American Psycho [Original London Cast Recording]

American Psycho [Original London Cast Recording]

by Duncan SheikDuncan Sheik


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On stage, the musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho alternates Duncan Sheik's original songs with period hits from Tears for Fears, New Order, and, of course, Phil Collins and Huey Lewis & the News. On record, American Psycho is shorn of most of these big '80s hits -- "True Faith" and "In the Air Tonight" survive, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" shows up as a bonus track -- so concentration is drawn to Sheik's dry, witty electro-pop tunes. Often, the spare, synthesized songs are reminiscent of Ben Gibbard's Postal Service project -- this is especially true of the numbers that Sheik sings himself -- and it's possible to tune out the violent, cynical lyrics and groove on the chilly, glassy surfaces of the show tunes. Usually, zoning out isn't part of the plan here, though: the Patrick Bateman monologues and the sung dialogues with his victims are meant to unsettle, and they often succeed. And that's what's interesting about American Psycho: it taps into the malevolent undercurrents that flew underneath the sleek, steely synthesized surfaces of the Reagan era.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2016
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072393745
catalogNumber: 39374
Rank: 72228

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duncan Sheik   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jason Hart   Keyboards
Holly James   Vocals
Steve Smith   Guitar
Jonathan Bailey   Vocals
Gillian Kirkpatrick   Vocals
Doug Yowell   Drums
Ed Morris   Electric Bass,Moog Synthesizer
Jennifer Damiano   Vocals
Ben Aldridge   Vocals
Matt Smith   Vocals
Hugh Skinner   Vocals
Tom Kay   Vocals
Susannah Fielding   Vocals
Katie Brayben   Vocals
Holly Dale Spencer   Vocals
Eugene McCoy   Vocals
Charlie Anson   Vocals
Cassandra Compton   Vocals
Simon Gregor   Vocals
Jen Damiano   Vocals
Lucie Jones   Vocals

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Text
Philip Oakey   Text
John Callis   Text
Stephen Hague   Text
Peter Hook   Text
Roland Orzabal   Text
Duncan Sheik   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
Ian Stanley   Text
Philip Adrian Wright   Text
Stephen Morris   Text
Bernard Sumner   Text
Gillian Gilbert   Text
John Frankenheimer   Legal Advisor
Jason Hart   Vocal Arrangements
David Shrubsole   Arranger,Music Direction
Clare Whitfield   Stage Manager
Pippa Ailion   Casting
Lynne Page   Choreographer
Jesse Singer   Executive Producer
David Johnson   Executive Producer
Steven Schick   Legal Advisor
Michael Tudor   Engineer
Katrina Lindsay   Costume Design
Jerrod Wilkins   Management,Artist
Roberto Aguirre   Author
Finn Ross   Video Editor
Ba Penney   Company Manager
Anastasia Kaimakamis   Script Supervisor,Stage Manager
Chris Hughes   Text
Rupert Goold   Director
Lorna Seymour   Stage Manager
Katie Barrett   Stage Manager

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