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Sadly not that I know of. Aside from a few things on the rarities CD through the club, the only thing associated with a musical or play with words was the CD available at some performances of Poor Boy (I bought mine in Sydney, I don't recall seeing it by the time they made it to Melbourne with a new cast), which was largely reworkings of familiar tracks:

Track Title

Poor Boy [Instrumental]

Poor Boy

Into the Water

Ghost Girl

Underwater Mountain

Out of this World

Not Even Close

In A Minor Key

Astounding Moon


Walking Through The Ruins

I Hope I Never


Poor Boy [Instrumental]

Poor Boy [alt version]

Sugar Mouse posted:

I see that Tim recently released The Fiery Maze and I also see online that Tim has written several other musicals and operas such as Ladies in Black and Star Navigator. Are those others available anywhere?

I'm not familiar with Star Navigator, but there are some clips of Ladies in Black, and White Cloud on Youtube. Better than nothing, I suppose.

Being way behind in everything, I've only just noticed The Fiery Maze CD release now. It's on Spotify, and I'm listening as I type. 

I presume that the album is sung by Abi Tucker like the show was. 

It's a nice collection of songs, but it doesn't help for me that it's sung by someone I'm not familiar with. She has a great bluesy/soulful voice, but to me the whole production sounds a bit 'normal'. I think that Tuker herself is doing a good job, but the arrangements are a bit normal, there are few backing vocals, and the recording itself sounds a bit uninspired. Tucker's voice isn't that clearly recorded and there is little if any variation in how her voice is produced. 

It does sound like a quick recording of the songs, perhaps live to an empty room, rather than something specifically produced as an album. It's a pity in a way as I feel the songs and Tuker's performance deserve more.  But, I suspect that there isn't really a possibility of a full produced version of this work, and having the songs and performance that we do is much better than having nothing. 

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