The highly anticipated first single from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is out today, and is performed by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will star as Cinderella in the production which is due to open in London’s West End Spring 2021.
Andrew said, “50 years ago I couldn’t get Jesus Christ Superstar on stage as nobody wanted to produce it, so it appeared on record first. It’s so strange to find history repeating itself half a century later with the album of the complete score of my new Cinderella. I can’t get Cinderella on stage because I’m not allowed to, so I have gone back to my roots and recorded the album first.”
“Bad Cinderella” is the first original material to be released by Andrew Lloyd Webber in five years, since School of Rock The Musical launched in 2015. It follows his personally curated compilation, Unmasked: The Platinum Collection in 2018 which featured performances from a diverse range of artists including Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, Gregory Porter, Barbara Streisand, Michael Ball and many more.
The making of ‘Bad Cinderella’ has been one of many parts this year. Although much of it was captured pre-Covid, some parts Andrew was challenged to create over Zoom, something he can’t say he has ever done before!
You can now also pre-order Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella the album! Cinderella was recorded earlier this year during lockdown and features a unique combination of cast members and guest artists.
Recording began in March 2020 and continued through lockdown with Andrew recording artists remotely and producing the majority of the score from his home. Once it was feasible, the recording process proceeded via socially distanced studio sessions in London.
Check out the album range below, including an exclusive vinyl signed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Carrie Hope Fletcher!