Music from Broadway's The Graduate Available on CD April 9

News   Music from Broadway's The Graduate Available on CD April 9 A CD filled with music from the Broadway production of The Graduate will be released by Columbia/Legacy on April 9. Entitled "The Graduate: Music from the Broadway Comedy," the 15-track disc hits stores five days after the eagerly awaited play open at Broadway's Plymouth Theatre.

A CD filled with music from the Broadway production of The Graduate will be released by Columbia/Legacy on April 9. Entitled "The Graduate: Music from the Broadway Comedy," the 15-track disc hits stores five days after the eagerly awaited play open at Broadway's Plymouth Theatre. The CD features three songs by Simon & Garfunkel as well as works by the Beach Boys, The Mamas & The Papas, Herb Alpert, Ray Charles and Blood, Sweat and Tears. Music played a key role in the film, and it does so on Broadway as well. In the disc's liner notes, producers Sacha Brooks and John Reid explain, "The play demands a lot of music. Thus, we had an excuse to immerse ourselves once more not just in the songs of Paul Simon but also the incredible range of artists who seemed to inhabit that narrow slot of the sixties in which the story is set. For the most part, music in the play is used to accent the action and to set the mood for a scene change."

The Broadway production, which comes to New York after a record-setting run in London's West End, is based on the famed 1967 feature film that starred Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Stage and screen star Kathleen Turner portrays the infamous Mrs. Robinson on Broadway, repeating the role that won her kudos from the London critics. Joining her on The Great White Way are Jason Biggs as Benjamin Braddock and Alicia Silverstone as Elaine Robinson.

The complete track listing for "The Graduate: Music from the Broadway Comedy" follows:
"Mrs. Robinson" Simon & Garfunkel
"Everybody's Talkin'" Harry Nilsson
"Moon River" Andy Williams
"California Dreamin'" The Mamas & The Papas
"Sunshine Superman" Donovan
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" The Byrds
Theme from "A Summer Place" Percy Faith and his Orchestra
"The Sound of Silence" Simon & Garfunkel
"Black Coffee" Ray Charles
"Love Potion No. 9" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
"You've Made Me So Very Happy" Blood, Sweat & Tears
"Red Rubber Ball" The Cyrkle
"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)" Scott McKenzie
"Baby Driver" Simon & Garfunkel
"Wouldn't It Be Nice?" The Beach Boys