The Book Of Job The Musical:
The Original Cast Recording
To Be Released As Two Download Albums
Monday 28th February 2011
Monday 7th March 2011
While the world waits with baited breath for the release of The Indelicates’ ludicrously amazing concept masterwork, David Koresh Superstar – we thought it was the perfect time to unleash on the world this live studio recording of Simon and Julia’s last foray into the realm of ill-advised theatricality. Written and first performed in 2005, Simon’s musical was a fringe hit at the Brighton Festival and has been intermittently played all over the place since – including to sell out crowds at the Edinburgh and Cheltenham Literature festivals.
These albums, recorded as live by Keith Top Of The Pops at Dean Street Studios and performed on a broken acoustic guitar with some brilliant, obliging performers and no money, capture the rough and raucous attitude of the original show and may well constitute the first DIY punk-as-fuck original cast recording of an epic biblical musical of the Digital Economy era.
Alongside Simon and Julia, the musical features the vocal talents of former My Name Is Red and now dEAD cARS singer Chris Hodges as Job, acclaimed folk singer Mary Hampton, proper actress Sarah Pinkney, radical (and surprisingly tuneful) journalist Laurie Penny, rampant poet/messiah Michael Parker, axe wielding rock lothario Al Clayton and includes a slightly odd cameo from legendary David Devant and his Spirit Wife front-man, The Vessel.
Act One – in which God conspires with Satan to prove that wealthy man of the east, Job, is a righteous man by being really unpleasant to him – will be released on Monday (Feb 28th) as a pay-what-you-like download.
Act Two – in which God and Satan give Job Syphillis and his friends annoy him – will be released the following monday (Mar 7th) for a minimum price of £5.
We hope you don’t mind us mandatorily charging a little bit for the second half, but we are coming quite close to bankrupting ourselves with the money we’re spending to make David Koresh Superstar sound amazing. Also, the musical is, like, an hour and a half long and was really hard to write.
***David Koresh Superstar Release Date News Coming VERY SOON,***
Simon and Julia Indelicate, 24th Feb, 2011