Idina Menzel's official website is announcing that the upcoming Chess in Concert cd is now available in a limited edition for pre-order on-line.
Wicked's Idina Menzel and Rent's Adam Pascal joined Great Performances favorite Josh Groban in a spectacular London concert revival of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' 1986 cult musical Chess.
Presented by THIRTEEN in 5.1 digital surround sound on PBS HD, and featuring diamond-sharp lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King), the hit-filled production ("One Night in Bangkok," "I Know Him So Well," "The Anthem") was recorded in performance at Royal Albert Hall.
"A fantastic night" proclaimed musiccomh.com, while thestage.co asked "Is there an original pop musical stuffed with better melodies?" neatly echoing Time's initial 1988 assessment: "One of the best rock scores ever produced." Adding to the excitement was the 50-piece City of London Philharmonic, led by David Firman, and the 100-voice West End Chorus.
Royal Albert Hall's CHESS IN CONCERT is set to air on PBS stations this June.
The Limited Edition Package Includes:
*Exclusive 3 disc set (2CD/1DVD) featuring music and video from the stunning performances of the concert version of Chess from Royal Albert Hall in May 2008.
*Full color booklet with cast photos & a synopsis written by Tim Rice
*Sheet music for "Anthem" and "I Know Him So Well"
*MP3 download of the 2CD audio content delivered to you on June 16th*
Disc One (Act One)
2. The Story of Chess
3. Merano/What A Scene!/What A Joy!
4. Commie Newspapers
5. Press Conference
6. Molokov and Anatoly (Josh Groban)
7. Where I Want To Be (Josh Groban)
8. Difficult and Dangerous Times
9. The Arbiter
10. Hymn To Chess
11. The Merchandisers
12. Global TV Fanfare
13. Chess Game #1
14. The Arbiter (Reprise)
15. Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)
16. Florence and Molokov
17. 1956 - Budapest Is Rising
18. Nobody's Side
19. Mountain Duet (Josh Groban & Idina Menzel)
20. Chess Game #2
21. Florence Quits (Idina Menzel)
22. Pity The Child #1
23. Embassy Lament (Idina Menzel)
24. Heaven Help My Heart (Idina Menzel)
25. Anatoly and The Press
26. Anthem (Josh Groban)