Cast Albums for West End Musicals Beautiful and Damned and Out of the Blue to Be Released

News   Cast Albums for West End Musicals Beautiful and Damned and Out of the Blue to Be Released
 
Stage Door Records has announced the upcoming release of a concept recording of Beautiful and Damned and the original cast recording of Out of the Blue. Both musicals were produced in London in 1994, but their scores have never been officially released on CD.

Beautiful and Damned, a concept recording featuring performances by the score's writers, Les Reed and Roger Cook, is scheduled for release Sept. 27. According to press notes, "Beautiful and Damned is an evocative and glittering musical based on the extraordinary lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is a successful, young author and she is the stylish, young wife. Outrageously glamorous and fashionable, they created their own world of enchantment and became the envy of all with their high-spending and high-living lifestyle. Scott christened the period The Jazz Age, and Zelda lived it. But behind the glittering facade lay a tragedy of epic proportions."

Beautiful and Damned was first produced at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in a production with West End star John Barrowman. It then transferred to the Lyric Theatre; the stars of that transfer, Michael Praed and Helen Anker, will be heard in three special bonus tracks on the album, which were recorded live at the Lyric.

Out of the Blue, which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in November 1994, was written by Japenese composer Shunn-Ichi Tokura and English lyricist Paul Sand. "Set against the dramatic backdrop of post-war Japan," according to press notes, "the musical centres on John Marshall and his Japanese wife Hideko and the aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in August 1945." The cast album, which is scheduled to be released Oct. 18, features Meredith Braun, Greg Ellis, James Graeme, Michael McCarthy and Simon Burke.

A track listing for each album follows:


Beautiful and Damned Concept Album:
1. SHE'S OVER THE TOP HE'S UNDER THE TABLE
2. I REFUSE TO BE A GIRL
3. LITTLE MIZ ALABAMA
4. I'LL MEET YOU AT THE BALL TONIGHT
5. BEAUTIFUL MAGNOLIA
6. TOMORROW WON'T HAPPEN 'TIL TOMORROW
7. THE LETTERS
8. THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED
9. THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
10. SO LONG (LEAVING NEW YORK)
11. OH HOW TENDER IS THE NIGHT
12. THE OLD WORLD SHINES AGAIN
13. DAY LONG BLUES
14. PRINCESS OF THE WESTERN WORLD/BIX
15. BEING A WOMAN
16. ZELDA'S DANCE (Instrumental)
17. LIVING WELLíS THE ONLY WAY
18. SAVE ME THE WALTZ
19. GOLDEN DAYS
20. SAVE ME THE WALTZ (Soliloquy)
21. EVEN NOW
Vocals: Lorna Bannon, Carole Cook, Roger Cook, Katie Humble, Les Reed
Bonus Tracks
2004 London Cast Recordings
22 GOLDEN DAYS – Helen Anker
23 OH HOW TENDER IS THE NIGHT – Michael Praed
24 EVEN NOW – Michael Praed and Helen Anker Out of the Blue Original London Cast Album:
1. LET ME GO - Paulette Ivory
2. KYRIE - James Graeme, Curates, Choir
3. IS THIS A TEST? - James Graeme
4. You ARE ALL I SEE - Greg Ellis, Meredith Braun, Michael McCarthy
5. ONLY BELIEVE - Greg Ellis
6. SOMETHING TO SEE ME THROUGH - Meredith Braun, Michael McCarthy
7. NO SOUND - Simon Burke, Meredith Braun
8. ON YOUR SIDE - Simon Burke, Meredith Braun
9. TRIO - Greg Ellis, Simon Burke, Meredith Braun
10. LAST TIME WE MET - Michael McCarthy, James Graeme
11. THE MAGIC SPELL - Meredith Braun, Greg Ellis
12. ONLY BELIEVE (Reprise) - Meredith Braun
13. I THINK WE'RE ALL PRESENT - James Graeme, Michael McCarthy, Curates
14. SPIRIT CLEARS – Choir
15. SUDDENLY NOW, OUT OF THE BLUE - James Graeme, Paulette Ivory
16. TELL HIM - Paulette Ivory
17. HOW DARE YOU / WHAT IS THAT? - James Graeme,Paulette Ivory, David Burt
18. HANA, MY LOVE - David Burt, Paulette Ivory
19. THE ENEMY MACHINE - David Burt, P.O.W's, Guards
20. NO SOUND (Reprise) - Meredith Braun
21. NOTHING AT ALL - Greg Ellis, Simon Burke, Meredith Braun, Michael McCarthy
22. I KNOW HIDEKO, I KNOW - David Burt, Simon Burke, Meredith Braun
23. ON YOUR SIDE (Reprise) - Simon Burke, Meredith Braun
24. MESSAGE FROM A DARK DAY - David Burt, Michael McCarthy, Choir
25. WHAT CAN I HOPE FOR? James Graeme, Paulette Ivory
26. AT SUNRISE - James Graeme, Paulette Ivory
27. LET US BE PERFECTLY CLEAR - James Graeme, Paulette Ivory, David Burt, Michael McCarthy
28. HELP ME TO SEE THIS THROUGH - Meredith Braun, Greg Ellis
29. HOT SUMMER'S DAY- Michael McCarthy, Greg Ellis, Meredith Braun, James Graeme, Choir
30. FINALE – Company

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