A London concept album of Death Note The Musical, which recently played London’s Palladium and subsequently Lyric Theatre, will be released by Ghostlight Records on a date to be announced.
Produced by Nigel Wright, co-produced by musical supervisor Katy Richardson, and engineered by Nick Pugh, the album will feature the Palladium cast, including Tony nominee Adam Pascal as Ryuk, Joaquin Pedro Valdes as Light, Dean John Wilson as L, Aimie Atkinson as Rem, Frances Mayli McCann as Misa Misa, Rachel Clare Chan as Sayu, and Christian Ray Marbella as Soichiro.
The ensemble includes Jade Copas, Charlotte Coggin, Eu Jin Hwang, Jessica Lee, Nick Len, Jojo Meredith, Boaz Chad, Marcel Li-Ping, and Yojiri Ichikawa, with additional singers Ying Ue Li, Yuki Sutton, Nicola Espallardo, Gracie Lai, Rumi Sutton, Ethan Le Phong, Leon Hong, and Aaron Teoh.
Based on the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Sheuisha, the new musical has a score by Frank Wildhorn with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Ivan Menchell.
Death Note The Musical concerns Light Yagami, a high school student in Tokyo who comes across a discarded notebook owned by Ryuk, a mythological god of death. Discovering he can kill anyone by just writing their names in the supernatural notebook, Light takes justice into his own hands by filling the notebook with names of the nation’s most wanted criminals.
Nick Winston directed and choreographed the recent London concerts with associate direction and choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento, costume design by Kimie Nakano, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, musical direction by Chris Ma, orchestrations by Jason Howland, design by Justin Williams, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison, and casting by Harry Blumenau.
Wildhorn executive produces the recording, along with the original U.K. concert producers Carter Dixon McGill, Haley Swindal/Pinnacle Productions, Louis Hobson/Indie Theatrical, and Horipro. They are joined by Van Dean and Michael Croiter/Yellowstone and Steve Swindal, with associate producers Carolyn Anthony, Greg A. Deluca, Tamara and Peter Erickson, and Kenneth Novice.
The complete track listing follows:
1. Overture - Ensemble
2. Where Is The Justice? - Light/Professor/Ensemble
3. They’re Only Human - Rem/Ryuk
4. Hurricane Light/Ensemble
5. Kira - Ryuk/Ensemble
6. Ready Or Not Misa/Ensemble
7. We All Need A Hero - Misa/Sayu
8. The Game Begins - ‘L’
9. There Are Lines Light/Soichiro
10. Mortals and Fools - Misa/Rem
11. I’ll Only Love You More Misa/Ensemble
12. The Way Things Are - ‘L’
13. Honor Bound- Soichiro
14. Playing His Game - Light/’L’
15. Borrowed Time - Misa
16. When Love Comes - Rem/Ensemble
17. Requiem -Ensemble