The good old United States Postal Service delivered a package to me yesterday. The contents of that package:
- one (1) copy of the Bond 50 Blu-ray box set, containing all 22 of the films in the James Bond series, housed inside a nifty box replete with photos; and
- one (1) copy of the Carrie: Premiere Cast Recording CD, which was released just this week by Ghost Light Records
Now, y'all know me. You know I'm a big Stephen King fan, and odds are you know that I'm a big Bond fan, too. It ought, therefore, to be fairly easy to figure out which of those items I was more excited about. (Hint; it was the one I'm not blogging about right this very second.)
Nevertheless, I'm very happy to finally be able to say that I in some way own Carrie: The Musical. I'm somewhat familiar with it already; a couple of years ago around this time (i.e., Halloween season), I did a bit of digging on the Internet to see if I could find some bootlegs of the original version of the show, and I had some success with that, at least as far as audio goes. It's pretty low-quality stuff, though; bootlegs are better than nothing, but when something was recorded by a fan with a tape deck in their pocket, the result is typically going to be a bit less than awesome.
In any case, we now have something considerably better in the form of this official CD release.
What I'm going to do is just put the sucker on, listen to each song, and give you some impressions. At some point down the road, I'd love to be able to do some sort of in-depth analysis of the differences between the various versions of the show, but that sort of write-up is beyond the scope of my interest at the moment. Someday; just not this one.