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Total Running Time: 142:13
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About the Album:
Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote one of the most successful musicals in years with Hamilton. He was inspired by Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton. The two-act musical won 11 Tonys, including Best Musical, and received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2020, a filmed version of the Broadway producted was released on Disney +.
The story, according to BroadwayMusicalHome.com: “Alexander Hamilton, a bastard orphan, is an American on the outside. With his fierce patriotism and willing perseverance, though, he rises through the military and political ranks, becoming an indispensable ally for some of America’s most renowned early heros. His story includes such struggles as the young nation’s first sex scandal and a long-time rivalry with Aaron Burr, all en route to his becoming head of the nation’s Treasury.” BMH the two-act musical about the founding father looked at how Hamilton was influenced by some of the nation’s most important historical figures, including presidents Washington, Madison, and Jefferson.
Hamilton combined traditional-style show tunes with hip hop, R&B, pop, and soul. For example, My Shot included elements of LL Cool J’s “Going Back to Cali” as well as South Pacific’s “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” Cabinet Battle #1 interpolated Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” while Cabinet Battle #2 pulled from the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy.”
The cast album was one of only three in 50 years to reach the top 10 on the Billboard album chart. WC It was the highest-charting cast album since Hair in 1969 WC and the first to top the rap albums chart. In 2019, it became the best-selling cast album of all time. WC
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First posted 12/16/2021.