In the play, actresses Gillian Anderson and Lily James sing Harvey’s “The Sandman” and “The Moth,” respectively. However, the vinyl soundtrack for All About Eve, released Friday, boasts the Harvey-sung demos for both tracks, as well as 10 instrumentals from Harvey’s All About Eve score.
A digital-only three-song EP includes Harvey’s two demos as well as a remix of “The Sandman” by the show’s sound designer Tom Gibbons.
Harvey previously unveiled her All About Eve score in April when the Ivo van Hove-directed adaptation staged its limited engagement at the Noel Coward Theatre
“I have always loved stories, and so to compose music to support and enhance a story being told is a challenge I enjoy. I also love the freedom that working instrumentally can give me without the constraints of song form,” Harvey said at the time.
“For All About Eve I chose to work with my long-time collaborator James Johnston as he has a soulfulness and sensitivity to his playing that inspires me. I also worked with Kenrick Rowe who has a versatility to his drumming I knew I could experiment with until I found what was right.”