On September 7, the UK label Stage Door Records will release Only For A While, the first retrospective of vocals from Steve Barton, who originated the role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in both the West End and on Broadway.

The disc will feature 14 previously unreleased tracks provided by West End lyricist Dee Shipman and Denny Berry (dance captain for 'Phantom'), and it represents a unique collection compiled by Barton's family and friends that pays tribute to this performer who passed away in 2001.

Among the selections on Only For A While are Barton's very last recording sessions for the musical Emma, which were recorded just months before his death.

Pre-orders for the disc are currently being taken at the Stage Door Records site and will ship earlier than the September 7 release date.

For more information visit, www.stagedoorrecords.coma.