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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/6/14

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 29, 22, 15, 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:

Der Besuch der alten Dame Original Vienna Cast
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
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.

Elaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection
(Rhino - new import CD)
To include songs from musical theatre, Paige's favorite album songs, fan favorites and rare recordings. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" (1978 Version, "Memory" (1981 Uk Single, "Ave Maria," "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "What I Did For Love," "One Night Only," "Sometimes," "Unchained Melody," "I Know Him So Well" (Duet With Barbara Dickson)" (1984 Single, "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," "For You," "La Vie En Rose," "I Dreamed A Dream" (Live, "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "With One Look," "The Prayer" (Duet With Barry Manilow, "I'm Still Here," "It's Raining On Prom Night" (1983 Outtake From Stages, "What A Feeling" (Ted Carfrae Mix - 1984 Outtake From Cinema)(From "Flashdance", "Be On Your Own" (Almighty Remix)" (Radio Edit). In the UK at Amazon UK.

Here Lies Love
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
New cast recording of Public Theatre musical. David Byrne/Fatboy Slim score. Natalie Cortez, Melody Butiu, Jose Llana, Jeigh Madjus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Conrad Ricamora. "American Troglodyte," "Here Lies Love," "Child of the Philippines," "Opposite Attraction," "The Rose of Tacloban," "A Perfect Hand," "When She Passed By," "Sugartime Baby," "Don't You Agree? / Pretty Face," "The Fabulous One," "Men Will Do Anything," "Star and Slave," "Poor Me," "Please Don't," "Solano Avenue," "Riots and Bombs," "Order 1081," "Seven Years," "Gate 37," "Just Ask the Flowers," "Why Don't You Love Me?." Includes seven new songs and a 52-page booklet.

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Music from the animated film. Music by Bryan Adams. Singing voices include Lea Michelle, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy and Martin Short. With the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. Free listen available at EW.com.

Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013
(Harbinger Records - new on 2 CDs, mp3 and at iTunes)
Partnership between Harbinger Records and The Musical Theater Project. Rarely heard songs from 17 musicals, some performed by Harnick and Jerry Bock. Three cuts were recording in the last year, and there are archival recordings by Audra McDonald ("You Made My Day"), Brian d'Arcy James ("A Doctor In Spite of Himself: Give Me Wine, Wine, Wine"), Hugh Martin ("I Can't Get Used to These Clothes"), Charlotte Rae (The Littlest Revue: "Ballad of the Shape of Things"). 52 tracks. Includes seven cut song demo recordings from Fiddler on the Roof. 60-page booklet with foreword by Hal Prince. CDs currently available at ArkivMusic, Amazon and www.musicaltheaterproject.org


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Anything Worth Holding On To
(new mp3, iTunes)
Written and sung by Scott Alan. "Nothing Remains," "Take Me Away," "Letting Go of You," "I'm in Pain," "Anything Worth Holding On To," "Ignited By a Dream," "Nothing More" (Live from Leicester Square Theatre), "Anything Worth Holding On To" (Instrumental).

Bianca Marroquin: El Mundo Era Mio ("The World Was Mine") Digital
(Young Pals Records International - new at iTunes)
Latin TV star, Broadway's Chicago, debut solo album. Five of the songs were co-written by Marroquin. "Gone," "One Lie," "El Mundo Era Mio," "You Blow Me Away," "Salvame," "Miss Out on You," "Something More Than Sideways," "No Pierdas Fe En Mi," "No Mas," "Physical," "Marquee."

Diana Ross & the Supremes Perform Funny Girl Digital
(Motown Records - new mp3 and at iTunes)
1968 album with some previously unreleased remixes. "Funny Girl," "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I Am Woman," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "People," "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "Sadie, Sadie," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Funny Girl" (2014 Remix), "If a Girl Isn't Pretty" (2014 Remix), "I Am Woman" (2014 Remix), "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (2014 Remix), "Don't Rain On My Parade" (2014 Remix), "People" (2014 Remix), "Cornet Man" (2014 Remix), "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" (2014 Remix), "Sadie, Sadie" (2014 Remix), "I'm the Greatest Star" (2014 Remix), "I'm the Greatest Star" (Live From "TCB"), "My Man" (Mon Homme) [Live From Las Vegas]. Digital booklet - Sing and Perform Funny Girl.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Bridges of Madison County Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
1995 film based on James Waller novel. Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Directed by Eastwood. 135 minutes.

Harvey Blu-ray
(Universal - new Blu-ray)
1950 film based on Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play. James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake.

The Women (1939) Blu-ray
(Turner Home Entertainment - new Blu-ray)
Based on Claire Booth Luce play. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Lucile Watson, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Grey, Hedda Hopper, Florence Nash and Mary Cecil. Directed by George Cukor. Extras: From the Ends of the Earth documentary; Hollywood: Style Center of the World documentary, alternate black-and-white fashion show sequence with different footage; scoring session music cues; theatrical trailers for 1939 version and 1956 remake The Opposite Sex. 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio.


BOOKs Now Available:

Dramatist's Play Service recent releases: Family Furniture by A.R. Gurney, The Call by Tanya Barfield, Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams, Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, Annapurna by Sharr White, In a Forest, Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute, and Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Ambassador: Gabriel Kahane
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
New album from singer-composer Kahane (February House). "Black Garden (2673 Dundee Pl.)," "Bradbury (304 Broadway)," "Slumlord Crocodile (115 E 3rd St.)," "Veda (1 Pierce Dr.)," "Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S Figueroa St.)," "Musso and Frank (6667 Hollywood Blvd)," "Villains (4616 Dundee Dr.)," "Ambassador Hotel (3400 Wilshire Blvd)," "Griffith Park (2800 E Observatory Ave.)," "Union Station (800 N Alameda St.)."

Bullets Over Broadway OBC Digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3/at iTunes)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. "Overture," "Tiger Rag," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me," "'Tain't a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast," "The Hot Dog Song," "They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me," "Up a Lazy River," "I'm Sitting On Top of the World," "Let's Misbehave," "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway," "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You," "Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Runnin' Wild," "There's a New Day Comin'!," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "I Ain't Gonna Play Second Fiddle," "I've Found a New Baby," "The Panic Is On," "She's Funny That Way," "Yes! We Have No Bananas!," Bonus Track: The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band featuring Woody Allen. CD to to be released June 10.

Violet OBC Digital
(PS Classics - iTunes)
Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley score. Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry, Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden, Ben Davis. "Water in the Well," "Surprised," "On My Way," "M&M's," "Luck of the Draw," "Question 'N' Answer," 'It Was My Mama's...', "All to Pieces," "Water in the Well (Reprise)," "A Healing Touch," 'I Saw You Writing in That Book Again...', "Let It Sing," 'There's Your First Miracle...', "Anyone Would Do," "Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)," "Last Time I Came to Memphis," "Go to It," "Lonely Stranger," "Lay Down Your Head," "Anyone Would Do (Reprise)," "Hard to Say Goodbye," 'Little Girl Got It All Figured out...', "Promise Me, Violet," "Raise Me Up," "Down the Mountain," "In the Chapel," "Raise Me up (Reprise)," "Look at Me," 'Don't Try to Quote to Me...', "That's What I Could Do," 'I Want to Bless You...', "Surprised (Reprise)," 'I Tried to Tell You...', "Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)," "Bring Me to Light." Digital booklet. CD to be released June 3.

West Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony
(SFS Media - new on CD/iTunes)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to June 3, 2014:

Love's Labour's Lost Digital
(Ghostlight - new digital release)
Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. CD to be released July 8. Recorded 1/27/14.

Added to June 10, 2014:

Himself and Nora
(Jay Records - new on CD)
2012 NYMF cast recording of Jonathan Brielle score. Matt Bogart (as James Joyce), Jessica Burrows, J.B. Wing, David Arthur and Brian Sills. "Himself and Nora / I Tell You Now," "Man of Erin," "Kiss," "Compatriots In Lust," "River Liffey," "Stand Fast," "Stand Fast Reprise," "Let's Have a Drink," "What Better Thing To Do," "Pound and Weaver," "I Say,," "The Grand Himself," "Man of Erin Reprise," "The Children of Mr. Joyce," "Without a Man," "All Ways In Love," "I Do," "What Better Thing To Do Reprise," "Touch Kiss," "Finale / River Liffey Reprise." Recorded October 15-16, 2012. Currently being mixed.

Added for 2015:

The Light Princess OLC
(Universal - new on CD)Score by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson. Musical played London's Lyttelton Theatre in 2013. 2015 release.


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