The Birdcage “La Cage aux Folles” : Original United Artists Motion Picture Soundtrack CD-Used Like New $34.99

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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Birdcage 1996 MGMRecords 1CD Used Like New For Collectors First Class Shipping Made In USA.

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The Birdcage 1996

In this remake of the classic French farce “La Cage aux Folles,” engaged couple Val Goldman (Dan Futterman) and Barbara Keeley (Calista Flockhart) shakily introduce their future in-laws. Val’s father, Armand (Robin Williams), a gay Miami drag club owner, pretends to be straight and attempts to hide his relationship with Albert (Nathan Lane), his life partner and the club’s flamboyant star attraction, so as to please Barbara’s father, controversial Republican Sen. Kevin Keeley (Gene Hackman).

The Birdcage is an American remake of the French comedy film La Cage aux Folles, about a gay couple who run a nightclub for female impersonators trying to pass for straight one night so that the son of one can marry the daughter of homophobic parents. Reset from the French Riviera to Miami and starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, it employs a soundtrack that combines Latin pop (Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s hit “Conga”) with disco hits (Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money” and a soundalike version of “We Are Family”) and, oddly enough, a few songs written by Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The oddity comes in when one recalls that La Cage aux Folles previously was adapted into a Broadway musical by Jerry Herman, a rival of Sondheim’s who notoriously gloated when La Cage won the 1984 Tony Award over Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. Actually only one of the songs, a slight number called “Little Dream,” is a new composition. The suggestive “Can That Boy Foxtrot,” flamboyantly sung by Lane, and “Love Is in the Air,” an impromptu duet by Williams and Christine Baranski, are both old songs that were cut from the scores of Sondheim musicals. The resulting score is an odd mixture of dance tracks and clever show tunes either tossed off or arranged into a ’30s pastiche style.

Track Listing
1
We Are Family
Bernard Edwards / Kalama Koanui / Nile Rodgers
The Goldman Girls
03:54
2
William Tell Overture
Public Domain
01:27
3
She Works Hard for the Money
Michael Omartian / Donna Summer
Donna Summer
03:54
4
Can That Boy Foxtrot!
Stephen Sondheim
Nathan Lane
02:36
5
Mi Guajira
Cachao
Cachao
03:53
6
Little Dream
Stephen Sondheim
Nathan Lane
03:25
7
No Pain for Cakes
John Lurie
The Lounge Lizards
03:57
8
Love Is in the Air
Stephen Sondheim
Christine Baranski / Robin Williams
03:08
9
I Could Have Danced All Night
Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe
Hank Azaria / Gene Hackman / Nathan Lane / Dianne Wiest / Robin Williams
01:10
10
We Are Family (Reprise)
Bernard Edwards / Nile Rodgers
The Goldman Girls
02:58
11
Family Salsa
Bernard Edwards / Nile Rodgers
02:14
12
Conga
Enrique GarcĂ­a
Gloria Estefan / Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine / Miami Sound Machine
03:52

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in