I Bought a Blue Car Today
I BOUGHT A BLUE CAR TODAY is the debut solo album from stage star and Tony winning actor Alan Cumming. Led by musical director Lance Horne, Cumming performs songs by artists like Cyndi Lauper, Dory Previn, John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb as well as theatrical pieces like “Mein Herr” from Cabaret, the show that earned Cumming a Best Actor Tony, “Where I Want to Be” from Chess and more. “The album title comes from the naturalization test I took to become a citizen of the U S of A,” says Cumming. “In the test, there is a bit where the man says a sentence and you have to write it down to prove your prowess in English. My sentence was ‘I bought a blue car today'. The album is made up of songs and stories about my ten years living in the states culminating in my becoming a citizen.” Cumming will play the Green Goblin, the villain of SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark when it starts performances at the Hilton Theatre in 2010. In addition to Cabaret, he has appeared on Broadway in Threepenny Opera and Design for Living and off-Broadway in The Seagull. Some of his London stage credits include Bent and the title role in Hamlet. A complete track listing for I Bought a Blue Car Today (with songwriters indicated) follows: 1. “Shine” - Cyndi Lauper 2. “Dance and Dance and Smile and Smile” - Dory Previn 3. “That’s Life” - Dean Kay & Kelly Gordon 4. “Wig in a Box/Wicked Little Town” - Stephen Trask 5. “Don’t Tell Me” - Lance Horne 6. “Here You Come Again/My Interpretation” - Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Mika, Jodie Marr & Richie Supa 7. “Next to Me” - Lance Horne & Alan Cumming 8. “Unexpressed” - John Bucchino 9. “Where I Want to Be” - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Tim Rice 10. “Thinking of You” - Victoria Wood 11. “What More Can I Say” - William Finn 12. “Mein Herr” - John Kander/Fred Ebb 13. “All I Know” - Jimmy Webb 14. "Beautiful"