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Why Did They Revamp Defying Gravity?


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Just curious, does anyone know why the completely revamped "Defying Gravity" for Glee?

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What do you mean?

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because if they used the exact song from the musical, it wouldn't fit Glee's story line at all... smile.gif

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QUOTE (Mr Glee @ Jun 13 2010, 05:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What do you mean?


The background music for Defying Gravity in Glee was different than the one used in Wicked. If you listen to the parts used in Glee compared to the parts in Wicked, the music is different. I was wondering if anyone knew why exactly they chose to completely revamp the background music rather than just modifying it slightly from the original.

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QUOTE (EeL @ Jun 13 2010, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The background music for Defying Gravity in Glee was different than the one used in Wicked. If you listen to the parts used in Glee compared to the parts in Wicked, the music is different. I was wondering if anyone knew why exactly they chose to completely revamp the background music rather than just modifying it slightly from the original.



They used the pop-solo version of it as sang by Idina Menzel in her DG single

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It's re-adapted from the ballad version Idina Menzel uses in her album, which is a solo song and sung more in the style of pop mainstream ballads. The harmonies that the Rachel/Kurt duet are from the original Broadway version, though.

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Oh, I only heard the one from the Wicked album. Thanks guys! I'll go get Idina's album ASAP!

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QUOTE (EeL @ Jun 13 2010, 10:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, I only heard the one from the Wicked album. Thanks guys! I'll go get Idina's album ASAP!


You're welcome

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I was wondering why they cut the final verse.

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QUOTE (beegee @ Jun 14 2010, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering why they cut the final verse.


The "So if you care to find me?". I don't think it would have made sense in Glee-verse, the same with the first part of Rose's Turn.



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thought it would be marketable.

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For the showrunners, I'd say that it was a plot-issue, so Rachel and Kurt would be competing over a solo without the option of a duet being on the table. From an in-show perspective, I'd say that Mr. Schue chose the solo version of Defying Gravity because it was shorter and maybe easier to arrange.

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QUOTE (Regan @ Oct 31 2011, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For the showrunners, I'd say that it was a plot-issue, so Rachel and Kurt would be competing over a solo without the option of a duet being on the table. From an in-show perspective, I'd say that Mr. Schue chose the solo version of Defying Gravity because it was shorter and maybe easier to arrange.


And the Wicked version only has a very minor duet in it, and the rest of Glinda's part is all acting, which doesn't make sense in the context of a choir.




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