Hi all, I'm not very familiar with "West Side Story" but it certainly seems a famous musical. Does that mean this particular CD is likely to be released in most of UK's music stores and be highly promoted as it is related to a major event (50th birthday)? Or will it be mainly available online for collectors and artists' fans like us? I'm asking the question because I'm wondering what sort of impact the recording of "West Side Story" could have on Hayley's career.
It is my expectation that the CD will be released in the UK and hopefully elsewhere. If so, I would certainly hope to see it in all major stores and, given some reasonable publicity, it should sell very well. In that case, it is bound to introduce Hayley to a whole new audience. It has certainly not been mentioned that it will be for download only and I think that is highly unlikely.
West Side Story is, of course, very well known and extremely popular, at least in the UK and US. Arguably, it may not need a huge amount of promotion for it to do well. Its impact on Hayley's career could therefore be very considerable (I am trying not to use the word "massive").
Thank you for the interesting and enlighting answer. It's just that I can't help wondering what the follow-up of this recording will be. I mean, I know that there is the Woburn live show - but I can't really see how Vittorio & Hayley would find the time to do a "West Side Story" tour, or at least a few other shows like Woburn's. Unless Hayley is allowed to perform one or two of these songs at her solo shows?
It's just that I can't help wondering what the follow-up of this recording will be.
East Side Story, perhaps?
In addition to the Woburn event, I am hoping there might be some sort of coverage on television... or perhaps radio is more likely. I haven't heard anything though so there is no guarantee but it is the kind of album that may be of interest to some "magazine" progammes on BBC Radio 2, for example.
The new 'West Side Story' album is on the UCJ label, and Decca is in the same group, so I see no reason why Hayley couldn't sing 'I Feel Pretty' in her solo concerts. It would be a big hit with all her fans, and would almost certainly bring the house down! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
I'm hoping Classic FM will play tracks from the album. It might not be strictly classical, but it's certainly 'classic', and Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story Suite' has been in the Most Wanted voting list and chart several times. Please get your requests in to Jamie Crick when the album is released.
In addition to the Woburn event, I am hoping there might be some sort of coverage on television... or perhaps radio is more likely. I haven't heard anything though so there is no guarantee but it is the kind of album that may be of interest to some "magazine" progammes on BBC Radio 2, for example. Roger
Yes indeed Roger, me too. Just so long as they don't interview Connie Fisher (Maria Von Trapp) who has only one song, instead of Hayley!
There doesn't seem to have been much interest in this event yet in the UK but I'm guessing that it's because the anniversary isn't until after the CD release - August/September (depending on which production is counted as the first). Here is what Wikipedia says:
After tryouts in Washington, DC and Philadelphia beginning in August 1957, the original Broadway production at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957 to positive reviews.
So August and September are the months to watch and there will, I am sure, be some promotion too from UCJ though just how much remains to be seen. I have no idea if they will also release this in the US... that may well depend on how well it goes in the UK.
Post by stevemacdonald on Jun 24, 2007 17:23:28 GMT
I'm incredulous that someone as unassuming and self-effacing as Hayley would sing "I Feel Pretty" -- the one song that always struck me as over-the-top vain.
Okay, she is pretty -- no argument there, but to brag about it in song? I know it's just her character's feelings she's expressing, but it would work better if she weren't so actually attractive and just "felt" pretty because of the love of someone wonderful. Am I wrong?