Book, Music and Lyrics
Issy Van Randwyck
NSO Ensemble conducted by Martin Yates
Featuring Brian May from Queen and Christopher Lee.
The Rocky Horror Show is one of those sensational
cult successes of contemporary Musical Theatre, both in the story
line and the way in which the show came to it's current fame.
Written by an out of work actor, Richard O'Brien, the Rocky Horror
Show had it's first showing in The Upstairs Theatre, Royal Court,
a 63 seater theatre in London. The last 25 years have seen The
Rocky Horror Show become Broadway and West End smashes. The Rocky
Horror Show was made into a film in 1974, a film which has helped
to make the Rock Horror Show into the widespread cult phenomenon
it has become. Various new theatre productions have been attempted
but none quite managed to capture the bizarre uniqueness that
is "The Rocky Horror Show"
The JAY release of The Rocky Horror Show is
the first Digital Dolby Surround Recording of the Original Orchestrations
as heard at The Upstairs Theatre Royal Court on it's first performance.
By using the facilities available today the recording has managed
to create a sound entirely it'. In the great tradition of the
show and the movie, JAY has assembled a cast which is as surprising
today as they were 25 years ago. Howard Samuels and Aiden Bell
repeat their amazing performances having appeared in various productions
of the show. New freshness was brought by major stars such as
Christopher Lee as the Narrator and Brian May as Eddie. Brian
May has brought his own unique rock treatment to a stunning performance
which is possibly the only chance the world will ever get to hear
one of it's major rock stars in this role. The casting of Christopher
Lee as the Narrator brings an authenticity of sound and history
to the original concept in the association with the Hammer horror
movie and the B Movie Sci Fi era from which Lee rose to fame and
the parody of this era and around which the show was based.
A sensational recording which captures some
historic performances and uses state of the art recording techniques
to give the listener and experience not available on any other
|CD ONE |
||DIGITAL DOWNLOAD / PREVIEW
| 1 - Opening/Science Fiction 4'02''
2 - Damn It, Janet 2'26'' Brad,
3 - Over At The Frankenstein Place 4'44'' Narrator, Janet,
Brad, Phantoms, Riff Raff
4 - Sweet Transvestite 3'43'' Narrator, Frank'n'furter, Brad,
5 - Time Warp 4'34'' Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Narrator,
6 - The Sword Of Damocles 2'37'' Rocky, Narrator, Phantoms
7 - Charles Atlas Song 1'48'' Frank'n'furter
8 - Whatever Happened To Saturday Night 3'20'' Eddie, Phantoms
9 - Charles Atlas Song (Reprise) 1'26'' Frank'n'furter, Janet
10- Touch A Touch A Touch Me 3'04'' Narrator, Janet, Rocky
11- Once In A While 2'49'' Brad, Janet
12- Eddie's Teddy 3'15'' Dr. Scott, Narrator, Columbia, Frank'n'furter,
13- Planet, Schmanet 3'34'' Frank'n'furter, Narrator, Janet,
14- Floor Show (Rose Tint My World) 6'54'' Company
15- I'm Going Home 3'25'' Riff Raff, Frank'n'furter, Phantoms
16- Super Heroes 2'54'' Brad, Janet, Narrator, Phantoms
17- Science Fiction (Reprise) 1'30'' Usherette, Phantoms
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