Cast Albums Blog

Month Archive:  July 2010

First CD release of Original London Cast recording of PROMISES, PROMISES from Kritzerland

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Kritzerland Records, which recently released a limited edition of the Original Broadway Cast recording featuring pitch correction, returns with the first CD release of the Original London Cast recording of Promises, Promises. The recording features Anthony Roberts, Betty Buckley, and Jack Kruschen, reprising the role he created in The Apartment (the film on which Promises, Promises was based). Producer Bruce Kimmel has mastered this release from the two-track album masters, but has placed the tracks iin the original show order.

Upcoming Releases from Sepia Records: Most Happy Fella, Make Me an Offer, Follow That Girl

From Sepia Records:

The Most Happy Fella -- 1960 Original London Cast For our September releases, we revisit three musicals that played in the West End in 1960. Firstly, the CD reissue of The Most Happy Fella celebrates composer Frank Loesser's centenary. The original London cast included leading names of the day such as Inia Te Wiata, Helena Scott, and Art Lund, who bring their unique interpretations to this important score. Our release also features five bonus tracks from the show sung by Edmund Hockridge.

Make Me an Offer -- 1959 David Heneker with Orchestra Winner of the 1959 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, Make Me an Offer reunited David Heneker and Monty Norman, two of the leading figures in British musical theatre. Here, we couple the original cast album with the first-ever release of excerpts from a live TV performance of the show. This reissue is also enhanced by extensive liner notes written by Monty Norman, who has also contributed photographs from his private archive.

Follow That Girl -- 1960 Original London Cast Our third cast album is a newly-remastered version of Julian Slade's 1960 hit Follow That Girl. Our new release features not only the cast album but also seven bonus tracks, including cut songs and production images.

Hit the Deck -- 1959 Studio Cast A stalwart of the West End, Millicent Martin's career has spanned six decades. As our fourth release in this batch, we are proud to release her debut solo CD, which was recorded at the peak of her career on the British stage. As well as enjoying numerous successes as an actress in musical theatre, Martin has also won popularity in recent years for her TV appearances, and we hope that this CD release will serve as a useful tribute to her musical roots.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Album Clips Available Online

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Samples from the upcoming cast recording of emo-rock musical Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson are now available online. Ghostlight Records recorded the cast of the Public Theatre production (now Broadway bound) on April 26 and plans to release the recording later this summer. The samples include songs Populism, Yea, Yea!, I’m Not That Guy, Rockstar, and Second Nature.

REGINA, SONG OF NORWAY, and MAKE A WISH due from Masterworks Broadway

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Masterworks Broadway continues to explore the rich history of its unequaled Broadway and Off-Broadway catalogue with the release of three highly requested classic cast recordings previously unavailable in the CD era: Regina, Song of Norway, and Make A Wish.

Beginning with the release of Regina on July 20, these titles will be available as digital downloads  through all major digital service providers and as disc-on-demand, each with the original cover art and liner notes, exclusively through  These cast recordings will be the first in a long-range plan to issue a "new" classic Masterworks Broadway title each month, transferred from the original masters in the Sony Music Archives.  In most  instances, these will be the first authorized releases of these recordings in  the digital era, and the first time they have been available directly from the original masters since the LP era.  Future releases will be announced in the fall.