Friday, June 10, 2011

"The Book of Mormon" Original Cast Recording is On Sale at Amazon

Are you ready for the Tonys? I'm not quite there yet, but I'm getting closer thanks to Amazon, which is offering a digital download of The Book of Mormon original cast recording (please don't call it a soundtrack :) for the bargain price of $1.99. This is an excellent deal if only because you get to hear the awesome "You and Me (But Mostly Me)," a song that pays homage to (or savagely rips on) the power ballads from Wicked. Besides mocking Wicked, a show that I find too overly earnest and bombastic to fully embrace, I love that the song addresses the idea that, in spite of the many "buddy stories" in our culture, the partnership is usually very uneven.

If you want something even more irreverent (and borderline offensive) but still funny, check out "Baptize Me," a song that takes something that sounds like a conventional romantic duet and puts a distinctly unique twist on it.