"The Rocky Horror Show (Original Australian Cast)" it's a recording of the Original 1974 Australian Cast of The Rocky Horror Show that was initially released as a gatefold LP by Festival Records in Australia, reissued in the U.S. a year later by Elephant Records as a budget LP (no gatefold), and finally reissued a decade later by Festival Records again on CD.
As the first Rocky Horror Show production outside of the U.S. and U.K., much of the original creative team was used with this cast: director Jim Sharman, designer Brian Thomson, and costumer Sue Blane. The show ran for three and a half years, transferring to Melbourne in October 1975 and then to Adelaide in August 1977 before finally closing.
The producer was Harry M. Miller, who actually heard Richard O'Brien's demo tape before The Rocky Horror Show even opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London. He had previously produced two extremely successful shows in Australia, Hair (1969-71) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1972-74), with several of the same people as The Rocky Horror Show.
Jim Sharman was director for all three, Brian Thomson designed in all three, and Reg Livermore had principal roles in all three (Berger, Pontius Pilate, and Dr. Frank-N-Furter). Brian Thomson did not actually design the original Sydney production of Hair (this was by director Jim Sharman), but he was brought in to redesign the show for its Melbourne season in 1970-71.
- Executive Producer - Harry M. Miller
- Recording Producers - John Morrison & Roy Ritchie
- Musical Direction and Arrangements - Roy Ritchie
- Brass Arrangements - Geoff Oakes
- Recording Engineer - Richard E. Lush
- Mixing - Richard E. Lush and John Taylor
- Piano - Jamie McKinley
- Sax - Geoff Oakes
- Guitar & Mellotron - Roy Ritchie
- Bass - Ken Firth
- Drums - Greg Henson
- Voices - Reg Livermore, Jane Harders, John Paramor, Sal Sharah, Kate Fitzpatrick, Maureen Elkner, David Cameron, Graham Matters, Arthur Dignam, Bob Hudson, Julie McGregor, and Piero von Arnim
List of Songs
All tracks written by Richard O'Brien.
|The Rocky Horror Show (Original Australian Cast)|
|1.||"Science Fiction / Double Feature"||Kate Fitzpatrick||3:23|
|2.||"Dammit, Janet"||John Paramor y Jane Harders||2:17|
|3.||"Over At the Frankenstein Place"||Piero von Arnim, Jane Harders y Sal Sharah||3:03|
|4.||"Sweet Transvestite"||Reg Livermore y John Paramor||3:06|
|5.||"Time Warp"||John Paramor, Kate Fitzpatrick, Arthur Dignam y Maureen Elkner||3:12|
|6.||"Sword of Damocles"||Graham Matters y Arthur Dignam||2:08|
|7.||"Charles Atlas Song"||Reg Livermore||2:00|
|8.||"Hot Patootie"||David Cameron||2:06|
|9.||"Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch Me"||Jane Harders, Maureen Elkner y Julie McGregor||2:19|
|10.||"Once In a While"||John Paramor||2:53|
|11.||"Eddie's Teddy"||David Cameron, Arthur Dignam, Reg Livermore y Jane Harders||2:57|
|12.||"Planet Schmanet, Janet"||Reg Livermore y Jane Harders||1:10|
|13.||"Rose Tint My World"||Maureen Elkner, Graham Matters, John Paramor, Jane Harders, Reg Livermore y Sal Sharah||7:00|
|14.||"I'm Going Home"||Reg Livermore||2:26|
|15.||"Superheroes"||John Paramor, Jane Harders y Arthur Dignam||2:36|
|"The Rocky Horror Show" albums|
|Original London Cast Recording • Roxy Cast Recording • Australian Cast Recording|
Movie Cast Recording • The Whole Gory Story • New Broadway Cast Recording
Glee Cast Recording • 2016 Movie Cast Recording