Vintage Elaine Paige Recordings Now Available for Digital Download

News   Vintage Elaine Paige Recordings Now Available for Digital Download Several vintage recordings by Olivier winner Elaine Paige have been released for the first time on digital download in the U.K., mainland Europe and Australasia.

Titles from the Warner Music U.K. vaults include four Paige studio albums from the 1980s — "Stages," "Cinema," "Love Hurts" and "Christmas" — as well as the compilations "Encore" and "Centre Stage" and the 2000 London cast recording of The King and I. U.S. and Canadian releases will follow at a date to be announced.

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Elaine Paige was brought to the public's attention when she created the role of Eva Peron in the original London production of Evita. She then created the role of Grizabella in the original production of Cats and followed with a recording hit: "I Know Him So Well," with Barbara Dickson, from the concept album of Chess. Paige later starred in the West End mounting of Chess as well as London productions of Anything Goes, The King and I, Piaf and Sunset Boulevard. She repeated her work as Norma Desmond for New York audiences, and in 2004 she performed the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the New York City Opera (and snagged a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work). She has recorded 16 solo albums and six cast albums. In 1995 Paige received the Order of the British Empire for services to Musical Theatre. Paige most recently starred on the London stage in the title role of The Drowsy Chaperone and on the Broadway stage as Carlotta in Follies (Drama Desk nomination). The Olivier winner currently hosts a weekly radio program for the BBC. 

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