Deluxe Edition of Original "Chess" Recording Will Feature Two CDs and DVD; Track Listing Announced

News   Deluxe Edition of Original "Chess" Recording Will Feature Two CDs and DVD; Track Listing Announced "Chess: The Original Recording Remastered Deluxe Edition," celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original double album, will be released in the U.K. Nov. 24.

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The recording, which includes two CDs and one DVD, features the original 1984 concept recording of the musical, which was penned by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice. The remastered and expanded edition includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks as well as a DVD featuring a documentary and five video clips of songs from the album.

The original recording boasts the vocal talents of Barbara Dickson, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley and Bjorn Skifs.

The original double album sold two million copies and spawned the international hit singles "I Know Him So Well" and "One Night In Bangkok." A London staging and subsequent Broadway production followed.

The complete track listing for the remastered deluxe edition follows:

CD Disc: 1
1. Merano - Murray Head, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
2. The Russian And Molokov / Where I Want To Be - Denis Quilley, Tommy Körberg, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
3. Opening Ceremony - Björn Skifs, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
4. Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquillity) - Elaine Paige, Tommy Körberg, Denis Quilley, Björn Skifs 
5. The American And Florence / Nobody's Side - Elaine Paige, Murray Head 
6. Chess - London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
7. Mountain Duet - Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
8. Florence Quits - Elaine Paige, Murray Head 
9. Embassy Lament - Tommy Körberg, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
10. Anthem - Tommy Körberg CD Disc: 2
1. Bangkok / One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head 
2. Heaven Help My Heart - Elaine Paige, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
3. Argument - Elaine Paige, Tommy Körberg 
4. I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige, Barbara Dickson 
5. The Deal (No Deal) - Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige 
6. Pity The Child - Murray Head 
7. Endgame - Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley, Barbara Dickson, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
8. Epilogue: You And I / The Story Of Chess - Elaine Paige, Tommy Körberg, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Anders Eljas 
9. Press Conference - The Ambrosian Singers 
10. Intro Mountain Duet (Der Kleine Franz) - London Symphony Orchestra 
11. Anthem - London Symphony Orchestra

DVD Disc: 1
1. Magasinet Special: Chess 1984 - London Symphony Orchestra, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Murray Head, Anders Eljas, Denis Quilley, Barbara Dickson, Björn Skifs
2. One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head 
3. Nobody's Side - Elaine Paige 
4. The Arbiter - Björn Skifs 
5. I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige, Barbara Dickson 
6. Pity The Child - Murray Head

A U.S. release date has yet to be announced, although the recording can be pre-ordered; the DVD, however, will not play in U.S. DVD players. Click here to pre-order the recording.

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