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MAN OF MAGIC - ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING (STAGE 9068)

Continuing Stage Door's 'Cast Album Masters Series' is the CD debut of the 'Man Of Magic' Original London Cast Recording. Based on the life of iconic magician and escapologist Harry Houdini, 'Man Of Magic' opened at London's Piccadilly Theatre on November 15th 1966 and ran for 135 performances.

Featuring music by Wilfred Wylam (a pseudonym for classical composer Wilfred Josephs) and book and lyrics by John Morley and Aubrey Cash, the production starred Stuart Damon as Houdini alongside Judith Bruce as Bess and Stubby Kaye as Toby Kester. Produced by legendary theatre impresario Harold Fielding, the production received mixed reviews and failed to achieve the acclaim of his earlier successes 'Half A Sixpence' and 'Charlie Girl'. Despite the lukewarm critical response to 'Man Of Magic', the production was noted for its elaborate recreations of Houdini's illusions and the performances of its leading players Stuart Damon, Judith Bruce and Stubby Kaye.

Although 'Man Of Magic' marked Wilfred Josephs' only work for musical theatre, there is much to be enjoyed in his distinctive and immediate score, not least the rousing duet 'Conquer The World', 'Suddenly' and the comedy numbers 'Take Your Medicine' and 'Kester's Crystal Cabbage'.

The limited edition 500 unit only release of 'Man Of Magic' continues Stage Door's 'Cast Album Masters Series'. Licensing recordings from the major labels, the series presents the CD debut of many London Cast Recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, all digitally remastered from the studio master tapes. 

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 13th, 2019
CATALOGUE #: STAGE 9068
BARCODE:
5055122190684

 
MAN OF MAGIC - ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING

1. MAN OF MAGIC - Company [LISTEN]
2. FLORAL SISTERS - Judith Bruce, Gaye Brown [LISTEN]
3. MAN IN THE CROWD - Stuart Damon
4. FANTABULOUS - Stuart Damon, Doris Hare, Stubby Kaye
5. THE MAN THAT CAPTURES MY HEART - Judith Bruce
6. SUDDENLY - Stuart Damon [LISTEN]
7. SLING THE GIN - Company
8. CONQUER THE WORLD - Stuart Damon, Judith Bruce [LISTEN]
9. TAKE YOUR MEDICINE - Stubby Kaye [LISTEN]
10. LIKE NO OTHER MAN - Judith Bruce
11. THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S - Company
12. KESTER'S CRYSTAL CABBAGE - Stubby Kaye [LISTEN]
13. YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN - Company
14. THIS HE KNOWS - Judith Bruce
15. SAY YOUR NAME - Stuart Damon
16. SUDDENLY (Reprise) - Stuart Damon, Judith Bruce
17. FINALE - Company


Album issued through the courtesy and cooperation of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited and the Estate of Harold Fielding

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