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The original Australian production in Sydney released a full cast recording, produced by EMI and released in 1986, the year following the show's opening. It is currently available as a double CD, with a complete lyric booklet.

This recording is notably the only English language recording with every song from the show (excluding alternate versions of the same songs).


Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Overture"   2:53
2. "Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats"   5:52
3. "The Naming of Cats"   2:59
4. "The Invitation to the Jellicle Ball"   2:41
5. "The Old Gumbie Cat"   3:52
6. "The Rum Tum Tugger"   3:45
7. "Grizabella*"   3:13
8. "Bustopher Jones"   3:08
9. "Mungo Jerrie and Rumpel Teazer*"   3:57
10. "Old Deuteronomy"   3:50
11. "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and Pollicle (together with The Marching Songs of the Pollicle Dogs)*"   6:25
12. "The Jellicle Ball"   9:46
13. "Grizabella, The Glamour Cat - Memory*"   4:31

Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Moments of Happiness"   3:07
2. "Gus: The Theatre Cat"   6:46
3. "Growltiger's Last Stand"   11:21
4. "Skimble Shanks*"   4:55
5. "Macavity"   6:53
6. "Mr Mistoffolees*"   4:36
7. "Memory"   5:09
8. "Journey to the Heaviside Layer"   2:58
9. "The Ad-dressing of Cats"   4:17

*All track names are taken from the CD track list, however, not all names and song titles are spelt correctly in the cast list and lyric booklet, to the point of the same name being spelt two different ways on the same page.


Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Stephen Holford
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Grant Smith
Bombalurina Kerry Woods
Cassandra Nadia Strahan
Coricopat Geoffrey Jenkins
Demeter Robyn Forsythe
Grizabella Debbie Byrne
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Marina Prior
Jennyanydots Pat Piney
Mistoffelees David Atkins
Mungojerrie Garry Ginivan
Munkustrap Anthony O'Keeffe
Old Deuteronomy John Wood
Plato / Macavity Bruce MacArthur
Pouncival Jess Jiminez
Rum Tum Tugger Jeff Phillips
Rumpleteazer Laura Bishop
Sillabub Anita Louise Combe
Skimbleshanks John Hackett
Tantomile Roula Kanta
Tumblebrutus Stewart Crowley
Victoria Greta Thomas
Cats Chorus Mark Bradley
Cats Chorus Adey Grummet
Cats Chorus Avigail Herman
Cats Chorus Ian White
Swing Edwina Cox
Swing Graciano Debeljuh
Swing Rodney Glenn-Smith
Swing Marianne Howard
Swing Hilton Jones
Swing Leanne O'Farrell
Swing Leonie Page
Swing Glen Walsh


Keyboard 1 Michael Tyack
Keyboard 2 David King
Keyboard 3 Stephen Russell
Bass Guitar Paul Noonan
Electric/Acoustic Guitar Gary Vickery
Drums Matt Dilosa
Percussion John Clark
1st Trumpet/Piccolo Michael Cleary
2nd Trumpet/Flugel Jim Wiseman
Trombone Peter Lothian
1st French Horn Dominic Harvey
2nd French Horn Debbie English
1st Reed Steve Giordano
2nd Reed Richard Percival
Oboe/Cor Anglais Lyn Julian/Ann Gilbey
Cello David Loew



  • This is the only English-language cast recording to include "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles". It was also the first of any language to include the song, which is often omitted from cast recordings despite being performed in the show.