Lee Mead's fourth album 'Some Enchanted Evening' takes us back to the golden age of Hollywood musicals - the 1930's, 40's and 50's and films such as Singin' in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Babes in Arms and many more, films which a young Lee used to watch with his brother after Sunday lunch, lying on their bellies in front of the TV.
It was these films that first sparked his love of music and theatre, and those early memories which fed the creative process when he started to think about producing a musical theatre album. Not for him the Webber catalogue, which has been done, and done well, many times... as always with his music, he sought a more personal inspiration, and the result is indeed enchanting.
An initial selection of ten tracks was swelled to eleven (listed on the album artwork below right and in Discography) by the late addition of a fans' favourite from his 2015 live dates, at which he tried out many of the songs he was later to record. I'm delighted he heeded the many requests to include 'Feeling Good' as it's long been a special song for me and his version is sublime, but every song has earned its place on the album and is invested with Lee's trademark ability to tell the story.
The album can be purchased from all the usual places, and signed copies are available exclusively from Lee's own website:
Lee ventured into the beautiful Brecon Beacons, washed clean by Storm Imogen the previous day, to film video to accompany the album - a snippet of which you can see below left, with more HERE. Below right Lee talks about the album to What's On TV.
Last updated: 24 February 2016