Australian Hair Makes U.S. Premiere March 21

News   Australian Hair Makes U.S. Premiere March 21 The original 1992 Australian cast recording of Hair will make its U.S. debut on CD this month.

On March 21, Bayview Recording Company will release the 34-track CD, which features such tunes as “Aquarius,” “Easy To Be Hard,” “Walking in Space,” “Good Morning Starshine” and “Let the Sun Shine In.” The Australian cast included Terry Serio, David Argue, Nick Carrafa, Melvin Carroll, Cindy Lee, Armondo Hurley, Cathy Rutten, Nikki Bennett and Jenny Davies.

The Australian production of the classic anti-war musical was staged by Nigel Triffitt, Graeme Blundell and David Atkins. Stephen Morgan was the musical coordinator, and Lindsay Field the vocal consultant and arranger. The complete track listing for the recording follows:

“Aquarius” Melvin Carroll/Company
“Donna” Terry Serio/Company
“Hashish” Company
“Sodomy” David Argue
“Colored Spade” Armondo Hurley
“Manchester (England)” Nick Carrafa
“Peace Chant” Company
“I'm Black” Melvin Carroll/David Argue/Terry Serio/Nick Carrafa
“Ain't Got No - David Argue/Melvin Carroll/Tina Kopa/Company
“Peace Chant” (Reprise) Company
“Ain't Got No” (Reprise) Company
“Air” Cindy Lee
“Initials” Company
“I Got Life” Nick Carrafa/Company
“Going Down” Terry Serio/Company
“Dead End” Armondo Hurley/Melvin Carroll/Tina Kopa/Vivien davies
“Hair” Nick Carrafa/Terry Serio/Company
“My Conviction” David Argue
“Easy To Be Hard” Meredith Chipperton
“Frank Mills” Cathy Rutten
“Hare Krishna (The Be-In)” Company
“Where Do I Go?” Nick Carrafa/Company
“Electric Blue” Terry Serio/Cathy Rutten/Nikki Bennett/Jenny Davies
“Black Boys” Cathy Rutten/Cindy Lee/Nikki Bennett
“White Boys” Melvin Carroll/Tina Kopa/Leata
“Walking In Space” Jenny Davies/Armondo Hurley/Cindy Lee/Company
“Abie Baby” Armondo Hurley/Melvin Carroll/Tina Kopa/Jenny Davies
“War” Band
“Three-Five-Zero-Zero” Company
“What A Piece Of Work Is Man” Melvin Carroll/Geoff Paine
“How Dare They Try” Company
“Good Morning Starshine” Meredith Chipperton/Company
“The Flesh Failures (Let The Sun Shine In)” Nick Carrafa/Meredith Chipperton/Company
“Let The Sun Shine In (Reprise)” Company

Hair focuses on a group of hippies — called The Tribe — in New York City in the late 1960's, and gives voice to their passions and frustrations in loose scenes and interactions, including a rant against war, an embrace of free love (including a group nude scene) and odes to nature, life, drugs and multiculturalism. Book and lyrics are by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, music is by Galt MacDermot. Tom O'Horgan was the original director. Heather MacRae, Melba Moore, Keith Carradine and Joe Morton were among performers in the early Broadway run of the show, at the Biltmore Theatre.

For more information or to purchase the Australian cast recording of Hair, go to www.bayviewrecords.com.