Billy Elliot Cast Recording Delayed

News   Billy Elliot Cast Recording Delayed The cast recording for Billy Elliot — The Musical, originally scheduled to hit U.K. stores Nov. 21, will now arrive Dec. 5.

It has also just been announced that in addition to the single Billy Elliot CD, a two-CD Special Edition will also be released on the same date. That set will include a second CD featuring composer Elton John's renditions of three tunes from the musical: "The Letter," "Merry Christmas Mrs. Thatcher" and "Electricity."

The complete track listing for the single CD, which features James Lomas, George Maguire, Liam Mower, Haydn Gwynn and Tim Healy, follows:
"The Stars Look Down"
"Shine"
"Grandma's Song"
"Solidarity"
"Expressing Yourself"
"The Letter"
"Born to Boogie"
"Angry Dance"
"Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher"
"Deep Into the Ground"
"He Could Be a Star"
"Electricity"
"Once We Were Kings"
"The Letter"
"Finale"

Pre-orders for the single CD (£12.99) and the two-CD set (£19.99) are currently being accepted by the Dress Circle show-biz shop. Visit www.dresscircle.co.uk for more details.

A huge box-office hit, Billy Elliot — based on the movie of the same name — has been seen by more than 250,000 people since opening in March 2005. It is currently booking through April 1, 2006.

The show is written by Lee Hall with music by Elton John. Stephen Daldry who, alongside Hall, was behind the award-winning film version, directs. For ticket information call (0)870 895 5577 or visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com.