Studio Recording of Frank Wildhorn's Dracula Released

News   Studio Recording of Frank Wildhorn's Dracula Released
The studio album of Dracula, The Musical, with songs by composer Frank Wildhorn and lyricists Don Black and Christopher Hampton, was released on digital services June 6, GlobalVision Records announced.

Billed as "the concept recording," it includes four new songs that were written but never used in the short-lived 2004 Broadway production. The orchestrations (by Jeremy Roberts, who conducts the Valhalla Symphonia) are also new since Broadway. No one from the Broadway cast is heard on the Dracula disc, but Broadway stars James Barbour, Kate Shindle, Lauren Kennedy, Rob Evan, Norm Lewis and Euan Morton contributed to it.

The 15-track album represents the score as Wildhorn envisioned it, according to GlobalVision, founded by Wildhorn and Roberts. The label's goal is to make "contemporary theatrical recordings" such as the 2006 studio album of Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's Jekyll & Hyde, billed as Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection (with a new song for Emma).

The Dracula track listing includes:

1. Prologue/Over Whitby Bay
2. Fresh Blood
3. The Mist
4. A Perfect Life
5. The Master's Song
6. Loving You Keeps Me Alive
7. Life After Life
8. Mina's Cry (instrumental)
9. Please Don't Make Me Love You
10. Before The Summer Ends
11. The Heart Is Slow To Learn
12. Deep In The Darkest Night
13. The Longer I Live
14. At Last
15. Finale: There's Always a Tomorrow

Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Jersey Boys) directed Dracula at the Belasco Theatre. It played July 30, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. The cast included Melissa Errico, Kelli O'Hara, Tom Hewitt, Don Stephenson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Bart Shatto, Shonn Wiley, Chris Hoch, Graham Rowat, Celina Carvajal, Darren Ritchie and more.

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