Phil Collins, who wrote the score for the new Disney musical Tarzan, will be heard on the upcoming original cast recording of that musical.
Grammy winner Collins told Playbill.com that he will be heard on a bonus track on the CD singing the Tarzan tune "Everything That I Am." "At one point," Collins said, "I thought I'd record all the [Tarzan] songs on a record, but, of course, that takes a bit of steam away from the cast album. So, [for] the cast album we did last week, I ended up playing percussion."The Tarzan cast recording is set to hit stores June 27 on Walt Disney Records.
The CD features five songs from the 1999 animated film of the same name — "Two Worlds," "Son of Man," "Trashin' the Camp," "Strangers Like Me" and "You'll Be in My Heart" — as well as nine songs composed for the Broadway production: “Who Better Than Me,” “For the First Time,” “Everything That I Am,” “Waiting for This Moment,” “No Other Way,” “I Need to Know,” “Sure as Sun Turns to Moon,” “Different” and “Like No Man I’ve Ever Seen.”
The recording is currently available for pre-order at the Richard Rodgers Theatre or on-line at www.tarzanonbroadway.com.
Tarzan, which stars Josh Strickland in the title role with All Shook Up's Jenn Gambatese as Jane, marks the Broadway directorial debut for Bob Crowley. The musical will officially open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre May 10.
© Playbill, by Andrew Gans