“Chicago” Various Artists Label: Sony BMG Genre: Soundtrack
Ann Reinking’s new interpretation of Roxie is notable. She seems to play a “crude” Roxie with less talent, singing in a raspy and husky voice. However, Bebe Neuwirth’s performance as Velma is excellent, especially in “All That Jazz.” James Naughton, plays Billy Flynn with panache, especially in “We Both Reached for the Gun” where he sings in the voice of a young woman and an ambitious lawyer. Overall, the recording itself has a few flaws. It is a must-own for Chicago addicts, who must have been hoping for a compilation like this for some time.
By Lee Hyo-jeong