Original Broadway Cast (1969)
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The original issue of this recording was later withdrawn and re-mixed before reissuing the album. Here are some of the differences (as decribed by David Hummel in his book, The Collector's Guide to the American Musical Theatre):
Recorded in Webster Hall (aka RCA Studio C).
The CD issue lists a recording date of January 8, 1970. This seems to be an error. Billboard reported that the recording was made on December 21, 1969. That was the first Sunday after the opening. It was the production’s dark day, and it was common (although not invariable) at the time for Broadway cast recordings to be made on the first Sunday (which was almost always the first off day) after the opening. When shows opened on a Saturday night, the cast recording session would often on the second Sunday after the opening.
January 8, 1970, was a Thursday. This was a performance day, and it’s highly unlikely that the session on that day.
The recording was in stores by January 13, 1970, as there was a big ad in the New York Times that day for the recording, stating that it could be purchased currently at Macy’s. It may be that the recording was shipped to stores starting on January 8, 1970.