Cast Albums Blog
Stage Door Records to release ANDY CAPP on CD
Stage Door Records continues its reissues of out-of-print London cast recordings this March with Andy Capp.
Based on the comic strip, Andy Capp opened in June 1982 at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre and later transferred to London's Aldwych Theatre in September 1982 where it ran for 120 performances.
The recording makes its debut on CD and has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
Preview clips are available at http://www.stagedoorrecords.com/stage9034.html. To purchase the recording, click here.
Master tapes for Stage Door's Spring 2014 CD release! A glimpse of what cast album goodies are in store for next year pic.twitter.com/m49NwRmXho— Stage Door Records (@stagedoorlondon) December 23, 2013
We're thrilled to announce that our next CD release will be the 1982 OLC of 'Andy Capp'. In stores March 31st! http://t.co/4S9IF8xoue— Stage Door Records (@stagedoorlondon) February 25, 2014
Exclusive charity release of UK's THE LAST SESSION
John Yap of Jay Records has provided an exclusive highlights release of the 2012 UK Cast recording of THE LAST SESSION to a UK charity. The CD-R, which includes a full-color booklet, will be released Dec 2 and can be ordered here.
All profits from the sale of this CD-R will go to The Make A Difference Trust, which brings together the British Entertainment community and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with HIV and AIDS, and those in the entertainment industry facing hardship as a result of a long-term medical condition.
A commercial release of the full recording is expected sometime in 2014.
Jay Records previews track from ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
It's a miracle! Jay Records has posted a preview track of Everyone Says Don't from the long awaited studio cast recording of Anyone Can Whistle, featuring John Barrowman, Maria Friedman, and Julia McKenzie.
Recorded back in the late 90s, I had given up hope of it ever seeing the light of day. However, according to producer John Yap, the recording "is in line to be completed and released, behind several other recordings," so no release date is announced of yet.
Ghostlight to record CINDERELLA
The cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA, including Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, will head to the studio on Monday, March 18 to record their cast album. The production features songs from the original TV broadcast of CINDERELLA, along with songs from other Rodgers & Hammerstein shows. The recording will be released later this Spring by Ghostlight Records.
First time on CD: A TIME FOR SINGING from Kritzerland
Kritzerland Records is releasing the original Broadway cast recording of A TIME FOR SINGING in late April. This first ever release on CD uses the original master tapes. Producer Bruce Kimmel writes "They were in pristine condition and the sound is absolutely stunning."
Like most Kritzerland reissues, this will be a limited edition of 1500 copies, so pre-order your copy today at Kritzerland.com.