Coronation Street: The Album

A whole host of past and present 'Coronation Street' stars have lent their voices to an album, which is to be released in celebration of the ITV1 soap's 50th anniversary

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Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly

Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly

A host of 'Coronation Street' stars are to sing on an album to celebrate the soap's 50th anniversary.

The likes of Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper) and William Roache (Ken Barlow) - who is the longest-serving actor in British soap history - are to lend their voices to the record, alongside an array of past and present stars from the ITV1 show.

Bolshie barmaid Becky McDonald - played by Katherine Kelly - will appear in character on the album, with her track 'If It's Too Late' to be released as a single on December 6.

Entitled 'Coronation Street - Rogues, Angels, Heroes and Fools - The Album', the record also features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and charts five decades of comedy, drama, love, lies and humour on the Street.

The album - penned by award-winning composer Trisha Ward - pays homage to iconic 'Coronation Street' moments, such as serial killer Richard Hillman (Brian Capron)'s reign of terror in track 'Norman Bates With A Briefcase'.

Executive producer Kieran Roberts said: "When I first heard that award-winning composer Trisha Ward wanted to celebrate 50 years of 'Coronation Street' in music, I was intrigued. When I met Trisha and saw how passionate she was about the show and heard the brilliant songs she was writing I very quickly became excited about the idea.

"Two years down the line I'm thrilled this music project has come to fruition in such a wonderful album of original songs - it is without doubt a unique and fitting way to celebrate 50 years of 'Coronation Street'."

'Coronation Street - Rogues, Angels, Heroes and Fools - The Album' will go on sale at Tesco stores from November 29.

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