Hadestown fans can "Live It Up" tonight with 3 songs from the upcoming cast album!
Previously announced, 13 tracks from Hadestown, written by celebrated singer-songwriter and two-time 2019 Tony Award nominee Anaïs Mitchell directed by 2019 Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin, will be made available digitally on June 7. Three of those songs, “Way Down Hadestown,” “Our Lady of the Underground,” and the show-stopping “Wait for Me,” will be released tonight at 12:01 AM.
The rest of the double album which features 40 tracks spanning over two hours of music will be rolled out in three curated character-themed drops.
Here is the full list of track release:
Tonight at 12:01 AM
“Way Down Hadestown”
“Wait For Me (“Hey, the big artiste…”) [Intro]”
“Wait For Me”
“Our Lady of the Underground”
Friday, June 7 – Additional highlights from Hadestown, including
“Livin’ It Up On Top”
“Hey, Little Songbird”
“When The Chips Are Down (“Songbird vs. rattlesnake…”) [Intro]”
“When The Chips Are Down”
“Gone, I’m Gone”
“Why We Build The Wall”
“Why We Build The Wall (“Behind closed doors...”) [Outro]”
“Road to Hell (Reprise)”
Friday, June 28 – Character Drop 1: Hades and Persephone
Friday, July 12 – Character Drop 2: Hermes, the Fates, and the Workers Chorus
Friday, July 26 – Character Drop 3: Orpheus and Eurydice
Anaïs Mitchell said, “A huge thanks to all of our friends for their patience as we take a little more time with our Original Broadway Cast Recording than originally anticipated! We got deep into editing and mixing these two-plus hours’ worth of beautiful performances and realized we didn’t have the heart to rush what feels like a very special recording that we hope will live for a long time! We’ve decided to release the entirety of the album in a few installments over the course of the next few weeks as ‘character drops.’ We hope this will give folks a chance to appreciate all over again the unique gifts of our unicorn company and give us the time we need to make sure we are creating the most magical recording possible!”
Can't wait to listen!