Question: Of the Danish cast album, the original CHESS concept album and CHESS In Concert, what are your personal highlights?
There’s a Benny Anderssons Orkester poster signed by Benny up for grabs for one lucky person that responds between now and the first Royal Albert Hall concert on May 12th, 2008 – so take care filling out your email address as it’ll be the only way I can contact you.
Here’s what Tim Rice says on Amazon.com about Chess…
"Just a quickie to thank all who have made kind Amazon comments about Chess (I have only just discovered them, having been told about them by my daughter). The music of Chess still sounds as wonderful today as it did when we recorded the original album in 1984 and I honestly believe B&B’s work here stands comparison with any post-war musical. I will not comment on the words! We are all determined to produce a theatrical version of the show that matches up to the quality of the score before we shuffle off this mortal coil. To date productions have ranged from the reasonable to the dire. I am convinced that if we stick to the original structure, resisting the tempatation to "explain" everything by unnecessary dialogue, we can make a stage show work and put this marvellous score up there where it belongs. The Danish CD is a good one by the way (nothing to do with us)." – Tim Rice