Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a meek florist who raises a plant on human blood. Inspired by the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman, the 1982 musical ran for 2,209 performances. A film version made in 1986 became a cult classic. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several show-stoppers including "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour", as well as the title song.
This recording includes “Call Back in the Morning”, omitted from the original cast recording, and full-versions of “Now (It’s Just the Gas)” and “Mushnik & Son”.
There are 34 tracks on this album: Tracks 1-17 contain the background tracks and guide vocals; tracks 18-34 contain the accompaniment tracks alone. This album is a re-recording in the original 1982 show key and show tempo.