There is no shortage of performances that cover songs by celebrated Filipino band Eraserheads but no remake has garnered its own cult following as much as those by the jukebox musical Ang Huling El Bimbo. Fans of the play got some good news today when it was announced that songs from the original cast recording (ORC) album were dropped on audio streaming platform Spotify.
Full House Theater Company said that five tracks have been added on Spotify, which follows four songs that were previously made available on Friday last week. This means fans can now listen to nine out of the 14 songs in the ORC whenever they want.
This includes Waiting For The Bus, Minsan, Tindahan Ni Aling Nena, Pare Ko/Yoko, Cha Dely Medley: Shirley/Tikman/Bogchi Hokbu, Tama Ka/Ligaya, Fill Her, Kilala/Balikbayan Box, and Ang Huling El Bimbo.
The tracks were performed by the musical’s original cast which includes theater actors Boo Gabunada, OJ Mariano, Topper Fabregas, Jon Santos, Reb Atadero, Gian Magdangal, Tanya Manalang, Sheila Francisco, and Martina Paz.
Ang Huling El Bimbo is currently in its final run at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, which will end on Aug. 18, Sunday. It was first staged in July last year and is an audience favorite.
Many love the show for reimagining songs written and popularized by the Eraserheads, a Filipino rock band from the 90s. While the group broke up in the early 2000s, it continues to be influential to this day.
Comprised of members Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raimund Marasigan, the four have been called “The Beatles of the Philippines.”
According to Full House Theater Company, the songs are also available on Apple Music and Deezer.
Find the Ang Huling El Bimbo ORC album on Spotify here.
CDs of the ORC are also available in the waiting area during Ang Huling El Bimbo shows and at the Resorts World Manila Redemption Store.