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Are you someone (like I am) who is counting the days ’til both the final Harry Potter movie comes out and the new, belated season of Mad Men starts* ?!  Well, here’s something to tide you over.

OK, it’s not the greatest CD in the world or even the best recording of the show.  But it has a certain zip and it does restore my favorite song in the score, Paris Original, which was cut from the previous revival.  And the instrumentals come across with amazing jazzy, brassy clarity.

So Daniel Radcliff comes across as earnest rather than conniving, and Anderson Cooper is no Walter Cronkite.  Tammy Blanchard’s Hedy is a dream and Ellen Harvey is probably the best Miss Jones on record (particularly given the what she has to do in the Brotherhood of Man staging —   5:10)

*They signed John Hamm to a 3 year contract!  So this won’t be the last season!

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