Entitled "The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein," the disc will be released in the U.K. Feb. 14, 2011. Blackman will be joined by the classical singer Jonathan Ansell and her fellow West End star Daniel Boys on two separate duets.
The new recording is produced by Neil Eckersley and Paul Spicer for Speckulation Entertainment with musical supervision by Mike Dixon, musical direction by David Randall and orchestrations by Michael Bruce. Recorded at Angel Studios in December 2010, the recording will be released by Speckulation Entertainment.
The track listing for "Helena Blackman: The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein" follows:
1. I Have Confidence
2. What's the Use of Wondrin'?
3. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
4. It Might as Well be Spring
5. If I Love You / Something Wonderful
6. I Enjoy Being a Girl
7. I Have Dreamed (with Jonathan Ansell)
8. Some Enchanted Evening
9. Love Look Away
10. People Will Say We're in Love (with Daniel Boys)
11. The Gentleman is a Dope
12. Climb Every Mountain
Blackman headlined the U.K. tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, and starred in the West End première of Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night. Her many other theatre credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and the title role in Gypsy.
To pre-order the CD, which is priced £14.99, visit www.dresscircle.co.uk.