Announced July, 2005 by Broadway World:
"The First Wives Club has been confirmed as a
Broadway-bound musical, the producers are scrambling to lure
big-name Broadway and film stars to the show... The legendary
Motown songwriting team of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian
Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) will pen the show's score; the
team is best-known for writing many of the hits of The Supremes.."
Announced May, 2006 by Ask.com
1996 film, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB is being adapted as a musical for
the Broadway, New York stage. It will be turned into a musical by
legendary songwriters and producers, EDDIE and BRIAN HOLLAND and
LAMONT DOZIER. According to Brian Holland, We're going to be
doing all new material. The plan is to have all songs completed by
December (06), then put it up at the beginning of next year to
work out the kinks before we get to Broadway."
November , 2006
They all came into the studio
through the rear fire door. The hall of fame songwriters
(Edward & Brian Holland) entered, along with their arranger
(McKinley Jackson). The Holland brothers were in town for
the first of several scheduled recording sessions they will do to
produce the sound track for the 2007 Broadway hit, "The First
Wives Club." The play will feature all of its music written by
Holland-Dozier-Holland. It was all hugs between them, me and
my partner (Greg Reilly) who runs our Disc, Ltd studio.
McKinley & Brian
I asked both Holland brothers why they
were, as usual, using McKInley Jackson as the arranger. The answer
was "He's extremely talented, plus has the temperament and
experience to to a great job, that's why we always use
McKinley." Of course I knew this, I just wanted to hear them say
it out loud.
While Mckinley was copying the
charts for the session, I played the 1980 Michigan country hit,
Damn, The TV's Gone for Edward. The tune stayed top 5 on
the country stations in the Summer of 1980 and received two years
of regular air play. All of the 7000+ copies manufactured sold
out, and then the bootlegs started surfacing in Florida and
Kentucky. Edward walked out of the room, shaking his head,
with a chuckle and mumbling, The TV.
I turned to Brian, and said,
McKinley and I are producing a rock version of this tune on Giftvs.
Damn The TVs gone, will be released in Spring of 2007 with the
2006 rock version, backed with the original cut by AC & The
Kentucky Fox Band on seven-inch vinyl. The rock cut is
also scheduled to be released as part of the Detroit Music
compilation by the Next Step Ventures label, at the same time.
For more details on
the progress of the rock production of Damn, The TV's Gone,
see the Develop Artist Production article,
Pro Tools Rock Recording