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Footloose the Musical - Original Broadway Cast 2011


Footloose the Musical Album About the Album: Ghostlight Records is set to release an updated and re-mastered version of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Footloose the Musical. The album will be available digitally on October 4, 2011 and in stores and physical retailers on October 25, 2011. To hear song previews and pre-order the CD, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/footloosethemusical.shtml.

The original 1998 release of Footloose's cast album has been out-of-print since Q Records (the original label) shut down in 2003. Ghostlight Records has stepped in to make the recording available once again, now with some dynamic revisions to its Grammy, Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score. Footloose lyricist and co-book writer Dean Pitchford says: “I'm thrilled and grateful to the good folks at Ghostlight Records for giving a whole new life to our cast recording.”

This fall’s re-release of Footloose features new album artwork by acclaimed Broadway graphic artist Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo, plus a brand-new track – “Still Rockin’” – a song cut from the show in its pre-Broadway run at the Kennedy Center and since reinstated to the score. The song was recorded this year by Footloose original cast member Hunter Foster under the supervision of original musical director, Doug Katsaros, and backed by members of the show’s original orchestra. The album now reflects changes made to the show by the original writers after their lengthy Broadway run and countless productions all over the world — from Kyoto, Japan to Sydney, Australia to Cardiff, Wales.

Footloose features music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford; the stage adaptation was co-written by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, based on Pitchford's screenplay for the original 1984 hit film and its 2011 re-make. Additional music was contributed by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. The album was originally produced by Tommy Krasker and Tom Snow, and recorded and mixed by Joel Moss. The new track “Still Rockin’” was produced, recorded and mixed by Joel Moss.

Footloose premiered on Broadway in late 1998 and ran for over 700 performances, earning four Tony Award nominations including Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, while the Original Cast Recording received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Several US national tours followed Broadway, as well as several UK tours and West End engagements. Footloose has been staged all over the world, from Europe to Asia, Africa to Australia. Licensed by R&H Theatricals, Footloose is consistently in the licensing house’s top 10 out of more than 100 offerings, flourishing alongside such perennials as The Sound of Music and Oklahoma! In Dramatics Magazine’s most recent survey, Footloose was in the top 5 roster of most-produced musicals in high schools across America.

Label: Ghostlight Records



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