An Original Broadway Cast Recording
, or OBCR, is an album of the songs from the musical
in question, recorded by that musicals' original cast, hence the name. Though it is great for hardcore
Broadway fans to relive those two or so hours spent in the theatre
, OBCRs and NBCRs (New Broadway Cast Recordings, which often accompany Broadway revival
s) will inevitably have a different feel than watching the performance, because they are recorded in a studio
under optimal conditions
. Even though the sound quality
will be better, it will lack the energy
that comes with a live performance.
Yet another example of how all music sounds better live.