Bye Bye Birdie [karaoke] features 13 songs from the Broadway musical. This album plays in any CD player and features Guide Vocals & Accompaniment Tracks in the original show key and show tempo. On-screen lyrics and a lyric booklet are provided.
In 1960, Michael Stewarts Bye Bye Birdie came to Broadway with songs by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. Inspired by the national outcry over Elvis Presley being drafted into the Army in 1958, it tells the story of a fictional rock star named Conrad Birdie who receives a similar call to serve his country. The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical, with a cast including included Chita Rivera and Dick Van Dyke, and has proven to be a popular and enduring production. It was later made into a film and was recently revived on Broadway.
There are 26 tracks on this album: Tracks 1-13 contain the background tracks and guide vocals; tracks 14-26 contain the background tracks alone. This album is a re-recording in the original show key and show tempo. The accompaniment tracks are recorded with live musicians.
|1. /14. Introduction / An English Teacher|
|2. /15. The Telephone Hour|
|3. /16. How Lovely to Be a Woman|
|4. /17. Put on a Happy Face|
|5. /18. One Boy|
|6. /19. Honestly Sincere|
|7. /20. Hymn for a Sunday Evening|
|8. /21. One Last Kiss|
|9. /22. What Did I Ever See in Him?|
|10./23. A Lot of Livin' to Do|
|12./25. Spanish Rose|
Stage Stars albums include professionally recorded guide vocals. Each song appears on the album twice: once with music and vocals, and once with accompaniment tracks alone. This allows the performer to learn a song by singing along with the vocals and music, then to practice their technique accompanied only by the background tracks.
These albums are recorded in the CD+G format. When played on a karaoke machine, lyrics will appear on-screen. In a conventional CD player no graphics will appear onscreen, but a booklet of the lyrics is enclosed in the CD jewel case.