The iconic Original Broadway Cast Recording of RAGTIME is now available for the first time on vinyl. This 3-LP set comes in a hardbound slipcase and features 180-Gram red, white and blue vinyl in individual jackets, along with a 20-page stitched booklet. The oversized booklet includes a new essay and track-by-track commentary from the Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, a new interview with Brian Stokes Mitchell, recording session and production photos and the complete recording libretto.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America.