This new release will be a deluxe, two-disc recording that captures the 95-minute musical in its entirety. More than 15 minutes of previously unrecorded music (unheard on the original 1998 Off-Broadway cast album) will be included here for the first time.
The Encores! version incorporated several rewrites by Finn and Lapine.
The entire Encores! cast and orchestra are reassembling this week to record the album. It will be produced by Jeffrey Lesser and recorded by PS Classics engineer Bart Migal.
A Feb. 5, 2016, release is expected. Pre-order the album here.
The cast featured Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening) as a promising young composer struck down by illness alongside Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live") and Lazar (A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza). The cast also included Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Josh Lamon, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb.
Broadway producer and New York City Center board co-chair Stacey Mindich is funding the recording.
Track listing follows:
Prologue: Frogs Have So Much Spring ("The Spring Song")
Prologue: 911 Emergency/I Have So Many Songs
Heart and Music
Mother's Gonna Make Things Fine
Trouble in His Brain
Be Polite to Everyone
I'd Rather Be Sailing
Gordo's Law of Genetics
And They're Off
Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat
Sitting Becalmed in the Lee of Cuttyhunk
An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms
In the Middle of the Room (Part 1)
Throw It Out
In the Middle of the Room (Part 2)
A Really Lousy Day in the Universe
The Music Still Plays On
Don't Give In
You Boys Are Gonna Get Me in Such Trouble
I'd Rather Be Sailing (reprise)
The Homeless Lady's Revenge
Time and Music
I Feel So Much Spring