16 Songs, 50 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Matti J ,

A MUSICAL for ALL SEASONS! (see what I did!)

I've loved this score for 30 years and to see it get a great treatment like this is so great! This was unfairly compared to the original GREASE score at the time.. but it was always a different beast and works so well in its own terms. Well put together and sung.. I SO hope this gets another West-End treatment.. I'll be there- over and over. Discover this great show and score.

Jude_mv ,

Finally stepping out of the shadow of Grease!

I've always loved Grease 2 (as a child I saw it first and thought that Grease was just a second-rate knock-off of it) and I've always defended it in the face of ill-deserved critcism. Yes, there are some cheesy parts, amateurish performances and questionable rhyming couplets ("Who's that guy on the motorcycle?"/"What would they say if the knew it was Michael?" is a particular favourite of mine..) but the songs and the choreography are genuinely good, and stand up on their own merits if they can get away from the inevitable "Grease" comparison.

As a fan, I was lucky enough to see Cool Rider the West End last year, and was delighted that they had even improved upon the orchestration of the original, by adding in new harmonies and arrangements. This recording is completely reflective of that, and brought back many happy memories :-)

Naturally, I've already got the Grease 2 soundtrack (!) but of the two, I think that I will now be more inclined to listen to Cool Rider - THAT is how good it is!

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