"Celebrate the crime of not fitting in" with two new tracks released early from Almost Famous's upcoming original Broadway cast recording!
Sony Masterworks Broadway has released two additional preview tracks, "The Real World" and "Fever Dog Bows" ahead of the album's April 21 release, which is available for digital pre-order and pre-save.
The first number, "The Real World" is a solo featuring Solea Pfeiffer, who played the enigmatic Penny Lane in the production.
The second, "Fever Dog Bows", takes the celebrated rock song from the original film and reimagines the number as a celebratory spotlight for every member of the Broadway company.
Almost Famous, based on the 2000 Oscar-winning Cameron Crowe film name, follows a 15-year-old aspiring music journalist who Rolling Stone hires to go on tour with an up-and-coming rock band. The musical features a book and lyrics by Crowe and music and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). Kitt penned arrangements and orchestrations, and vocal design is by AnnMarie Milazzo.
Lending their voices to the album are the musical's original cast: Solea Pfeiffer, Chris Wood, Casey Likes, Tony nominee Anika Larsen, Drew Gehling, and Rob Colletti. The company is rounded out by Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Kevin Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.
The track list for the digital album the original Crowe-Kitt numbers from the stage musical, as well as some of pop hits from movie such as "Tiny Dancer" and the hit "Fever Dog" by the film's fictional band.
Almost Famous opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre November 3, 2022 where it played 30 preview performances and 77 performances before closing January 8, 2023. The production was directed by Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin.
Previously released tracks from the album include Songs include "Morocco," performed by Likes and Pfeiffer (listen here) and "The Night-Time Sky's Got Nothing on You," performed by Pfeiffer and Wood (listen here).