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Kean (Deluxe Edition)

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
20-09-2019
Genres:
Label:
Barcode:
5055122190653
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
STAGE9065
Kean (Deluxe Edition)
Kean (Deluxe Edition)

Description

Stage Door present this deluxe edition of the 'Kean' Original Broadway Cast Album. Across two CDs, this definitive set features a new digital remaster of the Original Broadway Cast Recording accompanied by the previously unreleased studio and composer demos of the score (including several cut songs).

The album boasts a generous selection of "pop" cover recordings performed by vocalists including Judy Garland, Richard Hayes and James Shigeta. The lavish set also includes an instrumental stereo album of the score recorded by Robert Mersey and His Orchestra, which makes its debut on CD.

Written as a star vehicle for Alfred Drake by Robert Wright and George Forrest ('Kismet', 'Song Of Norway'), 'Kean' opened at the Broadway Theatre on November 2nd 1961, running for 92 performances. The production, directed and choreographed by Jack Cole, also starred Lee Venora, Joan Weldon, Oliver Gray and Patricia Cutts. For his performance in 'Kean', Drake was nominated for the Tony Award for 'Best Actor in a Musical', and the show was nominated for Best Conductor and Musical Director.

The musical centres on Edmund Kean, the "king" of the London stage in the early 19th Century. Considered the greatest Shakespearean actor of his generation, Kean was as infamous for his offstage antics as his consummate stage performances. Trouble emerges as Kean desperately tries to juggle the two women in his life - the Danish Ambassador's wife, Elena, and a young aspiring actress, Anna. Complications ensue as Kean works to perfect his art while keeping his paramours from finding out about each other.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Overture/Penny Plain, Twopence Colored
  3. Man and Shadow/Mayfair Affair
  4. Sweet Danger
  5. Queue at Drury Lane/King of London
  6. To Look Upon My Love
  7. Let's Improvise
  8. Elena
  9. The Fog and the Grog
  10. Civilized People
  11. Service for Service
  12. Willow, Willow, Willow
  13. Chime In!
  14. Swept Away
  15. Apology?
  16. The Fog and the Grog (Demo)
  17. Elena (Demo)
  18. To Look Upon My Love (Demo)
  19. Inevitable (Demo)
  20. Penny Plain, Twopence Colored (Demo)
  21. Sweet Danger (Demo)
  22. Civilized People (Demo)
  23. Swept Away (Demo)
  24. King of London
  25. Sweet Danger
  26. To Look Upon My Love
  27. Elena
  28. Social Whirl
  29. Inevitable
  30. The Fog and the Grog
  31. Civilzed People
  32. Willow, Willow, Willow
  33. Swept Away
  34. Chime In!
  35. Sweet Danger
  36. To Look Upon My Love
  37. The Fog and the Grog
  38. Chime In!
  39. To Look Upon My Love
  40. To Look Upon My Love
  41. Inevitable
  42. Ado for Kean/Who Dear? (Demo)
  43. Disorder And Genius (Demo)
  44. Shadow Play (Demo)
  45. Inevitable (Demo)
  46. Amsterdam (Demo)
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