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Album Release Date:
 January 8, 2008

what the critics are saying

“A musical knockout!”
–London Observer

“This fine and highly listenable CD reveals a strong and enjoyable score with perhaps the finest lyrics Maltby has given us”

“This recording has integrity in all areas and is the kind of cast album that reveals new, interesting details on repeat listenings — both in the songwriting and performances.”
–Talkin' Broadway

Take Flight
Original Cast Recording

TAKE FLIGHT, the new musical by award-winning songwriting duo Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire (Starting Here, Starting Now and Closer Than Ever) and librettist John Weidman (Pacific Overtures, Assassins), soared in its 2007 world premiere at Londonís Menier Chocolate Factory. Now it receives a first-class introduction to the world at large in this stunning new recording.

TAKE FLIGHT weaves fact and fiction to tell the funny, moving and inspirational stories of the pioneers of aviation: the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. But this complex musical is not simply a history of flying; it also illuminates relationships, the cost of fame, and the human need to take risks. In TAKE FLIGHT, all-too-human aviators dare to dream the universal dream of soaring above it all. Listeners will, too, in this lush and melodic original cast recording.

track listing
  1. Take Flight
  2. Equilibrium
  3. Sky!
  4. Like You, Say
  5. Throw It to the Wind
  6. Solo / Sorry, Mr. Lindbergh
  7. Lady in That Aeroplane
  8. Lady Lindy
  9. What Are We Doing Here?
  10. Earthbound
  11. Before the Dawn
  12. A Part of Me
  13. Back of the Line
  14. Before the Dawn (reprise)
  15. The Funniest Thing
  16. (The Farther You Go) Around the World / Papua
  17. The Prize / The Landing
  18. Finale

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