- Format: CD
- Artist: Julie Atherton, Alexander S. Bermange, Daniel Boys, Ruthie Henshall, Ramin Karimloo, Jon Robyns, Shona White, Jack Shalloo
- Number of Discs: 1
- Cat Number: DCBENCD01
- Barcode: 5026107060117
- Release Date: March 16, 2007
Following the announcement in the Summer of 2011 that Dress Circle may be faced with closer for financial reasons this album was produced by Danny Davies of Pirate Management over the month that followed. Comprising works from artists and songwriters who share in the concerns for Dress Circle's future this CD is a tribute to the shop and it is hoped that it may contribute in some way to the positive future.
Featuring Julie Atherton Alexander S. Bermange Daniel Boys Ruthie Henshall Ramin Karimloo Jon Robyns Shona White and a host of other West End stars!
'Dress Circle has a unique approach to supporting British theatrical talent through it's nurturing and promotion of an incredible spectrum of actors composers lyricists and librettists. The company provides an otherwise inconceivable platform for less-known musicals debut albums and other theatrical works to be heard alongside West End and Broadway stars and hits.
This CD is a tribute to Dress Circle which many of those contributing agree has been instrumental in their careers at some point I hope Dress Circle is able to continue fostering British theatrical talent for many years to come and I wish this project the very best of luck'
DAME JUDI DENCH
'Dress Circle is an essential part of our living musical history.  Long may it spin!'
SIR CAMERON MACKINTOSH
'Corporations come and go&hellip Productions come and go&hellip But memories live forever&hellip And an independent keeper of our dreams should be cherished. God bless Dress Circle and all who sail with her.'
About the title track 'Shine On Down'
Composed by Danny Davies with lyrics by Pete Gallagher "Shine On Down" was originally written for four voices and had been recorded by Daniel Boys Pete Gallagher David Berkovitch and Danny Davies for Danny 's forthcoming album "Hey Producer". As a tribute to all those who make musical theatre the phenomenon that it is we thought this track was the perfect choice to celebrate Dress Circle and all that it does to support the talent of British actors singers composers lyricists and librettists. An incredible collection of British theatrical talent assembled at The Angel Studios on Tuesday 2nd August 2011 to record 'Shine On Down' in doing so illustrating their support for Dress Circle in an unprecedented fashion. The soloists included (in order of appearance) Daniel Boys Stephen Weller Will Barratt Mark Goldthorp Jon Robyns Kirsty Hoiles John Barr Shona White Shimi Goodman Julie Atherton Rosie Ashe and David Berkovitch accompanied by a host of West End actors including Ivan De Freitas Lucyelle Cliffe Alex Scott Fairley Chantal Amber-Rose Philip Simon Constantine Andrews Rebecca Giacopazzi Laura Selwood and Rochelle Neil. My thanks to everyone who took part (and apologies to anyone we may have missed in the rush!)
From the producer
There so many people to thank in relation to the making of "Standing Ovation". In particular all of the artists songwriters and producers for donating their time and recordings at no cost Guy at Making Records whose guidance and assistance was second to none Nathan at Curtain Records Murray Richard and all of the staff at Dress Circle my fantastic publisher Warren (DeWolfe Music) for allowing us to use the amazing
Angel Studios at a rock bottom price my co-producer Pete Weitz of Kink Music for bringing 'Shine On Down' together against all the odds Ivan De Freitas and Colin Ingram Productions Ltd. for allowing us to borrow the wonderful company of Ghost Tim Courtnell at Sound Performance Andy Shaw of Shock Productions Gary Thomas and Tom Halstead at The Angel Studios Access Artiste Management Ltd. Penny Rock Ltd Martin Fisher for the use of their artists and productions Pete Gallagher the lyricist of 'Shine On Down' at and last (but by no means least) Emma my amazing wife who has tolerated my non-existence for around 6 weeks!
1. Shine On Down - Various Artists
2. My Prince - Lara Pulver
3. New Beginnings - Jonathan Eio
4. Our Hearts Must Take Control - Ramin Karimloo
5. A Girl of Few Words - Julie Artherton
6. City Boys - Jack Shalloo
7. The Village Song - Elliot Davis
8. I See You - Patrick Smyth
9. When You Hear My Voice - Shimi Goodman
10. Into Blue - Gemma Atkins
11. Lonely Child - Stephen Ashfield
12. All I Am - John Barr
13. Call Me Over - Ruthie Henshall
14. Closer To Home - Jon Robyns
15. Autumn Days - Stuart Matthew Price
16. Let Go - Samantha Barks
17. I`ll Bring You A Song - Shona White
18. Shadows Of Evening - Stephen Weller