Music From Tony-Winning Play War Horse Released On Disc Jan. 24

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24 Jan 2012

An album of music from the Tony Award-winning drama War Horse, featuring members of the original London cast, is released Jan. 24 in the U.S.

Sony Masterworks releases the 23-track album of instrumental music by Adrian Sutton and folk songs by John Tams. It features folk artist Tim van Eyken and a full orchestra.

The track list for War Horse follows:

1. "Devon at Peace"
2. "Only Remembered"
3. "Albert and Joey"
4. "The Year Turns Round Again"
5. "First Gallop"
6. "Learning to Plough"
7. "Wheel of Fortune"
8. "The Scarlet and the Blue"
9. "Crossing the Channel"
10. "The Wounded"
11. "Devonshire Carol"
12. "The Charge"
13. "Hold the Line"
14. "Goodbye Dolly Grey"
15. "Friedrich's Theme"
16. "Emilie's Theme"
17. "Into the Crater"
18. "Pulling the Gun"
19. "The Year Turns Round Again" (Reprise)
20. "The Tank"
21. "Joey's Long Night"
22. "Albert and Joey Reunited"
23. "Only Remembered" (Reprise)

War Horse began Broadway previews March 15, 2011, and earned five 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Direction. It is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Nick Stafford (The Battle Royal, The Snow Queen) adapted Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel for the stage.



War Horse began performances in October 2007 at the National's Olivier Theatre where it continued in repertory for a sold-out run through March 2009. The production transferred to the West End's New London Theatre March 28, 2009, where it continues to play. Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the novel debuted in December.

War Horse features a series of life-sized equestrian puppets, which have the capability of strikingly lifelike movement. Each evocative creature (created by Handspring Puppet Company) is manipulated by an on-stage crew of three puppeteers who give life to a horse named Joey, as he grows from a skittish foal into a full-grown horse.

Here's how LCT bills the work: "At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find his horse and bring him home."