Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Movie Music: Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

Kerry Butler, one of our favorite Broadway babes (Hairspray, Xanadu), is releasing her very first solo album May 13. Titled Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust,the new disc will feature music from the Disney songbook, including some rare and/or never recorded toon tunes.

In addition to the usual (has there ever been a Disney cover album without "When You Wish Upon a Star"?), Kerry will croon "This Only Happens in the Movies", a song written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater for Who Discovered Roger Rabbit (the never made prequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and "Call Me a Princess", a deleted song from Aladdin by Menken and Howard Ashman (previously only available in demo form).

Speaking of Ashman, the album will close out with his beautiful anthem to lost innocence, "Disneyland", which he and Marvin Hamlisch wrote for the Broadway musical version of Smile.

UPDATE: Head over to for an interview with Kerry Butler about her first album and her own Disney obsessions.

Click here to pre-order Faith, Trust and Pixie Dustfrom

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