Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show

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Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show
The words "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" are written in bold on a blue-black background. All words are red with the exception of "Glee", which is white.
EP by Glee Cast
Released October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)
(see release history)
Recorded 2010
Genre Rock, soundtrack
Length 21:27
Label Columbia / 20th Century Fox TV
Producer Dante Di Loreto (exec.), Brad Falchuk (exec.), Adam Anders, Peer Åström, Ryan Murphy
Glee Cast chronology
Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals
(2010)
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show
(2010)
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
(2010)

Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show is the third extended play (EP) by the cast of the musical television series Glee, released on October 19, 2010. It contains seven songs and accompanies the episode "The Rocky Horror Glee Show", originally aired October 26, 2010 on Fox. The Halloween episode sees the glee club recreating the 1973 comedy horror musical The Rocky Horror Show, written and composed by Richard O'Brien.[1] Dante Di Loreto and Brad Falchuk serve as the executive producers.

Background and development[edit]

The Glee episode "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" originally aired October 26, 2010 as part of Fox's series of Halloween-themed episodes, and features a staging of The Rocky Horror Show by the school's glee club.[2][3] Plans for the episode were revealed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International by Glee creator Ryan Murphy after cast member Chris Colfer expressed desire to cover "Time Warp" on the show.[4] Jayma Mays, who plays the role of guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, auditioned with "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me" and performs the song, with some changes in lyrics.[5][6] "I'm so going to have to get her to do that on the show," said Murphy on her audition piece.[7] "Whatever Happened to Saturday Night" is sung by John Stamos, and "Damn It, Janet" by Cory Monteith and Lea Michele.[6]

The EP's tracklist was announced in an official press release on September 28, 2010. It was released digitally and physically on October 19, 2010 in North America.[8][9]

Reception[edit]

Andrew Leahey of allmusic gave a rating of three-and-a-half stars out of five, calling the EP "one of the better recordings in Glee '​s catalog" and "a tidy, polished, well-sung tribute album." He praised the performances of Naya Rivera, Jayma Mays, and John Stamos, vocalists infrequently heard on the series, but felt the casting of Amber Riley as Dr. Frank-N-Furter was misplaced.[10]

Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 the week of October 27, 2010, with 48,000 copies sold, the lowest debut and sales for the cast in the United States.[11] This debut made Glee the first television series to have six or more soundtracks chart in the chart's top ten, and marked the highest position ever reached for a Rocky Horror album.[12] As of April 2011, the EP is Glee '​s lowest-selling in the US, with 160,000 copies.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Richard O'Brien

No. Title Length
1. "Science Fiction Double Feature"   4:28
2. "Damn It, Janet"   2:41
3. "Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? (featuring John Stamos)"   3:04
4. "Sweet Transvestite"   2:59
5. "Touch a Touch a Touch a Touch Me"   2:29
6. "There's a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)"   2:33
7. "Time Warp"   3:13

Credits and personnel[edit]

Persons credited for the project are as follows.[14]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Formats (CD, DD) Ref.
Canada October 19, 2010 CD, DD [15][16]
Germany October 19, 2010 CD [17]
Ireland October 19, 2010 DD [18]
United States October 19, 2010 CD, DD [8][19]
Japan October 26, 2010 CD [20]
Australia October 29, 2010 CD, DD [21][22]
Taiwan March 15, 2011 CD [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (September 7, 2010). "He’s O.K.: ‘Rocky Horror’ Creator Given Residency in New Zealand". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Haunt from Fox: Halloween is spook-tacularly funny with two nights of thrills on Fox" (Press release). Fox Broadcasting Company. October 7, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Let's do The Time Warp again on an all-new "Glee"" (Press release). Fox Broadcasting Company. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ Collins, Scott (July 25, 2010). "COMIC-CON 2010: 'Glee' will do 'Rocky Horror' episode". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ Martin, Denise (April 26, 2009). "'Glee' team rewrites the school musical". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Lyons, Margaret (October 15, 2010). "'Glee' does 'Rocky Horror': Listen to the previews here!". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Martin, Denise (April 26, 2009). "'Glee' team rewrites the school musical". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show in Stores October 19" (Press release). PR Newswire. September 28, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (September 28, 2010). "'Glee' Announces 'Rocky Horror' Album Details". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show - Review". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  11. ^ Caulfield, Keith (October 27, 2010). "Sugarland Tops Kings of Leon on Billboard 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  12. ^ Grein, Paul (October 27, 2010). "Week Ending Oct. 24, 2010: Place Your Bets". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  13. ^ Grein, Paul (April 27, 2011). "Week Ending April 24, 2011. Albums: Real Or TV?". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Rocky Horror Glee Show". Amazon.ca. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Glee: The Music - The Rocky Horror Glee Show". iTunes Store Canada. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Rocky Horror Glee Show" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Glee: The Music - The Rocky Horror Glee Show". iTunes Store Ireland. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show(US輸入盤)" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Glee The Music; Rocky Horror Glee Show". Sanity. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Glee: The Music - The Rocky Horror Glee Show". iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  23. ^ "洛基恐怖秀 (迷你專輯) The Rocky Horror Show" (in Mandarin). Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan). Retrieved June 6, 2011. 

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