Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Playbill.com: Blickenstaff, Foster, Graff, Hilty, Lewis and Murney Featured on New Scott Alan CD


Composer-lyricist Scott Alan, who also produces the monthly Monday Nights, New Voices cabaret series, is currently back in the recording studio working on the follow-up CD to his debut recording, "Dreaming Wide Awake."

The new CD, entitled "Keys: The Music of Scott Alan," will feature a mix of Broadway favorites interpreting Alan's tunes. Among those performers are Lisa Brescia, Tituss Burgess, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jenn Colella, Kerry Ellis, Sutton Foster, Hadley Fraser, Randy Graff, Megan Hilty, Marcus Paul James, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney and Kate Wetherhead as well as singer Natalie Weiss and the Monday Nights, New Voices choir.

Arrangers and orchestrators for the new disc will include Jesse Vargas, Barbara Anselmi, Deborah Abramson, Sam Davis, Tom Kitt and Jim Abbott. A track list will be announced at a later date.

Alan is also re-releasing his debut recording a year after its debut. The re-release, entitled "Still. . .Dreaming Wide Awake," will boast a brand-new track, "Hold On," performed by the composer plus four karaoke tracks: "I'm a Star," "Home," "Never Neverland (Fly Away)" and "Kiss the Air." The re-release is available by visiting http://cdbaby.com/cd/scottalan2.

To celebrate the release of "Keys" and the re-release of "Still . . .Dreaming Wide Awake," Alan and a host of his theatre friends will perform at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble (Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM) and at the jazz club Birdland (Jan. 12, 2009, at 7 PM).

For more information visit www.scottalan.net.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

'STILL ...DREAMING WIDE AWAKE' - NOW AVAILABLE


"STILL ....DREAMING WIDE AWAKE: The Music of Scott Alan"

The re-issue of the hit CD 'Dreaming Wide Awake,' now featuring one new song sung by Composer Scott Alan AND four Backing Tracks of: I'm a Star, Home, Never Neverland (Fly Away) and Kiss the Air


'Dreaming Wide Awake' was a labor of love for Scott Alan, and features some of the greatest voices and most talented musicians on the Broadway scene. Live strings, a brass section and full band and Broadway's best bring to life the music and lyrics of Scott Alan. This CD was worth the wait.

I'm a Star - Sung by Eden Espinosa
Surrender - Sung by Cheyenne Jackson
Magic - Sung by Adriane Lenox
Let Love Begin - Sung by Tracie Thoms
Home - Sung by Shoshana Bean
Now - Sung by Jonathan Groff
Never Neverland (Fly Away) Sung by Stephanie J. Block
At Seventeen - Sung by Carly Jibson and Jackie Hoffman
If I Own Today - Sung by Shayna Steele featuring Michael McElroy and Capathia Jenkins with guest Pianist Dave Cook
Kiss the Air - Sung by Danny Calvert
Say Goodbye - Sung by Katie Thompson
The Journey - Sung by Josh Strickland and Jill Zadeh
Goodnight - Sung by Liz Callaway
Hold On - Sung by Scott Alan
I'm A Star - Backing Track Only
Home - Backing Track Only
Never Neverland (Fly Away) - Backing Track Only
Kiss the Air - Backing Track Only

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey Everyone -

Hey Everyone -
I had to take down the clip from yesterday's recording session ...but for good reason because I am going to be making a BETTER video, with more of the interview I had with the divine Ms. E and that willbe found exclusively on her website in about two weeks, so look for that there ;)

-SA

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Journey - Sheet Music now available

Everyone always seems to ask for it ....so ...'The Journey' from Dreaming Wide Awake, is now available in sheet music form on the Shop page ...enjoy !! xoxo -SA

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Still ...Dreaming Wide Awake - and more !!!

Hey Everybody -
So, as many of you know, I will be re-releasing 'Dreaming Wide Awake' with a new title 'Still ...Dreaming Wide Awake.' The original CD will still be available as a digital download on iTunes,cdbaby and Amazon.com.

'Still ...Dreaming Wide Awake' will NOT be available as a digital download and will only be available in actual CD form. The CD will include all 13 original tracks from 'DWA' as well as Karaoke tracks of 'I'm a Star,' 'Home,' 'Never Neverland (Fly Away)' and 'Kiss the Air.' The lyrics for these songs are included in the CD booklet as well and will only be available in the key of the original version on the CD. In addition to these four karaoke songs, a song that was suppose to be a bonus track on the original CD will now be featured on this special edition CD. The song is called 'Hold On' and was written in 1999 for my mother's 50th Birthday. It is a demo of me singing the song at a piano.

As of now, the CD should be available on September 30th, officially through CDBaby.com. As I will be away in London there is a small chance it may become available earlier so just keep checking back on my website for an official link that will take you to the new CDBaby page.

As for the new CD, I don't have an official date as of yet. I know it will be available in November sometime. I am currently aiming for November 18th, but I should know better in a few weeks if that is practical or not. The new CD has been named and has a beautiful cover that I really love and so I will be debuting that once 'Still ... Dreaming Wide Awake' has been officially released. Then I can worry about the new CD and hopefully get some of you excited about that.

Other then that, as you may have seen on the news/home page, I will be doing a CD signing at Barnes and Nobles on December 1st. This CD signing will be for both 'Dreaming Wide Awake' and the new CD, so expect to see many of your favorites from both CD's there (the original DWA will be available at Barnes and Nobles and not the new version), including Julia Murney, Lisa Brescia, Natalie Weiss, Jenn Colella, Katie Thompson, Danny Calvert and more !!!! Some will perform, some will just be on hand to sign, but everyone will be there to celebrate and have a good time.

I also have booked the date for the official CD release party at Birdland, which will be January 12th at 7pm. This is a very early release of the date so no need to flock and make your reservation this minute. It was more for me to just announce everything so I can concentrate on the new CD and such and not getting overwhelmed with everything else happening in my life right now.

Oh, and ...As many of you know, I will be taking part in a concert next Sunday of my music at The Duchess Theatre in London. In addition to that, I will also be doing a CD signing and performance the day before (Saturday the 20th) at The Dress Circle at 4:30. I hope you will come out and join me. It would be great to get to meet all of you and take some time to talk to you and such. If nobody shows up for that, I will be fine as well ... I am sort of expecting a tiny crowd for that as I won't be bringing any special guests for that ...just me and the piano and a ballpoint pen ... I know I will see the rest of you at the Sunday night Concert so no hard feelings if you can't make it out on Saturday ....

Oh, and of course, I hope to see those of you in New York City for our next Monday Nights, New Voices concert on September 29th. It will be hosted by the amazing Megan McGinnis ....more info to come soon ....

That seems to be all even though, technically, that is a lot of information. I am exhausted but there is no thought of complaining. For the longest time I just wanted to be working and be heard and now I am, so ... bring it on !!!!

OHHHHH ....lastly, I keep getting emails about running a 'masterclass/performance/talk back session' at people's colleges ... email me with all the details @ scott@scottalan.net and if I am available, I will absolutely be there. That's an honor for me and not something I see as work.

Best,
SA