The new recording of 'West Side Story' for the 50th Birthday of the musical has finally a release date for the US. The CD will be available on August 20, 2007. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com at $35.99
Just as a reminder, the CD will also be released in New Zealand on August 27, 2007 (according to The New Zealand Herald).
'West Side Story' is already available in the UK since August 13, 2007.
Yes, Its certainly slow to arrive here. I've had mine since Aug 13th. Not hard to guess the reason.(for the delay that is.)
Absolutely love it.....we have a copy in the car but it also has Hayley singing Somewhere plus Rule Britt. & land of Hope & Glory (courtesy of Woburn Abbey concert)
It's been working very hard & is a bit of a nuisance as when you arrive home from a trip you can't leave the car till the track finishes. Graeme
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
Hi Everyone, West Side story has been sighted in NZ, the shop i was in The Cd and DVd store got it in Yesterday. $29 Its still not in store at the Warehouse. they usually sell theirs for about $22 I also asked about Vittorio Grigolo's cd was not released here
Hi all. I went to The Warehouse,South City, today. they apparently got their copies in Friday All 2 of them or is that OMG NZ how embarrassing. and get this they can't find them nor could i. But they are still there somewhere as they seperate the cd's from the covers.and the cd's are there. I went to the Soundz Cd store in South City also and they have no record on their computer of its release Lets say i was far from impressed
According to what Steve Abbott told me on Friday, I am surprised they are there at all just yet. He said they will be released in New Zealand but he doesn't have a date yet. Maybe The Warehouse have them as an import. That might explain why there are only two. But it doesn't explain why they can't find them.
For the record, he also said it will be released (eventually!) in Australia, Japan, Korea and Thailand. I'm sorry to say we don't have any clues about the US, Canada or anywhere else at this stage.
. To all our Kiwi members, note that the release date of 'West Side Story' is on August 27, 2007 in NZ.
Best wishes, Stephany
Quote:Art news 16 August 2007 (c) 2007 The New Zealand Herald
Hayley's halo West Side Story has been given a makeover on a new CD to mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary Bernstein-Sondheim musical. According to a Universal Music press release, the new version required two singers to play lovers Tony and Maria who had ``to be passionate, young and incredibly talented in order to do this much-loved musical the justice it deserves''.
Who have they come up with? ``The two biggest and youngest stars of classical cross-over in the world'' - Hayley Westenra and young Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, along with Kiwi newcomer Will Martin, supported by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
But this version of West Side Story, released here on August 27, . Belinda
Yep, I remember seeing both those earlier posts but the fact remains that Bedlam Management are now saying that no release date has been confirmed for NZ and that no decision has been made about a US release at all. We know from past experience that decisions are made, changed, cancelled, reinstated, etc. That may explain the current confusion.