PE0179. Aladdin (Cole Porter), CBS TV DuPont Show of the Month, Feb., 1958, incl. Robert Russell Bennett Cond. Cyril Ritchard, Dennis King, George Hall, Sal Mineo & Anna Maria Alberghetti; Aladdin – Excerpts from Private Edition Preview, recorded 1957; Les Girls – 1957 Film Soundtrack, w.Adolph Deutsch Cond. Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Wand & Thora Mathiason; Anything Goes, 1955 Film Soundtrack; w.Joseph Lilley Cond. (all Cole Porter). (Germany) Naxos Musicals 8.120888. Transfers by David Lennick. - 636943288825
"Cole Porter’s final musical, ALADDIN, loosely based on the famous story from THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, retains the tale’s Chinese setting and its well-known story of the lad and his magic lamp, while transforming it into a fully fledged musical, many of whose songs are much admired, though the show was not well received at the time. The original Broadway cast recording is here, complemented with tracks from the private edition preview, together with excerpts from LES GIRLS and the ‘Dream Ballet’ based on music from ‘Let’s Do It’ and ‘All Through The Night’."
-Zillah Dorset Akron