Original UK Soundtrack Released for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
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Polydor Records has released the full album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella featuring 38 songs.
The album, written and produced during lockdown in the UK, features voices from the cast of the new musical, as well as high-profile guest vocalists including Todrick Hall and Adam Lambert. Todrick Hall contributes his unique version of ‘’Only You, Lonely You’’ – originally sung by cast member Ivano Turco – as a bonus tracks.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will host its world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London, on 20th July.
Cinderella is a new romantic musical comedy based on an original story by 2021 Oscar winner Emerald Fennel (Promising Young Woman) and lyrics by Tony & Olivier award winner David Zippel (City of Angels). Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, School of Rock) directs, with choreography by Joann M. Hunter.
Recording for the album began in March 2020 and continued through lockdown with Andrew Lloyd Webber recording artists remotely and producing the majority of the score from his home. The recording process continued with socially distanced studio sessions at Abbey Road in London.
The debut single from the album, “Bad Cinderella”, was released in October last year This single, the first new material released by Andrew Lloyd Webber in five years, was performed by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who stars as Cinderella in the UK. She has starred in Heathers, The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, and most recently played Fantine in Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre. She is also a bestselling author and social media personality.
The release of this album mirrors Andrew Lloyd Webber’s creation of a concept album for Jesus Christ Superstar before the show even debuted exactly 50 years ago this year.
A string of further acclaimed releases including “I Know I Have A Heart”, “Far Too Late” and “Marry For Love” have already amassed over 5 million streams and 1 million video views.