Ghostlight Records will release the London Cast recording of Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats on the 24th June and in a double disc format on the 1st July it has been confirmed.
Having been watched by audiences in New York and London, Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined used the catalogue of Burt Bacharach songs, creating new versions of classic songs – thanks to Kyle Riabko.
The album will feature all of the songs from the show as well as special bonus tracks of Kyle’s never-before-heard original demos, which helped to form the basis of the show. Also included alongside the music is a 28 page booklet including a note from Riabko, liner notes, production and studio photography and opening night photos of Bacharach with the cast.
Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined made its West End premiere at the Criterion Theatre in October 2015, following a successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. It was directed by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett and featured over 30 hits from Bacharach’s extensive catalogue including ‘Alfie’, ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ and of course ‘Close to You’.
When he appeared at the show’s opening night at the Criterion Theatre, Burt Bacharach said: “This is star musicianship. Kyle is a beautiful singer and one hell of a guitar player. This is truly a gift. It’s a love letter to me.”
The album features Kyle Riabko (vocals, guitars, keyboards, ukulele), Daniel Bailen (vocals, electric bass, upright bass, cello, guitar), Greg Coulson(vocals, guitars, keyboards), Anastacia McCleskey (vocals), Stephanie McKeon (vocals), Renato Paris (vocals, keyboards) and James Williams(percussion).
The London cast recording of Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined will be released digitally on the 24th June, with physical CD copies available from the 1st July.