Armstrong Circle Theatre Presents: Brigadoon (broadcast ABC TV 1966); Carousel (broadcast ABC TV 1967); Kiss Me, Kate (broadcast ABC TV 1968) - Starring Robert Goulet
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KHCD-ST013-2CDDL (MONO/STEREO) - Armstrong Circle Theatre Presents: Brigadoon (broadcast ABC TV 1966); Carousel (broadcast ABC TV 1967); Kiss Me, Kate (broadcast ABC TV 1968) - Starring Robert Goulet - Three classic American musical theatre productions, starring Robert Goulet in his prime, with stellar supporting casts. Armstrong produced four television musicals during the 60s (there was no soundtrack produced for "Kismet"), and the three restored soundtracks found here were originally produced by Columbia Special Products, available as LPs only sold by Armstrong Floor Products dealers. The LPs themselves are very rare, and I was fortunate to find near-mint copies of all three with which to work. The first two musical soundtracks are in mono; if there were ever stereo versions produced, they no longer exist, as the mono copies are all that show up in extensive searches. The mono selections have good sound, but quite a bit of reverb was added post-production by Columbia; I have tried to tame it a bit, to calm the harmonics that pop up on certain passages. The stereo "Kiss Me, Kate" is the typical 60s wide-spread separation sound-stage found on non-classical productions, with pointed highlighting of instruments and voices. The performances shine through, and will bring back memories for those who were fortunate enough to have seen these one-time broadcasts, or had the LPs in their collection in the past. Thanks to Glen Gill for suggesting this project.