2015 Grammy Award Winner for Best Musical Theater Album!
The legendary songwriting teams of Goffin/King and Mann/Weil scaled the charts, writing hits for such acts as The Drifters ("On Broadway"), The Shirelles ("One Fine Day"), The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"), and The Monkees ("Pleasant Valley Sunday"). These classic songs and many more--including five from Carole King's landmark solo album Tapestry--are presented here with new arrangements and orchestrations written especially for the stage.
Jessie Mueller, as Carole King, is a frontrunner for the Best Actress Tony Award as she gives a performance, now captured on the record, that the New York Post proclaims "should make [her] a household name."
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a deluxe package containing a full color booklet with lyrics, show photos, rare archival content, and a show synopsis and essay by book writer Douglas McGrath.
About the show:
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
"Beautiful is a joyous celebration...[it] also boasts a winning central performance from Jessie Mueller." -Entertainment Weekly
"A chronicle of one of American pop's golden eras." -Hollywood Reporter
"[Jessie] Mueller steps confidently into the VIP room of musical headliner." -The New York Times
LP 1 - Side A:
2. So Far Away
3. 1650 Broadway Medley
4. It Might As Well Rain Until September
5. Some Kind of Wonderful
6. Happy Days Are Here Again
7. Take Good Care of My Baby
8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
9. He's Sure the Boy I Love
10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Up On the Roof
2. On Broadway
3. The Locomotion
4. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
5. One Fine Day
LP 2 - Side A:
2. Walking In the Rain
3. Pleasant Valley Sunday
4. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
LP 2 - Side B:
1. It's Too Late
2. You've Got A Friend
3. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
5. I Feel the Earth Move