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'Covers From Away' From The Artists Who Inspired COME FROM AWAY is Now Available

The album is now available to stream or buy!

'Covers From Away' From The Artists Who Inspired COME FROM AWAY is Now Available

Today, Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals announce the release of Covers From Away, a new folk album featuring songs from the hit Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away by Irene Sankoff & David Hein, reinterpreted by the Newfoundland and Labrador bands and artists who originally inspired the sound of the musical.

Click HERE to stream or download the album.

"This project was such a gift for us," said David Hein. "To have our music interpreted by these amazing bands that we're such huge fans of is truly an honor! When we first started writing Come From Away, we knew we wanted the music to be as authentic as possible, so we listened to every album from all the Newfoundland and Labrador bands that I fell in love with growing up. And now, with this album, we get to share an even more authentic experience, with those same bands putting their unique spin on every song from our show."

"Come From Away has very few stand-alone songs, so what was most exciting about this project was the opportunity to actually collaborate with these bands by digging into our original or cut lyrics, writing new ones, or pairing songs together to create something completely new," added Irene Sankoff. "With this album, we hope to bring Newfoundland music to people around the world. I hope people will return the favor by seeking out these artists, and buying their albums and going to their concerts, and even coming to Newfoundland to hear them."

"We're very happy to continue our relationship with David and Irene, and to explore new facets of their songs with these terrific artists," said Sean Patrick Flahaven, Chief Theatricals Executive for Concord.

The album was recorded in summer 2021 in various locations throughout Newfoundland, Canada, and was produced by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the writers of the musical's book, music and lyrics, along with Ian Eisendrath, Bob Hallett and Sean Patrick Flahaven. Two songs from the album, "Welcome To The Rock" (performed by The Navigators) and "Screech Out" (performed by The Dardanelles), can both be heard in the end credits of the Apple original film Come From Away, now streaming globally on Apple TV+.

The musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Track List:

  1. "Welcome To The Rock" - performed by The Navigators
  2. "I Am Here" - performed by Rosemary Lawton
  3. "Wherever We Are" - performed by The Punters
  4. "Heave Away" - performed by Alan Doyle
  5. "Stop The World" - performed by The Once
  6. "Costume Party" - performed by Rachael Cousins and Abigale
  7. "Lead Us Out Of The Darkness" - performed by Silver Wolf Band
  8. "Screech In" - performed by Shanneyganock
  9. "Me And The Sky" - performed by Damhnait Doyle
  10. "Prayer Of St. Francis" / "Mi'kmaq Honor Song" - performed by Jason Benoit
  11. "Blankets And Bedding" - performed by The Irish Descendants
  12. "Somewhere In The Middle Of Nowhere" - performed by Sherman Downey
  13. "Screech Out" - performed by The Dardanelles
  14. "Themes From Come From Away" - performed by Ofra Harnoy, Mike Herriott and Bob Hallett

Covers From Away was mixed by Ian Kagey, with additional editing by Neal Shaw. The album was mastered by Oscar Zambrano. Production credits for each track can be found in the album booklet HERE.

Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals previously released the Grammy Award-nominated original Broadway cast recording of Come From Away, available digitally and in stores everywhere.

Other recent recordings released by Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals include the Grammy Award nominated cast albums of Amélie (Original London Cast Recording) and Carousel (2018 Broadway Cast Recording), as well as R&H Goes Pop!, Jason Robert Brown's Coming From Inside the House (A Virtual SubCulture Concert), Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf's Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano, Reid & Schlesinger's The Ballad of Little Jo, Shaina Taub's Twelfth Night, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's The Mad Ones, Georgia Stitt's A Quiet Revolution and Drew Gasparini's We Aren't Kids Anymore.

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