"Only for A While," Compilation Disc Featuring Late Steve Barton, Due in September

News   "Only for A While," Compilation Disc Featuring Late Steve Barton, Due in September On Sept. 27 Stage Door Records will release a compilation CD of songs recorded by Steve Barton, the late actor who created the role of Raoul in both the London and Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera.
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The recording, which is titled "Only for A While," features 14 unreleased tracks, liner notes by lyricist Dee Shipman, rare photos of Mr. Barton and a hidden bonus track. The track listing for the new disc follows:

Someone Like You
Beloved
Glory
Puttin On the Ritz
I've Got You Under My Skin
Jackie
The Port of Amsterdam
Scotch & Soda
It's De-Lovely
If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
Begin the Beguine
The Face With Which You Leave
Mother Teresa
Reach Out
(It's) Only for a While

The disc concludes with "Hopefully," a song written and performed by Barton's son Edward as a tribute to his late father.

Mr. Barton also appeared on Broadway in The Red Shoes. His numerous international credits include roles in Dance of the Vampires, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar. Mr. Barton died in Germany in 2001, age 47.

For more information visit www.stagedoorrecords.com.