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Lazarus (Adam G)

Steve Balsamo Singing "Bring Him Home"

Has anyone seen this video?
http://www.stevebalsamo.net/Videos/Devon-Proms-Bring-Him-Home-19Jun05.wmv

(Copyright 2005 by Black Queen from the official Steve Balsamo Website).


-Lazarus, Slayer of Rabid fan-slaves
Jordan

Generally very good, however, I felt that he was too much of a tenor (if that makes sense) during the first verse. Slightly poor sound which was a mix of the camcorder used and the fact that his mic needed to be turned up louder because he was competing too much with the orchestra.

I think he could make a good Valjean. What has he done since JCS 8 years ago???
Lazarus (Adam G)

Loads of stuff...

On the theater front:
The "Poe" Concept Album
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS (playing Phobeus)
Les Miserables (as Marius)
Les Miserables 10th Anniversery Concert (in Chorus)

Plus, he's appeared at the Ahoy! musicals show, shows at the Swansa Statium, and he's been touring with his band.

This site has lots of downloads of him performing: http://www.stevebalsamo.net/SB-downloads.htm
Fantine

Lazarus (Adam G) wrote:
Ahoy! musicals show


You mean as in the Dutch Ahoy musicals show? Confused Cool
Lazarus (Adam G)

Possibly. Take a look:

http://www.stevebalsamo.net/Videos/Ahoy-Gethsemane-Jun04.wmv
http://www.stevebalsamo.net/Videos/Ahoy-Immortal-Jun04.wmv

Is that the show you're talking about?
Fantine

Yes Smile Yes it is. I adored his Gethsemane! Thank you so much! Very Happy
Labrie

Steve´s awesome but his voice doesnt fit well with Jean Valjean role. He´s too much of a tenor like someone said before, but maybe this feeling´s caused by Colm Wilkinson who i considered is the ideal Jean Valjean.
Fantine

Do you have a high quality mp3 version of his Gethsemane at Ahoy? It is amazing. Truely amazing... The one on his site isn't of that amazing quality... Sad

I liked his Bring Him Home altough I, too, prefer a darker voice Smile
olly

Wow! I loved his Gethsemene, as Fantine said. It's just awsome!

Is there any download of that which I can stick on my iPod (ie not a video version, just the music)? His emotion is fantastic, and he really 'brought me in'.

Argh! It's made me want to see it again! Why is it off the West End? Does anyone know when or if it will come back?

By the way, sorry to change the topic!
Moci

olly wrote:

Is there any download of that which I can stick on my iPod (ie not a video version, just the music)? His emotion is fantastic, and he really 'brought me in'.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BSM27U/qid=1149023408/sr=8-3/ref=pd_ka_3/026-1105770-2517200

Don't know if it's available for download, but that's the CD it's on.
olly

Moci wrote:
olly wrote:

Is there any download of that which I can stick on my iPod (ie not a video version, just the music)? His emotion is fantastic, and he really 'brought me in'.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BSM27U/qid=1149023408/sr=8-3/ref=pd_ka_3/026-1105770-2517200

Don't know if it's available for download, but that's the CD it's on.


Thanks a lot Moci! Quick question; I have a Jesus Christ Superstar with the following cast:

Judas ~ Murray Head
Jesus ~ Ian Gillan
Mary ~ Yvonne Elliman
Priest ~ Paul Raven
Caiaphas ~ Victor Brox
Annas ~ Brian Keith
Simon Zealotes ~ John Gustafson
Pilate ~ Barry Dennen
Maid ~ Annette Brox
Peter ~ Paul Davis
Herod ~ Mike d'ABO

Can you please tell me what this cast is, and what recording. And also what the recording that you showed me is, with what cast; that'd be great. Thanks a lot.
Fantine

Yvonne Elliman was the Mary Magdalene from the movie version... Right?
olly

Fantine wrote:
Yvonne Elliman was the Mary Magdalene from the movie version... Right?


I'm not sure - my sister has taken the movie with her to Uni. Confused
Moci

olly wrote:


Can you please tell me what this cast is, and what recording. And also what the recording that you showed me is, with what cast; that'd be great. Thanks a lot.[/color]


Original Concept Album cast.

Yvonne Elliman was Mary on the Concept Album, Original Broadway and Original Movie.

The cast on the recording I showed you is the 1996 Lyceum Revival cast, with a replacement for Herod.

Jesus: Steve Balsamo
Judas: Zubin Varla
Mary: Joanna Ampil
Herod: Alice Cooper
Pilate: David Burt
Simon: Glenn Carter
and lots of other people whose names I can't remember at the moment.
Lazarus (Adam G)

I wouldn't get the Lyceum CD if I were you. He didn't do as good on the CD as he did at Ahoy.

Here, if anyone wants any of my recordings, download them here:

http://mowpt.dyndsl.com/Adam/Da%20JCS/

http://mowpt.dyndsl.com/Adam/Da%20JCS2/

I have a couple of his Gethsemanes there.

Anyway, back on topic...

I think that Valjean should have a deeper voice than Steve Balsamo's. But I still like this version because Balsamo gives it his all. He is really talented. Still, Colm Wilkinson will always be my favourite.
Fantine

Thank you! There are so many to choose from! :O Which is his best in your opinion? (So I can download that).
Lazarus (Adam G)

That's a hard one...

Hmm...out of the ones I've recently heard, I really like this one:

http://mowpt.dyndsl.com/Adam/Da%20JCS/Wien%202005/

If you want more of Steve Balsamo's Gethsemanes, check here:

http://mowpt.dyndsl.com/Adam/Da%20JCS/Gethsemane%20Collection/Steve%20Balsamo%20Gethsemanes/

Another good one:

http://mowpt.dyndsl.com/Adam/Da%20JCS/2003%20Cast/

This is from the 2003 North American Tour, staring Eric Kunze as Jesus (who played Marius on Broadway) and Lawerence Clayton as Judas.
Fantine

If I want one of Steve's Gethesemane's in High (as in enjoyable in the CD player) quality, I'll have to buy the JCS album with him and Jo Ampil... right?
olly

Wow, Lazarus, thanks! I'll start treking through them Very Happy
Lazarus (Adam G)

No problem! Smile

I could try to convert the Ahoy Gethsemane into Mp3 sound format.

I'll tell you if I get it too work!
Lazarus (Adam G)

Here ya go:

http://mowpt.dyndsl.com/Adam/Da%20JCS/Gethsemane%20Collection/Ahoy-Gethsemane%20Steve%20Balsamo.mp3

Ripped from the video. Smile
Fantine

Wow, yay! I'll listen to it as soon as I get back home later today!
olly

Again thanks. Can you tell me what cast this is, what recording? Thanks.
Lazarus (Adam G)

That is a soundboard recording from the 2005 German Concert (sung in English). It stars Drew Sarich as Jesus, Serkan Kaya as Judas, Claudia Stangl as Mary, André Bauer as Herod.
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