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    Chess

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    Genre:Musical
    Rank:260
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    Albums:5
    Songs:87

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    2,292 3.3/5
    Press Conference lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
    2
    3,179
    Molokov And Anatoly lyrics
    Chess feat. David Bedella and Josh Groban
    3
    3,392 5.0/5
    Where I Want To Be lyrics
    Chess feat. Josh Groban
    4
    3,778 5.0/5
    Commie Newspapers lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
    5
    3,842 5.0/5
    The Story Of Chess lyrics
    Chess feat. Marti Pellow
    6
    4,002 4.4/5
    Endgame #3 / Chess Game #3 lyrics
    Chess feat. Idina Menzel, Josh Groban and Kerry Ellis
    7
    4,450
    Pity The Child #1 lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal
    8
    4,549
    The Arbiter lyrics
    Chess feat. Marti Pellow
    9
    4,622 4.3/5
    Lämna Inga Dörrar På Glänt lyrics
    10
    4,647 4.0/5
    Jag Vet Vad Han Vill lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    293 4.5/5
    Chess In Concert (Live) [2009]
    2
    793 5.0/5
    Chess på Svenska [2002]
    3
    1,692
    Chess [1984]
    4
    3,910 5.0/5
    Chess In Concert [1994]
    5
    5,414
    Chess In Concert (Live) DVD [2009]

    Biography

    Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the characters' personalities are loosely based on those of Victor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer.

    Following the pattern of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, a concept album of Chess was recorded in 1984, and generated a number of hit singles. The first theatrical version of Chess opened in London's West End in 1986 and played for three years. A much-altered production premiered on Broadway in 1988 but was badly received by most critics and didn't attract large audiences. Chess, like Candide and other "cult" musicals, is frequently revised for new productions, many of which try to merge elements from both the London and Broadway versions.

    Chess came seventh in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll of the United Kingdom's "Number One Essential Musicals".

    For more info visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_%28musical%29


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