GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the new album from Eddie Perfect, Beetlejuice – The Demos! The Demos! The Demos! will be available as a Halloween surprise in digital and streaming formats on Friday, October 30.Resurrecting his original demo recordings for the Tony Award-nominated score o fBeetlejuice the Musical, the show’s composer and lyricist performs 24 out-of-this-Netherworld tracks. From the original demo of “The Whole Being Dead Thing” that seduced director Alex Timbers into offering Eddie the composer gig to “Mama Would,” a cut song that was written for Lydia to memorialize her mother, to the original demo of the viral TikTok hit “What I Know Now,” this album is a treasure trove of treats for every Beetlejuice fan. Beetlejuice: The Demos! The Demos! The Demos! is accompanied by track-by-track commentary from Eddie Perfect available on Spotify and YouTube telling behind-the-scenes stories of each song, recalling why some were cut, how selections changed in the process of the show’s development. Beetlejuice was nominated for eight 2019 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” To download or stream the album, produced by Eddie Perfect, please visit EddiePerfect.lnk.to/BeetlejuiceDemos
Eddie Perfect on the album release: “I am delighted and a little bit terrified to bring you these songs,” Perfect says. “You’ll notice there are different lyrics from different sections, and sometimes different characters sing different parts of different songs. I made these demos toiling away in my studio in Melbourne and I thought it might be interesting to fans of Beetlejuice to see how the songs came to be, and how we developed the characters over time.”
Beetlejuice – Original Broadway Cast Recording, also available from Ghostlight Records,has surpassed 250 million streams in the United States and 760 million streams globally. These landmark numbers continue the remarkable success of the album, reaching the list of top 10 most streamed OBCRs of the previous decade. The show’s songs have placed in Spotify’s “Viral 50” charts in 13 different countries.