Sing Out, Sweet Land! / Down In The Valley

Original Broadway Cast & Alfred Drake

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Soundtrack, Musical
Stage Door
April 26, 2019

Format: Compact Disc



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The 'Sing Out, Sweet Land!' Original Cast Recording featuring Alfred Drake and Burl Ives makes its debut on CD. The album is complemented by the 1950 Decca Records studio recording of the Kurt Weill and Arnold Sundgaard one-act folk opera 'Down In The Valley', featuring Alfred Drake and Jane Wilson.

'Sing Out, Sweet Land!' opened at Broadway's International Theatre on December 27th 1944 and ran for 104 performances. Presented by the Theatre Guild as "A Salute to American Folk and Popular Music", the production starred Alfred Drake, Burl Ives, Juanita Hall, Bibi Osterwald, and Alma Kaye. Praised by critics as a "captivating cavalcade of American folk music", 'Sing Out, Sweet Land!' had a book by Walter Kerr with its songs deriving from traditional American folk music alongside original material by John Mundy, Edward Eager and Elie Siegmeister. The songs featured in 'Sing Out, Sweet Land!' were preserved on disc by Decca Records and the original cast recording was issued over a series of 78rpm records and later as a 10" LP album.

The score of 'Down In The Valley' features established American folk songs to carry its narrative (including 'Down In The Valley', 'The Lonesome Dove' and 'Hop Up My Ladies') alongside original chorale music composed by Kurt Weill who supervised the studio recording.

The release of 'Sing Out, Sweet Land!' and 'Down In The Valley' forms part of Stage Door's 'Collector's Series', a line of limited edition CD products presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's Series titles are limited to 500 units.

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Key Value
Catalogue number STAGE2490
Barcode 5055122155003
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 30g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125mm x 2mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. As I Was Going Along 03:21
2. Where 02:34
3. Big Rock Candy Mountain 02:41
4. Blue Tail Fly 02:07
5. I'm Goin' Down The Road 01:14
6. Little Mohee 03:08
7. Wandering 02:08
8. I Have Been A Good Boy 01:02
9. Frankie And Johnny 03:20
10. The Roving Gambler 01:53
11. Hammer Ring / Watermelon Cry / Didn't My Lord Daniel Deliver 02:30
12. Trouble, Trouble / Basement Blues 03:16
13. Casey Jones 02:45
14. More Than These (Sing Out, Sweet Land) 02:51
15. Down In The Valley - Part One 14:53
16. Down In The Valley - Part Two 14:28
17. Where (Bonus Track - Radio Performance) 04:43