I mentioned a little while back stumbling over and purchasing the cast single from the Rocky Horror Show production from 1996 at Chateat Neuf in Oslo at a fleamarket. So I tried doing some research on it, most notably posting on the RockyMusic forum, and it turns out the CD is a real rarity and has sold for over 200 USD on eBay in the past. Certainly a lot more than I’d expected it to be worth.
The music doesn’t seem to be available anywhere else, through digital music shops or other sources, so there’s no real way for those who’d want to hear it to actually hear it other than getting their hands on an actual copy. But, as a few other Rocky Horror Show fans expressed their keenness on hearing this recording, I figured I might as well upload it here. (Though I’ve been worrying some that it might affect the resale price of the actual CD…) So, here it is, presented in the same order as on the CD. Enjoy!
The music is, in my opinion, not as good as on the Norwegian cast recording from 1977. But it’s not bad. It’s more rock oriented, with electric guitars. I really like their Columbia, which sound far better than the Columbia from the 1977 cast (which I really couldn’t stand). The remix I have mixed feelings about; the underlying guitar riff is pretty cool, but it gets drowned out by dull drum beats, and I wish they could have included an extra proper song instead. The lyrics in this version are not the same that were used in the 1977 version, so they apparently did new translations for this production. There doesn’t appear to be any information included on who the performers are. The CD appears to be a promotional item for the show, with tons of sponsors listed but no record label, so I’m guessing it was never available for purchase in stores – though I could be wrong.