All-Star Recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Now Available

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A host of pop performers have recorded songs from John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
John Cameron Mitchell (Book), as Hedwig, and Stephen Trask (Music/Lyrics)
John Cameron Mitchell (Book), as Hedwig, and Stephen Trask (Music/Lyrics) Photo by Stephen Danielian

The new recording, a charity album for The Hetrick-Martin Institute (home of the Harvey Milk School) is now available from Off Records. The CD — featuring Rufus Wainwright, Yoko Ono and Cyndi Lauper — was executive-produced by Mitchell, Chris Slusarenko and Stephen Trask. The complete track listing follows: "The Origin of Love" (Rufus Wainwright)
"Angry Inch" (Sleater-Kinney and Fred Schneider)
"The Long Grift" (They Might Be Giants)
"Sugar Daddy" (Frank Black)
"City of Women" (Robyn Hitchcock)
"Freaks" (Imperial Teen)
"Wicked Little Town-Hedwig Version" (The Breeders)
"Nailed" (Bob Mould)
"Wig in a Box" (Polyphonic Spree)
"Milford Lake" (John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask)
"Ladies & Gentlemen" (Stephen Colbert)
"Tear Me Down" (Spoon)
"Hedwig's Lament/Exquisite Corpse" (Yoko Ono and Yo La Tengo)
"Wicked Little Town-Tommy Gnosis Version" (Ben Kweller with Ben Folds and Ben Lee)
"Midnight Radio" (Cyndi Lauper and The Minus 5)
"Origin of Love-Reprise" (Jonathan Richman)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch played 777 performances and 12 previews at Off-Broadway's Jane Street Theatre, Feb. 14, 1998-Jan. 30, 2000. Written by its original star, John Cameron Mitchell (book), and Stephen Trask (music and lyrics), the musical concerned an obscure and tortured German-American transsexual rock singer, who told her darkly comic story while ostensibly performing a concert. The Angry Inch, her back-up band, was Trask's rock combo Cheater. The musical was subsequently made into a film, which also starred Mitchell in the title role.

For more information about the recording, visit www.offrecords.com.

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