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Chess in Concert [2008 London Concert Cast] [PA]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Prologue
    2. Chess, musical play: Act 1. The story of chess
    3. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Merano / What a scene! What a joy!
    4. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Commie newspapers
    5. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Press conference
    6. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Molokov and Anatoly
    7. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Where I want to be
    8. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Difficult and dangerous times
    9. Chess, musical play: Act 1. The arbiter
    10. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Hymn to chess
    11. Chess, musical play: Act 1. The merchandisers
    12. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Global TV fanfare
    13. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Chess game No. 1
    14. Chess, musical play: Act 1. The arbiter (reprise)
    15. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Quartet (A model of decorum and tranquillity)
    16. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Florence and Molokov
    17. Chess, musical play: Act 1. 1956 - Budapest is rising
    18. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Nobody's side
    19. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Mountain duet
    20. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Chess game No. 2
    21. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Florence quits
    22. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Pity the child No. 1
    23. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Embassy lament
    24. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Heaven help my heart
    25. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Anatoly and the press
    26. Chess, musical play: Act 1. Anthem
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Golden Bangkok
    2. Chess, musical play: Act 2. One night in Bangkok
    3. Chess, musical play: Act 2. One more opponent
    4. Chess, musical play: Act 2. You and I
    5. Chess, musical play: Act 2. The Soviet machine
    6. Chess, musical play: Act 2. The interview
    7. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Someone else's story
    8. Chess, musical play: Act 2. The deal (No deal)
    9. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Pity the child No. 2
    10. Chess, musical play: Act 2. I know him so well
    11. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Talking chess
    12. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Endgame No. 1
    13. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Endgame No. 2
    14. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Endgame No. 3 / Chess game No. 3
    15. Chess, musical play: Act 2. You and I (reprise)
    16. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Walter and Florence
    17. Chess, musical play: Act 2. Anthem (reprise)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 517635

  • Credits
    ProducerAustin Shaw; Hugh Wooldridge; Nigel Wright; Tim Rice; David May
    EngineerMike Cox; Robin Sellars; Mike Cox; Toby Alington

    Lyricist: Tim Rice.
    Adapters: Hugh Wooldridge; Tim Rice.
    Personnel: Josh Groban (baritone); Marti Pellow, Christian Lund, David Bedella, Christopher Colley, Idina Menzel, Clarke Peters, Adam Pascal, Kerry Ellis (vocals); Chris Jenkins (tenor); Joel Llufrio, Daniel Byrne, Chad Horton (bass voice); Mitch Dalton (guitar); Lucy Wakeford (harp); Julian Leaper, Kerenza Peacock, Julian Trafford, Brian Wright , Rolf Wilson, Julian Tear (violin); Justin Pearson , Judith Herbert, Penny Bradshaw, Dominic O'Dell, David Bucknall, Nick Holland, Ben Stevens (cello); Andy Findon (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Dave Bishop (flute, clarinet, baritone saxophone); Henry Webster (accordion); David Theodore (oboe); David Miles (bassoon, contrabassoon); Jim Lynch (trumpet, flugelhorn); Andy Wood (trombone); Adrian Hallowell (bass trombone, tuba); Nigel Black (horns); Andy Vinter (keyboards); Steve McManus (double bass, bass guitar); Andy McGlasson (drums); Mark Evans, Fiona McDonald, John Goodenough (dancer).
    Audio Mixers: Naomi Neufeld; Robin Sellars; David May.
    Liner Note Author: Tim Rice.
    Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London, England (05/12/2008-05/13/2008).
    Director: Hugh Wooldridge.
    Editor: Laura Young.
    Photographers: Tristram Kenton; Simon Williams.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Benny Andersson; Bjrn Ulvaeus.
    Arranger: Anders Eljas.
    With lyrics by Tim Rice, the 1984 "concept" album CHESS represented ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson's first foray into Andrew Lloyd Webber theatrical territory way before MAMMA MIA. It never quite accomplished its larger goal although the 1986 live production did enjoy a three-year run on London's West End (doing less well in the States) and has had its devotees over the years. Which helps explain this 2009 revival featuring such luminaries as adult contemporary vocalist Josh Groban, Tony winner Idina Menzel (WICKED), and the Tony-nominated Adam Pascal (RENT). The special concert performance was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 2008 and boasts the City of London Philharmonic as well as a large 100-voice chorus. There is also a video that was shown on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES.

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