The Civil War's assault on U.S. record stores -- both Union and Confederate -- begins Nov. 3. That's when the first of three planned CDs connected to the Frank Wildhorn musical will be released.
The CD now available, titled "The Nashville Sessions," contains tracks by a variety of country-western artists. It will be followed in early 1999 by "The Concept Album," a double-CD extravaganza featuring artists from several branches of music (Hootie and the Blowfish, Betty Buckley, Dr. John, Amy Grant, Patti LaBelle) singing selections from the musical, as well as reading by the likes of Maya Angelou and Danny Glover.
Last, but not least, comes the original cast album of Civil War. That record will not be released until after the show's Apr. 8, 1999, Broadway opening, according to publicist Jill Siegal.
Here is a complete list of songs and artists to be featured on the "Concept" CD. (The tracks on the "Nashville" CD were not available at press time.):
"Brother, My Brother" sung by Michael Lanning
"By The Sword/Sons of Dixie" sung by Broadway All-Stars
"Tell My Father" sung by Kevin Sharp
"Missing You My Bill" sung by Deana Carter
"Freedom's Child" sung by Hootie and the Blowfish
"Virginia" sung by Gene Miller
"Oh Be Joyful" sung by Broadway All Stars
"Father, How Long?" sung by Michel Bell
"I Never Knew His Name" sung by Linda Eder
"Old Gray Coat" sung by Trace Adkins
"Five Boys" sung by Betty Buckley
"River Jordan" sung by Bebe Winans
"Honor Of Your Name" sung by Tisha Yearwood
"Sarah" sung by Carl Anderson
"I'll Never Pass This Way Again" sung by Tracy Lawrence
"Northbound Train" sung by John Popper and Friends
"Last Waltz For Dixie" sung by John Berry
"The Glory" peformed by Michael Lanning, Gene Miller, Linda Eder, Orchestra, Choir Broadway All-Stars
"How Many Devils" sung by Broadway All Stars
"Greenback" sung by Dr. John
"With These Hands" sung by Bryan White and Amy Grant
"Candle In The Window" sung by Linda Eder
"Regimental Drummer" sung by Michael English
"Judgment Day" sung by Shiloh
"The Day the Sun Stood Still" sung by Travis Tritt
"Someday" sung by Patti LaBelle Narration: James Garner as Lincoln, Danny Glover as Frederick Douglass, Ellen Burstyn as the Maid, Dr. Maya Angelou as the Voice of Slavery and Charlie Daniels as the Narrator.