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Jim Henman & Dawn Harwood-Jones | Death - the Musical

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Death - the Musical

by Jim Henman & Dawn Harwood-Jones

Eclectic Rock/Jazz/World mix and a soupcon of Folk - to represent the eccentricity of the newly dead at the Afterlife Bar and Grill,
Genre: Folk: like Joni
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In Memoriam
DeadEnt Singers
0:49 $0.99
2. I'm Late
DeadEnt Singers
0:33 $0.99
3. I Will Get Over you
Pat Henman
4:16 $0.99
4. What Would You Do?
Bill Stevenson
3:57 $0.99
5. Repent You Fools
Jeremiah Sparks
3:10 $0.99
6. Midway
Cory Tetford
2:49 $0.99
7. Down to Heaven
Konrad Pluta, Jim Henman, Dawn Harwood-Jones
4:44 $0.99
8. Welcome Song
DeadEnt Singers
2:25 $0.99
9. One Fine Day
Doris Mason
3:21 $0.99
10. Good Time
Cory Tetford
2:05 $0.99
11. Shallow Guy
Bill Stevenson
4:39 $0.99
12. Too Late
Konrad Pluta
2:12 $0.99
13. Should I Go?
Pat Henman
4:06 $0.99
14. Reprise
Pat Henman and Cory Tetford
2:09 $0.99
15. Journey
Laura Smith
4:34 $0.99
16. I am the Dance
DeadEnt Singers
5:34 $0.99
17. I'm Late Again
DeadEnt Singers
1:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Death - the Musical (Karaoke at the Afterlife Bar and Grill) was a hit musical in Nova Scotia, Canada - its quirky thoughtful and in-your-face look at North American's attitude towards death was received with standing o's and demands for a CD.

The CD came out not long before 9-11. Suddenly the title became controversial and sales stopped.

But lately, those who take time to listen to the music actually laud its healing qualities and thoughtful look at our inability to face our own mortality. They recognize that facing mortality enriches our journey through life.

The song "Journey" has become an anthem in many communities and has been sung at both weddings and funerals.

Its message - that if we accept that we are mortal and could die tomorrow, we could live fuller and more meaningful lives - captures what people were feeling after 9-11.

The writers know mortality very personally. One writer's brother had died in New York back in the sixties. At the time, the writer was only seventeen. Another of the writers, lost her mother to death very suddenly. Life changes for people exposed to sudden death, sometimes towards good despite the pain. In this instance, it changed to art.

Some of Canada's top musicians perform on Death -the Musical - several of them multiple ECMA winners:

Laura Smith, Cory Tetford, Bill Stevenson, Jeremiah Sparks, Doris Mason, Lisa MacDougall, Jennifer Wyatt, Jim Henman, David Burton, Pat Henman and the Nova Scotia Mass Choir are just some of the many talented singers on Death - the Musical.

One of the songs, "Down to Heaven" is featured beautifully in the wonderful art movie "The Event" by award-winning directorThom Fitzgerald.

The "Finale" (I am the Dance) incorporates Salsa Spanish, French Folk music, Gregorian Chant, Mi'qmak Chant, and a tiny bit of Celtic rhythm. As with the entire CD, genres weave together bidding a bittersweet farewell to life and death.



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Alana Penner

Loving Death!
I've been looking forward to Death for years! In 2005 I saw a cabaret in Winnipeg featuring this production. Loved it. And then I found it here... Fabulous!

Pascal Morneau

Enjoyable, marvelous, wonderful songs!
My name is Pascal Morneau. I'm in the team "Theatre Generation" of Daniel Provencher and Caroline Frenette, which will present Death, the musical in french version on october, as you already know. I'm glad to participate to this production, and also of having bought the original CD.
Songs are really enjoyable, especially those of Liandre, John the baptist and also the song "Journey"! Congratulations!

Serge Dunajewsky

This show should be on Broadway!
Like Pascal Morneau, I consider myself very lucky to be part of the French version's cast. I love the story and enjoy all the songs, my favorite being the "Finale", a mixture of different languages and music styles. What a bravura piece! Congratulations to the authors of this marvelous musical comedy and to all the singers. You are great!