Original Broadway Cast (1965)
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The original LP issue lists two numbers not on the recording as issued: "Now Is My Moment" and "A Sense of Love and Humor." It also lists timings for them, as it does for all the numbers. Both numbers were cut from the show before it opened on Broadway. The fact that not only were the titles listed but timings were given suggests that the songs were recorded, but they have never been issued, neither on the original United Artists LP release nor on the Kritzerland CD issue.
The notes in the booklet for the Kritzerland issue state that the recording was made the Sunday after the Broadway opening. Contemporary reports from Billboard, however, state that the recording was not only made prior to the Broadway opening but was released, though perhaps only on a limited basis, prior to the Broadway opening. One of the articles in Billboard states that the recording was available two weeks before the opening. Since there were two weeks of previews and no out-of-town tryout preceding the first previews on Broadway (a planned out-of-town tryout having been canceled), it seems that the recording session may have happened even before the first public performance.
All of this is supported by a statement from Robert Wright that appeared in an interview with him published in the booklet for the original issue of the recording of the score of Wright and Forrest's revised version of Anya, which has gone by several titles over the years. The recording was originally issued as The Anastasia Affaire. In that interview, Wright said: "They had recorded the show two weeks before the opening, just before previews began at the Ziegfeld."
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