I wouldn’t consider the songs on the second Jekyll and Hyde concept album that didn’t make it into the Broadway production ‘cut songs’ in the classic sense of the term, since that album’s version of the material is widely considered superior to the later versions and makes up many people’s primary experience of the show. However, the three songs that were only included on the first concept album, which consisted solely of Colm Wilkinson and Linda Eder sampling a few of the songs for Jekyll and the female leads, are a different story. This song was reportedly intended, in the earliest stages of the show’s writing, to be the centerpiece of the entire score, and while it is very pretty in a frothy, lightweight way, as a centerpiece it would have been rather underwhelming. Moreover, the song that replaced it, “Take Me As I Am”, is both prettier and has more dramatic weight, as well as having far more to do with the show’s actual story, so I don’t think we missed out on too much with this one.
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