American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording

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American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording
Cast recording by Cast of American Idiot and Green Day
Released April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13) (Digital download)
April 20, 2010 (2010-04-20) (CD)
July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13) (Vinyl)
Recorded November 2009–January 2010 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock
Length 82:10
Label Reprise
Producer Green Day
Green Day chronology
21st Century Breakdown
(2009)
American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording
(2010)
Awesome as Fuck
(2011)
Singles from American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording
  1. "21 Guns"
    Released: December 3, 2009 (2009-12-03)
  2. "When It's Time"
    Released: June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11)

American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording is an album by the cast of American Idiot and Green Day. In September 2009, American Idiot began its run in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California.[1] After two extensions, it was transferred to the St. James Theatre on Broadway. The first single from the album, "21 Guns" was released on December 3, 2009. The album also includes "When It's Time", a previously unreleased song written by Billie Joe Armstrong. Two versions of it appear on the album, one by The Cast and one by Green Day. It was originally released on mtv.com on April 13, 2010 and was released on CD on April 20, 2010. A vinyl version of the album was released on July 13, 2010. The album debuted at number 43 on the Billboard 200, becoming one of the highest-charting musical soundtracks. It has sold 40,000 copies as of August, 2010.[2][not in citation given] The album won Best Musical Show Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Shortly after the album's release, another album featuring 13 songs from the album was released as American Idiot: Selections from the Original Broadway Cast Recording.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music composed by Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, arranged by Tom Kitt.

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "American Idiot"   3:05
2. "Jesus of Suburbia"
I. "Jesus of Suburbia"
II. "City of the Damned"
III. "I Don't Care"
IV. "Dearly Beloved"
V. "Tales of Another Broken Home"  
9:07
3. "Holiday"   4:07
4. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"   4:22
5. "Favorite Son"   2:40
6. "Are We the Waiting"   2:53
7. "St. Jimmy"   2:46
8. "Give Me Novacaine"   3:33
9. "Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel"   2:22
10. "Last Night on Earth"   4:16
11. "Too Much Too Soon"   2:40
12. "Before the Lobotomy"   1:40
13. "Extraordinary Girl"   3:27
14. "Before the Lobotomy (Reprise)"   1:14
15. "When It's Time"   2:40
16. "Know Your Enemy"   2:07
17. "21 Guns"   4:45
18. "Letterbomb"   3:24
19. "Wake Me Up When September Ends"   4:46
20. "Homecoming"
I. "The Death of St. Jimmy"
II. "East 12th St."
III. "Nobody Likes You" (lyrics written by Dirnt)
IV. "Rock and Roll Girlfriend" (lyrics written by Cool)
V. "We're Coming Home Again"  
9:39
21. "Whatsername"   4:05
22. "When It's Time" (Green Day version) 3:23

Tracks are split into two discs, although there is no mention of this on the sleeve as tracks are written consecutively as tracks 1 to 22. Despite being the curtain call of the show, "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is not featured on the album. It is, however, available as a free download on the musical's official website.

American Idiot: Selections from the Original Broadway Cast Recording[edit]

  1. "American Idiot" - 3:05
  2. "Holiday" - 4:07
  3. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - 4:22
  4. "St. Jimmy" - 2:46
  5. "Give Me Novacaine" - 3:33
  6. "Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel" - 2:22
  7. "Last Night on Earth" - 4:16
  8. "21 Guns" - 4:45
  9. "Letterbomb" - 3:24
  10. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" - 4:46
  11. "Homecoming"
    I. "The Death of St. Jimmy"
    II. "East 12th St."
    III. "Nobody Likes You"
    IV. "Rock and Roll Girlfriend"
    V. "We're Coming Home Again" - 9:39
  12. "Whatsername" - 4:05
  13. "When It's Time" (Green Day version) - 3:23

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Position
Billboard 200 43
Billboard Top Cast Albums 1
Austria Albums Top 75 15
Greece Albums Chart 32
Italian FIMI top 100 48
Swedish Albums Chart 46
German Albums Chart 70

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Idiot". www.berkleyrep.org. Archived from the original on 24 May 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Yahoo Music
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: American Idiot Original Broadway Cast". Allmusic. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 

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