Gypsy (soundtrack)

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Gypsy (soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Bette Midler
Released November 23, 1993
Recorded 1993
Label Atlantic
Producer Arif Mardin
Bette Midler chronology
Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits
(1993)
Gypsy
(1993)
Bette of Roses
(1995)

Gypsy is the soundtrack to the television film Gypsy. Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV adaptation of the 1959 musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable written by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother. The album was released in 1993 and features Bette Midler, who also starred in the film as the character Mama Rose. Midler's performance earned her a Golden Globe Award in 1994 for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a TV Film. Gypsy also received an unprecedented twelve Emmy nominations.

Despite the fact that the film only aired on the CBS channel in the US and the soundtrack only featured Midler on seven of the seventeen tracks it was released as a Bette Midler album by Atlantic Records worldwide in 1993. The film has however since been released on VHS/DVD in most parts of the world.

The Gypsy soundtrack peaked at #183 on Billboard's album chart but failed to chart in the UK.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (NR) [1]

Tracklist[edit]

All music written by Jule Styne. All lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim.

  1. "Overture" - 4:56
  2. "May We Entertain You" - 0:52
  3. "Some People" - 3:16
  4. "Small World" - 3:23
  5. "Baby June And Her Newsboys" - 2:08
    • Performed by Lacey Chabert, Elisabeth Moss, Joey Ceo, Blake Armstrong and Teo Weiner
  6. "Mr. Goldstone" - 2:27
    • Performed by Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Jennifer Beck, Jeffrey Broadhurst, Peter Lockyer, Michael Moore and Patrick Boyd
  7. "Little Lamb" - 2:20
  8. "You'll Never Get Away From Me" - 2:57
    • Performed by Bette Midler and Peter Riegert
  9. "Dainty June And Her Farmboys" - 4:36
    • Performed by Jennifer Beck, Jeffrey Broadhurst, Peter Lockyer, Michael Moore, Patrick Boyd, Terry Lindholm, Gregg Russell and Cynthia Gibb
  10. "If Momma Was Married" - 2:56
    • Performed by Jennifer Beck and Cynthia Gibb
  11. "All I Need Is The Girl" - 4:58
    • Performed by Jeffrey Broadhurst
  12. "Everything's Coming Up Roses" - 2:50
    • Performed by Bette Midler
  13. "Together (Wherever We Go)" - 2:58
    • Performed by Bette Midler, Peter Riegert and Cynthia Gibb
  14. "You Gotta Get A Gimmick" - 4:07
  15. "Let Me Entertain You" - 2:33
    • Performed by Cynthia Gibb
  16. "Rose's Turn" - 4:05
    • Performed by Bette Midler
  17. "End Credits" - 3:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Lacey Chabert - vocals (Baby June)
  • Elisabeth Moss - vocals (Baby Louise)
  • Bette Midler - vocals (Rose)
  • Peter Riegert - vocals (Herbie)
  • Joey Ceo - vocals (newsboy)
  • Blake Armstrong - vocals (newsboy)
  • Teo Weiner - vocals (newsboy)
  • Jeffrey Broadhurst - vocals (Tulsa)
  • Peter Lockyer - vocals (Yonkers)
  • Michael Moore - vocals (L.A.)
  • Patrick Boyd - vocals (Kansas)
  • Cynthia Gibb - vocals (Louise/Gypsy)
  • Jennifer Beck - vocals (June)
  • Terry Lindholm - vocals (Flagstaff)
  • Gregg Russell - vocals (farmboy)
  • Linda Hart - vocals (Mazeppa)
  • Anna McNeely - vocals (Electra)
  • Christine Ebersole - vocals (Tessie Tura)

Production[edit]

  • Arif Mardin - record producer
  • Michael Rafter - producer
  • Curt Sobel - producer
  • Robert Schaper Jr - sound engineer
  • David Ronne - engineer
  • Matthew John McFadden - engineer
  • Peggy Names - engineer
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California.

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