Review: Fox’s Rent, the live event soundtrack

Back in January Fox aired Rent, live. They have recently released the soundtrack for the show as both a digital release and a two-disc CD.

The recording features 31 vocal artists and a 23-piece orchestra with new orchestrations and arrangements by Tony winner Stephen Oremus (Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon).

It features the whole company who starred in Fox’s take on Rent including:
Kiersey Clemons as Joanne Jefferson, Emmy nominee and Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Jordan Fisher as Mark Cohen, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson, Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis, Mario as Benjamin Coffin III, Tinashe as Mimi Marquez, and Valentina as Angel Dumont Schunard.

Impressive highlights from the soundtrack include Vanessa Hudgens high note in Over The Moon and Tinashe’s vocals on the classic Rent song on Out Tonight. The finale Seasons of Love which features not just this cast of Rent, but a surprise appearance by the original Broadway cast is a flawless and stunning rendition and one of our favourite songs from the whole production of Rent, as it showcases the talent of the cast and why the musical is so well loved.

The soundtrack is the perfect companion to broadcast and a must listen for all Rent fans. It’s a faithful take on the classic and much-loved show. All the vocals are strong and it’s a hugely enjoyable listen for all theatre fans.

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Written by Kelly McFarland

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