixture between newer, unique tunes and almost ripped off melody lines--and what makes that statement so sad is the ripped offish tunes are generally better written and easily identifiable. The score, as a work doesn't grab the listener. The songs do not demand attention--I found that I stopped listening altogether for periods of time. The lyrics take themselves much to seriously--it borders on comical at times
I'd still purchase the album for the quality of the vocalists
I am a big fan of 'Those Dreams of Long Ago' and 'I am Condemned'
"She Devil, Nosteratu" is an excellent chorus bit.