Broadway Records will release the original concept recording of Song of Solomon January 27.
The new musical features music by Andrew Beall and lyrics by Neil Van Leeuwen.
The studio recording includes the talents of Ramin Karimloo, Alison Luff, Casey Manning, Alexander Gemignani, Hayden Tee, Jessica Foster, Alessandra Baldacchino, and Desi Oakley, who are backed by a full orchestra.
Song of Solomon is described as “an epic love story. In ancient Israel, King David's bloody wars are coming to an end, and the road is treacherous and uncertain for Israel's future. To avoid another war, Solomon is forced to marry foreign princesses. But one Israeli vineyard girl intoxicates the King's heart, threatening his entire nation. She suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Song of Solomon is the King’s quest to find Almah while he struggles for peace, redemption, and humanity.”
Listen to the exclusive track “Final Confrontation,” featuring Karimloo, Manning, and the ensemble, below:
In the scene, “Solomon reaches his ruined court in astonishment, seeing the empty wine skins and smashed idols strewn all over. He rails at Benjamin about his lies, betrayal, and Benjamin batters Solomon’s romantic foolishness. They were once best friends, but as the drama culminates, Solomon aggressively edges Benjamin closer and closer to a ledge, Benjamin slips, free-falling onto broken shards of smashed idols.”
Michael Croiter and Andrew Beall produce.