Rent (albums)

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Rent
Cast recording
Released August 27, 1996
Genre Showtunes
Length 160min
Label DreamWorks
Producer Arif Mardin, co-produced by Steve Skinner
The Best of Rent
Cast recording
Released September 7, 1999
Genre Showtunes
Label DreamWorks

Rent (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is an album of music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. It is produced by DreamWorks with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. The album is a 2-disc (in its CD format) collection of every song from the musical; some small segments of narration and spoken dialogue from the play are not included in the recording. The collection ends with a studio-recorded rearrangement of the song "Seasons of Love" featuring Stevie Wonder.[1] The album was recorded by the original Broadway cast of RENT and was released on August 27, 1996. A second one-disc album was released in 1999 containing highlights from the original cast album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Original Broadway Cast Recording[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jonathan Larson

Disc One
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Tune Up #1"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 0:51
2. "Voice Mail #1"   Kristen Lee Kelly 0:36
3. "Tune Up #2"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 1:32
4. "Rent"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs 4:25
5. "You Okay Honey?"   Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin 1:42
6. "Tune Up #3"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 0:25
7. "One Song Glory"   Adam Pascal 2:44
8. "Light My Candle"   Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega 4:05
9. "Voice Mail #2"   Byron Utley, Gwen Stewart 0:46
10. "Today 4 U"   Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 3:30
11. "You'll See"   Taye Diggs, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin 2:57
12. "Tango: Maureen"   Anthony Rapp, Fredi Walker 3:28
13. "Life Support"   Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Gilles Chiasson, Timothy Britten Parker, Rodney Hicks 1:59
14. "Out Tonight"   Daphne Rubin-Vega 3:49
15. "Another Day"   Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega 4:44
16. "Will I?"   Gilles Chiasson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 2:30
17. "On The Street"   Anthony Rapp, Wilson Jermaine Heredia 1:33
18. "Santa Fe"   Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 3:13
19. "I'll Cover You"   Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin 2:29
20. "We're Okay"   Fredi Walker 1:23
21. "Christmas Bells"   Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel 6:05
22. "Over The Moon"   Idina Menzel 5:16
23. "La Vie Bohème"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs 8:00
24. "I Should Tell You"   Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega 3:01
25. "La Vie Bohème B"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker 1:53
Total length:
1:12:55
Disc Two
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Seasons of Love"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley 2:52
2. "Happy New Year"   Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia 3:24
3. "Voice Mail #3"   Kristen Lee Kelly, Aiko Nakasone 0:51
4. "Happy New Year B"   Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Anthony Rapp, Taye Diggs, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin 3:57
5. "Take Me Or Leave Me"   Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker 3:43
6. "Seasons of Love B"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs 1:05
7. "Without You"   Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal 4:21
8. "Voice Mail #4"   Aiko Nakasone 0:32
9. "Contact"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker 2:08
10. "I'll Cover You (Reprise)"   Jesse L. Martin, Fredi Walker, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Taye Diggs 2:51
11. "Halloween"   Anthony Rapp 1:49
12. "Goodbye Love"   Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin 5:58
13. "What You Own"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal 3:56
14. "Voice Mail #5"   Aiko Nakasone, Byron Utley, Kristen Lee Kelly 0:56
15. "Finale"   Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker 5:30
16. "Your Eyes"   Adam Pascal 2:21
17. "Finale B"   Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Fredi Walker, Idina Menzel, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp 2:53
18. "Seasons of Love"   Stevie Wonder, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs 4:26
Total length:
53:32

The Best of Rent: Highlights From The Original Cast Album[edit]

  1. "Rent" - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs
  2. "One Song Glory" - Adam Pascal
  3. "Light My Candle" - Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega
  4. "Today 4 U" - Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal
  5. "Tango: Maureen" - Anthony Rapp, Fredi Walker
  6. "Life Support" - Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Gilles Chiasson, Timothy Britten Parker, Rodney Hicks
  7. "Out Tonight" - Daphne Rubin-Vega
  8. "Another Day" - Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega
  9. "Will I?" - Gilles Chiasson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal
  10. "Santa Fe" - Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal
  11. "I'll Cover You" - Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin
  12. "La Vie Bohème" - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs
  13. "I Should Tell You" - Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega
  14. "La Vie Bohème B" - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker
  15. "Seasons of Love" - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley
  16. "Take Me Or Leave Me" - Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker
  17. "Without You" - Daphne Ruben-Vega, Adam Pascal
  18. "I'll Cover You (Reprise)" - Jesse L. Martin, Fredi Walker, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Taye Diggs
  19. "What You Own" - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal
  20. "Finale B" - Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Fredi Walker, Idina Menzel, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp
  21. "Seasons of Love (Arif Mardin's Remix)" - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast) (August 27, 1996). New York, New York. Dreamworks. Retrieved on November 30, 2006
  2. ^ The Best of Rent: Highlights From The Original Cast Album (1996 Original Broadway Cast) (September 7, 1999). New York, New York. Dreamworks. Retrieved on November 30, 2006