May 30, 2008

Audio Recordings

This is not a sale/trade list, this is merely meant to document the audio recordings that exist for the musical version of "Carrie" (but if you're looking to snag some recordings, it'd be wise to peruse this page for goodies). Information about video and other merchandise is available here. If you know of any recordings that I've overlooked, if you can provide additional information about any of these tapes and/or if you spot some hideous blunder I've made, please let me know.

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Audio Recordings

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Demos
1983

Sung by the authors.

Includes "Crackerjack," which is the original version of "Out for Blood" and "Once I Loved a Boy," which was replaced with "When There's No One" prior to the premiere performance in Stratford. The date cited by online sources is 1985, which is implausible.

Track list:
1. In
2. Unsuspecting Hearts
3. Crackerjack
4. Once I Loved a Boy
5. Heaven
6. Carrie


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Workshop
August 1984

Complete performance of the workshop production, which was only the first act.

There seems to be a huge discrepancy in the date of release. The book "Not Since Carrie" cites this staging in August of 1984, while some online sources cite this production as 1985, others 1986. Some minor research proved that the recordings were copyrighted in 1984.

Stars: Maureen McGovern (Margaret White), Annie Golden (Carrie White), Laurie Beechman (Mrs. Gardner), Laura Dean (Sue Snell), Liz Callaway (Chris Hargensen), Todd Graff (Tommy Ross), Peter Neptune (Billy), Donna Murphy.

Track Listing
01. Author's Introductions
02. The Lord's Prayer
03. Ain't It a Bitch?
04. Dream On
05. I Can Hear My Heart
06. Open Your Heart
07. And Eve Was Weak
08. Don't Waste the Moon
09. Evening Prayers
10. An Eagle's Just Another Bird
11. Scene at the Gym
12. Do Me a Favor
13. It Only Has to Happen Once
14. I Never Dreamed/I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance
15. Curtain Call

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Rehearsal
1988

Main Cast: Barbara Cook (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), and ??

I've seen numerous references to this but know very little about it. Some of the preliminary rehearsals for the show were captured on tape. I know for certain that "I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance" is circulating (it's surfaced on a bootleg of the closing night performance) but I have no clue if any other tracks appear on this tape. "I Remember..." is comprised of numerous rehearsals -- the track tops off at a whopping 18+ minutes.

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Stratford-Upon Avon
February 1988
(Exact Date Unknown)

Main Cast: Barbara Cook (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).

Early performance of the show with Barbara Cook. I don't have any specifics on this recording.

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Stratford-Upon Avon
March 8, 1988

Main Cast: Barbara Cook (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).

Complete performance from the initial run of the show with Barbara Cook. Soundboard recording.

Disc One
01. Overture
02. In
03. Dear Lord
04. Dream On
05. Taunting
06. Carrie
07. Her Mother Should Have Told Her
08. "Are You Going to the Drive-In Tonight?"
09. Open Your Heart
10. And Eve Was Weak (Intro)
11. And Eve Was Weak
12. Jesus Watches from the Wall
13. Don't Waste the Moon
14. Don't Waste the Moon (Outro)
15. Evening Prayers
16. "Have You Got a Date?"
17. Apologies (Intro)
18. Apologies
19. Unsuspecting Hearts
20. Do Me a Favor (Intro)
21. Do Me a Favor
22. Invited
23. I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance

Disc Two
01. Crackerjack (aka Out for Blood)
02. Dream On (Reprise)
03. White Star
04. I'm Not Alone (Intro)
05. I'm Not Alone
06. Carrie (Reprise 1)
07. When There's No One
08. When There's No One (Outro)
09. Wotta Night
10. Unsuspecting Hearts (Reprise, Intro)
11. Unsuspecting Hearts
12. "Voting"
13. Heaven
14. "A Tie"
15. Heaven/White Star (Reprise)
16. Alma Mater
17. The Destruction
18. Carrie (Reprise 2/Finale)
19. Bows

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Broadway
April 28, 1988 (1st Preview)
Virginia Theatre

Main Cast: Betty Buckley (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).

It's rumored that this exists. According to my source, if it does, it's not heavily circulating in fandom.

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Broadway
April 29, 1988 (2nd Preview)
Virginia Theatre


Main Cast: Betty Buckley (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).


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Broadway
April 30, 1998 (3rd Preview)
Virginia Theatre

Main Cast: Betty Buckley (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).

Audience recording. It sounds like the tape was transferred slightly faster, because Buckley gets a bit chipmunky at times.
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Broadway
1988
(Exact Date Unknown)
Virginia Theatre

Main Cast: Betty Buckley (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).

Highlights from the show.

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Broadway
May 15, 1988 (Closing Night)
Virginia Theatre

Main Cast: Betty Buckley (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).


Recorded from the audience.

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Broadway
May 15, 1988 (Closing Night)
Virginia Theatre

Main Cast: Betty Buckley (Margaret White), Linzi Hateley (Carrie White), Darlene Love (Mrs. Gardner), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue Snell), Charlotte D'Amboise (Chris Hargensen), Paul Gyngell (Tommy Ross), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy).

Soundboard recording.

Act I
01. Overture
02. In
03. Taunting and Carrie Prelude
04. Dream On
05. Shower Scene
06. Carrie
07. Hey Tommy
08. Open Your Heart
09. Eve Was Weak
10. Jesus Watches/Don't Waste the Moon
11. Evening Prayers
12. You're Going to Tell Carrie White
13. Unsuspecting Hearts
14. Do Me a Favor
15. I've Been Invited
16. I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance

Act II
17. Out For Blood
18. It Hurts to Be Strong
19. I'm Not Alone
20. Carrie (reprise 1)
21. When There's No One
22. Wotta Night
23. Unsuspecting Hearts
24. Heaven
25. Heaven (reprise)
26. Alma Mater/The Destruction
27. Carrie (Reprise 2)
28.10 Bows
29. Exit Music


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"When There's No One"

Betty Buckley first released a studio recording of "When There's No One" on her 1993 album "Children Will Listen;" it later surfaced on "Betty Buckley's Broadway." Both albums are now out of print.

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"Carrie"

Linzi Hateley, the star of the Stratford/Broadway show, released the title song on her 1994 album "Sooner or Later." Presumably the disc didn't get a massive release, it's practically impossible to find today.

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"Carrie"/"And Eve Was Weak"
June 10, 1996

In 1996, Betty Buckley invited Linzi Hateley to make a surprise appearance at an AIDS benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall. Hateley sang the title song from "Carrie" and the pair dueted on "Eve Was Weak." Hateley later stated that the appearance provided her some closure that she never got when the show was prematurely yanked off Broadway. The concert was recorded and later released as Buckley's album "An Evening at Carnegie Hall" -- unfortunately Linzi wasn't present on the disc. It's speculated that the recording was omitted because the orchestra was a bit askew during their duet. Audience recordings on both audio and video have been circulating; video of "And Eve Was Weak" has also been leaked online.

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"Unsuspecting Hearts"

Broadway Stars Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley released the song on their 1999 album of the same name. It appears the album is now out of print, but it's not hard to find.

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Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Cast


March 2001

In 2001, there was an allegedly authorized performance of the play at a high school in Denmark. A 2-disc soundtrack was available at the school, marking the only official recording of the full play. However, the songs are in Danish and the CDs are difficult to come by.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
1. Ouverture
2. In
3. Herre
4. Drom los
5. Han
6. Carrie
7. Tag nu imod - intro
8. Tag nu imod
9. Og hun var svag
10. Jesus ser
11. Lad os nyde natten
12. Aftenbon
13. Miss Gardeners tale
14. To hjerter uden svig
15. Gor mig en tjeneste
16. Finale 1 akt

Disc 2:
1. Syndebuk
2. Pigerne og Sue
3. Det' svaert at vaer' staerk
4. Vaek ensomhed
5. Bliv her hos mig
6. Helt alene
7. Sikken' nat
8. To hjerter uden svig (reprise)
9. Himlen
10. Alma mater
11. Haevnen
12. Finale 2 akt
13. Bows

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February 25, 2006

Green Room Radio is a site with online podcasts featuring interviews with people from the world of entertainment. In their their third February 2006 show, the subject was "Broadway Flopz." The show featured an insightful interview about 'Carrie' with Linzi Hateley conducted by Erich Bergen, and the interview opened with Hateley's hard to find album cut of the title song.

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February 26, 2007

For the final episode of "More Fabulous Flops," a BBC radio series focusing on stage flops, Sally Ann Triplett is interviewed about 'Carrie the Musical.'

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TheatreRadio
May 25, 2007

TheatreRadio is another podcast site featuring interviews with actors who grace the stages of England. Linzi Hateley was interviewed while promoting 'Mama Mia' and spoke a bit of her experience in 'Carrie.' Unfortunately, it appears that the site's done away with their mp3s and my copy has vanished.



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16 comments:

killoA2002 said...

The video recording from stratford is dated FEB 13 1988

Michael said...

Any clue as to whose voice that is commenting on the Stratford rehearsal track? She objects to the raising of the key, and says of Barbara Cook, "She's fierce."

Vinnie said...

I have absolutely no idea, Michael. Quite honestly, I haven't listened to the track in its entirety yet.

Killoa2002 said...

Can you PLEASE psot the workshop for download?

Vinnie said...

I can only post what I have, which is why there's not downloads for a lot of these. Ironically, I just got the workshop yesterday, but I got three different versions of varying sound quality from three different sources (when it rains, it pours). I haven't had a chance to figure out which one's the best and do whatever clean up is necessary on the mp3s. I'm tied up tight this weekend, and if my clean-up on the closing night tape was any indication, it may be the end of the week before they're done.

If you've gotta have it now, check The Singing Stage -- but I'm relatively certain the other two copies I got are better than the one that was just posted there.

killoa2002 said...

THANK YOU! yes i needed them, quality wasn't everything, I am writing a script...I'll say no more.

a man and a mouse said...

Here I am writing my little entry (http://amanandamouse.blogspot.com/2008/08/see-carrie-musical-online.html) and then find your incredible musical buffet. I'll take Act 1 of closing night, please. No, I'll come back later for Act 2. Thanks for posting, Vinnie.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a problem with Disc 1 of the Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Cast. Multiple download attempts & each time unzip fails with all available zip-tools.

p.s. Many thanks for your resource and for the careful documentation.

Anonymous said...

Check out the new recordings of And Eve Was Weak, Heaven, and When There's No One by Chris Moore from his demo album Not While I'm Around.

And Eve was Weak- http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jxzth2ynt2j

When There's No One-http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mdmzytfvezj

Heaven-http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?cm2wnmwujhz

These are pretty rare tracks are not half bad at all...quite good actually. I can't think of many other recordings of these tracks. Enjoy!

Chris Moore said...

New recordings of Carrie (reprise)/When There's No One and And Eve Was Weak here:http://www.myspace.com/chrismoorealbum

Have a listen!

Thaddeus said...

I also am having a problem with the Gammel Cast

Andrew said...

Do you have working links to download the Broadway soundtrack?

ChristopherScott said...

Michael, that's Rose Jackson who say's 'she's fierce' 'they are changing the FUCKING key' and 'what a fatso' Rose is the girl who sings, 'well he's taking ME to the prom' (after "I've got his ring")she was the understudy for CARRIE, i have a video of her rehearsing CARRIE and I REMEMBER with Cook

Steven Koumbaros said...

Hi, i tried to download both the broadway soundboard recording from closing night and the stratford upon avon March 8, 1988 but they are not working, can someone help?

Anonymous said...

Hi can that comment above from March 19, 2011 be removed due to that the users name is there. Please and thanks

David Bruce-Casares said...

Would someone be willing to share a new link for Linzi Hately's solo cabaret album version (1994) of "Carrie"? The link on the site doesn't work. If possible, it may be emailed to me directly at dwbruce@verizon.net.

Thanks,
David