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This new recording of Jason Robert Brown’s musical Songs for a New World features the cast of New York City Center’s 2018 Encores! Off-Center production, including Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer.
The first musical from three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County), Songs for a New World (1995) is a collection of powerful songs examining life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. From the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise, each character faces the new world which follows the unique challenge they encounter.
Songs for a New World, was presented at City Center from June 27-30, 2018, was hailed as “buoyant, restorative and immensely winning” by The New York Times and “rapturous, beautiful and awesome” by New York Stage Review. AM New York hailed it as “unexpectedly thrilling” and praised the cast‘s “powerhouse vocals coupled with great acting choices.”
Brown also is represented on Ghostlight Records with his new solo album How We React and How We Recover and his debut solo album, Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes, in addition to The Last Five Years (2002 Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording, 2013 Revival Off-Broadway Cast Recording, and 2015 Motion Picture Soundtrack), 13: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Album, Original West End Cast Recording) and The Bridges of Madison County (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
The album was produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Jason Robert Brown, with Stacey Mindich and Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producers.
- Track Listing
1. Opening: The New World
2. On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492
3. Just One Step
4. I’m Not Afraid of Anything
5. The River Won’t Flow
6. Transition: 'A new world calls me in the darkness…'
7. Stars and the Moon
8. She Cries
9. The Steam Train
10. The World Was Dancing
12. Christmas Lullaby
13. King of the World
14. I’d Give It All for You
15. Transition: 'A new world promised it would teach me...'
16. The Flagmaker, 1775
17. Flying Home
18. Transition: 'It's about one moment...'
19. Hear My Song