• 1984.
    The 1984 West End production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN presented John and Tony with the opportunity of releasing their first cast recording. This production, starring veteran musical performer Tommy Steele, proved to be a very successful revival and translation to stage of the classic film.

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  • 1985.
    Heading up 1985, the powerful original London Cast Recording of the musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES which went on to move audiences through its dramatic storyline and become one of the world’s favourite musicals from producer Cameron Mackintosh.

    Also released during the same year was the rock musical LA RÉVOLUTION FRANÇAISE, written by the ‘Les Mis’ masters, lyricist Boublil and composer Schönberg, capturing and immortalising the history of the French Revolution.

    John and Tony continued the year’s releases with the London Cast Recording of Lerner and Loewe’s Classic, GIGI featuring Beryl Reid, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Siân Phillips, Richard Stilgoe & Peter Skellern’s live recording from the Vaudeville Theatre, WHO PLAYS WINS, the Donmar production of JEROME KERN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – the first in a long association with the Donmar – and rounded off the year with the London Cast Recording of ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?, celebrating the life of Elvis Presley with classics such as ‘Hound Dog’ and the title track ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’. This project also provided the platform for Tony and John’s first collaboration with impresario Bill Kenwright.

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  • 1986.
    A busy year with five major cast recordings: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS kicked off proceedings closely followed by CHARLIE GIRL, Harold Fielding’s revival starring Paul Nicholas and Cyd Charisse, and the uninhibited CABARET, headed up by Wayne Sleep, exploring German nightlife in 1930s Nazi Germany.

    This was followed by the Queen’s Theatre, London production of Bernstein’s WONDERFUL TOWN starring Maureen Lipman.

    ELISABETH WELCH IN CONCERT, a collection of favourite songs recorded live at the Donmar Warehouse in Elisabeth’s 78th year followed, and closing 1986, Irving Berlin’s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, recorded at the Aldwych Theatre and starring, perhaps unexpectedly, American-born rock singer Suzi Quatro as sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Quatro was more familiar to British audiences for her string of chart hits throughout the 1970s, but proved to be a big success on stage.

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  • 1987.
    A LOAD OF OLD SEQUINS by Fascinating Aïda was first out of the gate for John and Tony in 1987, the first recording in a long and successful association with the group. FNR have now released every album ever recorded by the girls. This was followed by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s revival cast recording of Cole Porter’s KISS ME KATE, which told in song the story of the Bard’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.

    Next, AN EVENING WITH ALAN JAY LERNER, celebrating the life and career of the noted lyricist and screenwriter, featuring his numerous successes, including Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady and Gigi, and including the original understudy for Freddie in the Mexican production of My Fair Lady, Placido Domingo.

    BLUES IN THE NIGHT is set in a seedy Chicago hotel in the 1930s, where three women tell their stories of love and abandonment through some jazz and blues greats. This production opened at the Donmar (launching the solo career of Maria Friedman) and transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre and subsequently to Broadway.

    The Shaftesbury Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES starring Julia McKenzie, Daniel Massey and Diana Rigg, and the Chichester Festival Theatre Cast recording of ROBERT AND ELIZABETH, the Ronald Miller/Ron Grainger story of the Barretts of Wimpole Street brought to a close another great year for First Night Records.

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  • 1988.
    The first recording of theatrical producer Bill Kenwright’s production of BLOOD BROTHERS with Kiki Dee as Mrs Johnstone opened 1988 for First Night Records – a musical which has since conquered Broadway and many other cities around the world and ran until 2012 at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.

    This year saw FNR’s most adventurous recording yet, the COMPLETE SYMPHONIC RECORDING OF LES MISÉRABLES. The backing tracks were recorded in London with an 86-piece symphony orchestra – The Philharmonia – together with a chorus of 40 singers, all past or present members of the cast. FNR then went on to add the principal singers from the various productions around the world. Marius, M. & Mme. Thénardier from London, Enjolras, Javert & Fantine from Sydney, Jean Valjean & Cosette from New York and finally Eponine from Japan. Added to this, the smaller parts were played by members of the cast from London, Los Angeles and New York. A massive undertaking that went on to win a Grammy for best cast album in 1989.

    This was followed by the London cast recording of Boublil & Schönberg’s MISS SAIGON, set during the last few weeks of the Vietnam War, and relating the beautiful love story between Chris, an American Marine and Kim, a Vietnamese bargirl who is forced into prostitution.

    Also released in 1988 were the London Concert cast recording of MACK AND MABEL IN CONCERT with Tommy Tune, recorded live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, BRIGADOON with Jacinta Mulcahy, Robert Meadmore and Lesley Mackie, and STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE featuring The Fabulous Singlettes, a 60’s rock show featuring greats such as ‘Do Wah Diddy’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and a medley of hits from the fantastic Supremes.

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  • 1989.
    LES MISÉRABLES took centre stage again in 1989 for FNR, as the original ‘concept’ album (originally released in France in 1980) was made available to a wider public.

    RAGE OF THE HEART, set in 12th century Paris with Michael Ball taking the leading role of Peter Abelard: poet, scholar, philosopher, composer and singer – one of the most famous men of the time – was John and Tony’s second recording of 1989.

    Marti Webb’s recording, PERFORMANCE, with the 85-piece Philharmonia orchestra. One of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s leading ladies of the eighties recording of a selection of songs from shows such as ‘Brigadoon’, ‘Evita’ and ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’.

    The 1989 London revival of Cole Porter’s 1934 musical ANYTHING GOES with Elaine Paige in the female lead role of evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney (and a young John Barrowman taking over from Howard McGillin as Billy Crocker) was closely followed in the same year with the live recording of BUDDY following the life and career of Buddy Holly, the American singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll; this production did sell-out business at The Victoria Palace Theatre in London and subsequently transferred to Broadway.

    Len Cariou, Geoffrey Hutchings and Louise Gold featured in the cast recording of Harold Fielding’s London Palladium musical extravaganza, ZIEGFELD.

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  • 1990.
    The original cast recording of SOME LIKE IT HOT, starring Tommy Steele was released by FNR at the start of 1990, featuring numbers such as ‘Maple Leaf Rag’, ‘With The Sun On My Face’ and of course the titular ‘Some Like It Hot’.

    Later that year, the cast recording of the 1988 London production of SOUTH PACIFIC with Gemma Craven and Emile Belcourt was released, followed by the London cast recording of A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT, the 60’s musical following the trials and tribulations of the boys and girls of the Club A-Go-Go.

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  • 1991.
    THE OFFICIAL TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS, recorded live at the Whitehall Theatre, London during 1991, celebrated the continued popularity of the Blues Brothers immortalised by Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi, and was followed up in the same year with the original cast recording of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. This was a transfer from the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and moved to the Lyric Theatre in the West End where it enjoyed three very successful years.

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  • 1992.
    The year began with the 20th Anniversary recording of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaboration JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. The rock opera highlights the political and interpersonal struggles of Judas Iscariot and Jesus and is based on the last weeks of Jesus’ life, beginning with Jesus and his followers arriving in Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion.

    MOBY DICK followed; recorded live at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, this is a typically demented performance of the camp cult classic.

    The original London cast recording of GOOD ROCKIN’ TONITE! was released, and the final recording of the year was KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN by John Kander and Fred Ebb. FNR recorded the entire US cast who were playing the Shaftesbury Theatre prior to transferring to Broadway where it won the 1993 Tony award for Best Musical.

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  • 1993.
    CITY OF ANGELS is a musical comedy by Cy Coleman, David Zippel & Larry Gelbart. The story weaves together two plots, the real world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the comparative world of the fictional film.

    Also released in 1993 was the cast recording of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS featuring songs and monologues written from the perspective of characters who have died from AIDS; the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss. Royalties from this recording go to Aids Charities.

    Next from FNR was the cast recording of MOLL FLANDERS, based on Daniel Defoe’s novel and starring Josie Lawrence, followed by the recording of the Royal National Theatre production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL, adapted into a musical from Ferenc Molnar’s tragic play Liliom in 1945.

    Boublil and Schönberg’s SYMPHONIC PIECES FROM LES MISÉRABLES AND MISS SAIGON produced an instrumental recording in Bournemouth for John and Tony, and the Grammy-nominated London cast recording of the new Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU rounded off another busy year.

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  • 1994.
    Paul Nicholas’ autobiographical recording, COLOURS OF MY LIFE opened proceedings in 1994 with all-time favourites such as ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, ‘High Flying Adored’ and ‘Music Of The Night’ from the hugely popular ‘Phantom Of The Opera’.

    This was followed by Fascinating Aïda’s LIVE AT THE LYRIC.

    Next up was COPACABANA, Barry Manilow’s enthusiastic and upbeat musical which was recorded in Manchester and Liverpool prior to the West End opening, followed by the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre cast recording of THE CARD with Peter Duncan and Hayley Mills.

    Finally in 1994, the London Revival of SHE LOVES ME, starring John Gordon Sinclair and Ruthie Henshall who won the ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ Olivier award for this show, one of four Olivier awards the show won at the 1995 ceremony.

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  • 1995.
    A bumper year for FNR with a record ten cast recordings, starting with the 1994 London Palladium cast recording of the ever popular OLIVER! with Lionel Bart’s score, and featuring such greats as ‘Consider Yourself’, ‘Where Is Love?’ and ‘As Long As He Needs Me’

    Two new recordings of Willy Russell’s moving BLOOD BROTHERS were completed this year; the first with Stephanie Lawrence, the second with Petula Clark in the role of Mrs Johnstone and Shaun & David Cassidy as the twins, telling the emotional and, at times, funny story of twin brothers who are separated at birth, only to be reunited decades later by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.

    The release of MISS SAIGON, the Complete Recording featuring an International Cast of artists was next, with SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, the musical theatrical revue showcasing the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, following closely behind.

    The musical comedy HOT MIKADO, based on Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’, was also recorded by John and Tony, and the busy year continued with AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and ‘30s featuring the music of Fats Waller.

    1995 concluded with the release of ONLY THE LONELY, chronicling the life and music of Roy Orbison.

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  • 1996.
    To celebrate 10 years as the world’s most popular musical, the cast of LES MISÉRABLES threw a phenomenal birthday party at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1995 with FNR recording the unique event.

    The 1996 Olivier Award-winning production of Sondheim’s bittersweet comedy – COMPANY saw the second recording of the year for FNR.

    JOLSON – THE MUSICAL contains a score comprised of tunes by some of the all-time greatest songwriters of Tin Pan Alley. Based on the life of the legendary Al Jolson, it spans thirty years in the career of one of America’s most popular entertainers. The studio recording of BUDDY LIVE: The Buddy Holly Story depicts the story of Buddy Holly through his music, from his country singer roots in Texas to the instantly recognisable style of his latter days.

    In the recording of THE FIELDS OF AMBROSIA, German immigrant Gretchen Herzallerliebst was convicted of murder and sentenced to death by electric chair. The reformed executioner, Jonas Candide, falls in love with Gretchen and then plans to save her from the death sentence she faces.

    The original London cast recording of MARTIN GUERRE sees the team of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg compose the operatic score for the stage adaptation of this tale set in 16th-century France.

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  • 1997.
    PASSION, Stephen Sondheim’s multiple Tony Award-winning musical, recorded by FNR in 1997 is based on the 1981 Italian film ‘Passione d’Amore’, and features Michael Ball as Giorgio, a self-centered Greek soldier and the loves in his life.

    THE FIX, the second recording of the same year, follows the career of a fictional U.S. politician who gets mixed up with the Mafia; THE GOODBYE GIRL follows life in a shared apartment for two unlikely characters, with a happy ending.

    The London cast recording of Pam Gems’ MARLENE: A TRIBUTE TO DIETRICH starring Siân Phillips was next, and concluding the recordings for 1997, IT, WIT, DON’T GIVE A SHIT GIRLS by Fascinating Aïda, the British comedy singing group and satirical cabaret act.

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  • 1998.
    The world premiere recording of the Bridewell Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, SATURDAY NIGHT kicked off 1998, followed by ZOMBIE PROM, the fun and catchy 50’s musical spoof.

    The next recording for FNR that year was KAT AND THE KINGS, set in late 1950’s South Africa, and focusing on teenager Kat Diamond, whose dancing skills take him from the multi-racial slums to the best nightclubs, crossing apartheid boundaries along the way.

    The feelgood DOCTOR DOLITTLE was recorded later this year with all-time favourites including ‘Talk to the Animals’, and FNR continued the momentum with the Royal National Theatre’s production of OKLAHOMA!, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with tracks including ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’’ and ‘People Will Say We’re In Love’.

    HEY MR PRODUCER! was the live recording by FNR of Cameron Mackintosh’s extravagant and ambitious revue, and features many instantly familiar names of the musical stage.

    The year was brought to its conclusion with the London cast recording of STEPPING OUT.

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  • 1999.
    The recording of A SAINT SHE AIN’T took place in 1999, inspired by Molière’s ‘Sganarelle ou Le Cocu Imaginaire’, closely followed by the new recording of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s MARTIN GUERRE, loosely based on the eponymous real-life historical figure. The story is set in mediaeval France, where young Martin Guerre is forced into an arranged marriage with Bertrande de Rols in order to produce a Roman Catholic heir. Recorded at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

    Fascinating Aïda released two albums in 1999: SWEET F.A. and BAREFACED CHIC, recorded live at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

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  • 2000.
    The Royal National Theatre’s 1999 production of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta CANDIDE was the first FNR recording for the new millennium, followed by AFRICAN FOOTPRINT: “an explosive stampede of song and dance”.

    The final release for 2000 was THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane production of a musical comedy set in the tiny New England town of Eastwick and from John Updike’s book and film of the same name.

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  • 2001.
    FRED ASTAIRE – HIS DAUGHTER’S TRIBUTE, a recording of the Gala Concert at the London Palladium celebrating the life and times of Fred Astaire was followed by the cast recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of THE SECRET GARDEN.

    The third release of 2001 was the cast recording of the Cameron Mackintosh/Royal National Theatre co-production of the Lerner and Loewe classic, MY FAIR LADY, based of course on Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’

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  • 2002.
    Sir Trevor Nunn’s 2002 Royal National Theatre Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Philip Quast and Lauren Kennedy was John and Tony’s initial recording for 2002, followed by the musical theatre debut for Boy George of TABOO, set in the glamorously decadent London nightlife of the early 1980s.

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  • 2003.
    The recording by FNR of ONE LAST FLUTTER in 2003 offered once again non-stop musical entertainment from Fascinating Aïda.

    ANYTHING GOES – once again with John Barrowman – opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, having transferred from the Royal National Theatre on the South Bank. Timeless, catchy tunes and lyrics from the pen of Cole Porter.

    Emily Brontë’s only novel set to a ballet was recorded during this year: Claude-Michel Schönberg’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS – THE BALLET.

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  • 2004.
    JOHN BARROWMAN SWINGS COLE PORTER: John Barrowman followed his role as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes with a popular album of Cole Porter classics with sparkling new orchestrations by Larry Blank, and was followed by another album from Fascinating Aïda, ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING.

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  • 2005.
    The London Cast Recording of Langston Hughes and David Martin’s SIMPLY HEAVENLY was followed by the recording of the stage production of one of the most beloved film musicals of all time – MARY POPPINS. This version mixes in elements from the original books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney movie starring Julie Andrews with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

    The Original Cast recording of Patti Boulaye’s African Dance Spectacular, SUN DANCE completed the year’s releases.

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  • 2006.
    JUST SO, the World Premiere Cast Recording of the 2005 Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Stiles and Drewe’s musical was followed later that year by the music from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS by Terry Davies and Danny Elfman from the Matthew Bourne ballet based on Tim Burton’s film of the same name.

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  • 2007.
    The 2007 FNR recording of SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME by Lorna Luft celebrates the songs of her mother, Judy Garland.

    The new recording of the 2007 London production of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s PARADE is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man falsely accused of murdering a young girl in the racist South of 1913.

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  • 2008.
    The 2008 recording of BAD GIRLS – THE MUSICAL presents a mix of fun and drama from the musical of the television show of the same name.

    Next was the release of the original demo recording of Stiles and Drewe’s award-winning musical HONK!, followed by MARGUERITE, which opened at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket to ecstatic reviews on 20th May 2008 with Ruthie Henshall in the title role.

    The release of the UK cast recording of Ashman & Menken’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS starring Su Pollard was followed by the Original Cast recording of ZORRO, a new West End musical featuring the music of the Gypsy Kings.

    2008 also saw FNR’s concerted effort to release its catalogue in digital format, with over 120 albums being made available for download from iTunes and other digital stores in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • 2009.
    The first release of 2009 was OLIVER!, the live recording from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane featuring Rowan Atkinson, Jodie Prenger and the 2009 London Cast, closely followed by SILVER JUBILEE, another irreverent evening’s entertainment from Fascinating Aïda recorded live at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre.

    Next was HIGHLIGHTS FROM LES MISÉRABLES, which featured Patti LuPone's original version of 'I Dreamed A Dream', recently the focus of intense media interest following Susan Boyle's rendition on the UK TV talent show 'Britain's Got Talent', which gave the recording a new lease of life in the singles and album charts.

    Patti LuPone also featured in the 2008 Broadway cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s GYPSY as Rose, the ultimate show-business mother.

    FNR’s last release of 2009 was the Original Cast recording of SISTER ACT, the London Palladiums’s smash hit musical comedy with Sheila Hancock, Patina Miller & Ian Lavender.

    The release of albums in digital format continued throughout the year, with over 150 titles now available for download, including many that hadn’t been available since their original vinyl release, including Bodywork, The Gambler, Stepping Out and Ziegfeld. Japan was added to the list of territories, with plans now at an advanced stage for releasing the digital catalogue in the USA and Canada.

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  • 2010.
    Since 2008, all of our releases have been simultaneously issued on CD and as digital downloads; 2010 saw the release of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, recorded live at London’s Savoy Theatre in June, closely followed by FASCINATING AÏDA’S SILVER JUBILEE DVD recorded live at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. LES MISÉRABLES LIVE! – the 2010 recording of the new 25th Anniversary Production of Boublil & Schönberg's classic – hit the stores in mid-September.

    UK digital releases included Carl Davis’ music for Torvill & Dean’s FIRE & ICE, Bill Tarmey’s DOWN HOME and a solo album – BACK WITH YOU –from Dillie Keane; the march into the US & Canada digital download arena has begun, with over 30 albums now available digitally, and another 100 or so waiting in the wings!

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  • 2011.
    2011 saw the CD and digital release of Claude-Michel Schönberg and David Nixon's CLEOPATRA - THE BALLET, the original London cast recordings of END OF THE RAINBOW, LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL and BETTY BLUE EYES. Digital-only releases included THE BUTTERFLY BALL, PHILIP QUAST LIVE AT THE DONMAR, CHISH'N'FIPS and seven bonus tracks from the original recording of HEY MR PRODUCER.

    We now have over 160 First Night recordings available for digital download worldwide, having finally released the remainder of our catalogue in the USA & Canada, as well as the new iTunes territories of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. We can of course still supply CDs of many of our recordings, and now accept payment by PayPal; please note that the price quoted in the 'Buy online' section of the website is for delivery to the UK only – please contact us for overseas delivery charges at info@firstnightrecords.com

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  • 2012.
    2012 saw the release of Fascinating Aïda’s CHEAP FLIGHTS both in CD and DVD format, the latter recorded live at The Stables in Milton Keynes, followed by the cast recording of the award-winning 2012 production of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton which enjoyed a successful run at London's Adelphi Theatre.

    We came full circle with the August release of the 2012 London cast recording of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN featuring Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley and Scarlett Strallen (currently playing at the Palace Theatre) some 28 years after the original 1984 recording featuring Tommy Steele and Roy Castle was issued as the very first release on First Night Records.

    Hot on its heels came the Original London Cast recording of TOP HAT - THE MUSICAL with Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen recreating on stage for the first time the roles played by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the famous 1935 RKO movie.

    Digital only releases this year included Sacha Distel's LA MER and Anthony Newley's WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I? c/w GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN. We continue to scour the archives to see what else we can find!

    The year ended with refreshed artwork for one of our biggest sellers – the Original London Cast recording of Les Misérables, which coincided with the release of the Les Mis movie in December.

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  • 2013.
    2013 was our first year of digital-only releases, some new and some rescued from the archives. THE NEW ME from Fascinating Aïda featuring Liza Pulman was the first new release of the year, followed by THE SONGS OF ALAIN BOUBLIL & CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG featuring a variety of tracks from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Martin Guerre. December saw the release of THE SONGS OF RICHARD RODGERS & OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II, featuring tracks from Oklahoma!, Carousel and South Pacific.

    MEG & MOG SHOW, THE GINGERBREAD MAN and THE DAVID WOOD SONGBOOK all made an appearance, as did ‘singles’ of Carmen Silvera’s recording of ’ALLO, ’ALLO! c/w UNDER THE BRIDGES OF PARIS, Su Pollard’s MY MIRACLE c/w THERE’LL ALWAYS BE SOMEONE, AGAIN c/w THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE from Jimmy Tarbuck, and Carol Nielsson singing ELEVEN O’CLOCK IN MY LIFE c/w PAINTED FACES from the Michael Reed/Warner Brown musical Six for Gold.

    The First Night Records catalogue is rapidly approaching 200 titles, most of which are available for digital download, although due to licensing restrictions, some are still only available on CD.

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  • 2014.
    The First Night Records catalogue raced through the milestone of 200 recordings in 2014, as more titles discovered in our archive were released: Jerry Goldsmith’s 1975 soundtrack for the movie RANSOM, David Wood’s THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT WENT TO SEE…, Julia McKenzie’s 1993 compilation THE MUSICALS ALBUM with the London Symphony Orchestra, and an EP of songs from Petula Clark’s 1990 production of SOMEONE LIKE YOU.

    We also delivered new releases: THE LOVE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM, a compilation of some of his best-known melodies, not to mention some lyrics with a sting in the tail; talking of which Fascinating Aïda’s CHARM OFFENSIVE (also available on DVD) made its debut, along with a solo album from Fascinating Aïda’s Liza Pulman, who, with Gareth Williams gave us LIZA PULMAN SINGS HAROLD ARLEN, the London Cast Recording of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production - MISS SAIGON LIVE! and EVERYBODY OUT, a single from MADE IN DAGENHAM - THE MUSICAL which opened at the Adelphi Theatre in November. December saw the London cast of MEMPHIS in the studios, and we hope to have the CD available in early February 2015.

    Most of our recordings are available for digital download, although due to licensing restrictions, some are still only available on CD.

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