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Rags: The Musical (Original London Cast Recording)

Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse
Rags: The Musical (Original London Cast Recording)

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Rags: The Musical tells the heart-warming and powerful tale of a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America. 

Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. With a ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie and the book writer of Fiddler on the Roof, this is a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past.

This recording preserves the transfer of the UK premiere of this eagerly anticipated new version which premiered at Hope Mill Theatre in February 2019, directed by Bronagh Lagan (Little Women, Putting It Together, Promises, Promises).

Rags: The Musical is a story of love, loss and hope. Featuring a score celebrating the multicultural music which was filling the streets of New York in 1910. It is a saga of both hope and disappointment, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music.

Album Producer(s) - Joe & Nikki Davison for Auburn Jam, Nick Barstow, Stephen Schwartz (Executive)

Recording Studio and location - Auburn Jam Studios, Baltic Studios, Masterchord Studios,

Recording Dates - 3rd-7th, 15th, 18th, 24th February 2020

Recording Engineer - Auburn Jam (Joe & Nikki Davison)

Mixed by - Auburn Jam (Joe & Nikki Davison)

Mastered by - Auburn Jam (Joe & Nikki Davison)

Musicians - JOE BUNKER - Keys, NATHAN GREGORY - Drums and Percussion, SARAH CAMPBELL - Trumpet, YUSUF NARCIN - Trombone, with ARTHUR BOAN -Violin, ANGELA CAESAR - Violin, NATASHA KARP - Clarinet, DAN GILES - Double Bass

Orchestrations by Nick Barstow

Musical Direction by Joe Bunker


Carolyn Maitland - Rebecca

Dave Willetts - Avram

Sam Attwater - Bronfman

Debbie Chazen - Anna

Alex Gibson-giorgio - Saul

Rachel Izen - Rachel

Samuel Jones - David

Jude Muir - David

Martha Kirby - Bella

Oisin Nolan-power - Ben

Jeremy Rose - Jack

Arthur Boan - Company

Angela Caesar - Company

Adam Crossley - Company

Drew Dillon - Company

Matthew Gent - Company

Natasha Karp - Company

Track Listing


1. Opening – The “Rags: The Musical” Original London Cast Recording Company

2. If We Never Meet Again - Carolyn Maitland, Martha Kirby

3. Greenhorns - Matthew Gent, Adam Crossley, The “Rags: The Musical” Original London Cast Recording Company

4. Brand New World - Carolyn Maitland, Jude Muir/Samuel Jones, Martha Kirby, Dave Willetts

5. Edge of A Knife - Carolyn Maitland

6. The Fabric of America - Rose, Oisin Nolan-Power, Martha Kirby, Carolyn Maitland, Debbie Chazen

7. Penny A Tune - Arthur Boan, Angela Caesar, Drew Dillon, Natasha Karp

8. Bella’s Song (Part One) - Oisin Nolan-Power

9. Meet an Italian - Alex Gibson-Giorgio

10. Friday Night Prayers - The “Rags: The Musical” Original London Cast Recording Company

11. No More Nightmares - Carolyn Maitland, Martha Kirby

12. Little Lady - Sam Attwater, Carolyn Maitland

13. Cheer Up, Chaimlet - Arthur Boan, The “Rags: The Musical” Original London Cast Recording Company

14. Blame It on The Summer Night - Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Carolyn Maitland

15. For My Mary - Oisin Nolan-Power, Matthew Gent

16. Take Our City Back - Adam Crossley, Matthew Gent

17. Rags - Carolyn Maitland, Martha Kirby

18. On the Fourth Day of July - Adam Crossley, Matthew Gent

19. Yankee Boy - Oisin Nolan-Power, Jude Muir, Samuel Jones, Martha Kirby, Adam Crossley, MatthewGent

20. Uptown - Sam Attwater, Carolyn Maitland

21. Wanting - Carolyn Maitland, Alex Gibson-Giorgio

22. Three Sunny Rooms - Rachel Izen, Dave Willetts, Oisin Nolan-Power, Martha Kirby

23. Kaddish - Dave Willets, The 2019 “Rags: The Musical” Company

24. Bella’s Song (Part Two) - Oisin Nolan-Power

25. If We Never Meet Again (Reprise) - Carolyn Maitland

26. Bread and Freedom - Carolyn Maitland, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, The “Rags: The Musical” Original London Cast Recording Company

27. Children of The Wind - Carolyn Maitland

28. Finale - The “Rags: The Musical” Original London Cast Recording Company