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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/13/14

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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CDs Now Available:

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." Now at MasterworksBroadway.com; June 10 at ArkivMusic.com

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move." Recorded 2/17/14. Released 4/1/14 on mp3 and iTunes.

David Hobson & Rachael Beck: My Baby Just Cares For Me
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
Australian musical performers. "Get Happy," "Almost Like Being In Love," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "I Got Rhythm," "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off / Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love," "The Sound Of Music Medley: Something Good / Edelweiss / My Favourite Things," "Stranger In Paradise," "My Baby Just Cares For Me," "But Not For Me," "Truly Scrumptious." Also available directly from Middle8.com

Elaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection UK versions
(Rhino - new CD/Deluxe 2 CD edition)
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). Deluxe edition has 2nd disc of singles and unissued recordings: "If You Don't Want My Love," "How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns," "Far Side Of The Bay," "Oh Major," "The Second Time" (Theme From Bilitis), "My Knight In Black Leather," "Rocking," "Running Back For More" (From Blondel), "Losing My Mind" (From Follies), "Be On Your Own" (From Nine), "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" (From Evita), "The Windmills Of Your Mind" (From The Film The Thomas Crown Affair), "He's A Dream" (From Flashdance), "Walking In The Air" (From The Snowman), "On My Own" (From Les Miserables), "All Things Considered," "A Winter's Tale," "Hymne A L'Amour" (If You Love Me)" (From Piaf), "The Perfect Year," "It's Only Life" (Duet With Sinead O'Connor). Single version to be available in the U.S. as an import on May 20.

The Last Session OLC
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Steve Schlalchlin. 2012 Tristan Bates Theatre cast: Darren Day, Simone Craddock, A J Dean, Ron Emslie, Lucy Vandi. "Message 1," "Save Me A Seat," "Shades of Blue (Sound Check)," "Message 2," "The Preacher and The Nurse," "Somebody's Friend," "Message 3," "The Group," "The Letter," "Going It Alone," "At Least I Know What's Killing Me," "Friendly Fire," "Connected," "The Singer and The Song," "Message 4," "When You Care," "Shades of Blue" (bonus Track).

Marriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
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). ArkivMusic release date; available earlier at MasterworksBroadway.

One Touch of Venus Studio Cast Recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash score for 1943 musical. Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Ron Raines, Victoria Clark, Judy Kaye, Lauren Worsham, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey. Complete score plus two cut songs: "Vive La Difference" and "Who Am I?." "Overture" (Introduction), "New Art Is True Art," "One Touch of Venus," "Venus Awakening," "Curtain Music" (Scene One), "How Much I Love You," "Venus Entrance 1," "Mrs. Moats Falls," "I'm a Stranger Here Myself," "Forty Minutes For Lunch" (Ballet), "Incidental Music," "West Wind," "Way Out West In Jersey," "Way Out West In Jersey" (Encore), "That's How I Am Sick of Love," "One Touch of Venus" (Reprise), "Venus Entrance 2," "Foolish Heart," "Foolish Heart Dance," "The Trouble With Women," "Gloria Disappears," "Speak Low," "Artist's Ball," "Doctor Crippen," "Entr'acte," "Very, Very, Very," "Very, Very, Very" (Encore), "Speak Low" (Reprise), "Catch Hatch," "That's Him," "Wooden Wedding," "Venus In Ozone Heights" (Ballet), "Baccanale," "Statue Returns," "Finaletto," "Vive le Differrence," "Who Am I?," "Love In a Mist." Original orchestrations by Kurt Weill. U.S. street date; will be available sooner at JayRecords.com. Previously released on iTunes.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

"The Butler's Song" Original Cast Single
(Original Cast Records - new digital single on mp3 and at iTunes)
George Irving sings on this track from the original cast album of the 1976 musical So Long, 174th Street. Music and lyrics by Stan Daniels. Orchestrations by Luther Henderson. Also available at CD Baby.

Zithersensation 2: Zither Arrangements of Selections From Les Miserables
(new digital album)
Zitherplayer Werner Frey plays songs from Les Misérables plus his own compositions. "On My Own," "Bring Him Home," "Work Song," "I Dreamed a Dream," "A Heart Full of Love," "A Little Fall of Rain," "Stars," "Master of the House," "At the End of the Day," "Do You Hear the People Sing," "Little People," "Drink With Me," "Castle On a Cloud," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," "I Saw Him Once," "In My Life," "Who Am I," "Darkness," "Les Miserables." Clips, individual tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Theatreland
(Athena - new 2 DVDs)
British documentary follows the Theatre Royal Haymarket's daily life from the front of house team dealing with the public, to the production teams backstage working to get a new production up and running, along with all the dramas, disasters and tantrums that can erupt behind the velvet curtain. Begins with the 2009 Waiting for Godot, starring Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Callow and Patrick Stewart. Also featuring Simon Callow, Ronald Pickup, Joseph Cross and Anna Friel. Episodes: Bringing the House Down; OK—Now Entertain Us; Flushed with Success; Is There a Spectre in the House?; Waiting in the Wings; Goodbye, Godot; Blonde or Brunette; Blood, Sweat, and Magic. Includes 12-page viewer's guide with a timeline of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a look at the West End, profiles of the participants, an article on theatre ghosts, and fun facts about the productions. Region 1. 201 minutes. Released in the UK in 2009.


BOOKs Now Available:

The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Robert Gordon (Professor of Drama and Director the Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London), editor. Never before published essays on "the most important and compelling topics in the growing field of Sondheim Studies. Focusing on broad groups of issues relating to the music and the production of Sondheim works, rather than on biographical questions about the composer himself..." Six sections: "issues of intertextuality and authorship; Sondheim's pioneering work in developing the non-linear form of the concept musical; the production history of Sondheim's work; his writing for film and television; his exploitation and deployment of a wide range of musical genres; and how interpretation through key critical lenses (including sociology, history, and feminist and queer theory) establishes his position in a broader cultural context."

Sting - The Last Ship
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Score by Sting for upcoming Broadway show. 12 tracks arranged for piano/vocal/guitar including: "And Yet," "August Winds," "Ballad Of The Great Eastern," "Dead Man's Boots," "I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else," "Language Of Birds," "The Last Ship," "The Last Ship (Reprise)," "The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance," "Practical Arrangement," "So To Speak," "What Have We Got?" 96 pages

Uncle Vanya
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker's translation of Anton Chekhov play.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC LP
(Ghostlight Records - new vinyl)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move." Deluxe double gatefold vinyl package containing a full color booklet with lyrics, show photos, rare archival content, and a show synopsis and essay by the book writer Douglas McGrath. Recorded 2/17/14. CD and digital released earlier.

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.

If/Then: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - DigitalIf/Then OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3 and at iTunes)
Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey score. Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon. "Prologue," "What If?," "It's a Sign," "A Map of New York," "You Never Know," "Ain't No Man Manhattan," "What the F**k?," "Here I Go," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "No More Wasted Time," "Surprise," "This Day / Walking by a Wedding," "Hey, Kid," "Some Other Me," "Best Worst Mistake," "I Hate You," "A Map of New York (Reprise)," "You Learn to Live Without," "The Moment Explodes," "Love While You Can," "What Would You Do?," "Always Starting Over," "What If? (Reprise)." Digital booklet included Recorded 4/7/14.

Love's Labour's Lost
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
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. "Prologue," "Young Men," "Hey Boys," "Hey Boys (Reprise)," "I Love Cats," "Jaquenetta," "Brabant Song, Pt1," "Brabant Song, Pt2," "Brabant Song, Pt3," "Change Of Heart," "Rich People," "Academia," "Love's a Gun," "The King's Sonnet," "Dumaine's Poem," "Longaville's Sonnet," "Are You a Man?," "It's Not a Good Idea," "To Be With You," "Stop Your Heart," "I Don t Need Love," "The Tuba Song," "The Owl and the Cuckoo." Deluxe jewel case packaging with full color 36 page booklet with lyrics, show photos, show synopsis, notes from Mark Harris Oskar Eustis, essay by Columbia University Professor James Shapiro, and an essay by Hilton Als that originally appeared in The New Yorker. Recorded 1/27/14.

Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen Audiobook
(Applause - new audiobook on 3 CDs)
By Benedict Nightingale and Martyn Palmer. Read by Peter Polycarpou. Based on 2013 paperback/momento book.

Peter Brook: The Tightrope
(First Run Features - new on DVD)
Simon Brook directs this 2012 documentary about his father's work. Extras: photo gallery, bonus video A Balancing Act: Interviews with the Actors.

Where The Sky Ends: The Music of Michael Mott
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
"Just Like Me" (Justin Guarini), "The Left Side of the Moon" (Zachary Levi), "The Devil" (Sierra Boggess), "Don't Stop Dancin'" (Bryan Terrell Clark with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry and Lindsay Rider), "Dare To Dream" (from Faustus, Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan), "Her Embrace" (from Faustus, Josh Young), "Hold Me Tight" (Orfeh), "Try" (Jeremy Jordan), "Let You Go" (from Mob Wife, Jacqueline Petroccia), "Gone" (Ben Fankhauser with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry & Lindsay Rider), "Sky (Interlude)" (Michael Mott), "Sky" (Michael Mott).

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to June:

Lizzie Borden
(Original Cast Records - new digital)
Out of print 1998 American Stage Company cast recording. Score by Christopher McGovern and Amy Powers. Starring Alison Fraser.

Added, no release date:

Alison Fraser: The Men in My Life
(Original Cast Records - CD reissue)
2000 solo album. "Storyteller" (by Christopher McGovern), "The Beautiful Land" (by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley), "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars/The Look Of Love" (by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Gene Lees; Burt Bacharach & Hal David), "Everyday I Write the Book" (by Elvis Costello), "City Of Dreams/The End Comes Softly" (by David & Joseph Zellnik), "Parallel Lines" (by Todd Rundgren), "Wrong For Me" (by Rusty Magee), "Young at Heart" (by Carolyn Leigh & Johnny Richards; w/ The Vice Medley), "Smoke" (by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr), "Put It on My Tab" (by Marion Adler & Craig Bohmler), "Show Me the Way To Go Home" (by Irving King), "The Pill Song" (by William Finn), "The Passion Of Rhoda" (by William Finn; duet w/ Finn), "Romantic Notions" (by Barry Harman & Keith Herrmann), "Men in My Life" (by Alison Fraser & Christopher McGovern).

Alison Fraser: A New York Romance
(Original Cast Records - CD reissue)
1996 album. "Romance Romance/Orange Colored Sky," "I Don't Know Enough About You," "Teach Me Tonight/You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Warm All Over/Till There Was You," "Impossible," "Can't Take You Nowhere," "Overs," "Coming Apart," "Pain," "Some Of These Days/Who's Sorry Now/Goody Goody/I Wanna Be Around/After You've Gone," "I Wish You Love," "What'll I Do/Always/No Regrets," "New York Romance," "Orange Colored Sky," "I'm Breaking Down," "The Blonde Song," "The Green Heart," "At The Codfish Ball/Hold Tight/By The Beautiful Sea," "Love Me For What I Am," "When You Gotta Go/Sweet Beginning," "Darling Children."

Lost Broadway and More, Volume 6: Jerome Kern
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)



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