Rome's musical Destry Rides Again opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on April 23 1959 and ran for a respectable 493 performances. Based on the classic 1939 Western film of the same name,
Destry Rides Again was produced by David Merrick and starred Andy Griffith and Dolores Gray. The production earned 4 Tony Award
nominations with Michael Kidd winning for "Best Choreography".
One week after the Original Broadway Cast Album was recorded by Decca, a studio cast album of Harold Rome's score was recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A in New York City and subsequently issued on the RCA Camden imprint. Produced by
Chick Crumpacker and conducted by Norman Leyden, the recording
featured lead vocals by popular recording, radio and television personalities Louise O'Brien and
Jack Haskell. With its imaginative arrangements and polished performances,
the RCA Camden album presented another platform to showcase highlights from Harold Rome's immediate and memorable
Digitally remastered from stereo reel to reel tape, the Destry Rides
Again studio cast album now makes its debut on CD.
Destry Rides Again is a Limited Edition
pressing of 500 units only.
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DATE: AUGUST 27th, 2021