Just a random question.... what is your favourite version of the Annie overture?
Original Broadway Cast Album:
1999 Movie Soundtrack:
30th Anniversary Cast Album:
2012 Broadway Cast Album:
2014 Movie Soundtrack
I know the Broadway ones are all very similar, but there is something about the 30th Anniversary recording that gives me chills :)
I have to go with the original. Simply because I grew up with it and must have heard it thousands of time It really means a lot to me. Also, the majority of productions I have seen started off that way. It still gives me goosebumps
I like this overture, not entirely sure which version it is but it works well for the ice skating routine.
That sounds like the original recording overture.
That's the original :)
I just read an article about the decline of the overture in Broadway Musicals today. I can't find it again, but there have been various articles over the years noting that new musicals eschew the traditional overture and go straight into the first number or scene. Shame.