Here's Why The Bridges of Madison County Is The Only Cast Recording You Need to Own This Season

April 15th, 2014 by

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It’s like Christmas morning for musical theatre fans: The beautiful The Bridges of Madison County cast recording is now available to own on Sh-k-Boom records! Jason Robert Brown’s brilliant score is lush and romantic, while Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster and company are truly outdoing themselves vocally. Below, BroadwayBox reacts track-by-track, gif-by-gif to The Bridges of Madison County.

1. To Build a Home (Kelli O’Hara)

Bridges Track 1

The first track is already better than half the CDs I own.

2. Home Before You Know It (Hunter Foster)

Bridges Track 2

Nice way to change it up there JRB. Let’s get this going.

3. Temporarily Lost (Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 3

That was sexy.

4. What Do You Call a Man Like That? (Kelli O’Hara)

Bridges Track 4

Gosh, Kelli O’Hara’s voice just soars in this score.

5. You’re Never Alone (Hunter Foster and Company)

Bridges Track 5

Damn, Hunter Foster sounds so good!

6. Another Life (Whitney Bashor)

Bridges Track 6

Oh, this song is so special. Even Joni would give it up for Whitney Bashor and Jason Robert Brown right now.

7. Wondering (Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 7

8. Look At Me (Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 8

The music and vocals are so beautiful. It’s all so romantic.

9. The World Inside a Frame (Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 9

But seriously, when has Steven Pasquale sounded better? (Sorry ‘Streets of Dublin’—still love you.)

10. Something From a Dream (Hunter Foster)

Bridges Track 10

No, I won’t cry right now. Even though this is so beautiful and smart and heartbreaking and real. Wow.

11. Get Closer (Cass Morgan)

Bridges Track 11

Sing it mama, Cass.

12. Falling Into You

Bridges Track 12

Give me a moment. I’m down for the count after that.

13. State Road 21 (Derek Klena, Caitlin Kinnunen, Katie Klaus & Company)

Bridges Track 13

Kitty got it right. This song makes you just want to dance in the middle of a hoedown like no one is watching.

14. Who We Are And Who We Want To Be (Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 14

15. Almost Real (Kelli O’Hara)

Bridges Track 15 P1

Bridges Track 15 P2

I’ve never done more than one GIF per track but I feel all these just about scratch the surface of what Kelli O’Hara is doing in this song.

Bridges Track 15 P43

Who else on Broadway has this moment this season? #Speechless.

Bridges Track 15 P4

16. Before and After You (Kelli O’Hara)

Bridges Track 16

What a tease. Great appetizer, now let’s get to the meal.

17. One Second and a Million Miles (Steven Pasquale & Kelli O’Hara)

Bridges Track 17

That was unbelievable. If you haven’t seen it live yet, you must.

Bridges Track 17 Part 2

It’s like a dog in Heaven just making it rain, but for your ears…and heart.

18. When I’m Gone (Michael X. Martin, Hunter Foster & Company)

Bridges Track 18

19. It All Fades Away (Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 19

Bridges Track 19 P2

20. Always Better (Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale)

Bridges Track 20

That was more than a listening; it was an experience. If you are adding only one new album from this season to your cast recording collection, this is it.

Buy the album now and book tickets today for The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway.