Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/9/14
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.
This recap is available by email. Join the e-blast list to receive the recaps each week (choose the Sound Advice Weekly Recap interest group).
September 2 | August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | 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:
Do-Re-Mi / Here's to My Lady: Bobby Troup
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
1950s twofer, digitally remastered and on CD for the first time. Troup sings "Do-Re-Mi," "Baby, Baby All the Time," "Heidi," "Just the Way I Am," "Snootie Little Cutie," "Daddy," "Route 66," "Lonely Boy," "Johnny Jones," "One October Morning," "It Happened Once Before," "You're in Love," "That's All," "They Didn't Believe Me," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "The Nearness Of You," "Now You Know," "I Wonder Why," "Crazy She Calls Me," "Wait Till You See Her," "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Please Remember," "Julie Is Her Name."
Don Costa Voices and Orchestra: The Theme from "The Unforgiven" / Hollywood Premiere!
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Twofer from music arranger, composer, ABC Records A&R director and conductor Don Costa. Instrumental selections: "Theme from the Unforgiven," "An Affair to Remember," "Invitation," "The Song from Moulin Rouge," "Laura," "The Third Man Theme," "Smile," "Lonely Room," "From Here to Eternity," "Picnic," "Stella by Starlight," "Return to Paradise," "Theme from 'The Wonderful World Of the Brothers Grimm'," "Theme from 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'," "Theme from 'Lisa'," "Theme from 'The Miracle Worker' ," "Baby Elephant Walk," "Theme from 'My Geisha'," "Theme from 'Mutiny on the Bounty'," "Above the Stars," "Theme from 'Advise and Consent'," "Theme from 'All Fall Down'," "My Romance," "Love Theme from 'Lolita'
Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
(Sony Masterworks - new CD/mp3 with digital booklet/iTunes)
Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs, with Shawn Colvin & Chris Botti, Lisa Fischer, Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding & Wayne Shorter, Becca Stevens and Susan Tedeschi, interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's works. "New York Tendaberry," "The Confession," "Map to the Treasure," "Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp," "Been on a Train," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Gibsom Street," "Save the Country," "To a Child," "And When I Die."
Movie Stars Sing!
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Compilation album, most selections not before on CD. "Chihuahua Choo Choo" (Ricardo Montalban), "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (Debra Paget), "I've Got A Crush on You Howard" (Duff & Ida Lupino), "Don't Believe Everything You Read" (Eve Arden), "Leprechaun Lullaby" (Pat O'brien), "River, River" (Rita Moreno), "Let's Dance" (Marge & Gower Champion), "One for My Baby" (Ida Lupino & Howard Duff), "Ten Thousand Miles" (Preston Foster), "Pour Tout Ma Vie" (Corinne Calvet), "Hold My Hand" (Dick Powell), "Tom Pillibi" (Julie Andrews), "Love Wonderful Love" (Howard Keel), "Take It or Leave It" (Yvonne De Carlo), "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" (Bob Hope), "The Big Circus" (Rhonda Fleming), "Two Ladies In the Shade of the Banana Tree" (Peter Lawford ), "Happy Anniversary" (Mitzi Gaynor), "Pillow Talk" (Rock Hudson), "He's Good for Me" (Mae West), "The Notorious Landlady" (Fred Astaire), "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" (Bette Davis & Debbie Burton), "The Long and the Short and the Tall" (Laurence Harvey), "Dear Johnny" (Sandra Dee), "Little Betty Falling Star" (George Hamilton), "Are You the Boy" (Tuesday Weld), "Live Young" (Troy Donahue), "Never on Sunday" (In English) (Melina Mercouri ), "Does Goodnight Mean Goodbye" (Vincent Edwards), "Our Day Will Come" (Dolores Gray).
Out of the Lens 2014 Original Edinburgh Cast
(new on CD)
Nicholas Chave and David Kingsmill score. The new musical premiered at Sweet Grassmarket at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, after a one-night preview at the Matcham Room in the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. Transferring this month to the Waterloo East Theatre. Guy Woolf and Andrew Walker. Available at Dress Circle
Shapiro Sisters - Live Out Loud: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) Shapiro 54 Below appearance with guest Andrea McArdle.
Trilogy: Chick Corea
(Concord - new on 3 CDs/mp3 with digital booklet/iTunes)
Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Recorded live around the world. Disc 1: "You're My Everything," "Recorda Me," "The Song Is You," "Work," "My Foolish Heart," "Fingerprints," "Spain"; Disc 2: "This Is New," "Alice in Wonderland," "It Could Happen to You," "Blue Monk," "Armando's Rhumba," "Op 11, No 9," "How Deep Is the Ocean?"; Disc 3: "Homage," "Piano Sonata: The Moon," "Someday My Prince Will Come."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Vampires! Horror! Three Part Harmony ... Four Part Treachery!
(new digital album)
Original movie soundtrack based on a stage musical written by Beau Hays and Dennis Curley. Sample clips and digital album available at CD Baby.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Blu-ray
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1966 film adaptation of Broadway musical with score by Stephen Sondheim. Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford. See review here.
The Great Race Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1965 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards. Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, and Dorothy Provine. music by Henry Mancini; lyrics for two songs by Johnny Mercer.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 50th Anniversary Edition
(Shout! Factory - new DVD)
New, high quality digital transfer from the original master of 1964 televised version. Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pigeon, Celeste Holm. Extra: Retrospective Featurette. 83 minutes.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
Feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally's controversial Off-Broadway play, which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Follows the troupe, Terrence, and audiences around the world on a five-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion. The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. 78 minutes.
The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording
(First Night/Polydor - new import on 2 CDs)
Live recording of Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. 2014 London revival cast. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll. Disc: 1: "Overture," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's Yours," "Sun And Moon," "Asking For Leave," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Intervention," "Last Night Of The World," "The Morning Of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Coo-Coo Princess," "You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte -," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Too Much For One Heart," "Kim's Nightmare," "Sun And Moon (Reprise)," "Room 317," "Maybe," "The Confrontation," "Paper Dragons," "The American Dream," "Little God Of My Heart." Also, in the U.K. at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.
The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording Highlights
(First Night/Polydor - new import CD)
Highlights disc of live recording of 2014 London revival cast performing the Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll.
Easy Come Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green
(LML Music - new on CD)
Linda Kosut album.
A Michael Feinstein Christmas
(Concord Jazz - new on CD)
Henry Mancini: The Soundtrack Collection
(Legacy - 9 CD set)
18 original Mancini soundtrack albums on nine discs plus rare bonus tracks, including a never-before-heard version of "Nothing To Lose" from The Party performed by Julie Andrews. The Pink Panther, , The Return of the Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Hatari!, Oklahoma Crude, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, High Time, Experiment In Terror, Darling Lili, Gunn, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Two for the Road, Arabesque, The Great Race, Me, Natalie, The Party, Visions of Eight.
Holiday for Swing: Seth MacFarlane
(Universal Republic - new on CD)
Seth McFarlane's first holiday album. Arranger and producer Joey McNeely and a 52-piece orchestra. Recorded at the Abbey Road Studios. Musicians in the orchestra include Peter Erskine on the drums and former Frank Sinatra bassist Chuck Berghoffer. "Let It Snow," "Christmas Dreaming," "I ll Be Home For Christmas," "Little Jack Frost Get Lost," "Snow," "Marshmallow World," "What Are You Doing New Years Eve," "Baby It's Cold Outside," "Mele Kalikimaka," "Warm December," "Moonlight In Vermont," "Everybody's Waiting For The Man With The Bag," "The Christmas Song."
Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes
(Warner Bros. - new on CD)
Tracks include "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "River."
The Innocents Blu-ray
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
1961 film based on the Henry James novella "Turn of the Screw" and the 1950 Broadway play written by William Archibald, who wrote the screenplay with Truman Capote. Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron. Directed by Jack Clayton. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film; archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis; trailer. Also included: essay by critic Maitland McDonagh. 100 minutes.
Into the Woods Blu-ray
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical. 1991 televised presentation of the (nearly complete) original Broadway cast. Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson, Maureen Davis.
Rosemary Clooney: Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
From the Columbia album plus a previously unreleased bonus duet between Rosie and Bing on "Silver Bells" pulled from The Bing Crosby for General Electric radio show, and six other bonus tracks from Rosie's appearances on various CBS radio shows (all but one never before released), all remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. Liner notes by Clooney expert Tom Pickles, with photos. "White Christmas," "Mandy," "Snow," "Gee, I Wish I Was Back in the Army," "Love, You Didn't Do Right by Me," "Sisters (with Betty Clooney)," "The Best Things Happen When You re Dancing," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Christmas, Little Friend," "Home for the Holidays," "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Silver Bells" (with Bing Crosby).
KE: Kerry Ellis
(new import CD)
UK (My Fair Lady, We Will Rock You) and Broadway (Wicked) actress. Features songs from her recent stage show at the London Palladium. "Let It Go," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Take That Look Off Your Face," "As Long As He Needs Me," "Who Will Buy," "Street Where You Live," "I Dreamed a Dream," "The Way We Were," "Gimme Love," "Alfie," "Time Of My Life." Also available directly from the UK at Dress Circle
Sting: The Last Ship
(Cherry Tree - new on DVD)
Live at the Public Theater recording broadcast on PBS. Sting, Rob Mathes, Kathryn Tickell and others perform songs from the album and upcoming Broadway show. 83 minutes.
Robert Goulet: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Goulet's two previously out of print Columbia Christmas albums (1963 This Christmas I Spend with You and 1968 Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas), remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York, plus five rare bonus tracks: three rare duets he recorded with his wife Carol Lawrence for a series of albums released by Columbia Special Products for such clients as Goodyear Tire and Beneficial Financial, plus both sides of a promotional-only single he recorded for the Christmas Seals charity. Liner notes by Joe Marchese and photos. "This Christmas I Spend with You," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "December Time," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Panis Angelicus," "Ave Maria," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Hurry Home for Christmas," "Wonderful World of Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Christmas Day," "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," "Sleigh Ride," "Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep," "The Little Drummer Boy," "On This Noel," "He's Gonna Take Away Our Christmas," "The Christmas Waltz," "This Christmas I Spend with You (Mono Single Version)," "White Christmas (Mono Single Version)," "The Christmas Waltz" (with Carol Lawrence), "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with Carol Lawrence), "Carol of the Bells" (with Carol Lawrence).
And the World Goes Round
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
New studio cast recording of the complete show. Kander & Ebb score. Brent Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll and Kristin Towers-Rowles. Musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz. Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Also includes the various playoffs for some songs. Disc One: "And the World Goes Round," "Yes," "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "The Happy Time," "Colored Lights," "Sara Lee," "Arthur in the Afternoon," "Crossover#1," "My Coloring Book," "I Don't Remember You/Sometimes a Day Goes By," "And All That Jazz," "Class," "Mr. Cellophane," "Me and My Baby," "There Goes the Ballgame," "How Lucky Can You Get?," "The Rink"; Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "Ring Them Bells," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Only Love," "Marry Me," "A Quiet Thing," "Shoes Dance," "Pain," "The Grass Is Always Greener/The Grass Is Always Greener (reprise)," "Crossover #2," "We Can Make It/Maybe This Time/Isn't It Better?," "Crossover #3," "Money, Money," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "And the World Goes Round Finale," "New York New York Bows," "And All That Jazz" play-off, "Me and My Baby" play-off, "Ring Them Bells" play-off, "Shoes Dance Tag" play-off, "Pain" play-off, "Money, Money" play-off. Pre-ordering at Kritzerland.com
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to November 18:
Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord - new on DVD & CD)
Live recording from November 28 PBS special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.