A Shining Truth

by Nigel Richards

Released 2009
Released 2009
Critically acclaimed album featuring 14 previously unrecorded songs from the best contemporary Musical theatre writers including Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, Howard Goodall, Conor Mitchell and many more.
Described by Musical Stages (issue 62) as 'the best cd of Musical Theatre Songs I have heard in a long while....truly authentic and triumphantly realised...this is an album for the genuine lover of Musical theatre and is a profoundly refreshing and uplifting experience. This recording lives up to its title and is indeed a Shining Truth.'
Edward Seckerson for the Independent and What's on says 'this wonderful collection of songs. Diverse...interesting...not so much a cd as a manifesto. Ive been playing it and playing it and have fallen in love with many of the songs.
Adam Guettel: 'I love it. I love it. Apparently you hadn't heard but it's terrific!
A love letter to great writing, this cd is recorded by Nigel Richards, most known in London for his performance as Floyd Collins in the British premiere. Other premieres include Maltby & Shires 'Baby', Tom Waits' Black Rider, Hello Again, Napoleon, Martin Guerre, Jason Robert Browns' Songs for a New World and Bernstein's Mass. Most recently he has been singing with Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker at the Barbican in Drift & Tilt: The Songs of Scott Walker. He is currently playing The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera at certain performances in London.

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A fan got in touch and has found footage of Golda Rosheuval and I singing 'I'd Give it All for You' from the Bridewell premier of 'Songs For A New World'. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OirEzJF-5AA Also you can hear the recording of Napoleon the musical. Though not available for sale you can listen to me singing 'Calm Before the Storm' here at: http://napoleonsoundtrack.com/