Billy Elliot - The Musical [Original London Cast Recording] [Bonus CD]

Billy Elliot - The Musical [Original London Cast Recording] [Bonus CD]


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Elton John is no stranger to theatrical productions -- make that hit theatrical productions. Aida and The Lion King established the pop phenomenon as a bona fide Broadway-bound composer, comfortable with the established conventions of writing for the stage. Billy Elliot finds John extending his winning streak with a score that abounds with his customary melodicism, tinged with drama and wit. Adapted from the 2000 family-favorite film of the same name, Billy Elliott provides John and lyricist Lee Hall with a wide canvas, corresponding to the plot’s blend of musical hall razzle-dazzle with the pathos arising from a miners' strike and Billy’s difficult home life. Whether it's the stirring miners’ anthems "The Stars Look Down" and “Once We Were Kings," the rousing “Shine,” “Electricity,” and "Expressing Yourself,” the slashing “Angry Dance,” or the heart-tugging ballad "The Letter," John gets to flaunt his range as well as his sheer enthusiasm for theatrical songcraft. The songs not only work within the show’s context but are also memorable enough to stand independently on a cast album. And speaking of casts: The score is further elevated by such striking talents as Liam Mower in the title role and Hadyn Gwynne as Billy's tough but tender dance teacher. It adds up to another winner of a show from John, a golden-touch composer for all seasons. [Parents should note that the song "Solidarity" has explicit lyrics inappropriate for children.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2006
Label: Decca Broadway
UPC: 0602498765487
catalogNumber: 000613072

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elton John   Vocals,Track Performer
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Craig Armstrong   Vocals
John Barclay   Trumpet
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Mark Berrow   Violin
Jeff Daly   Woodwind
Michael Dove   Vocals
Yona Dunsford   Vocals
Simon Gardner   Trumpet
Roger Garland   Violin
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Alison Jiear   Vocals
Paul Kegg   Celli
Martin Loveday   Celli
Steve Pearce   Bass
Anthony Pleeth   Celli
Ralph Salmins   Drums
Jamie Talbot   Woodwind
David Porter Thomas   Vocals
Paul Willey   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
David Hartley   Piano
Martin Koch   Conductor
David Daniels [cello]   Celli
Stephen Henderson   Percussion
Tracy Holloway   Trombone
Matthew White   Vocals
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Katy Stephan   Vocals
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Steve Paget   Vocals
Simon Preece   Vocals
Ben Castle   Woodwind
Alan Forrester   Vocals
Tom Pearce   Vocals
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Chris Dean   Trombone
Chris Lennon   Vocals
Isaac James   Vocals
Mike Lovatt   Trumpet
Emma Kershaw   Vocals
Steve Elias   Vocals
Laurence Davies   Horn
Samantha Shaw   Vocals
Susan Fay   Vocals
Richard Ashton   Horn
Michael Blake   Vocals
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Philip Bateman   Musical Direction
Poppy Coggins   Vocals
Erica Ann Deakin   Vocals
Alex Delamere   Vocals
Damien Delaney   Vocals
Trevor Fox   Vocals
Adam Goldsmith   Guitar
Christie Halsey   Vocals
Charlotte Hamilton   Vocals
Simon Harpham   Trombone
Chris Hornby   Vocals
Gillian Kirkpatrick   Vocals
Michelle McAvoy   Vocals
Emily Neil   Vocals
Daniel Page   Vocals
Lee Proud   Vocals
Stephanie Putson   Vocals
Stephanie Rawson   Vocals
Phil Snowden   Vocals
Alice Stephen   Vocals
Katie Stephen   Vocals
Jennifer Veal   Vocals
Ellie Jaine Woolf   Vocals
David Massey   Vocals
Tessa Worsely   Vocals
Paul Stevens   Woodwind
John Pinter   Woodwind
Tom Rees-Roberts   Trumpet
Michaela Blake   Vocals
Daniel Coll   Vocals
David Massey   Vocals
Mike Scott   Vocals
Karl Morgan   Vocals
David Coombs   Vocals
Christopher Tombling   Violin
David Woodcock   Violin
Ralph de Souza   Violin
Tim Jones   Horn
Jeremy Holland-Smith   Keyboards
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin
Alexander Delamere   Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Ivo Jan van der Werff   Viola

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer,Executive Producer
Phil Ramone   Executive Producer
Martin Koch   Producer,Musical Supervision
Julian Leaper   Orchestra Leader
Nicholas Gilpin   Producer
Billy London   Artwork
Lee Hall   Lyricist,Book
Nick Gilpin   Programming,Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer

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Billy Elliot - The Musical [Original London Cast Recording] [Bonus CD] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
rossberliner More than 1 year ago
A rousing, rhythmic score with clever words that makes you want to hear it over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exceptional vocal & musical CD! Great listening that causes complete recall of the full musical production allowing one to again achieve the intellectual and emotional stimulation and fulfillment of the story, thought, and characters of the film and musical!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who saw the show its a good way to picture yourself back in the theater; for those who haven't seen it yet it's really inspiring and makes you want to see it right now. Great Elton John Bonus Tracks. However, some further material on the bonus CD would be nice.
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