Life Begins At 8:40 - featuring Harold Arlen's ebullient melodies, Gershwin and Harburg's smart and playful lyrics, and captivating performances by an all-star cast including Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger - was one of the most lavish revues of the 1930s. But it wasn't until 75 years later that the score would be heard again, in a concert presented in March 2010 at the Library of Congress. That performance - featuring a full 24-piece orchestra conducted by Aaron Gandy and a cast of Broadway and recording veterans including Kate Baldwin, Philip Chaffin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Montego Glover, Rebecca Luker, Brad Oscar, Faith Prince, Graham Rowat and Jessica Stone - has been stunningly preserved in this new studio cast album. Arlen, Gershwin and Harburg's witty and effervescent score (set to the original orchestrations by Hans Spialek, Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker, faithfully restored by Larry Moore) is brought vividly to life in PS Classics' world premiere recording. Tracks: Overture, Life Begins (at Exactly 8:40 or Thereabouts), Spring Fever, You're a Builder-Upper, My Paramount-Publix-Roxy Rose, Shoein' the Mare, Quartet Erotica, Fun to Be Fooled, Prologue to C'est la Vie, C'est la Vie, What Can You Say In a Love Song (That Hasn't Been Said Before?), Let's Take a Walk Around the Block, Things, All the Elks and Masons, It Was Long Ago, A Weekend Cruise, I'm Not Myself, I Couldn't Hold My Man and Life Begins at City Hall.