2004 Original London Cast
Music and lyrics by Roger Cook, Les Reed and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Starring Helen Anker, Lorna Bannon, Carole Cook, Roger Cook, Michael Praed and Les Reed.
Debut album of the musical 'Beautiful And Damned'
Composed by legendary songwriters Les Reed and Roger Cook
All tracks previously unreleased
Featuring three exclusive bonus tracks recorded live with the London cast
Full colour 16 page booklet
'Beautiful and Damned' is an evocative and glittering musical based on the extraordinary lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He’s a successful, young author and she’s the stylish, young wife. Outrageously glamorous and fashionable, they created their own world of enchantment and became the envy of all with their high-spending and high-living lifestyle.
Scott christened the period The Jazz Age, and Zelda lived it. But behind the glittering façade lay a tragedy of epic proportions.
The original, inspirational songs on this unique disc, written and performed by two of the world’s greatest songwriters, Les Reed and Roger Cook, secured multi-million pound funding for Beautiful and Damned, a full-blown, glittering Art Deco musical extravaganza.
Initially starring John Barrowman at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre, 'Beautiful and Damned' transferred to The Lyric, where it starred Michael Praed and Helen Anker. As bonus tracks - the album concludes with three exclusive recordings from the London cast featuring Michael Praed and Helen Anker, recorded live at the Lyric Theatre.
1. She's Over The Top, He's Under The Table - Company
2. I Refuse To Be A Girl - Lorna Bannon
3. Little Miz Alabama - Roger Cook
4. I'll Meet You At The Ball Tonight - Katie Humble
5. Beautiful Magnolia - Roger Cook
6. Tomorrow Won't Happen 'Til Tomorrow - Roger Cook, Les Reed, Carole Cook, Katie Humble
7. The Letters - Roger Cook, Katie Humble
8. The Beautiful And The Damned - Company
9. This Side Of Paradise - Roger Cook
10. So Long (Leaving New York) - Roger Cook, Les Reed, Carole Cook
11. Oh How Tender Is The Night - Roger Cook
12. The Old World Shines Again - Roger Cook
13. Day Long Blues - Lorna Bannon
14. Princess Of The Western World - Carole Cook
15. Being A Woman - Katie Humble
16. Zelda's Dance (Instrumental) - Les Reed
17. Living Well's The Only Way - Roger Cook, Carole Cook
18. Save Me The Waltz - Katie Humble
19. Golden Days - Katie Humble
20. Save Me The Waltz (Soliloquy) - Roger Cook
21. Even Now - Roger Cook, Katie Humble
22. Golden Days - Helen Anker (Bonus Track - 2004 London Cast)
23. Oh How Tender Is The Night - Michael Praed (Bonus Track - 2004 London Cast)
24. Even Now - Helen Anker, Michael Praed (Bonus Track - 2004 London Cast)