Saturday, March 2, 2013

CD Review: "Smash" Drops A "Bombshell" With New Television Musical Soundtrack

The NBC's hit show "Smash" returned with its second season of outstanding musical numbers which included more music for the full-length musical "Bombshell" performed within the show. "Bombshell" is loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe as the show's cast, including Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty give some of their best performances. The album was released on February 12 through Columbia Records and debuted at #43 on the Billboard Album chart.
 
The 22-song album begins with McPhee and Hilty performing together on "Let Me Be Your Star" as their voices go so well together that when they combine for a song, it is truly great. Broadway star Bernadette Peters appears as Norma Gene's mother on this soundtrack as she takes the lead on "At Your Feet" and she also appears in the second act on the piano ballad "Hang The Moon." The cast bring back the enjoyment of musicals with songs like "Smash!" and "The National Pastime." The doo-wop sound of "History Is Made At Night" sounds like a modern hit, while the slow-build up of "Cut, Print...Moving On" closes out the first act.
 
The second act begins with the huge introduction of Marilyn Monroe with "Public Relations." Actress Debra messing gets in the act with "The Right Regrets" as she performs an outstanding duet with Christian Borle. The album closes with the finale "Don't Forget Me" performed wonderfully by Katharine McPhee.
 
For more information on this latest release from the television show "Smash, " please visit http://www.nbc.com/smash/.

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