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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/14/13

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:

May 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

CDs Now Available:

Bing Crosby: In The Hall
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3)
Thirty songs, digitally remastered, originally broadcast "live" 1937 - 1946 on NBC radio show "The Kraft Music Hall." Full versions of songs Crosby never recorded commercially. "Josephine," "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "One Song," "The Umbrella Man," "Penny Serenade," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Honolulu ," "You're the Only Star In My Blue Heaven," "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now ," "Scatter-Brain," "Looking at The World Through Rose-Coloured Glasses," "(Back Home Again In) Indiana," "I Thought About You," "Ma! (She's Making Eyes at Me)," "Angel in Disguise," "Let's Be Buddies," "Because of You," "Everything Happens to Me," "I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time," "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "I've Got Sixpence," "How Sweet You Are," "The Surrey With The Fringe on Top," "Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week)," "Magic Is The Moonlight," "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," "G'bye Now."

David Friedman: Let Me Fly
(Midder Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Let Me Fly," "Listen to My Heart," "Live It Up," "My Simple Wish," "Open Your Eyes to Love," "The Gifts of Trouble," "There Is Life," "The Truth About Christmas," "Trick of Fate," "Trust the Wind," "We Can Be Kind," "We Live on Borrowed Time," "What I Was Dreamin' Of," "You're Already There," "You're There," "Your Love."

It's Magic the Songs of Sammy Cahn
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Steve Tyrell. "Come Fly With Me," "It's Magic," "The Tender Trap," "All The Way," "Teach Me Tonight," "The Second Time Around," "It's Crazy," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry," "Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)," "I Fall In Love Too Easily."

Marvin Gaye: Hello Broadway
(Uni/Motown - mp3/iTunes)
1964 album in digital form. "Hello Broadway," "People," "The Party's Over," "On The Street Where You LIve," "What Kind Of Fool Am I," "My Kind Of Town," "The Days Of Wine And Roses," "This Is The Life," "My Way," "Hello Dolly," "Walk On The Wild Side."

Shelly Markham: Things I've Learned Along the Way
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Debut solo recording from composer/conductor/arranger Shelly Markham. Lyricists include Judith Viorst, Lee Adams, Tom Toce, and Barry Kleinbort. Original songs plus "The Way We Were" with a second bridge seldom recorded. Markham vocals/piano with guest vocalists Karen Mason and Andrea Marcovicci; Geoff Stradling on piano; Jered Egan and Tim Emmons on bass; Jack Cavari and Kenton Youngstrom on guitar; Rex Benincasa and M.B. Gordy on percussion. "The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days," "Things I Learned Along The Way," "Come Looking For Me," "You Make Me Laugh," "Late In Life," "Amour," "The Way We Were," "Where Would I Be," "Wish On The Moon," "It's About Time," "If We Stopped Trying," "Hanukkah."

This Fling Called Love: Eileen Farrell with Percy Faith & His Orchestra
(Sepia - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
On CD for the first time. Album of standards. Also included: nine bonus track from the album Together With Love with Farrell accompanied by Andre Previn on the piano. "Hello, Young Lovers ," "My Romance," "In the Still of the Night," "Stormy Weather," "Out of This World," "I Never Has Seen Snow," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Where or When," "The April Age," "The Party's Over," "The Faraway Part of Town," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "But Not for Me," "Spring Is Here," "Everywhere I Look," "By Myself," "Just For Now," "Where I Wonder ," "The Morning After," "Be My All," "Love Is Here To Stay."


"Little Girls" Jane Lynch Single
(Shout! - new mp3/iTunes
Jane Lynch sings "Little Girls" from new revival of Annie on Broadway. Released 4/26/13. To be included in upcoming cast album.

BOOKs Now Available:

Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book)
By Steve Cuden (Jekyll & Hyde). Complete, two-part manual detailing the ins and outs of storytelling required for today's commercial musical theater.

Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando: Two Renderings for the Stage
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Sarah Ruhl translations of Three Sisters and Orlando.


Alfie Boe: Storyteller
(Decca - new on CD)
U.S. release of 2012 U.K. album by singer/stage performer (Les Miserables) - with a bonus track. "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You," "It's Over," "If I Can Dream," "Angie," "Shine A Light," "Everybody's Talking," "It's Now Or Never," "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "Angel From Montgomery," "Wayfaring Stranger," "Rank Strangers To Me." Bonus Track: "Angel." Produced by Mike Hedges.

Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
(Sony Legacy - on CD/mp3)
Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck. The complete performance, released for the first time. White House Seminar American Jazz Concert, held on August 28, 1962, thrown by John F. Kennedy for White House interns. At the Sylvan Theater. "Introduction," "Take Five," "Band Introduction," "Nomad," "Thank You (Dziekuje)," "Castilian Blues," "Introduction," "Just In Time," "Small World," "Make Someone Happy," "Rags To Riches," "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Lullaby Of Broadway," "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)," "That Old Black Magic," "There Will Never Be Another You."

Closer Than Ever
(Jay Records - new on CD)
2012 York Theatre cast. Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire score. Jenn Colella, George Dvorsky, Christiane Noll, Sal Viviano. Music direction by Andrew Gerle. "Doors," "She Loves Me Not," "You Wanna Be My Friend," "What Am I Doing?," "The Bear, The Tiger, The Hamster," "And the Mole," "I ll Get Up Tomorrow Morning," "Miss Byrd," "Dating Again," "One of the Good Guys," "There s Nothing Like It," "Life Story," "Next Time/I Wouldn t Go Back," "Three Friends," "Fandango," "There," "Transition 2," "Patterns," "There Is Something in a Wedding," "Another Wedding Song," "If I Sing," "Back On Base," "The March of Time," "Fathers of Fathers," "It s Never That Easy/I ve Been Here Before," "Closer Than Ever."

Clownaround Original Cast
(new on CD-R/digital)
Moose Charlap/Alvin Cooperman score. First time on CD; first time available in over 40 years. Ruth Buzzi. Release date for ArkivMusic and at digital outlets. Released exclusively on June 4.

Laura Benanti: In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live album recorded at 54 Below in New York. Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer, Nine. "Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs."

Marlene Ver Planck: Ballads Mostly
(Audiophile - new on CD)

Murder Ballad
(Yellow Sound - new digital)
World premiere cast recording. Julia Jordan score. Played Manhattan Theatre Club in 2012 and opens May 2013 at Union Square Theatre. Original cast members John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Karen Olivo and Will Swenson. Produced by Michael Croiter. 39 tracks (listed at Amazon).

Pippin New Broadway Cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score from Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz musical. Recorded April 29. Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Erik Altemus, Andrew Cekala, Rachel Bay Jones. New orchestrations by Larry Hochman. Charlie Alterman musical director. To include previously unrecorded material. Album produced by Stephen Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch.


Newsies: Music from the Broadway Musical (Easy Piano)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Score by Jack Feldman and Alan Menken. Easy piano arrangements of 13 tunes from the acclaimed Broadway musical, based on the Disney movie: The Bottom Line," "Brooklyn's Here," "Carrying the Banner," "I Never Planned on You/Don't Come A-Knocking," "King of New York," "Once and for All," "Prologue (Santa Fe)," "Santa Fe," "Seize the Day," "Something to Believe In," "That's Rich," "Watch What Happens," "The World Will Know." 104 pages.


Track list added:

Motown: The Musical OBC
(UMe - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, Charl Brown, Bryan Terrell Clark, Raymond Luke Jr. "Battle Of The Stars" Medley, "Hey Joe (Black Like Me)," "Get Ready / Dancing In The Street," "The Motortown Revue: Please Mr Postman / You've Really Got A Hold On Me / Do You Love Me," "Where Did Our Love Go / Stop! In The Name Of Love," "My Girl," "You're All I Need To Get By," "War / What's Going On," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "I Want You Back / ABC / The Love," "Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)," "Happy Birthday / Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," "Can I Close The Door (On Love)," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Booklet includes essays by Barry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright.

Added, no release date:

Here Lies Love
(new on CD)
New cast recording of Public Theatre musical. David Byrne/Fatboy Slim score.