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Continuing Stage Door's line of Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Album reissues is an expanded release of Johnny Burke's 1961 musical 'Donnybrook!'. Featuring music and lyrics by Burke and book by Robert E. McEnroe, ' Donnybrook!', directed / choreographed by Jack Cole, opened at New York's 46th Street Theatre on May 18th 1961 and ran a total of 68 performances.

'Donnybrook!', based on the 1933 Maurice Walsh story 'The Quiet Man' and its subsequent 1952 film adaptation, starred Art Lund, Joan Fagan, Susan Johnson, Eddie Foy Jr., and Philip Bosco.

Presented across 2CDs, this new release presents the Original Broadway Cast Recording newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape. Alongside the remastered Original Broadway Cast Album are selections from the score recorded specially for the Public Information Broadcast 'Stars for Defense' performed by Art Lund and Joan Fagan. This impossibly rare transcription recording makes its debut on CD.

The release features a handful of previously unreleased demonstration recordings including the song Sunday Morning which featured in the production but was omitted from the Original Broadway Cast Recording.  Also included in this historic release, are a special group of excerpts labelled as "unused Donnybrook! songs." These beguiling selections, for piano-only, feature the very first compositions intended for 'Donnybrook!' and while some of these themes were ultimately not used in the production, listeners will immediately recognise the songs Ellen Roe, A Toast to the Bride and fragments of other melodies featured within these selections.

Disc 2 opens with the stunning instrumental album of the 'Donnybrook!' score performed by The Pete King Orchestra, followed by all the known 45rpm pop covers from the show as performed by the Pete King Chorale (including the title song which makes its debut on CD) and Jane Morgan. The 'Donnybrook!' Deluxe Edition is further complemented with detailed sleeve notes by Broadway historian George Dansker and an introduction by Mary Burke Kramer.

The 'Donnybrook!' Deluxe 2CD Set is a limited edition release of 500 units only.

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022
CATALOGUE #: STAGE 9094
BARCODE:
5055122190943

Archive material courtesy of the Johnny Burke Papers, The Great American Songbook Foundation

Stage Door gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Mary Burke Kramer, Rory Burke and Timolin Burke

 

 
DISC ONE

'DONNYBROOK!' - ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
(STEREO)

01. OVERTURE
02. SEZ I - Joan Fagan, Darrell J. Askey, Alfred DeSio, James Gannon, Bruce MacKay, Clarence Nordstrom 
03. THE DAY THE SNOW IS MELTIN' - Eddie Ericksen
04. SAD WAS THE DAY - Susan Johnson and Ensemble 
05. DONNYBROOK - Ensemble 
06. ELLEN ROE - Art Lund 
07. THE LOVEABLE IRISH - Art Lund, Charles C. Welch
08. I WOULDN'T BET ONE PENNY - Eddie Foy, Susan Johnson
09. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY - Joan Fagan 
10. I HAVE MY OWN WAY - Art Lund
11. A TOAST TO THE BRIDE - Clarence Nordstrom
12. WISHA WURRA - Eddie Foy, Alfred DiSio, James Gannon, Bruce MacKay, Clarence Nordstrom 
13. A QUIET LIFE - Art Lund
14. MR. FLYNN - Susan Johnson, Sibyl Bowan, Grace Carney
15. DEE-LIGHTFUL IS THE WORD - Eddie Foy, Susan Johnson
16. FOR MY OWN - Joan Fagan
17. FINALE - The Company

STARS FOR DEFENSE PRESENT 'DONNYBROOK!' 
18. INTRODUCTION / OVERTURE - Clay Warnick with Ray Bloch and His Orchestra
19. ELLEN ROE - Art Lund
20. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY - Joan Fagan
21. I HAVE MY OWN WAY - Art Lund, Joan Fagan

'DONNYBROOK!' DEMO RECORDINGS
22. SUNDAY MORNING / FATHER FINUCANE'S SERMON (Cut Song)
23. YOU MADE VERY LITTLE IMPRESSION ON ME (Cut Song)

DISC TWO

THE PETE KING ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF 'DONNYBROOK!' (STEREO) 
01. IF IT ISN'T EVERYTHING
02. THE DAY THE SNOW IS MELTIN'
03. SAD WAS THE DAY
04. ELLEN ROE
05. SEZ I
06. A TOAST TO THE BRIDE
07. I WOULDN'T BET ONE PENNY
08. DONNYBROOK
09. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY
10. WISHA WURRA
11. I HAVE MY OWN WAY
12. DEE-LIGHTFUL IS THE WORD
13. FOR MY OWN
14. MR. FLYNN

BONUS TRACKS
15. DONNYBROOK - The Pete King Chorale
16. THE DAY THE SNOW IS MELTIN' - The Pete King Chorale
17. IF IT ISN'T EVERYTHING - The Pete King Chorale
18. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY - Jane Morgan
TRACKS 19-31
'DONNYBROOK!' DEMO RECORDINGS (Piano Themes)
 

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