Fynsworth Alley, the record label with theatre music as a major focus, has released a version of Cole Porter's lesser-known You Never Know, with Donna McKechnie, Angela Teek, Kristin Chenoweth, David Garrison and Harry Groener singing.
The Fynsworth policy makes most of their releases available only through the website (www.FynsworthAlley.com) for three months before going "wide" in stores. The release was announced March 2. David Levy of Fynsworth Alley told Playbill On-Line the disc will be in stores April 3.
The You Never Know score heard on the new disc represents a revised version of the 1938 score, heard in a revival — or, "revisal," if you prefer — at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1991. The score is arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Steve Orich. Paul Lazarus is responsible for the show adaptation. The score features two numbers dropped during the show's pre-Broadway tryout ("By Candlelight," "I'm Back in Circulation") and songs pulled from the Porter catalog ("I Happen To Be in Love," "Ridin' High," "Let's Misbehave," "Let's Not Talk About Love").
The show is set in Paris before the 1929 market crash and involves a baron (Groener), his butler (Garrison) and switched roles that lead to romantic comedy.
"At Long Last Love" was the original score's standout song. The disc includes Overture, "By Candlelight," "Let's Not Talk About Love," "I'm Going In For Love," "I'm Back In Circulation," "From Alpha To Omega," Entr'acte, "What Shall I Do?," "Let's Misbehave," "I Happen To Be In Love," "Act II Finale," Entr'acte, "You Never Know," "What Is That Tune?," "At Long Last Love," "Ridin' High," ""Finale."