Product Code: MOVATM289
Artist: Various Artists
Origin: EU
Label: Music On Vinyl (2021)
Format: 2 X LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Comedy/SpokenWord/Other , Soundtracks N

Hair (Original London Cast Recording) Coloured Vinyl

Brand new sealed double LP, Green & Yellow Swirled
Vinyl, LP, Orange & Yellow Swirled Vinyl.

Hair is a 1968 cast recording of the musical Hair on the RCA Victor label. Sarah Erlewine, for Allmusic, wrote: "The music is heartening and invigorating, including the classics 'Aquarius,' 'Good Morning Starshine,' 'Let the Sunshine In,' 'Frank Mills' ... and 'Easy to Be Hard.' The joy that has been instilled in this original Broadway cast recording shines through, capturing in the performances of creators Gerome Ragni and James Rado exactly what they were aiming for – not to speak for their generation, but to speak for themselves."[1]

The album charted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the last Broadway cast album to do so. Hair's cast album stayed at No. 1 for 13 weeks in 1969.[2]

The recording also received a Grammy Award in 1969 for Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album[3] and sold nearly 3 million copies in the U.S. by December 1969.[4] The New York Times noted in 2007 that "The cast album of Hair was... a must-have for the middle classes. Its exotic orange-and-green cover art imprinted itself instantly and indelibly on the psyche.... [It] became a pop-rock classic that, like all good pop, has an appeal that transcends particular tastes for genre or period."[5] In 2019 the Original Broadway Cast Recording was added to the National Recording Registry.[6]

A1 Ronald Dyson*, Company* Aquarius
A2 Gerome Ragni, Company* Donna
A3 Company* Hashish
A4 Steve Curry, Company* Sodom
A5 Lamont Washington, Company* Colored Spade
A6 James Rado, Company* Manchester England
A7 Lamont Washington, Steve Curry, Gerome Ragni, James Rado I'm Black
A8 Steve Curry, Lamont Washington, Melba Moore, Company* Ain't Got No
A9 Melba Moore, Company* i Believe In Love
A10 Company* Ain't Got No (Reprise)
A11 Sally Eaton, Shelley Plimpton, Melba Moore, Company* Air
A12 Company* Initials
B1 James Rado, Company* I Got Life
B2 Gerome Ragni, Company* Going Down
B3 James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Company* Hair
B4 Jonathan Kramer (2) My Conviction
B5 Lynn Kellogg Easy To Be Hard
B6 Gerome Ragni And Steve Curry Don't Put It Down
B7 Shelley Plimpton Frank Mills
B8 Company* Be-In
C1 James Rado, Company* Where Do I Go?
C2 Paul Jabara, Company* Electric Blues
C3 James Rado, Company* Manchester England (Reprise)*
C4 Diane Keaton, Suzannah Norstrand And Natalie Mosco Black Boys
C5 Melba Moore, Lorrie Davis And Emmaretta Marks White Boys
C6 Company* Walking In Space
D1 Lorrie Davis, Lamont Washington, Ronald Dyson* And Donnie Burks Abie Baby
D2 Company* Three-Five-Zero-Zero
D3 Ronald Dyson* And Walter Harris What A Piece Of Work Is Man
D4 Lynn Kellogg, Melba Moore, James Rado And Gerome Ragni Good Morning Starshine
D5 Company* The Bed
D6 James Rado, Lynn Kellogg, Melba Moore, Company* The Flesh