Inspiration is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? My friend Liz did a Music Roundup post, something I started a while ago. Her lovely post inspired me to post another Music Roundup…
So, here’s how it works – write a post, include links, pictures, videos, whatever you want, about the music you’ve been listening to lately! Then, come back, and link up. If you have a few moments, stop by another participant’s blog, and read about their latest musical obsessions (hey, you might discover a new favorite!).
*warning, this post might be filled with Broadway soundtracks – I’m a bit obsessed lately…* Here’s a classic for you – West Side Story – the modern Romeo and Juliet. I’m enjoying this one a lot! Confession: I’ve never seen West Side Story, but I plan to. I have an odd habit of memorizing soundtracks, then watching the movie or show they originated from. Hey, at least I can sing along, right? I highly recommend the song Gee Officer Krupke. (13 and over, definitely. It’s well… sung by a city gang member – how else can I put it?)
Amazon (great price!)
*this is not the version I have – the one I have stars Richard Harris and Fiona Fullerton. I couldn’t find it, go figure…*I am, officially, in love with this soundtrack. The music is gorgeous, and it adds personality to the traditional characters.
You know how faithful and devout I am/ you must admit I’ve always been a lamb. But Genevieve/ Saint Genevieve/ I won’t obey you anymore/ you’ve gone a bit too far/ I won’t be bid and bargained for like beads at a bazaar. So Genevieve I’ve run away/ eluded them and fled/ and from now on I intend to pray/ to someone else instead!
The guy who sings The Seven Deadly Virtues, and Fie on Goodness (I’m assuming he’s the villain?) is hysterical. He reminds me of the villain, whose name I can’t remember, from The Scarlet Pimpernal (another good musical, for you musical junkies out there…).
Amazon (another good buy, people…)
And for those of you who don’t really fancy gangs or burning maidens at stake, I have a perfectly safe, wonderful soundtrack for you all.
This musical is a retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, and includes a large amount of songs that I highly recommend. (Close Every Door, Go Go Go Joseph, One More Angel in Heaven, Song of the King…) Actually, how about you go out and get the whole album? Because by the time I finish recommending my favorites, I’ll have the whole soundtrack listed. Besides, you really, really want to listen to Pharaoh tell of his dreams Elvis-style, right? Yes, you do. 😉Amazon
Oh my gosh… this isn’t… a soundtrack! Is something wrong with Amanda? After all, she’s already bored us to death with her other favorites…This album is absolutely gorgeous. I’m a huge Celtic Woman junkie, as you know, but I’m thrilled that Hayley did this album with some lesser-known Celtic songs. I highly recommend Summer Fly, Summer Rain, and Sonny. For more well-known songs, she does a great job on Scarborough Fair, Shenandoah, and One Fine Day.
Hey, one can’t listen to soundtracks all the time, can they? Gotta have a little variety in there. 😉Amazon
It’s your turn! What are you listening to?