1967 London Studio Cast Recording - Sweet Charity
Cat. no: STAGE9085
Release Date: 23rd July 2021
Continuing Stage Door’s London Studio Cast Album reissues from the SAGA Records back catalogue is the ‘Sweet Charity’ 1967 London Studio Cast Recording.
Released in December 1967 to coincide with the recently opened West End production, the SAGA Records ‘Sweet Charity’ cast recording starred popular West End actress Mary Preston as Charity. In September 1968, Mary Preston took over the role of Helene from Paula Kelly in the ‘Sweet Charity’ West End production. The SAGA studio cast is rounded out by seasoned performers June Hunt, Canna Kendall, Valentine Palmer, Craig Hunter, John Parker and David Weldon Williams with the Westminster Sinfonia and Theatre Chorus directed by Frank Raymond.
The SAGA Records ‘Sweet Charity’ has the distinction of being the only recorded version to feature an additional cut verse in Charity’s song ‘You Should See Yourself’. Also included on the CD release is an extended version of the ‘Rich Man’s Frug’ which was recorded during the album sessions but went unreleased.
Digitally remastered from the original studio master tapes, the ‘Sweet Charity’ London Studio Cast Recording now makes its debut on CD and is licensed from the SAGA tape collection at the British Library.
The release is a limited edition of 500 units only.
Tracks: Charity’s Theme / You Should See Yourself / Big Spender / Rich Man’s Frug / If My Friend’s Could See Me Now / Too Many Tomorrows / There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This / Rhythm of Life / Baby Dream Your Dream / Sweet Charity / Where Am I Going? / I’m a Brass Band / I Love to Cry at Weddings
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