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December 19, 2005


La Jolla Jane Eyre

Happy Holidays to all! Just in time for Christmas, and thanks to Lillie, Santa's special Jewish helper, I bring you one of my favourite recordings of the Jane Eyre musical. Well, disc one so far. There are two in all. This comes from roughly half-way through it's professional growing pains and just before the Broadway version (confused?). Just enjoy it. It has come to my attention that this has been for sale on ebay recently. My personal feelings on selling these unofficial recordings is that it's not on. I think if they were not professionally released then they should only be shared, as I am doing. It seems only fair, and it helps to spread appreciation for the show. This recording features Marla Schaffel as Jane Eyre and James Barbour as Mr Rochester. The show is substantially different from the earlier Toronto version and the Broadway version, although there are also a lot of material shared between all three. For example, 'The Governess' is a hold over from Toronto, but 'Adele's Opera' is now a spoken scene which continued into Broadway. And lastly, there are parts which are unique only to this recording, such as the song 'Child in the Attic', and the …terrible 'The Chestnut Tree'. One last note, this recording was made from the sound boards so the effects are very loud and sometimes strange to the ear.

As always, these will be available for a week only.

Disc one

track 1
track 2
track 3
track 4
track 5
track 6
track 7
track 8
track 9
track 10
track 11
track 12
track 13
track 14
track 15
track 16
track 17
track 18
track 19
track 20
track 21
track 22
track 23



  1. Hello,

    I’m dowloading these files and track 19’s link is broken, when you start to download in the server, it says that the link does not exist.

    Please, provide a new link for this.

    Thanks for your page, you are doing a great job!

    Comment by Carmen — December 25, 2005 @ 5:42 am |Reply

  2. I tried the link just now and it is working alright. Sometimes I do get those messages from yousendit. If you try again later it often starts working again. If you find that it still doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll post another link or arrange to email it to you.

    Hope you’re having a happy holiday 🙂

    Comment by Brontëana — December 25, 2005 @ 12:17 pm |Reply

  3. Many thanks and a very happy Christmas and 2006!!

    I will listen the tracks as soon as I can. It’s a great thing that you can share this things with the rest of the world. Thank you!!

    Comment by Carmen — December 26, 2005 @ 11:19 am |Reply

  4. You’re very welcome- it’s my pleasure. It was my good friend Lillie who shared them with me, and she has been kind enough to upload them for me since my computer is so slow. I would love to hear what you (or anyone else!) thinks of them.

    Comment by Brontëana — December 26, 2005 @ 10:51 pm |Reply

  5. I’m soooo behind the times…

    Would it be possible for you (or somebody) to upload those tracks again? If you can’t that’s okay, but if you could I’d be tickled pink.

    Thank you,

    Comment by Alayna — May 12, 2006 @ 7:05 pm |Reply

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