Thirty-one years after it was recorded, Elaine Paige’s previously unreleased “It’s Raining On Prom Night” will be out next week on her new album ‘The Ultimate Collection’.
A preview of the previously ‘unheard’ song has today premièred on YouTube (see below). The track was recently discovered in Warner Music’s vaults and was recorded during the sessions for Elaine’s 1983 album ‘Stages‘ (the multi-platinum selling studio album is themed on songs from Elaine’s favourite stage musicals; it charted for over 10 months in the UK and was the year’s biggest selling album by a British female singer).
“It’s Raining On Prom Night” was written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey for the musical ‘Grease’; Elaine’s rendition was produced by the legendary Toni Visconti (who is best known for his work with David Bowie, T.Rex and Morrissey). Other unreleased songs contained on ‘The Ultimate Collection’ include a club remix of “Be On Your Own” and “What A Feeling” from the movie ‘Flashdance.
‘Elaine Paige – The Ultimate Collection’ is released by Rhino/Warner Music UK on May 12th. Pre-order it here: http://smarturl.it/elainepaigenewalbum
ELAINE PAIGE – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – Standard Edition:
- DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA [1978 Version] (From “Evita”)
- MEMORY [1981 UK Single] (From “Cats”)
- AVE MARIA
- I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM (From “Jesus Christ Superstar”)
- WHAT I DID FOR LOVE (From “A Chorus Line”)
- ONE NIGHT ONLY (From “Dream Girls”)
- SOMETIMES (The main theme from “Champions”)
- UNCHAINED MELODY (From “Unchained”)
- I KNOW HIM SO WELL [1984 UK Single] Duet with Barbara Dickson (From “Chess”)
- SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD
- FOR YOU
- LA VIE EN ROSE (From “Piaf”)
- I DREAMED A DREAM [Live] (From “Les Miserables”)
- AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE (From “Sunset Boulevard”)
- WITH ONE LOOK (From “Sunset Boulevard”)
- THE PRAYER Duet with Barry Manilow
- I’M STILL HERE (From “Follies”)
- IT’S RAINING ON PROM NIGHT [Outtake from multi-platinum album “Stages“] (From “Grease”)
- WHAT A FEELING [Ted Carfrae Mix] [Outtake from platinum album “Cinema“] (From “Flashdance”)
- BE ON YOUR OWN [Almighty Remix – Radio Edit] (From “Nine”)
Note: ‘The Ultimate Collection’ will also be available as a Limited, Special 2CD Edition plus a Deluxe Digital Download featuring bonus content and a digital booklet.