Various ‎– Hair

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
583 043 Various Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 583 043 UK 1968 Sell This Version
184186 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(LP, Album) Polydor 184186 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
184186 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(LP, Gat) Polydor 184186 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
SD 7002 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(LP, MO) ATCO Records SD 7002 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 7002 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(LP, PR) ATCO Records SD 7002 US 1968 Sell This Version
ATA 7002 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(Reel, Album) ATCO Records ATA 7002 US 1968 Sell This Version
914589 Various Hair(Cass, Album) Polydor 914589 UK 1968 Sell This Version
184 186 Various Hair(LP, Album) Polydor 184 186 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
583043 Various Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 583043 UK 1968 Sell This Version
184 186 Various Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 184 186 Austria 1968 Sell This Version
MP 1440 Various Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor MP 1440 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
583 043 The Original London Cast Of Hair Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 583 043 UK 1968 Sell This Version
184 186 Various Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 184 186 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
179 071, 184 186 Various Hair(LP, S/Edition) Polydor, Polydor 179 071, 184 186 Switzerland 1968 Sell This Version
658 118 Various Hair(LP, Album) Polydor 658 118 France 1969 Sell This Version
658 118 Various Hair(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 658 118 France 1969 Sell This Version
P-8-543-011 Various Hair - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical - Original London Cast(8-Trk, Album) Polydor P-8-543-011 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
543.011 Various Hair(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Polydor 543.011 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
RDS 9039 The Original London Cast Of Hair Hair (Popular Music's Golden Hit Parade)(LP, Album) Reader's Digest RDS 9039 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
RDS 9039 The Original London Cast Of Hair Hair (Popular Music's Golden Hit Parade)(LP, Album) Reader's Digest RDS 9039 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2482 131 Various Hair - From The London Musical Production "Hair"(LP, RP) Polydor 2482 131 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
RDS 9039, RDES 2841/2842 Various Hair(LP) Reader's Digest, Polydor RDS 9039, RDES 2841/2842 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
RDS 9039, GHIT-8A/S9 The Original London Cast* Hair(LP, Album) Reader's Digest, Polydor, Reader's Digest, Polydor RDS 9039, GHIT-8A/S9 UK 1976 Sell This Version
RDS 9039, GHIT-8A/S9 The Original London Cast* Hair(LP, Album) Reader's Digest, Polydor, Reader's Digest, Polydor RDS 9039, GHIT-8A/S9 UK 1976 Sell This Version
11 84 186 Various Hair(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 11 84 186 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
RDS 9039, RDES 2841 Various Hair(LP, RE) Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest RDS 9039, RDES 2841 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
EMB 31967 Various Hair(LP, Gat) CBS EMB 31967 Israel 1982 Sell This Version
519 973-2 Various Hair(CD, Comp) Polydor 519 973-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
314 519 973-2 Various Hair - Original London Cast Recording(CD, Comp) Decca Broadway 314 519 973-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
2459 361 Various - The Original London Cast Of Hair - Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado Various - The Original London Cast Of Hair - Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado - Hair - From The London Musical Production "Hair"(LP, RP) Polydor 2459 361 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
8STC-7002 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(8-Trk, Album, Club) ATCO Records 8STC-7002 US Unknown Sell This Version
VCS 67272 Various Hair - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (The Original Broadway Cast Recording)(Cass, Comp) RCA VCS 67272 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2092 Various Hair Ópera Rock(LP) Pergola 2092 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
3192 480 Various Hair(Cass) Polydor 3192 480 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RDC 90159 Hair* Hair(Cass, Album) Reader's Digest RDC 90159 UK Unknown Sell This Version
938 359 Various Hair(Cass, Album) Polydor 938 359 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
3157 010 Various Hair(Cass, Album, RE) Karussell 3157 010 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MC0210 Various Hair(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Unison (2) MC0210 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
184 186 Various Hair(LP, Album) Polydor 184 186 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
583 043 Various Hair(LP, Album) Polydor 583 043 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
2482 131 Various Hair(LP, RE) Polydor 2482 131 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
2459 361 Various Hair(LP, RP) Polydor 2459 361 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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timothyhoniss

timothyhoniss

March 28, 2019
referencing Hair, LP, Album, Gat, 583 043

If anybody has a booklet they are willing to sell to me, please get in touch!
timothyhoniss

timothyhoniss

February 20, 2019
referencing Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production, LP, Album, 184186

By far the best recording of Hair, all other versions are a bit boring or don't have very much "life" to them. The London cast recording IS THE BEST IN MY OPINION.
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 20, 2018
referencing Hair, LP, Album, Gat, 583 043
There is absolutely nothing whatsoever about this album infused with sunshine pop singles that represents the counter culture movement that was going on at the same time in our nation’s turbulent 1960’s.

That being said, allow me to give you a short backstory of the music. Hair, both the musical from which the album rises and the play, tell the tale of a group of young hippies crashed out in New York City living a bohemian lifestyle, rebelling agains the war in Viet Nam, the establishment, dueling with their parents, all while attempting to discern who they are and their place in not only America, but in the world, and what values they wish to instill in themselves and the culture at large.

Yet the reality of the situation was that the counterculture movement and all it stood for had been hijacked, co-opted here by the very same establishment, not for the youth of the day, as we, those of us with a Doors record under our arms, all found this album to be hilarious and funny, as it as all scripted and designed to draw in those mildly older who fancied themselves hip, decked themselves out in a Nehru jacket, flared paints, Beatle boots and some love beads, trotted down to the theater district to see and be seen, to be part of the spectacle of the well-heeled and not the actual kids who were on the actual streets, standing up to the man, living in bug infested cold water flats and living a life that was rather jaded and traumatic.

Allow me to assure you, that over the years, loony future productions of this music and musical became mere parodies of themselves, to the point where there is nearly nothing recognizable from the initial outing other than perhaps the songs, and those have also been updated and revamped to the point where the music and the play are nothing more than an excuse for a theatrical production steeped in big money backers and first rate talent attempting to be and bestow the values of something they can not and will never be able to relate to.

The music has been laid out to be bright, uplifting, sensitive and introspective, delivering an overall senses of well being and satisfaction, traveling down the same path as the television show, The Partridge Family, sonically similar to any of a dozen smooth and easy harmonic background bands of the times who were also out to make a buck at the expense of the counterculture, thus widening the sense of tribalism in this nation, raping the values, be they perhaps silly and naive, yet they were the values many of us held as we faced the onslaught of this nation into one of its most disjointed and darkest periods.

There’s not an estate or garage sale that I stop at that doesn’t have his album for sale, and often the compact disc as well, leaving me to wonder what they were actually thinking as these subversive songs spun out on their turntables, or if they even understood the subversive nature of these songs, if they truly believed this is what kids in the 60’s were thinking, or if this is how they’ve come to envision us, because I was there, and the music of Hair was not something I could relate to. The only exuberance on this record comes from aspects of the theater, not from reality, as it’s all about as real as a lysergic hallucination.

As with all music and plays of this ilk, there is no honesty to be found lingering around any of the corners, it’s all just a compelling manifestation of something imagined, something that didn’t exist, that has come to define my place in the world during those heady years.

Or … we could gather up the music of television commercials and talk about how decisively honest brilliant and compelling that music is.

Review by Jenell Kesler