Recorded over five performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne, the live cast recording "presents a score dramatically polished and refined since it was captured on the best-selling 2005 London cast recording," according to a press statement.
Among the changes is the inclusion of a new song, "Playing the Game," written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The song, which is recorded here for the first time, made its debut in the Broadway production and is now in all productions worldwide.
In the liner notes, producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher comment, "We knew on opening night that we had something special and we decided then and there to capture the magic with a live cast recording. This recording also gives us the chance to present listeners with a permanent record of the show as it has evolved since the Original London Cast recording from 2005. We have done so much work on the musical score since then, first on Broadway, then on the US tour, and some final tweaks in rehearsal in Australia."
The track list follows:
1. Prologue/Chim Chim Cher-ee
2. Cherry Tree Lane (Part 1)
3. The Perfect Nanny
4. Cherry Tree Lane (Part 2)
5. Practically Perfect
6. Jolly Holiday
7. Let’s Hope She Will Stay
8. A Spoonful of Sugar
9. Precision and Order
10. Feed the Birds
12. Playing the Game
13. Chim Chim Cher-ee (Reprise) ACT TWO
14. Entr’Acte: Run Away
15. Brimstone and Treacle (Part 1)
16. Let’s Go Fly A Kite
17. Good For Nothing
18. Being Mrs. Banks (Reprise)
19. Brimstone and Treacle (Part 2)
20. Step In Time
21. A Man Has Dreams/A Spoonful of Sugar (Reprise)
22. Anything Can Happen
23. – 24. The Task Is Done/A Shooting Star
25. Bows/ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Reprise)
"Mary Poppins: The Live Cast Recording" is now available online at iTunes, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, at select retailers and in theatres wherever the musical is performed. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, visit Disney.com/music.