Released on iTunes worldwide on the 21st September 2009 is Elaine’s new live album which was recorded during her sell-out 40th Anniversary 2009 UK tour, entitled ‘Elaine Paige Live – Celebrating a Life on Stage’. A CD of the album is also available to order from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.
The album captures the magic of this thrilling live performer as never before. From her beginnings in the musical ‘Hair’, Elaine Paige takes the listener on a journey through her illustrious career from the West End to Broadway with many amusing and enlightening anecdotes and first time recordings from Elaine. These include Lennon & McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’ (her audition song for Evita,) ‘Shoot the Breeze’ (written by Bette Midler & Dustin Hoffman) and ‘By The Sea’ from Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ in which Elaine played Mrs Lovett in the New York City Opera production. Also included are two bonus tracks – ‘The Things You Are You To Me’ a track originally recorded with Irish-Norwegian super group Secret Garden and ‘Small Packages’, a song especially written for Elaine for this 40th Anniversary tour by Stiles & Drewe (Mary Poppins, Honk!). The latter will be an exclusive bonus track for the iTunes release only.
This album features the first lady of musical theatre’s greatest hits captured live: ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’, ‘With One Look’ and of course Elaine’s own signature ‘Memory’ along with a selection of songs from her critically acclaimed West End production of ‘Piaf’.