On Feb. 8, QVC's "Q Records" will make an official announcement regarding the exact release date for the original cast recording of Broadway's Footloose. Initially, the disk was expected to be out before the end of January.
The cast of Footloose cut loose in The Hit Factory recording studio in New York Nov. 2 to put the Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow score on disk.
According to Q Records public relations manager Leslie Gross, the disc will be available "for purchase at theaters, in traditional music retailers, via QVC television shopping and via iQVC, QVC's online retail site."
There are no guest-star bonus tracks or special "remixes" on the disc, said Footloose publicist Amy Jacobs (Nov. 3, 1998).
Tommy Krasker, whose previous credits include the Roxbury studio recordings of Strike Up the Band, Girl Crazy and others, served as co-producer, with composer Snow. Snow and lyricist-librettist Dean Pitchford were on hand with the company for the recording of such Footloose classics (originated in the 1984 film) as "Let's Hear It For the Boy," "Almost Paradise," "Holding Out for a Hero" and the title song. Among new songs written for the musically fleshed-out stage version are "Learning to Be Silent," "Mama Says," I Confess" and "On Any Sunday." The musical opened Oct. 22 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre after a tryout at Washington DC's Kennedy Center.