Glee sells millions of albums by turning mainstream songs into Broadway glitz. Songs from Musicals goes the other way and, though it may not hit the iTunes top slot (the fact that it’s free can’t help sales), I’ll take folksy covers on Jesus Christ Superstar over choreographed Journey any day.
James Eric aka. Garden on a Trampoline put the comp together, which you can download for free at CLLCT. Selections range from classics (The Wizard of Oz’s “If I Only Had a Brain”) to lesser-knowns (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ “Sobbin’ Women”). Carlz Barkley’s ukulele take on “Something There” from Beauty and the Beast is a particular gem, as is G.O.A.T.’s bouncy “Moving Right Along” from the Muppet Movie. Check out both tracks below.
Download: Carlz Barkley – Something There (Beauty and the Beast cover)
Get the full Songs from Musicals comp for free over at CLLCT.
Songs From Musicals: Volume 1 Tracklist:
01. “Moving Right Along” (The Muppet Movie) – G.O.A.T
02. “Sobbin Women” (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) – A Candlelight Vigil
03. “Something There” (Beauty and the Beast) – Carlz Barkley
04. Heaven on Their Minds (Jesus Christ Superstar) – Mayor Bryne
05. I Swear I Saw A Dragon (Pete’s Dragon) – Dipstick & Eggnog
06. Two-Faced Woman (Torch Song) – Luno
07. Midnight Radio (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) – One Beer Prophet
08. Son, Be A Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors) – G.O.A.T
09. Xanadu (Xanadu) – Surprise Big Yawn
10. If Only I Had A Brain (The Wizard of Oz) – One Tough Cookie
11. Til There Was You (The Music Man) – Your Yellow Dress
12. What Have I Done? (Les Misérables) – Kelly Latimore
13. Elaborate Lives (Aida)- Johannah Swank
14. I’m Through With Love (Everyone Says I Love You) – G.O.A.T