Jill Paice, currently on Broadway in An American in Paris, recreates her Off-Broadway performance as Isabella. She is joined on the new recording by Jose Llana, Jeff Kready, Telly Leung, Bruce Warren and Manna Nichols.
The recording is now available for pre-order on the Broadway Records website.
Tokio Confidential, according to press notes, "is the story of Isabella, an adventurous young American Civil War widow who in 1879 sails for Japan, where she meets Horiyoshi, the most renowned Japanese tattoo artist of his time. When Isabella decides to have Horiyoshi engrave her entire body and turn her into a living work of art, their intimate and (for her) intensely painful tattoo sessions lead to a passionate love affair. Ultimately, Isabella’s transformation into a stunningly beautiful canvas places her in mortal danger, something the two lovers could never have predicted when they embarked on their artistic journey together."
"We are very excited to add this album to our catalog. The fresh, surprising—and original— story unfolds before your ears with a sophisticated emotional punch," said Van Dean of Broadway Records in a statement. "Listeners will have the opportunity to hear this lush, romantic score performed by an exquisite collection of singers."
The complete track listing follows:
1. Prologue2. Restless Spirits3. Journey With Me4. If We Had Never Met5. The Power of Suggestion6. Are You Prepared For That?7. Indelible: Dialogue Introduction8. Indelible9. Tale of the Yoshiwara10. Shifting Ground: Dialogue Introduction11. Shifting Ground12. Magic Needles13. Hototogisu14. The Jurisdiction of Affection / Looking-Back Willow15. At Sea: Dialogue Introduction16. At Sea17. Ukiyo18. The Spider19. Beautiful Brevity: Introduction20. Beautiful Brevity21. Finale
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