BURBANK, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Walt Disney Records) - Walt Disney Records brings home the music and the magic of the hottest concert ticket of 2006-2007 with the release of the brand new High School Musical: The Concert CD + DVD. Filmed in Houston
at the start of the sold-out 42-city arena tour, this two-disc set features every song from the quadruple-platinum High School Musical movie soundtrack – the No 1 best-selling album of 2006 – plus bonus tracks performed live in concert by Disney's star artists.
In addition to the audio CD, the release includes a DVD which captures the exhilaration of the show with over 30 minutes of live concert footage – plus exclusive behind-the-scenes interview footage with the all-star cast. Corbin Bleu ("Chad"), Monique Coleman ("Taylor"), Lucas Grabeel ("Ryan"), Vanessa Hudgens ("Gabriella"), Ashley Tisdale ("Sharpay") and singer/songwriter Drew Seeley (who toured in place of Zac Efron "Troy") all perform the hit songs from High School Musical's multi-million selling soundtrack live from the concert stage, capturing the energy and electrifying performances. The bonus tracks on the CD also showcase Bleu, Hudgens and Tisdale with breakout moments from each concert, as they perform material from their current and/or forthcoming albums – the only place to hear these live selections.
"A year ago, none of us had any idea that we'd be embarking on a 42-city tour of the United States performing to sold out arenas," states High School Musical: The Concert director, Kenny Ortega. "The fans have been unbelievably supportive. For all of us – the Disney Channel, the record company, the cast – we're all elated. This is a dream come true."
Coleman continues, "High School Musical: The Concert is really a celebration of the movie, our characters and the success that we all have had individually over this year." Adds Grabeel, "It's 90 minutes of jam-packed entertainment!"
High School Musical was the surprise musical phenomenon of the year and shattered multiple sales records on the Billboard charts in January 2006. The soundtrack was the No 1 best-selling domestic album of 2006 on the Nielsen SoundScan charts and was the first-ever TV movie soundtrack to peak at No 1 on Billboard's Top 200, where it spent two weeks in the top position. Disney Channel's High School Musical has reached 100 million total viewers worldwide.
More information on the songs from High School Musical: The Concert CD + DVD and the artists can be found on DisneyRecords.com. Walt Disney Records is part of the Buena Vista Music Group, the recorded music and music publishing arm of the Walt Disney Company. The High School Musical: The Concert CD + DVD will be available May 1, 2007 for a suggested retail price of $18.98 wherever music is sold.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE CONCERT CD + DVD
DISC 1: CONCERT CD
1. "Start of Something New" – Cast
2. "Stick to the Status Quo" – Cast
3. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" – Cast
4. "When There Was Me and You" – Vanessa Hudgens
5. "Get'cha Head in the Game" – Drew Seeley and Corbin Bleu
6. "What I've Been Looking For" – Drew Seeley and Vanessa Hudgens
7. "What I've Been Looking For" – Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel
8. "Bop to the Top" – Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel
9. "Breaking Free" – Vanessa Hudgens and Drew Seeley
10. "We're All in This Together" – Cast
11. "Push it to the Limit" – Corbin Bleu
12. "Say OK" – Vanessa Hudgens
13. "Dance with Me" – Drew Seeley
14. "We'll Be Together" – Ashley Tisdale
DISC 2: CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS DVD