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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/1/14

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:

September 16, 9, 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:

Dave Koz & Friends: The 25th Of December
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Saxophonist Dave Koz with guest singers. "The First Noel," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (featuring Johnny Mathis), "This Christmas" (featuring Eric Benet), "Do You Hear What I Hear" (featuring Gloria Estefan), "My Grown Up Christmas List" (featuring Heather Headley), "Another Silent Night" (featuring Richard Marx), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (featuring Kenny G), "The 25th of December" (featuring BeBe Winans), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (featuring India.Aire)" (featuring Trombone Shorty), "O Holy Night" (featuring Jonathan Butler), "Medley: O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (featuring Fantasia), "All You Need Is Love" (featuring Eric Benet)" (featuring Johnny Mathis)" (featuring Heather Headley)" (featuring Richard Marx)" (featuring Jonathan Butler)" (featuring Maysa)" (featuring BeBe Winans)" (featuring Gloria Estefan)" (featuring Stevie Wonder).

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.

Holiday for Swing: Seth MacFarlane
(Universal Republic - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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." Vinyl version coming October 14.

KE: Kerry Ellis
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
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


The Remix Collection from Here Lies Love
(Virtual Label - new CD/mp3)
"The World Isn't Perfect" Ladies In Blue Remix), "It's So Hot Today" How Are You Remix), "Here Lies Love" Club Millennium Mix), "Watching History" When She Passed By Remix), "Disco With George" Dancing Together Remix), "Puffy White Clouds" Sugartime Baby Remix), "Please Do" Please Don't Remix), "OOOOOOOH!" Child of the Philippines Remix), "Fabulous Yellow Pills" Walk Like A Woman Remix), "Good, Good, Good" The Whole Man Remix), "Oh, Imelda" Poor Me Remix), "Sing For Them" Here Lies Love/Every Drop of Rain Remix), "Solano Avenue Shakedown" Solano Avenue Remix), "Precious Little Children" You'll Be Taken Care Of Remix). All profits from sales of these remixes go to Gawad Kalinga, an organization based in the Philippines that aims to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024. Every purchase or download sends money to the Philippines.

Shepley Metcalf & Ron Roy: Don't Bother to Knock
(new CD/mp3/iTunes)
Features one standard and thirteen charming songs from the 1930s to '50s that have been rarely recorded since their debut. "Don't Bother to Knock," "Have Feet, Will Dance," "You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew," "Meet Me Where They Play the Blues," "They Say," "I Gotta Get Myself Somebody to Love," "I'd Love to Make Love to You," "No Soap, No Hope, No Mouse, No House Blues," "My Future Just Passed," "The Getaway and the Chase," "What Goes Up (Must Come Down)," "Have You Forgotten so Soon," "Like Someone in Love / Everytime I'm With You," "Walk It Off." Sample clips, tracks, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

Stage Fright
(Lakeshore Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for new movie musical comedy that "that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound." Performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. Film was released on Blu-ray on July 8.

Tamar of the River
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CDiTunes)
Prospect Theatre cast recording of score by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen. Margo Seibert, Ako, Erik Lochtefeld, Mike Longo, Vince B. Vincent, Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo. Recorded 3/31/14.

Two Boys
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Nico Muhly opera recorded live at Metropolitan Opera. David Robertson conductor; libretto by Craig Lucas; directed by Barlett Sher. Alice Coote, Paul Appleby, Jennifer Zetlan, Caitlin Lynch, Sandra Piques Eddy, Judith Forst, Christopher Bolduc and Keith Miller.

Venice
(Ghostlight - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Public Theater cast album of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's futuristic rock musical (additional music by Curtis Moore). Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Damiano, Emilee Dupre, Claybourne Elder, Semhar Ghebremichael, Jonathan David, Leslie Odom Jr., Victoria Platt, Angela Polk, Devin L. Roberts, Matt Sax, Haaz Sleiman, Manuel Stark.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

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.

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.


BOOKs Now Available:

American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927-1969 Boxed Set
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
Two-volume set by Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Based on new research, presenting the complete libretto of each musical in its Broadway opening night version. Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 64 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway; 16 full-color postcards reproducing the original show posters. 1600 pages.

American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1927-1949
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages

American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1950-1969
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages

The (Curious Case of The) Watson Intelligence
(Samuel French - Paperback Book)
Madeleine George, Pulitzer Prize finalist play.

Duo!: The Best Scenes for Mature Actors
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Fife. From plays including Long Day's Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman, The Price, Glengarry Glen Ross, Fences, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , and more recent August: Osage County, Good People, God of Carnage . Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, and Peter Nichols.

An Iliad
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, adapted from Homer's Iliad by Robert Fagles.

The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 3,100 productions at 52 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1950, through the 31st of December, 1959. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.

Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Marc Napolitano writes of how Oliver!'s popularity has made a significant influence on two cultural trends: the view of the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist and to move the English musical forward

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014: Tenth Annual Edition
(Playbill Books/Applause Books - new hardcover book)
Information, photos (more than 4,000, many in color) and memorabilia from the entire 2013-2014 Broadway season (the more than 70 Broadway shows that ran during the season), plus coverage of many other events, including "Gypsy of the Year," "Broadway Bares," "Forbidden Broadway," and the annual Broadway League softball championship players, and reports from a representative of each show on opening night presents, daily rituals, celebrity visits, ghostly encounters, favorite health tips and regimens, memorable ad-libs, etc. 400 pages.

Poster Pack: Strictly Hollywood
(Carlton Publishing - Paperback)
Eight posters, some full color and some black and white: Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time; Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society; Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, and Vera Ellen in On the Town; Marge and Gower Champion in Show Boat; Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain; The Jets dancing in West Side Story; and Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face. 8 pages; 12.7 x 5.3 inches.

The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Critical Companions)
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
By R. Darren Gobert. Documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain's greatest and most innovative playwrights, drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK.

This Is Our Youth: Broadway Edition
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Kenneth Lonergan play.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Bette Midler: It's The Girls
(Warner Bros - new on CD)
Tribute to girl groups. "Be My Baby," "One Fine Day," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," "Baby It's You," "Tell Him," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," "MrSandman," "Come And Get These Memories," "Too Many Fish In The Sea," "Teach Me Tonight," "Waterfalls," "You Can't Hurry Love," "Give Him A Great Big Kiss," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "It's the Girl."

Southern Baptist Sissies
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
2013 film based on Del Shores' award-winning play. Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Bobbie Eakes and Willam Belli.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers
(Underwords Press - Paperback Book)
Editors Jen Gunnels and Erin Underwood. 15 science fiction and fantasy stage plays by some of today's top authors and award-winning playwrights. Mission to Mars (Jeanne Beckwith), For the Living (Chie-Hoon Lee), Rapunzel's Haircut (Cecil Castelucci), Promise of Space (James Patrick Kelly), Consider the Services of the Departed (F. Brett Cox), Zombies of Montrose (James Morrow), Clockwork Comrade (Carlos Hernandez), The Long and the Short of Long Term Memory (Cecil Castelucci), Geek! (Crystal Skillman), Faustfeathers (John Kessel), Thunderbird at the Next World Theatre (Andrea Hairston), Universal Robots (Mac Rogers), DEINDE (August Schulenburg), Hearts Like Fists (Adam Szymkowicz), Dog Act (Liz Duffy Adams). Pre-ordering at underwordspress.com/underwords_book/geek-theater/.

Into the Woods (movie tie-in edition)
(TCG - Paperback Book)
168 pages.

The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek
(Random House for Young Readers - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Seth Rudetsky. Grade level 7 and up.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no release date:

Into the Woods Soundtrack
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2014 film version of Sondheim/Lapine musical. Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale.


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