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CDs Now Available:
10: Original Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Henry Mancini score, with some vocals by Julie Andrews and Dudley Moore. "Don't Call It Love" (Instrumental), "He Pleases Me" (vocals Julie Andrews), "Keyboard Harmony," "It's Easy to Say" (with chorus), "Something for Jenny," "Don't Call It Love" (with chorus), "Get It On" (with chorus), "It's Easy to Say" (vocals Julie Andrews and Dudley Moore), "The Hot Sand Mexican Band," "I Have an Ear for Love" (vocals Max Showalter), "It's Easy to Say" (Instrumental, piano solo Dudley Moore), "Ravel's Bolero,"
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. CD-R available at ArkivMusic. Waiting for digital links.
Dogfight Original Cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul score. Annaleigh Ashford, Becca Ayers, Nick Blaemire, Steven Booth, Dierdre Friel, Adam Halpin, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, James Moye and Josh Segarra. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester. Premiered at Second Stage in July 2012. "Prelude: Take Me Back," "Some Kinda Time," "Hey, Good-Lookin'," "Come to a Party," "Nothing Short of Wonderful," "Come to a Party (Reprise)," "That Face," "Dogfight," "Pretty Funny," "Hometown Hero's Ticker Tape Parade," "First Date/Last Night," "Before It's Over," "Give Way," "Some Kinda Time (Reprise)," "Come Back," "Finale: Take Me Back." Released digitally May 30.
Elephant Steps: A Fearful Radio Show
(new on CD-R/iTunes)
Score by Stanley Silverman and Richard Foreman. Rose Taylor, Albertine Robinson, June Magruder, Jane Gunter. Conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas. In stereo. "Elephant Drone; Elephants," "Elephant Heartbeats," "Don't You Believe?; My Ears," "All Shook Up," "Read My Palms; My Hands Are Inside the Wall; Gavotte," "Read My Palm; Watch Me Move; I'm No Closer; Look At My Hands," "Stop Seeing Reinhardt," "Entr'Acte; Watch Me Put My Right Foot," "I Am No Longer Beautiful; Beautiful As Is," "We Sit in the Window," "Gypsy Tango; Shoot Them," "You're on the Radio; Radio Waves," "Dreaming of Reinhardt," "Midnight Sun," "Photograph Song," "Madrigals," "Vaudeville Chase; Stirring Soup; A Strange Thing," "Finale." CD-R available at ArkivMusic.
Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Studio Album
(Hear Music - single CD/iTunes)
"Southern gothic supernatural musical" score by Stephen King-John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Neko Case, Kris Kristofferson, Dave & Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. Songs, digital excerpts and digital libretto. (Hear Music is a joint venture between Concord Music Group and Starbucks.)
Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Studio Album Deluxe Edition
(Hear Music - new on 2 CDs + DVD)
Album for "southern gothic supernatural musical" by Stephen King-John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Neko Case, Kris Kristofferson, Dave & Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. Complete "soundtrack" with and without dialog, deluxe art work, handwritten lyrics, specially printed libretto and the "Making of Ghost Brothers" mini-documentary DVD featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with other bonus material. Also expected: digital editions for tablets, smartphones and e-readers which will allow users to interact with the complete "soundtrack" and digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials. (Hear Music is a joint venture between Concord Music Group and Starbucks.)
Giant Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Michael John LaChiusa score. Cast from Public Theater production. Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Michelle Pawk, P.J. Griffith, MacKenzie Mauzy, Bobby Steggert, Jon Fletcher, Raul Aranas, Mary Bacon, Miguel Cervantes, Natalie Cortez, Rocio Del Mar Valles, John Dossett, Michael Halling, Doreen Montalvo, Allison Rogers, Martin Sola, Matthew Stocke, Katie Thompson, William Youmans, Enrique Acevedo, Isabel Santiago. "Aurelia Dolores," "Did Spring Come to Texas?," "Your Texas," "No Time for Surprises," "Private Property," "Outside Your Window," "He Wanted a Girl," "Heartbreak Country," "Ruega por Nosotros," "Look Back/Look Ahead," "Topsy Turvy," "When to Bluff," "One Day," "My Texas," "A Stranger," "Act One Finale." 17-member orchestra. Released digitally 5/21/13.
Judy Kuhn: All This Happiness
(PS Classics - new on CD/iTunes)
The Tony-nominated actress sings songs by songwriters who have had a profound influence on her: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, among others. Based on recent concerts. Drawn from Kuhn's 2012 Feinstein's at Loews Regency show. Music director Dan Lipton on piano, Damien Bassman playing African and South American percussion, and Peter Sachon on acoustic and electric cello. "Help Me," "I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart," "Happiness/In Buddy's Eyes," "Temptation," "Something Cool," "The Best Is yet to Come," "Losing You," "Dance Me to the End of Love," "Forbidden Fruit," "Goodbye Joe," "Life Is but a Dream," "Night Ride Home." Music Director/pianist Dan Lipton, cellist Peter Sachon, percussionist Damien Bassman. Produced by Scott Lehrer and Lipton. Also available at PS Classics.
Laura Osnes: If I Tell You (Songs of Maury Yeston)
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
From November 2012 54 Below show. Music director and pianist Fred Lassen. Eric Davis on guitar, Peter Donovan on bass, Harry Hassell on winds, Peter Sachon on cello. "If I Tell You," "Shimmy Like They Do in Paree/I Want to Go to Hollywood," "Danglin'," "New Words," "December Snow," "Where Are You Now?," "Please Let's Not Even Say Hello," "When Your Love Is New," "Bookseller in the Rain," "My Grandmother's Love Letters," "I Am Longing," "I Had a Dream About You," "By the River," "What a Relief," "Only With You," "I Still Hear the Music," "Bon Soir." Produced by Tommy Krasker. Also available at PSClassics.com.
Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began
(222 Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Broadway classics. Produced by Phil Ramone. "Singin' In The Rain," "Come Rain or Come Shine/Basin Street Blues ," "Ease on Down the Road," "Younger Than Springtime," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "As Long as She Needs Me," "On the Street Where You Live," "Hey There," "Luck Be a Lady," "Send in the Clowns," "West Side Story Medley."
Motown: The Musical OBC
(UMe - new on CD/iTunes)
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.
Souvenirs: by Bill Daugherty
(new on CD/mp3)
New York singers's new album, which includes duets with Rebecca Luker, Connie Pachl, Ben Seidman and the late Margaret Whiting. Aren't You Glad You're You?," "Somewhere in the Night," "Impossible," "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," "The Summer Knows," "Whistling Away the Dark," "Friendly Star," "Danny Boy," "Lonely Town," "Tenement Symphony," "Lily's Eyes," "It's Never That Easy/I've Been Here Before," "Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk/Let's Take a Walk Around the Block," "Broadway Duets Medley," "Now That We're Sure It's Over," "Fifty Percent," "The Lies of Handsome Men," "Where Do I Go from Here?," "I Wish I Didn't Love You So." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Anne Ellithorpe: In Buddy's Eyes
(Late Bloomer Records - new mp3 single/iTunes)
Cabaret singer performs the song from Follies, arrangement by Rick Jensen. Single available at CD Baby.
Pippin New Broadway Cast recording Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new mp3/iTunes)
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. "Magic To Do," "Corner Of The Sky," "War Is A Science," "Glory," "Simple Joys," "No Time At All," "With You," "Spread A Little Sunshine," "Morning Glow," "Entr'acte," "On The Right Track," "Kind Of Woman," "Extraordinary," "Love Song," "I Guess I'll Miss The Man," "Finale," "Corner Of The Sky" (Sing-A-Long), "Simple Joys" (Sing-A-Long), "Kind Of Woman" (Sing-A-Long), "Extraordinary" (Sing-A-Long). New orchestrations by Larry Hochman. Charlie Alterman musical director. Includes previously unrecorded material. Album produced by Stephen Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch. CD to be released July 9.
Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson OBC Recording Digital
(Shout Factory - new at iTunes)
Recorded February 1. Cast includes Carolee Carmello, Candy Buckley, Edward Watts, Roz Ryan, Andrew Samonsky, Nick Cartell, Joseph Dellger, Erica Dorfler, Carlos L. Encinias, Hannah Florence, Corey Greenan, Benjamin Howes, Karen Hyland, Elizabeth Ward Land, Alison Luff, Jess Nager, Sam Strasfeld, Betsy Struxness, Billie Wildrick, Dan'yelle Williamson, Matt Wolfe and George Hearn. "Stand Up!," "Minnie's Prayer," "Why Can't I?," "He Will Be My Home," "Come Whatever May," "He Will Be My Home (Reprise), "That Sweet Lassie from Cork," "Come Whatever May (Reprise), "How Could You?," "You Have a Fire," "Follow Me (Part One), "A Girls Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do," "Follow Me (Part Two), "For Such a Time as This," "Hollywood Aimee," "Adam and Eve," "Samson and Delilah," "Moses and Pharaoh," "It's Just You," "Lost or Found?," "What Does It Profit?," "I Have a Fire" CD format to be released June 15.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
At Long Last Love
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-Ray)
1975 flop musical film. Cole Porter songs sung live by Cybil Shepard, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, and others. Director's "preferred cut." 128 minutes. Includes isolated score track and the theatrical trailer. 1.66:1 widescreen.
The Odd Couple Blu-Ray
(Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1968 film version of Neil Simon play. Walter Matthau, Jack Lemon, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley.
Sistas: The Musical
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Musical filmed live. Jennifer Fouche, Tracey Conyer Lee, April Nixon, Amy Goldberger, Lexi Rhaodes
BOOKs Now Available:
Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class
(Agate - Paperback Book)
By Elaine Grogan Luttrull . Covers budgeting, cash management, visual charting, taxes, employment, and business etiquette - in helping creative professionals plan their present financial situations and secure their futures. 200 pages.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
(Concord Music Group - Hardcover Book/2 CDs/DVD)
Musical by Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis, and Meg Ryan. 11x11 book with leather-tine flexible cover, housed in a hardcover slipcase, plus two CDs and a DVD. Includes the full script of the play plus handwritten lyrics and other notes from the production. CDs include music and dialog excerpts. DVD features interview footage with Stephen, John and T Bone plus footage of John recording the show-closing song "Truth."
Murder at the School Musical - An Adriana Hofstetter Mystery
(Author House - Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Book)
By Bruce Kimmel. Also available at Kritzerland.com.
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.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Mamma Mia! The Movie - Blu-ray
(Universal Studios - new Blu-Ray)
2008 film version of stage musical. Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski.