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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/15/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

April 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013


Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.


CDs Now Available:

Billy's Back on Broadway
(Concord - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Billy Porter sings showtunes: "But The World Goes 'Round," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "On The Street Where You Live," "I've Gotta Be Me," "I'm Not My Father s Son," "Happy Days/Get Happy" (duet with Cyndi Lauper), "Luck Be A Lady," "Take The Moment," "I Am Changing."

Julie Budd: They Wrote the Songs
(Emerald Music - new on CD and mp3/iTunes)
From her recent club act. "Home," "Love Me Do," "Perfect," "Let Me Try Again," "Kindred Spirits," "Newley Medley: Who Can I Turn To, What Kind Of Fool Am I / For Once in a Life Time / If I Ruled the World," "Reprise Home." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby (and at Amazon, at a higher price).

Marriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). April 15 at MasterworksBroadway.com, April 29 at ArkivMusic.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

The Bridges of Madison County Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new at iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You're Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I'm Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Recorded March 3. CD to be released May 20.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Black Nativity Blu-ray
(Fox - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2013 musical film based on the Langston Hughes play. Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett. 93 minutes.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Der Besuch der alten Dame Original Vienna Cast
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs)
Moritz Schneider, Michael Reed and Wolfgang Hofer musical adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play The Visit. Pia Douwes, Uwe Kröger, Ethan Freeman, Masha Karell, Hans Neblung, Norbert Lamla, Gunter Sonneson, Peter Kratochvil, Jeroen Phaff, Marianne Curn, Niklas Abel, Lisa Habermann, Riccardo Greco, Illia Hollweg. Complete recording.

The Bridges of Madison County
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You're Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I'm Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Digital release earlier. Also pre-ordering at Ghostlight. Recorded March 3.

Bullets Over Broadway OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. Digital version expected earlier

The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face): Vikki Carr (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1972 album plus some unreleased singles. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All," "Theme from Summer of '42," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Without You," "Song Sung Blue," "Love Theme from The Godfather," "Cabaret," "Help Me Make It Through The Night," "Brian's Song," "The Way of Love," "Spending All My Time Now Lovin' You (previously unreleased)," "I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away (previously unreleased)," "Call My Heart Your Home," "The Big Hurt," "Let The Band Play On," "Reflections," "Borrowed Time," "Puttin' Myself In Your Hands," "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man," "What Child Is This," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear." Real Gone is also releasing "Love Again The Lost Columbia Masters," Carr's unissued 1975 album with extra tracks.

Marriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy ArkivMusic
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). April 15 at MasterworksBroadway.com, April 29 at ArkivMusic.

Swan Esther
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Musical retelling of the biblical story of Esther, score by Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver. Appeared at London's Young Vic Theatre in December 1983 in a limited run, then toured as Swan Esther And The King. This release features the complete 1983 concept album (digitally remastered from the original master tapes) with studio rehearsal demos of the additional songs composed for the touring production, plus bonus unreleased recording by Stephanie Lawrence "Here Stands a Man" from the unproduced 1992 musical adaptation of How Green Was My Valley, music & lyrics Shirlie Roden. Pre-ordering at StageRecords.com.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way
(Taylor Trade - Paperback Book)
Paperback reprint of 1998 book. From World War II through the early 1980s, stories from celebrities, producers, costume designers, critics, sons and daughters of Broadway; Carol Channing, Charles Durning, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, Al Hirschfeld, John Rait, John Lahr and more. Stage and backstage photos, caricatures, playbills and posters.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to May 13:

Androcles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new digital and CD-R)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws." May 13 at MasterworksBroadway.com; June 10 at ArkivMusic/digital.

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966. June 17 at MasterworksBroadway.com. July 14 at ArkivMusic/digital.

Added to June 17:

Heathers Original Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. Digital release expected earlier.

Added, no release date:

James and the Giant Peach Studio Album
(new on CD)
Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. To be recorded May 12-13 in New York. The show premiered at the Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) in November 2013.

Tamar of the River
(new on CD)
Prospect Theatre cast recording of score by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen. Margo Seibert, Ako, Erik Lochtefeld, Mike Longo, Vince B. Vincent, Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo. Recorded 3/31/14.


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