THE LABEL BRINGING
WEST END DISASTERS BACK TO LIFE - October 2016
Stage Door has
been profiled in the October 14th edition of The Guardian
newspaper. Journalist Andrew Male explores the background
of the Stage Door record label and our focus on preserving
forgotten West End theatre scores of the 20th century. The article
features contributions from Jeff Wayne about 'Two
Cities' and Tim Rice discussing 'Blondel'. The
article also features 'Maddie', 'Jack The Ripper', 'Tess Of The
D'Urbervilles', 'Out Of The Blue' and the 'Lost West End' series.
To read the full article visit: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/13/nagasaki-the-musical-the-label-bringing-west-end-disasters-back-to-life
We were thrilled to
discover that 4 Stage Door releases have been short listed in the 2014
Broadway World Album Awards! Nominated in the BEST REMASTER
RE-RELEASE category are 'Privates On Parade', 'Andy Capp' and
'Swan Esther'. Also nominated in the FAVORITE ALL TIME SOLO
ALBUM category is Meredith Braun's 2012 solo release 'Someone
The awards are
determined by the voting public so if you have enjoyed any of the
above mentioned recordings, please head on over to the Broadway
World site and cast your vote. For more information and to vote
2013 / SPRING 2014
Door are thrilled to be releasing several London cast albums on CD
throughout 2014! Early in 2013 we asked our Twitter followers what cast
albums they most wanted to see reissued on CD and we were overwhelmed by the
Your suggestions were both fascinating and wide ranging! Based on the results of the
survey, we took steps to get in touch with various rights holders and are
thrilled now to have several licenses in place for albums to be released
first CD release of 2014 will be the London cast recording of the award
ON PARADE' from
1978 which will be released on January 27th, 2014. This will be shortly
followed by a much loved 1980s London musical and a rare 1980s concept
album featuring a glittering cast of West End performers, all of which
have never been available on CD. We're also
thrilled that all these albums will be digitally remastered from their
original master tapes!
like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters who took the time to
get in touch with suggestions for possible reissues. 2014 looks like it definitely
will be the year of the cast recording! Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@stagedoorlondon)
to be the first to hear about our forthcoming CD releases!
the team @
Door are proud to present the unreleased final studio album from
legendary performer Anthony Newley. Newley's long awaited final
studio recordings feature on THE
LAST SONG, our second
compilation of unreleased Newley tracks.
much anticipated CD was released on November 5th, 2012 and
received praise from both the public and music critics. The album
has subsequently been featured on BBC Radio 2 (The David Jacobs
Collection, Elaine Paige On Sunday) and widely across the BBC
STAGE DOOR RECORDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH DAVID ESSEX ARE
PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE DIGITAL RELEASE OF SELECT THEATRICAL TITLES FROM
DAVID ESSEX'S MUSICAL BACK CATALGOUE.
On May 13th, 2012 the following titles will be made available for digital download on
iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and other digital e-tailers in all worldwide territories.
MUTINY! - ORIGINAL LONDON CAST (1985)
Following on from Stage Door's 2010 CD release of the 'Mutiny!' London cast album, we are
now pleased to make this out of print title available again on download.
The London cast recording features David Essex, Frank Finlay and Sinitta.
01. Prologue with William Cole, Officers and Ship's Crew
02. New World with David Essex, Neville Jason, David Oakley and Ship's Crew
03. Friends with Frank Finlay and David Essex
04. The Storm with Simon Packham, Anthony Johncock and Ship's Crew
05. Failed Cape Horn with Frank Finlay
06. Saucy Sal with David Essex and Ship's Crew
07. The Lash with Patrick Clancy
08. Welcome with Nicola Blackman, Frank Olegario, Tahitians and Ship's Crew
09. Wardance with Frank Olegario and Ship's Crew
10. Tahiti with David Essex and Sinitta
11. Breadfruit with Ship's Crew
12. Will You Come Back? with Sinitta
13. Hell with David Essex and Ship's Crew
14. Freedom with David Essex, Frank Finlay and Ship's Crew
15. Falling Angels Riding with David Essex and Mutineers
16. Bligh's Speech with Frank Finlay
17. I'll Go No More A-Roving with David Essex and Ship's Crew
FRIENDS - SONGS FROM MUTINY! (1985)
Originally released as a 12" EP of studio pop recordings from the 'Mutiny!' score. David
Essex performs all five tracks on this EP of 'pop versions 'alternating to the London cast
album. Released on digital for the first time.
05. I'll Go No More A Roving
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE (1996)
Throughout the 1990s David Essex performed his popular Christmas pantomime 'Robinson
Crusoe' at theatres across the United Kingdom. This out of print 1996 EP features
highlights from the show performed by Essex.
01. Welcome To My Island
02. Gonna Make You A Star (Dog)
03. Freedom - Free My Soul
04. Africa You Shine
SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY (from 'Chess')
02. CHINA DOLL (from 'Marguerite')
03. NO ONE IS ALONE / NOT WHILE I'M AROUND
(from 'Into The Woods' / 'Sweeney Todd')
04. MEADOWLARK (from 'The Baker's Wife')
05. CLOSE YOUR EYES (based on Fauré's 'Pavane')
06. LOVE NEVER DIES (from 'Love Never Dies')
07. PAPA CAN YOU HEAR ME? (from 'Yentl')
08. YOU MUST LOVE ME (from 'Evita')
09. RAINBOW CONNECTION (from 'The Muppet Movie')
10. WAIT A BIT (from 'Just So')
11. GOOD THING GOING / NOT A DAY GOES BY
(from 'Merrily We Roll Along')
12. TAKE ME HOME (from the film 'One From The Heart')
13. SE DORMI ('Close Your Eyes' - Italian Version)
14. L'ARC EN CIEL ('Rainbow Connection - French Version)
MEREDITH BRAUN -
Since 1990 Meredith has been
considered one of the West End's brightest stars, originating and recording
roles such as ‘Betty Schaeffer’ in 'Sunset Boulevard', ‘Lily’ in the
RSC’s 'The Secret Garden' and playing the iconic roles of ‘Eponine’ in Les Misérables and ‘Christine’ in ' The Phantom of the
After a ten year absence, Meredith returns to performing with the release of
her debut solo album on March 26th, 2012. 'Someone Else's Story' is a
hand-picked collection of songs from contemporary musical theatre, each one of
them telling a very personal story. Composers include Stephen Sondheim, Andrew
Lloyd Webber, Michel Legrand, Claude Michel-Schonberg, Stiles and Drewe and
This stunning, intimate collection features Arrangements and Musical Direction
by Paul Bateman (Musical Director for Sarah Brightman, Lesley Garrett).
Recorded at London's Angel Studios September - December 2011
BRAUN ALBUM SESSIONS
Door have just completed recording West End leading lady
Meredith Braun's debut solo album at London's prestigious Angel
place in Studio 2 between September 19th - 21st, 2011 and
featured musical direction and arrangements by Paul Bateman.
The album will
be titled 'Someone Else's Story' and features material by
Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen
Schwartz and more!
The album is
scheduled to be released by Stage Door in March 2012. Watch this
space for further updates!
of the West End Meredith Braun launches new website and announces
debut solo album.
Door are pleased to announce the launch of Meredith Braun's New Official
New Zealand born
Meredith Braun created the role of Betty Schaefer in Andrew Lloyd
Webber's Sunset Boulevard and starred in Les Miserables, The
Phantom Of The Opera and originated roles in Out Of The Blue,
Bernadette and Killing Rasputin. Her last West End role
was as Lily in the RSC's production of The Secret Garden in 2001.
After a ten year absence
from the West End stage, Meredith is back in the studio
recording her debut solo album Someone Else's Story due for
release on Stage Door in early 2012.
Keep checking back for
regular updates about Meredith's new album or sign up to her mailing
"When I saw
Meredith and heard her I knew she was going to be
a star" - Andrew
"Her vocal gift was and remains superb..." - Trevor Nunn
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Steve Barton's passing on July 21st, 2011, Stage Door Records have collaborated with his
wife Denny Berry to develop an online memorial tribute to Barton and his contribution to musical theatre.
The tribute features memories from those Steve was close to, both professionally and personally.
The website also features unseen video footage of Steve in performance, illustrating his unique and exceptional
THE STEVE BARTON TRIBUTE»